Remy Maxwell

remy Remy Maxwell Born on the very day that Jimi Hendrix died, Remy Maxwell was destined for greatness. But mediocrity would have to do. Raised on a farm in South Louisiana by free-spirited freaks, Remy was inundated with music from day one.

Weaned on a healthy diet of Zeppelin, Elton John, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell (no, not Ween … they weren’t born yet) and the like wafting from the speakers in the trees, Joni and Elton were quickly replaced by Nugent and KISS, which provided an effortless transition to Van Halen, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Pantera, Alice in Chains, Janes Addiction and TOOL to name but a few.

Finally, the impressionable youth’s life calling was made apparent! Since that lucrative gig as an exterminator didn’t pan out, Remy spent his formative years playing in bands in New Orleans, Orlando, and Los Angeles. That never blew up into rock-star-size proportions, so a life behind the mic bouncin’ off the walls doin’ a show on the radio would have to suffice.

During a brief two-year interlude in L.A., he engineered records for such luminaries as Motörhead, Great White, Blind Melon, Irene Cara (FAME, baby!), Keith Sweat (pullin’ jailbait waaay before R.Kelly), and Gerardo. After stints at the ground-breaking KNAC and KLOS in Southern California, the allure of monster mosquitos in the summer and sub-zero ice fishing temperatures in the winter became too tough to ignore. Remy packed up his Harleys, DVD collection, and rolling wet bar and landed in Minneapolis, where he has reigned as rock radio’s premiere “Dirtbag Dujour” for almost a decade.

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Mike Shinoda (L) and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

JACK’s Inside Track: Linkin Park

So, ya think Jared Leto’s gonna have his Oscar displayed on the drum riser behind him when his band opens for Linkin Park tonight at the Fair?

104.1 JACK-FM–08/26/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Amy Lee

Amy Lee’s scorin’ movies now…

104.1 JACK-FM–08/25/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Kid Rock

The Kid NEVER disappoints live, and this weekend’ll be no different!

104.1 JACK-FM–08/22/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Katy Perry

From Rolling Stone covergirl to Target Center tomorrow night!

104.1 JACK-FM–08/21/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: BTO

Looks like Tim Bachman’s pullin’ a Gary Glitter…

104.1 JACK-FM–08/20/2014

Talking Heads, years later at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

JACK’s Inside Track: Talking Heads

Bein’ a Rock Doc Freak, I almost feel like a total loser having NOT yet seen “Stop Making Sense”, celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary!

104.1 JACK-FM–08/19/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Limp Bizkit

There are solutions for inflating one’s Bizkit when the feeling of limp arises…

104.1 JACK-FM–08/18/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: KISS & Def Leppard

KISS has never been a band to “jam” with supporting acts, but Def Lep’s Phil Collen has been dressin’ up in garb to join the band on this tour!

104.1 JACK-FM–08/15/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Earth, Wind, and Fire

Three things that make the world go ’round…literally!

104.1 JACK-FM–08/14/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Sebastian Bach

It’s the million dollar question: Will Bas ever get back together with Skid Row?

104.1 JACK-FM–08/13/2014

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