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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JACK’s Inside Track: Boy George

I heard Boy George is plannin’ on opening a reptile store in New Mexico…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/12/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Bret Michaels

Ever wanted to smell like Bret? Nah, me neither…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/11/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Foreigner Styx & Felder

Chances are, you’ve already seen Foerigner and Styx together…but the ever-elusive Don Felder??

104.1 JACK-FM–02/10/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Atlanta Rhythm Section

I seriously doubt anybody at the Medina Entertainment Center’ll be drinkin’ da bubbly when ARS launches into “Champagne Jam”…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/07/2014

Courtesy of Rhino Records

JACK’s Inside Track: The Doors

I once found myself in Jim Morrison’s house on Laurel Canyon…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/06/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Shinedown

I’ve been a fan of Shinedown since their first record–it’s good to see they’re fans too!

104.1 JACK-FM–02/05/2014

Enter the Eurythmics who were struggling to creat a hit song after a hitless first album. In-between lables they recorded the song in a home-studio. However the band was struggling so much with poverty and constant arguments that Annie Lennox threatened to leave. Dave Stewart continued to work on the song and history is made

JACK’s Inside Track: Eurythmics

I think Dave Stewart might’ve even combed his hair for this reunion with Annie Lennox!

104.1 JACK-FM–02/04/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Rock on the Range

Big Rock Show Alert!!

104.1 JACK-FM–02/03/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Red Hot Bruno Peppers

Party Freak Checklist: Cheese dip…check. Beer…check. Sock…check.

104.1 JACK-FM–01/31/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Steve Perry

Please don’t tell me Steve Perry’s goin’ electronic..

104.1 JACK-FM–01/29/2014

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