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: Robbie Krieger

Time to crack open The Doors of Perception…Aldous Huxley, anyone?

104.1 JACK-FM–03/23/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: REM

Know why they broke up?

104.1 JACK-FM–03/22/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Jethro Tull

Didja know Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath was the guitarist in Tull once upon a time?

104.1 JACK-FM–03/21/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Prince

He musta done dat woman wrong!

104.1 JACK-FM–03/18/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Phil Collins

Dude just played a 7-song set in Miami over the weekend after a lengthy live drought…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/16/2016

Shirley Manson of Garbage performs onstage at the MTV World Stage Monterrey Mexico 2012 at Arena Monterrey on September 12, 2012 in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Getty Images)

JACK’s Inside Track: Garbage

And I had no idea Shirley Manson had an avian obsession…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/15/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Iggy Pop & Josh Homme

How does a punk rock legend and R&R Hall of Famer relax in his spare time?

104.1 JACK-FM–03/14/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Fall Out Boy

I wonder what color Pete Wentz’s coif’s gonna be this weekend?!

104.1 JACK-FM–03/11/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: AC/DC

Could we be witnessing the END of a 43 year Reign of RAWK?!

104.1 JACK-FM–03/10/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Foo Fighters

One thing you can’t accuse Dave Grohl of is NOT havin’ a healthy sense of humor…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/09/2016

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