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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Another chance for you to get your “I SAW BRET MICHAELS!” card punched…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/20/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Incubus

Brandon Boyd was an early Man Bun prognosticator, and I’ll continue to hold that against him for years to come

104.1 JACK-FM–03/19/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Heart & Joan Jett

More Rock n’Roll Hall of Famer BANG for yo BUCK!

104.1 JACK-FM–03/18/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: SXSW 2015

Austin hipsters REJOICE!

104.1 JACK-FM–03/17/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Third Eye Blind

Ready for a parking lot ’90s resurgence?

104.1 JACK-FM–03/16/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Robbie Krieger

That’s it–I’m gonna organize an official Man Bun Ban, the worst fashion trend for dudes since fanny packs…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/13/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Violent Femmes

Finally! We can actually Blister in the Sun if exposed long enough…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/12/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Steve Winwood

Dude was in a signed band touring the world at 14…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/11/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Blur

Still not sure why Damon Albarn referenced “heavy metal” in Song 2, when it’s obviously Post-Grunge Smooth Jazz…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/10/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Whitesnake

I know David Coverdale’s grateful for Deep Purple puttin’ him on the map all those years ago, but this is ridiculous…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/09/2015