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: Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”

You don’t really think Sabbath STOLE the main riff for arguably their BIGGEST hit ever, do ya?!

104.1 JACK-FM–07/27/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Everclear

Gone are the days when Everclear was requested on Everclear’s backstage tour rider…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/24/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: A Flock of Seagulls

Ya like meat? How ’bout ’80s New Wave?

104.1 JACK-FM–07/23/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Keith Richards

Keef’s gotta new solo record comin’ out…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/22/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Grand Rocktember III

Buy yer tix yet for our annual ’80s rock rager? Better yet, keep crankin’ JACK to win ’em for free!

104.1 JACK-FM–07/21/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Slash

You can’t see his eyes, but he’s lookin’ forward to playin’ here in October…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/20/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Moondance Jam Day #2

Hopefully you didn’t overdo it yesterday…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/17/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Moondance Jam Day #1

Bummer for Nickelback fans, but the Red Rocker’s able steppin’ into his ol’ buddy Chad Kroeger’s shoes to rip it up tonight!

104.1 JACK-FM–07/16/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: David Bowie

I hear Denis Leary wants Bowie to be in his new “Sex Drugs and Rock n’ Roll” series…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/15/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: New Order

I’d love to hear New Order cover Testament’s song of the same name…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/14/2015