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Styx Vs. Foghat – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

Foghat Vs. Styx


The first Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame battle of 2014 finds Styx and Foghat fighting for the right to become the 10th band to win this 100% fan-voted honor.

Every month, our readers will decide which of eight legendary artists or bands will be honored for their contributions to the genre. The Doobie Brothers won last month’s competition by defeating ZZ Top.

Foghat was formed by three members of Savoy Brown — “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, Tony Stevens and drummer Roger Earl — who moved to America to pursue a more rock-oriented sound. Years of relentless touring and anthemic radio smashes such as ‘Slow Ride,’ ‘Fool for the City’ and their cover of ‘I Just Want to Make Love to You‘ made them one of the most popular bands of the ’70s. Led by Earl, they continue to tour and record to this day.

Styx evolved from their early-’70s progressive rock beginnings to become one of the most popular arena acts of the next two decades. They’ve proven themselves adept at dominating rock radio with uptempo rockers (‘Renegade,’ ‘Blue Collar Man’), ballads (‘The Best of Times,’ ‘Babe’) and songs that split the difference, such as the immortal ‘Come Sail Away.’

So who moves onto the semi-finals? You can vote once a day between now and Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Feb. 3. Be sure to read our official rules. Happy holidays, and happy voting!

Next: Steely Dan vs. Scorpions


January UCR Hall of Fame Bracket

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