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Styx formed in Chicago at the top of the ’70s, but it took a few years for them to hit their stride. They scored a Top 10 hit with ‘Lady’ in 1974, but it would be another few years before they finally broke the Top 10 on the album chart with 1977′s ‘The Grand Illusion.’ After that, they racked up four consecutive hit records, including 1981′s No. 1 outing ‘Paradise Theater.’ After 1983′s conceptual misfire ‘Kilroy Was Here,’ singer-keyboardist Dennis DeYoung and singer-guitarist Tommy Shaw left for solo careers and Styx broke up. They reunited in 1990 without Shaw (who returned to the lineup later). By the end of the decade, DeYoung was gone. The current band includes original members Shaw, guitarist James Young and bassist Chuck Panozzo.

32 Years Ago: Styx Come Apart with ‘Kilroy Was Here’

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Styx's 'Kilroy Was Here' concept album was released on Feb. 28, 1983.

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Styx Concert to Be Shown on AXS-TV

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AXS-TV will premiere a 2014 concert by Styx next month.

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Joe Elliott Says Def Leppard Won’t Be Jamming on Tour with Styx and Tesla

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Ben Hoskins, Getty Images

Fans who turn out to see Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla this summer shouldn't expect to see any big set-closing jams.

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Def Leppard Announce 2015 North American Tour with Styx and Tesla

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The two bands will hit the shed circuit this summer with Tesla as the opener.

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Styx to Launch 2015 U.S. Tour Next Month

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Don't expect Styx to take an extended break for the holidays.

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Dennis DeYoung on Styx’s Exclusion From the Rock Hall: ‘To Each His Own’

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Dennis DeYoung knows by now that his work with Styx doesn't stand much of a chance of ever being recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Top 10 James Young Styx Songs

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For much of Styx’s amazing four-decade career (give or take a few years of inactivity), either Dennis DeYoung or Tommy Shaw have hogged most of the spotlight as the band’s primary vocalists and songwriters.

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40 Years Ago: Styx Struggle to Find Themselves on ‘Man of Miracles’

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Styx managed to release ‘Man of Miracles,’ their fourth album, while still searching for an identity.

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Dennis DeYoung on Ignoring the Naysayers and Moving on Without Styx – Exclusive Interview

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Dennis DeYoung, after nearly two decades away from Styx, is at peace -- with their legacy and with his own.

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35 Years Ago: Styx Lays Down A ‘Cornerstone’

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On Oct. 19, 1979, Styx laid down the ‘Cornerstone’ for what they hoped would be a brand new phase in a career that had already been underway for nearly a decade.

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