Don't expect Styx to take an extended break for the holidays.
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.
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.
Styx managed to release ‘Man of Miracles,’ their fourth album, while still searching for an identity.
Dennis DeYoung, after nearly two decades away from Styx, is at peace -- with their legacy and with his own.
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.
Reviewing a Styx show that took place aboard a cruise ship without using a single 'Come Sail Away'-related pun is going to be difficult.
Watch Dennis DeYoung perform the Styx classic 'The Best of Times' live from his new concert video 'Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx - Live In Los Angeles.'
Styx will be joined by Journey on the Carnival Live Concert Series, beginning in spring 2015.
Styx's addition of hard-rocking everyman Tommy Shaw before 1976’s 'Crystal Ball' forever shifted the band’s dynamic toward founding guitarist James "J.Y." Young’s clear penchant for straight-ahead rock.