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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.

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40 Years Ago: Styx Break Through While Questioning It All on ‘The Grand Illusion’

As Styx finally achieved a long-hoped-for measure of success, they did a rare thing in rock: Look inward.

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Styx, ‘The Mission’ Roundtable Review: Our Writers Tackle Four Big Questions

Styx is back with 'The Mission,' their first new album in over a decade. But did they stick the landing or burn up on re-entry?

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Rick Diamond

Styx Return to the Past and Look to the Future With New Album: Exclusive Interview

When you lay your hands on The Mission, the first studio album from Styx in 14 years, you’ll hear something that’s a bit rare these days.

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Skip Bolen / Santiago Felipe, Getty Images

Styx, Michael McDonald and More Announced for 2018 Rock and Romance Cruise

The '70s Rock & Romance Cruise is set to sail the mellow seas with a 2018 lineup that's scheduled to include appearances from Styx, Michael McDonald and more of the era's most successful artists.

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Hear Styx’s Second ‘The Mission’ Single, ‘Radio Silence’

Styx continue counting down to liftoff with their new 'The Mission' LP via the release of the set's second single, "Radio Silence."

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Rick Diamond

Tommy Shaw Shares the Secrets Behind Styx’s New ‘Mission': Exclusive Interview

Styx fans got a somewhat unexpected surprise when the band announced the upcoming release of a new studio album, The Mission.

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Styx Set To Launch ‘The Mission,’ First New Studio Album in 14 Years

Styx's 'The Mission' is a concept album set in 2033 involving the first manned mission to Mars.

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ABC Public Relations

Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder Announce ‘United We Rock’ Summer Tour

This new tour, dubbed “United We Rock,” will cross the U.S. between June and August.

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Matthew Peyton, Getty Images

Styx Drummer Sued by Concertgoer Alleging Injury

Chucking stuff into the crowd is a time-honored rock 'n' roll tradition, but it carries certain risks. Just ask Styx drummer Todd Sucherman.

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15 Years Ago: Styx, REO Speedwagon and Others Volunteer for America

For decades, rock stars had been playing charity shows, donating money, time and music to a variety of causes.

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