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.
By all accounts, the Soundtrack of Summer was a blast for Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder, as well as the fans who turned out to see them take the road for a series of package dates -- but Styx and Foreigner's final night on the road together still turned out to be a real drag.
Plenty of rockers have paid tuneful tribute to the 9-to-5 existence of the hard-working average Joe, and in this edition of Clash of the Titans, we're forcing you to choose between two classic examples from the genre.
All summer long, we've been following the exploits of the Soundtrack of Summer tour starring Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder.
The two groups, along with Rock to the Rescue, have thanked the Philadelphia firemen who put out the fire on their tour buses last week.
A Styx crew bus burst into flames in Philadelphia, eventually sparking a second blaze.
Styx and Foreigner will release a compilation to coincide with their upcoming tour, with some help from former Eagle Don Felder.
A reworked version of 'Hotel California' finds co-writer Don Felder employing a flamenco style similar to the Eagles' 1990s-era live version of the track -- while appearing alongside tour mates from Styx and Foreigner.
Styx were on top of the world during the early '80s, with a string of multi-platinum albums and a growing collection of hit singles to their credit -- but it was all about to come to a screeching halt.
Foreigner and Styx are hitting the road with Don Felder for the Soundtrack of Summer tour, scheduled to begin May 16 -- and they stopped by the Ultimate Classic Rock offices to talk about how it came together, what inspired their new re-recording of the Eagles classic 'Hotel California,' and what we can expect to see and hear during the tour.