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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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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
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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40 Years Ago: Styx Step Toward a Bright Future on ‘Crystal Ball’

Go ahead and get all your Mr. Roboto jokes and Cartman singing “Come Sail Away” clips out of your system right off the bat, because Styx’s 1976 album, Crystal Ball, is no laughing matter.

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Rick Diamond

Styx’s Ricky Phillips Talks New Music, Touring and More: Exclusive Interview

Back in the day when Styx bassist Ricky Phillips was on the road, touring was a lot different compared to the technology-loaded perks that bands enjoy these days.

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Skip Bolen / Jason Kempin, Getty Images

Styx and Don Felder Announce Las Vegas Concert Residency

Don Felder appeared with Styx and Foreigner as part of the Soundtrack of Summer tour a couple of years ago.

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Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images

Styx Are Working on a New Album

Styx's last studio album, 2005's 'Big Bang Theory,' consisted of classic-rock covers.

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