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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.

31 Years Ago: Styx Come to a Screeching Halt With Release of Live Album, ‘Caught in the Act’

A&M
A&M

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.

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Styx Announces Massive Vinyl Box Set

Universal
Universal

Styx's best-known albums will be reissued in an eight-disc vinyl box set that recasts their A&M Records releases together on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

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Watch Styx Perform ‘Renegade’ in an Exclusive Sneak Peek From Their New Live TV Special

Rick Diamond / Eagle Rock Entertainment
Rick Diamond / Eagle Rock Entertainment

Styx fans have a new concert special to look forward to on March 15 — but you don't have to wait until Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas premieres on AXS-TV to get an exclusive glimpse of the show.

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

DDY Kilroy
YouTube

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

Styx
Terry Wyatt, Getty Images

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

Ben Hoskins, Getty Images
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

Facebook
Facebook

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

Styx
Terry Wyatt, Getty Images

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’

Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images
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

James Young
Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images

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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