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REO, Styx + Ted Nugent Donating Proceeds From Concerts to Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

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Classic rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon -- along with tour mate Ted Nugent -- have come to the rescue once again. The heartland rockers will donate a portion of the proceeds from their current Midwest Rock 'N' Roll Express tour to victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings.

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Styx and Slayer Guitar Summit – Pic of the Week

Tommy Shaw, Kerry King, and James Young
Jason Powell

There probably isn't a heck of a lot of overlap between their fanbases, but that didn't stop Slayer guitarist Kerry King from showing up for Styx's Feb. 8 concert -- or hanging out with Tommy Shaw and James 'JY' Young backstage after the last encore.

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30 Years Ago – Styx Release ‘Kilroy Was Here’

DDY Kilroy
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Styx were one of the biggest American rock groups of the '70s, with a string of hit albums and songs including 'Lady,' 'Come Sail Away,' 'Renegade' and 'Blue Collar Man.' The group scored two of their biggest successes with concept albums -- 1977's 'The Grand Illusion,' and 'Paradise Theatre' in 1981. On Feb. 28, 1983, Styx released 'Kilroy Was Here,' their most ambitious concept album yet. But within a year, tensions in the group came to a breaking point, bringing the classic era of Styx to an end.

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Styx Sues Record Company Over Alleged Stolen Royalties

Styx
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

According to Styx, their record company has been less than honest with forking over their royalties for the past several years. In fact, the band alleges that the record company went as far as creating a “phony business model” just to avoid paying them – talk about a grand illusion.

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Top 10 Dennis DeYoung Songs That Rock

Dennis DeYoung
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Former Styx maestro Dennis DeYoung is an exceptionally diverse songwriter, capable of producing progressive rock, hard rock, ballads and even Broadway material with equal aplomb. His prototypical power ballad 'Lady' gave Styx their first hit, and he wrote the majority of the group's highest-chartin

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Styx, Ted Nugent + REO Speedwagon – 2013 Must-See Rock Concerts

Tommy Shaw Styx
Skip Bolen, Getty Images

Who: Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent

What: 2013 Midwest Rock 'n' Roll Express Tour

When: April 18 - May 19

Why: Last year's triple-billed Midwest Rock 'n' Roll Express tour did very well, so it makes sense for them to re-stage it this year. All three of these acts work the road every year like clockwork, and all of them are tight, energetic live performers. Expect a night chock-full of a set of hits like a classic rock

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Styx, Ted Nugent + REO Speedwagon Announce New Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express Tour Dates

Styx, REO Speedwago, Ted Nugent
Kevin Cronin / Skip Bolen / Randy Snyder, Getty Images

A successful two-month run in 2012 has lead to more shows together for REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent in 2013. The Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express tour will begin again in April, with 20 dates announced through May 19. 

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Dennis DeYoung Re-Staging Styx’ ‘Paradise Theatre’ Tour for a DVD Release

Dennis DeYoung 2012
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Former Styx front man Dennis DeYoung hasn't been an active member of the group he helped found since 1999, but he still makes his living by playing their greatest hits. DeYoung's current solo band is geared toward recreating the classic Styx sound as closely as possible, and the singer, songwriter and keyboardist has revealed that he is hoping to re-stage the superstar rock group's most successful tour for an upcoming DVD release.

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James “JY” Young – November 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

November Birthdays
Larry Busacca / Theo Wargo / Jim Dyson / Dean Purcell / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

He's no longer fooling himself or an angry young man, but Styx guitarist James "JY" Young isn't going softly into old age either. The lone original member still in Styx, Young is rocking as hard as ever as he prepares to hit 63 on Nov. 14.

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Styx’s Chuck Panozzo Talks About Life With AIDS

Styx
Brian Bahr, Getty Images

In 2001, Chuck Panozzo, founding bassist for Styx, announced that he is gay and living with full-blown AIDS. In a new interview, he discusses the challenges of living with the disease while being in a touring rock band.

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