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Weekend Songs: Styx, ‘Blue Collar Man’

Styx
A&M

Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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35 Years Ago: Styx Release ‘Pieces of Eight’

Rock To The Rescue

Styx had just broken through to superstardom when they released their eighth studio album, 'Pieces of Eight.' The album cemented their position as one of the biggest arena rock headlining groups in America -- but it also heralded a change that would ultimately help to pull the band apart.

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Styx and REO Speedwagon Raise $100,000 for Boston Bombing Victims

Styx and REO Speedwagon
Scott Gries, Getty Images

Since founding their Rock to the Rescue charity in 2002, frequent tourmates Styx and REO Speedwagon have raised money for a growing number of worthy causes. Their latest focus: the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Styx React to New Pluto Moon Being Named ‘Styx’

Styx Pluto Moon
NASA/John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

One of the two most recently discovered moons of the planet Pluto has been given a name that's very familiar to classic rock fans: Styx.

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Dennis DeYoung Brings the Music of Styx to Nashville

Dennis DeYoung
YouTube

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung brought his solo show titled 'The Music of Styx' to Nashville's historic War Memorial Auditorium on Friday night (June 28). The show is billed as a Styx greatest hits show, and that's exactly what DeYoung delivered, turning back the clock for two hours of pure Stygian magic.

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Styx, REO Speedwagon + Ted Nugent Bring ‘The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ Tour to Massachusetts – Photos

The Midwest Rock 'N Roll Express Tour
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The train just keeps a ‘rollin on ‘The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ tour, featuring the triple bill of Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. The classic rock collective that earned a prominent spot on our ‘Must-See Rock Concerts of 2013’ list recently made a pit stop in Springfield, Mass. on April 23. Check out our photos from the show below.

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Ted Nugent Plays the Big Bad Bear Alongside Styx, REO Speedwagon in Toledo

Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent / Facebook / Brown Photography

Ted Nugent, Styx and REO Speedwagon retold the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sunday night (April 21) in Toledo, Ohio -- each striking a different balance between well-rehearsed craft and spontaneity.

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

Midwest-Tour

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
YouTube

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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