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.
45 Years Ago: Styx Finds Their Final Puzzle Piece in Tommy Shaw
New guitarist helped make them hitmakers, but also sparked rivalries.
Revisiting Styx's Underrated Major-Label Debut, 'Equinox'
Band's fifth album marked a pivotal transition point, both in its music and career.
Tommy Shaw Says Styx Are Almost Finished Recording New Album
Guitarist says follow-up to 2017's 'The Mission' will be "ready to mix before you know it."
Styx's Todd Sucherman on Gifting 'Super Fans' Front Row Seats
"They would explode into high fives, jumping up and down and hugging each other in celebration and in total disbelief," says drummer of pre-show ritual.
Styx's Tommy Shaw Plays 'Fooling Yourself' With Youth Orchestra
Eighty-eight musicians, all between ages 12 and 18, helped with socially distanced version of 'The Grand Illusion' hit.
Styx, Scorpions Working on New Music During COVID-19 Lockdown
Both bands are using their stay at home time to ready new material.