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.
Underrated Styx: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
You know their hits, but what about these deep tracks?
Styx Announce Summer 2021 U.S. Tour With Collective Soul
Bands will team for seven dates in June.
Dennis DeYoung on Next Solo LP, Why Styx Were a 'Fake Prog Band'
"If you play 'Renegade,' 'Babe' and 'Mr. Roboto' for somebody, I don't think they'd think it was the same band."
Dennis DeYoung on 40 Years of Styx's 'Paradise Theatre'
Band's former singer and keyboardist reflects on album's grand inspiration and tour.
How 'Lady' Belatedly Saved Styx From a Lifetime of Obscurity
Former frontman reflects on “great motivator” that kept band going until “Lady” became a hit.
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.