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.
Styx ‘Pretty Well Into’ Writing New Album
Tommy Shaw says follow-up to ‘The Mission’ is on the way.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Invites Styx Over For Four-Day Simple Man Jam
The Simple Man Cruise is morphing into a land-based musical festival.
Former Styx Frontman Dennis DeYoung Completing His Final Album
The LP includes a duet with Julian Lennon.
How Tommy Shaw’s Laid-Off Pal Inspired ‘Blue Collar Man’
Styx frontman recalls racing four-wheel drive trucks with railroad worker.
Ricky Phillips Says Styx Will 'Absolutely' Make a New Album
Bassist says they have ideas and will look to develop them during a break.
20 Years Ago: Lawrence Gowan Plays First Show With Styx
A new era started in Branson, Mo., on July 8, 1999.
Why Dennis DeYoung's Next Album Will Finally Sound More Like Styx
A just-released collaboration with Survivor alum Jim Peterik provides a preview of new music to come.