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Styx- Pieces of Eight 40th Anniversary- Tommy Shaw, James Young 8/6

If the Grand Illusion  finally “broke” this erstwhile blue collar Chicago-based band, then August 1978’s Pieces of Eight  cemented Styx as an arena-filling headliner forty years ago because of rock anthems “Renegade”, “Blue Collar Man”,”Great White Hope”,”Sing for the Day”, and the thematic American Dream which they explored repeatedly,”Pieces of Eight“. Alpha dogs Tommy Shaw and […]


Styx- Come Sail Away- Las Vegas 7-25-14

Honestly I cannot think of a consistently better live band, which has such stunning live audio/ video production, than our buddies Styx, as evidenced here with “Come Sail Away” from their CD/ DVD/Blu Ray Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas. Alpha dogs Tommy Shaw and James “JY” Young are headed this way the week […]


Styx Screens Fading American Dreams at Paradise Theater

Over the course of years interviewing the various members of Styx it became apparent that, even while ascending to one of America’s most popular bands and selling millions of copies of four consecutive albums between 1977 and 1982, a struggle for artistic control was occurring among keyboardist/ co-founder Dennis DeYoung and Styx guitarists Tommy Shaw […]


Styx-I Am the Walrus-Oregon 2004

This live performance of  “I Am the Walrus” from Styx on September 11, 2004 is simply stunning, and Styx lead singer/ keyboard player Lawrence Gowan and singer/ guitarist Tommy Shaw explain what it takes to pull off a production piece that even the Beatles never attempted live.- Redbeard


Tommy Shaw- Girls With Guns- Dallas Ft. Worth 11-84

When Tommy Shaw, just recently estranged then from arena-fillers Styx, brought his Girls With Guns  solo band to a Ft. Worth nightclub in an otherwise empty strip mall on a chilly Sunday November night in 1984, what I expected to see and hear, and what was actually offered up, were two completely different things, providing […]