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Styx- Pieces of Eight 40th Anniversary- Tommy Shaw, James"JY" Young

Back when deejays on FM rock stations still chose the songs that you heard on the radio, before pre-scheduled computerized playlists, it wass not possible to accurately quantify exactly how many times a particular song or album was getting airplay…

Styx- Blue Collar Man- 2120 Michigan Ave, Chicago- 2004

Styx here live in blues legend Willie Dixon's recording studio at 2120 Michigan Avenue, the site of the original Chess Records, back in 2004 laying down a soul-infused reading of Tommy Shaw's working class musical manifesto "Blue Collar Man".…

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,…
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Montrose 10X10- Sammy Hagar, Ricky Phillips, the late Ronnie Montrose

Classic rock interviews with the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, plus original Montrose singer/songwriter Sammy Hagar  who  takes a personal look back at the first Montrose  album, widely cited by members of Van Halen to Def Leppard as the…
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Styx-Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary-Tommy Shaw,James Young,Lawrence Gowan

Styx "Grand Illusion" 40th anniversary with Tommy Shaw, James Young, Lawrence Gowan, co-founder & former member Dennis DeYoung

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…

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…

Styx featuring Tommy Shaw-Crystal Ball- 1981 Memphis

Just for fun I combined Tommy Shaw's exclusive In the Studio 1981 acoustic version of his "Crystal Ball" ( with the extra verse not on the Styx version) with the full Styx band live in concert. -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/LIVE-styx-crystal-ball.mp3"…

Damn Yankees- Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Ted Nugent, Michael Cartellone

The Nineties' first supergroup actually lived up to the hype: containing Styx singer/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Shaw, Night Ranger's singer/songwriter Jack Blades, drummer Michael Cartellone, and whackmaster Ted Nugent, the Damn Yankees   debut…

Tommy Shaw of Styx-"Crystal Ball" unplugged Memphis Spring 1981

Tommy Shaw of Styx unplugged doing "Crystal Ball" in Memphis Spring 1981;with an additional verse not on the Styx album!