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Styx- Paradise Theatre 40th- Tommy Shaw, James Young

If I told you that forty years ago  one of America's top music acts released a concept album that  identified growing cracks in the foundation of our society and presciently predicted everything we find today, who would you guess it was? Bob Dylan? Neil Young? Crosby Stills and Nash? I doubt that Styx would come to mind to many, but that is precisely what "Paradise Theater"  was, part lament, part warning. Current members Tommy Shaw, JY, & Lawrence Gowan all weigh in as does ex-member Dennis DeYoung on "Paradise Theater" 's fortieth anniversary.

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...shipping first week platinum sales in January 1981 because of "Rockin' the Paradise", "Too Much Time on My Hands","Snowblind". and "The Best of Times". Tommy is joined by current compadre James "JY" Young and Styx co-founder, former singer and keyboard player Dennis DeYoung for front row seats at the Paradise Theater  40th anniversary the week of January 18
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Styx- Equinox 45th Anniversary- James Young, Tommy Shaw

there was high drama and great music before with the third-time's-the-charm "Lady", then 1975's strong Equinox   album containing "Light Up", "Lorelei", and the timeless "Suite: Madame Blue". Band leaders even today James "JY" Young and Tommy Shaw look back on the Equinox  forty-fifth anniversary along with the original former co-founding member who wrote and sang all of those songs, Dennis DeYoung
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Rock Hall Snubs: Styx

Eligible for Hall of Fame induction for twenty-two years, Styx has continued to be one of the top touring ticket sellers year after year to this day, continued to record and release spectacular high-concept high-tech rock such as 2017's The Mission , yet surprisingly been unable to conjure up even a single nomination for Rock Hall of Fame consideration.
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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…