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Styx- Pieces of Eight- 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".…

Styx- Grand Illusion- Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Dennis DeYoung

This classic rock interview with current Styx leaders Tommy Shaw and James "JY" Young focuses on the five consecutive studio multi-platinum releases Grand Illusion,  Pieces of Eight,  Cornerstone, Paradise Theater, and Kilroy Was Here.  For the complete story of this legendary run, former Styx member and band co-founder Dennis DeYoung adds context for those albums which include "Come Sail Away","Fooling Yourself"