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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.

20 Rock Hall Snubs Pt 1

"20 Rock Hall Snubs" are twenty well-qualified and beloved bands and recording artists who we believe are all equally deserving of consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame but who to date have been denied...
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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,…

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.…

Tommy Shaw-Renegade-Denver 1992 with Damn Yankees

With Styx "Renegade" as their theme song, the Pittsburgh Steelers invited the band to sing the National Anthem before kick off of their Sunday Night Football nationally televised game against the Kansas City Chiefs

Shaw Blades- High Enough- Tommy Shaw & Jack Blades Dallas 3-95

The singing, harmonizing half of the separate project Damn Yankees, Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades, also recorded a fine album in March 1995 entitled My Hallucination,  and while promoting that effort Tommy and Jack  took their musical comedy…

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-Box set pt 2- Tommy Shaw, James "JY" Young, Dennis DeYoung

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