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Damn Yankees 30th Anniversary- 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 sold a whopping two million copies

Damn Yankees- High Enough- Dallas 3-95

Ex-Damn Yankees Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades sing an acoustic version of one of the big hits they contributed to the Damn Yankees   two million-seller debut from February 1990, "High Enough".
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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…

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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Ronnie Montrose Tribute- Sammy Hagar, Ricky Phillips

A "Ronnie Montrose Tribute" featuring classic rock interviews with the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, plus original Montrose band singer/songwriter Sammy Hagar  That album and the the new ( and sadly, final ) Ronnie Montrose swan song album 10x10   featuring Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey, Tommy Shaw and Lawrence Gowan of Styx, Sammy Hagar, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Joe Bonamassa, Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Mark Farner, Glenn Hughes, drummer Eric Singer, and veteran Styx bass player/ producer Ricky Phillips who joins us here In the Studio.

Styx- Paradise Theater- Tommy Shaw, James Young

Not since their breakthrough "The Grand Illusion" had Styx singer/ songwriters Dennis DeYoung,Tommy Shaw, and James Young contributed as equally and supportively as they did on January 1981's "Paradise Theater"  containing in-concert perennials "Rockin' the Paradise","Too Much Time on My Hands","The Best of Times","Snowblind", "Lonely People", and "Half Penny, Two Penny". And not surprisingly, the musical alliance yielded the top-selling Styx album ever.

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 feat. 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"…