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Styx’s James ‘J.Y.’ Young on the lasting impact of Jeff Beck: ‘Perhaps the greatest living guitarist, period’

Styx’s James ‘J.Y.’ Young on the lasting impact of Jeff Beck: ‘Perhaps the greatest living guitarist, period’

For James “J.Y.” Young, Jeff Beck has been a constant, standing as an inspiration from his early successes with Styx through to today.

Deep Cuts: Styx’s ‘Midnight Ride,’ ‘Shooz,’ ‘Queen of Spades,’ others

Deep Cuts: Styx’s ‘Midnight Ride,’ ‘Shooz,’ ‘Queen of Spades,’ others

Although remembered for pop hits like “Come Sail Away” and “Babe,” Styx began as the Midwestern answer to Yes or King Crimson.

‘That was a terribly sad tragedy’: How Styx overcame difficult loss of founder John Panozzo

If there was a lesson in founder John Panozzo’s death while Styx was out on the road celebrating a reunion tour, James “J.Y.” Young says, it’s that sooner or later, you have to give up the excesses of youth.

Best of May 2012: Reader picks include King Crimson, Squackett, Styx – but no Beatles

Progressive music simply dominated the Top 10 for May 2012, as readers celebrated new music (and interviews!) from Squackett, UK, Asia and Spectrum Road.

James “JY” Young, co-founder of Styx: Something Else! Interview

“I’ll be darn,” guitarist James “JY” Young says with a chuckle when told that Styx garnered praise recently from Rolling Stone

As Styx prepares for summer tour, James "J.Y." Young hints at new studio project

Styx is considering a full-length covers project, according to founding guitarist James “J.Y.” Young — and why not? After all, Styx’s 2003 rendition of the Beatles “I Am The Walrus” “was our biggest airplay item of newly recorded music in the new millennium.”

Styx guitarist James "JY" Young on Dennis DeYoung: Musical theater was clearly his priority

Co-founding Styx guitarist James “JY” Young, examining the departure of original vocalist Dennis DeYoung, wishes him well — though he confirms a long-held notion about what split the initial lineup apart.

Dennis DeYoung on his legacy with Styx, and that ill-fitting ‘Mr. Roboto’ mask

Styx fans remember well the year 1979 and Cornerstone, an album that began a decisive turn away from prog rock for the band — with its capstone moment being the epic ballad “Babe.” From there, it seems, the group was on a collision course

Styx – The Grand Illusion / Pieces of Eight Live (2012)

At the moment of Styx’s earliest breakout successes, as it achieved these first- and second-ever triple platinum-selling albums, the band was already starting to go its separate ways.

Styx bursts back onto the scene with TV appearances, new DVD and series of shows

Styx is hitting the airwaves and the roadways again — even as Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips and Todd Sucherman celebrate the upcoming DVD release of Styx: The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live