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Tommy Shaw – The Great Divide (2011): On Second Thought

Tommy Shaw – The Great Divide (2011): On Second Thought

Bluegrass, I like. Tommy Shaw, I like. But together? You couldn’t help but wonder how ‘The Great Divide’ would ever work. But it did.

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.

‘It reminded me how much I love the song’: Styx’s Tommy Shaw joins ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder for new video

Styx’s Tommy Shaw has just completed a video shoot with former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. “Wash Away,” which they co-wrote together, is the new single from Felder’s current solo effort Road to Forever.

Don Felder on the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” “Heavy Metal,” other solo songs: Gimme Five

Don Felder on the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” “Heavy Metal,” other solo songs: Gimme Five

Only two members of the Eagles had longer tenures than Don Felder, and that gives him unique insight into the band’s inner workings.

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

Styx, “Difference in the World” (2011): One Track Mind

There’s a world-weary melancholy, a hard-won realism, to Styx’s new song that didn’t exist in Tommy Shaw’s fun-rocking “Renegade” days, and that points the way out of the band’s more recent habit of backtracking

Alice Cooper – Brutal Planet (2000): Forgotten series

Alice Cooper – Brutal Planet (2000): Forgotten series

What a record we got after a long layoff for Alice Cooper: ‘Brutal Planet’ was a gut-punch.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Styx

A band suspended forever between the formalism of Dennis DeYoung’s Broadway pretensions and the harder-edged banalities of James Young and Tommy Shaw, Styx sounded different every time it came on the radio. Yet, critics insisted, somehow the same: Mediocre.

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