Weekly Featured Fan Story, Chapter 1

For the next several Wednesdays, we’ll be inviting you to tell us your best Styx story on our Facebook page. After reading through a lot of funny, moving, and very heartfelt stories, this week’s featured fan story comes from Lori Gardner Child. So many blessings go to Mike and his friend for having made it back safely, and we’re incredibly humbled that “Man in the Wilderness” helped...

United We Rock Resumes Tonight!

Leg 2 of the summer’s hottest tour gets underway tonight in Tampa, Florida. We check in with Styx, Don Felder, and REO Speedwagon to see how UWR has been going for them so far, and what fans can expect from the next round of shows.

by Mike Mettler

photo by Jason Powell

After a brief 2-week break, United We Rock returns! Leg 2 of the summer’s hottest tour commences...

In Memory of John Panozzo, 1948-1996

Remembering the always upbeat founding Styx drummer, who passed away 21 years ago today on July 16, 1996.

by Mike Mettler

photo courtesy Jim Cahill

Drummer John Panozzo was a force of nature, as anyone who knew him personally or saw him play live can readily attest. He laid the foundation on every Styx album right up through 1990’s Edge of the Century, and he was...

Styx List

Presenting the Styx List! Styx has created a one of a kind playlist on Spotify for fans to enjoy. Take a look into what inspires and influences the band, and what brings their music to life. Their brand new album “The Mission” is out now and available at You can follow the playlist here: and new songs will be added on a regular basis.


The Grand Illusion Turns 40 Today!

by Mike Mettler

Come on in and see what’s happening: Styx’s biggest-selling album,The Grand Illusion, turns the big 4-0 today, having been released by A&M Records on the cosmically cool stardate of July 7, 1977 — or, as it’s better known on the back of many a Styx t-shirt, 7/7/77.

Demo’ed at S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios and ultimately recorded at Paragon Recording...

Oticon and Legendary Rock Band Styx to Stream World’s First Live Rock Concert to Hearing Aid Wearers

Hearing-impaired fans to rock on with Oticon’s Internet-connected Opn hearing aids

In a world’s first, Oticon, Inc. has joined forces with chart- topping rock band Styx for a live concert broadcast exclusively for fans wearing the company’s Oticon OpnTM Internet-connected hearing aids. Scheduled as part of the band’s nationwide summer tour, this will be the first time a live...

"Gone Gone Gone" -'s Top 15 Summer Songs

Rejoice! With Fourth of July 2017 upon us, it's the signal that summer really is here.

While toasting our nation's independence is ample cause to celebrate, for music fans there's so much more to look forward to this summer with the plethora of festivals and concerts on the horizon.

Of course, the Fourth also serves as a tacit reminder that the year is...

The Greater Groove: Todd Sucherman Reacts to Appearing on the Cover of Modern Drummer

story & photo by Mike Mettler

Styx drummer Todd Sucherman appears on the cover of the August 2017 issue of Modern Drummer, and it's an honor he doesn't take lightly.

"It’s still a thrill," Todd admits exclusively to Styxworld, standing outside of his dressing room just a few hours prior to Styx's performance at the Vina Robles Ampitheatre in Paso Robles, California on...


STYX’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed 16th studio album, THE MISSION, has rocketed to the top of various Billboard’s charts thanks to a solid album that has connected with their longtime fans as well as new fans who are discovering them for the first time.

THE MISSION’s chart positions:

#6 Top Rock Albums

#11 Physical Albums

#11 Vinyl Albums


STYX Vocalist + Guitarist Tommy Shaw Talks ‘The Mission’ Album Due Out This Week

By: Kathy Wagner -

STYX is set to release their first studio album of all new material in 14 years this Friday, June 16th. The Mission is an aurally adventurous 43-minute thrill ride that chronicles the trials, tribulations, and ultimate triumphs of the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033. From the hopeful drive of “Gone Gone Gone” to the...