Styxworld Exclusive: Styx and Don Felder Are Down for Rockin’ It Together at The Venetian for The Long Run

Our insider report on the opening nights of the Renegades in the Fast Lane residency, which has gotten off to a rousing start.

by Mike Mettler

photo by Jason Powell

“Viva Las Vegas — as they say in español!”

Styx co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young is grinning ear to ear as he roars the above sentiment before imploring the crowd to “Light up,...

Estimated 100,000 attended New Year's Eve bash in Nashville


By: Edward Burch -

Photo by: Andrew Nelles - The Tennessean

Tourism officials say an estimated 100,000 people braved the rain and cold temps to ring in 2017 in Nashville.

Many New Year’s revelers traded in their cowboy boots and hats, for rain boots and umbrellas.

Lindsey Chastain made the trip from Kentucky.

“You just make the best of it. It's...

Styxworld Exclusive: Inside Shallow Side's Awesome, Hard-Rocking “Renegade” Cover

Vocalist Eric Boatright on the young Cullman, Alabama band's modern take on a Styx classic.

by Mike Mettler

photo by Sarah Carmody

Considering the path they're now on, Shallow Side is set to retrieve a nice bounty.

The young band from Cullman, Alabama recently released an energetic, kinetic video for their hard-rocking cover of the indelible Styx classic...

Why I Love Styx (And You Should Too)

by Mike Mettler

photo by Jason Powell

Music Aficionado asked me to write an essay titled "Why I Love Styx (and You Should Too)," and I was quite honored to oblige.

Here's a taste of how the essay starts...

"They're one of the best-kept secrets in rock, even though you could say they've been hiding in plain sight since 1972. They're the first band to have...

Equinox Turns 41 Today!

Join us in our celebration of Equinox, which was released 41 years ago today on December 1, 1975.

by Mike Mettler

Sweet, sweet sounds fill the air: Please join us in our celebration of Equinox, which was released 41 years ago today on December 1, 1975. Equinox was Styx’s first album on A&M Records, after having released their first four LPs on Wooden Nickel/RCA. Equinox...

STYX Backstage Pass Series (1)

Ever wonder what it's like to be behind the scenes at a Styx show? Keep you eye out for new installments of the Backstage Pass Series to get your fill!

Our first is a clip from November 15th's show in Northfield, OH where we celebrated JY's birthday!

Tommy Shaw in the 'Not So Silent Nights' Event December 5-11


The Week-Long Event Includes Rock Docs Featuring Elvis, The Who, Janis Joplin, & Bob Marley, and Beloved Films Such as ‘TOMMY,’ ‘DETROIT ROCK CITY’ & ‘THAT THING YOU DO!’

Los Angeles – November 17, 2016 –...

One With Everything Turns 10 Today!

by Mike Mettler

One With Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, was released by NewDoor/UMe 10 years ago today on November 14, 2006. It also shares a birthday with the Godfather of Styx, co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young, who was born on November 14, 1949. Happy birthday, JY!

One With Everything emerged from the magical show Styx played with...

Man of Miracles Turns 42 Today!

by Mike Mettler

Man of Miracles, Styx's fourth studio album, was released 42 years ago today on Wooden Nickel Records on November 8, 1974. Produced by John Ryan and Bill Traut and engineered by Gary Loizzo, Man of Miracles — which was named, as many Styx albums have been, by co-founding guitarist/vocalist James "JY" Young — showed the band beginning to stretch its creative muscles...

Never Say Never: The Return of Chuck Panozzo’s Long-Lost Alembic Basses

by Mike Mettler

photos by Kathy Francis

“That was amazing.” It’s a little after 4 p.m. on October 23, and original Styx bassist Chuck Panozzo is a happy man, having just completed a one-man soundcheck on the circular stage that’s the hallmark of the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, Long Island in New York. While the rest of the band was on the tour bus en route from their hotel...