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Renegades in the Fast Lane 2 Makes a Triumphant Roar in Las Vegas

Styx and Don Felder up the ante on fun during their second annual residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

text & photo by Mike Mettler

“To be able to go out there and have fun like that is such a gift.” —Tommy Shaw

Sequels can be dicey propositions. For every rare, picture-perfect Godfather Part II, the follow-up highway is littered with scores of failed attempts at recapturing the...

Paradise​Theater Turns 37!

Today’s the day Paradise Theater made history when it was released 37 years ago on January 19, 1981. 

by Mike Mettler

Is it any wonder that Paradise Theater made such a lasting impression when it was released 37 years ago today on January 19, 1981? Paradise Theater (or Theatre, depending on which part of the album sleeve you’re viewing) was Styx’s first album to reach #1, which it did...

Styxworld Exclusive: Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone Loves Styx!


Marrone also tells us his Styx-related secret for beating the Pittsburgh Steelers not once, but twice this season.

by Mike Mettler

When Doug Marrone, the head coach of the red-hot Jacksonville Jaguars, came backstage at Daily’s Place Ampitheatre in Jacksonville to visit with Styx right before their United We Rock set back on July 20, 2017, he already had the winning formula for how he was going...

Radio Silence Live From Syracuse

Coming to you from the studio, check out this message from Styx’s Tommy Shaw and a live performance of “Radio Silence” from the United We Rock Tour: http://livemu.sc/2BEq3Fa

Don’t miss a chance to hear it live! Get tickets: http://livemu.sc/2jcJpbT

New Dates Announced With REO Speedwagon & Special Guest Don Felder

ALREADY RACKING UP SHOWS FOR 2018:

HEADLINING TREK STARTS JANUARY 18

LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY AT THE VENETIAN JANUARY 26/27/31 AND FEBRUARY 2/3

CO-HEADLINING TREK WITH REO SPEEDWAGON AND SPECIAL GUEST DON FELDER

STARTS MARCH 13

December 4, 2017 -- Legendary and multi-Platinum rockers STYX--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals,...

Equinox Turns 42 Today!

Join us in our celebration of Equinox, which was released 42 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 42 years ago today on December 1, 1975. Equinox was Styx’s first album on A&M Records, after releasing its first four LPs on Wooden Nickel/RCA. Right out of the gate, Equinox's...

One With Everything Turns 11 Today!

by Mike Mettler

One With Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, was released by NewDoor/UMe 11 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 the...

Featured Fan Story: Chapter 15

Hey, Renegades! For what is now Styx Featured Fan Story, Chapter 15, we promised you a video answer from Ricky, so here goes... and a big thanks and congrats goes to Bob Larson for asking this question:

"On a couple of songs on The Mission album (Locomotive and Red Storm) you play some really cool bass parts up high on the neck. How did you go about coming up with those? And do you use any...

Encounter with yet another “Styx”-monikered artifact


Many space exploration aficionados who are also Styx fans are already aware that a small moon orbiting the (controversial) dwarf planet Pluto was discovered by the Hubble Telescope in 2012 and was named Styx in 2013.

However, another unique item officially bearing the Styx moniker has been around for decades, albeit in a more down-to-earth (and-sometimes-airborne) existence.

The P-15...

Cornerstone Turns 38 Today!

by Mike Mettler

Cornerstone, Styx’s ninth studio album, was released 38 years ago today on October 19, 1979. It was the band’s third triple-platinum-selling album in a row (cementing them as the first band ever to have achieved that vaunted sales feat, with another one to follow), and it spawned their first #1 single, “Babe.” The intimate, Dennis DeYoung-penned ballad reached the pinnacle of...