By Mike Mettler, resident Styxologist

Photos courtesy of Styx

Paul “Paulie” Carrizzo, Todd Sucherman’s longtime drum tech, peacefully passed away earlier today on March 16, 2022, at age 68. He would have celebrated his 69th birthday on May 20.

Paulie spent 20 full years working with Todd and Styx day in and day out, and was one of the most loyal, most knowledgeable, friendliest, and longest-serving drum techs in the music business.



Back on February 11, in honor of the 20th anniversary of all his time spent working with the band, Todd said of Paulie, “Paulie Carrizzo came into the Styx camp on February 11, 2002. For 20 years, I have been one of the luckiest drummers who ever lived to have someone like him watching over me, and our drums. Thank you, dear friend!”

The Styx Crew share the following thoughts: “We the Styx Crew are devastated by the news of the passing of our beloved brother Paulie. Our loss is only surpassed by that of his wife Maxine and their family. Thank you for your support at this time.”

Styx humbly requests everyone’s understanding and respect for privacy at this time.

We will post a longer, more detailed story about Paulie’s amazing life and career here on Styxworld in the days and weeks to come.

RIP, our forever brother of the road.