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47 years ago today, Styx’s fifth studio album, Equinox, was released on December 1, 1975. In a Styxworld exclusive, co-founding bandmembers guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young and bassist Chuck Panozzo tell us how Equinox was made, while guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw — who joined Styx fulltime less than two weeks after the album’s release! — along with keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan and guitarist/vocalist Will Evankovich, share their thoughts about what it’s like to play a good number of the album’s perennially great songs live and how Equinox continues to impact them to this day.


This limited-edition art print of 'Man of Miracles' is open for pre-order now. Published in collaboration with the cover artist, Leon Rosenblatt, and the band itself, this special edition marks the occasion of Styx's 50th Anniversary.



48 years ago today, Styx released Man of Miracles, their fourth studio album, and final one for Wooden Nickel Records, on November 8, 1974. Co-founding bandmembers guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young and bassist Chuck Panozzo tell Styxworld exclusively how Man of Miracles came to be, and how it showed the band beginning to stretch their creative muscles even further in the studio.


43 years ago today, A&M Records released Styx’s ninth studio album, Cornerstone, on October 19, 1979. In a Styxworld exclusive, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, co-founding bassist Chuck Panozzo, and co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young tell us how all the building blocks for Cornerstone fell into place, with additional commentary from the band’s late, great co-producer/engineer Gary Loizzo and newest bandmember, guitarist/vocalist Will Evankovich. 



46 years ago today, Styx released Crystal Ball, their sixth studio album and first to feature Tommy Shaw on guitar and vocals, on October 1, 1976. In a Styxworld exclusive, Shaw, co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young, and co-founding bassist Chuck Panozzo tell us how the album came together, in addition to their newest bandmember guitarist/vocalist Will Evankovich, co-founding Heart guitarist/vocalist Nancy Wilson, and Loverboy lead singer Mike Reno also tell us just how important the album is to each of them to this day.


44 years ago today, Styx’s mega-triple-platinum smash success Pieces of Eight was released by A&M Records on September 1, 1978. In a Styxworld exclusive, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw and cofounding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young tell us how the album was made, plus album designer Aubrey “Po” Powell reveals the secrets of that forever-mystical cover art, Pittsburgh Steelers legends Kevin Greene and Jerome Bettis share why “Renegade” remains important to the team from both sides of the ball, and newest bandmember guitarist/vocalist Will Evankovich tells us what its like to be able to play some of Po8’s most iconic songs onstage night after night.


45 years ago today, Styx released their 7th album, The Grand Illusion, on July 7, 1977. In a Styxworld exclusive, all seven bandmembers — James JY Young, Tommy Shaw, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips, Todd Sucherman, and Will Evankovich — tell us why the album rightly remains the most heralded release in the entire Styx canon.


Ozark music supervisor Gabe Hilfer discusses how integral music is in general to the flavor of every Ozark episode, how the show’s lead actress Laura Linney interacted with the music she “heard” playing in her character Wendy Byrde’s car, and why Styx’s “Renegade” was the hands-down perfect choice for inclusion in the series’ next-to-last episode. 


Styx’s 17th studio album, Crash of the Crown, was released exactly one year ago today on June 18, 2021. In a Styxworld exclusive, every single bandmember tells us in fine detail how each prong of this vaunted recording came together to comprise one of the very best albums Styx has ever made.


Styx’s 16th studio album, The Mission, was released exactly five years ago today on June 16, 2017. In a Styxworld exclusive, every single bandmember tells the inside tale about how this most cosmically epic entry in the vaunted Styx canon came to be.


Legendary Greek-born album cover artist IOANNIS is once again collaborating with the band STYX. Celebrating their 50th anniversary and tour by creating a series of limited edition signed prints of his cover artwork for the band.


17 years ago today, Styx released Big Bang Theory on May 10, 2005. In a Styxworld exclusive, the entire band tells us the tale of how BBT came to be, and they assess the album’s continuing legacy — plus, a few other special guests chime in about it as well.



In loving memory of longtime Styx drum tech Paul "Paulie" Carrizzo, who passed away at age 68 on March 16.


50 years ago today, Styx signed their very first recording contract with Wooden Nickel Records on February 22, 1972. To properly celebrate such a momentous, golden milestone in the history of the band, Styxworld speaks exclusively to co-founding members James JY Young and Chuck Panozzo  as well as guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, drummer Todd Sucherman, bassist/vocalist Ricky Phillips, and guitarist/vocalist Will Evankovich  in order to garner their feelings about our favorite band turning 50 years young.


Cyclorama, Styx’s 14th studio album and their first full-length collection of all-original material of the 2000s, was released 19 years ago today on February 18, 2003. In a Styxworld exclusive, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young, keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, drummer Todd Sucherman, former bandmember Glen Burtnik, the late producer Gary Loizzo, drum tech Paul Carrizzo, and lighting director/designer Libby Gray all chime in to tell us the tale of how Cyclorama came to be, and how it continues to live on in our hearts and minds today. 


41 years ago today, Styx released their tenth studio album, Paradise Theatre, on A&M Records on January 19, 1981. In a Styxworld exclusive, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young, and co-founding bassist Chuck Panozzo tell us what it took to make Paradise work, along with additional comments and insight from keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, guitarist/vocalist Will Evankovich, and a few other special guests.


Fan Club and VIP Presale begins Monday, 12/6/21 at 10am local time.
It’s been four years since legendary rockers REO Speedwagon and Styx joined forces for a summer co-headlining tour. While the world has changed since then, fans’ desire to rock out hasn’t. Styx and REO Speedwagon are telling you to close those laptops and get out of your sweatpants, because they’re set to once again bring their rock & roll classics to the masses, this time with special guest Loverboy for the “Live & UnZoomed” tour that kicks off May 31, 2022 in Grand Rapids, MI at the Van Andel Arena.


Styx released their fifth studio album, Equinox, 46 years ago today on December 1, 1975. In a Styxworld exclusive, bandmembers James “JY” Young, Tommy Shaw, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, and Will Evankovich join us in this celebration to tell us how the album was forged, and how it continues to resonate to this day.


15 years ago today, Styx released their seventh live album, One With Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, on November 14, 2006. In a Styxworld exclusive, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, conductor Liza Grossman, and Contemporary Youth Orchestra alums Lavinia Pavlish and David B. Ellis tell us how this truly magical show was conducted from start to finish.


Man of Miracles, Styx’s fourth studio album, was released 47 years ago today by Wooden Nickel Records on November 8, 1974. In a Styxworld exclusive, co-founding bandmembers James “JY” Young and Chuck Panozzo tell us the inside tales about how Miracles came to pass.


42 years ago today, Styx released their ninth album, Cornerstone, on October 19, 1979. In a Styxworld exclusive, bandmembers Tommy Shaw, Chuck Panozzo, and James “JY” Young tell us how it all came together, while Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan, and the late great producer Gary Loizzo share additional insight.

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