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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.


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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.


45 years ago today, Styx released Crystal Ball, their sixth studio album and the first to feature Tommy Shaw on guitar and vocals, on October 1, 1976. In a Styxworld exclusive, bandmembers Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, and Chuck Panozzo tell us so many things we need to know about how the album was made, and newest bandmember Will Evankovich and Loverboy vocalist Mike Reno share how the album (and most especially its title track) continues to impact them to this day.


43 years ago today, Styx released their eighth studio album, Pieces of Eight, on September 1, 1978. In a Styxworld exclusive, bandmembers Tommy Shaw, James JY Young, and Will Evankovich share their insights about the album's songs and their enduring legacy, along with additional exclusive comments from Hipgnosis creative director Audrey  “Po” Powell about designing the album's unique cover artwork, guitar guru Steve Lukather on his favorite Po8 song, and Pittsburgh Steelers legends Kevin Greene and Jerome The Bus Bettis on the impact Renegade continues to have on Steelers Nation. Oh Mama!!



Styx’s biggest-selling album, The Grand Illusion, was released 44 years ago today by A&M Records on the cosmically cool stardate of July 7, 1977. In a Styxworld exclusive, all seven bandmembers recount the impact The Grand Illusion has had over the years — and continues to have, day in and day out. 


Styxworld exclusive! Every member of Styx discusses the ins and outs of how Crash of the Crown, the band’s truly transcendent 17th studio album thats being released today, June 18, 2021, came to be.


Celebrating the four-year anniversary of the release of Styx’s most cosmic and most vibrant studio album, The Mission, which was released on June 16, 2017.


Styxworld Exclusive! Styx discuss the making of The Same Stardust, the band’s first-ever official EP release that comes out exclusively on 12-inch vinyl today in celebration of Record Store Day on June 12, 2021.





Join us in this celebration of Styx’s magically inspired covers album Big Bang Theory, which was released on May 10, 2005.



Three key reasons why February 22 is one of the most important dates in Styx history: 1) The band signed their first recording contract 49 years ago today on February 22, 1972; 2) they released Kilroy Was Here 38 years ago today on February 22, 1983; and 3) Tommy Shaw and Damn Yankees released their self-titled debut 31 years ago today on February 22, 1990. In a Styxworld exclusive, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young, and co-founding bassist Chuck Panozzo give us all the inside details  with special additional commentary from keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan.


Cyclorama, Styx’s first full-length studio album of all-original material of the 2000s, was released 18 years ago today on February 18, 2003. In a Styxworld exclusive, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw recalls the unique location for recording some of Cyclorama’s vocal tracks, the initial and wisely discarded title for “One With Everything,” and the evergreen poignancy of “Genki Desu Ka.”


40 years ago today, Styxs tenth studio album, Paradise Theatre, was released by A&M Records on January 19, 1981. In a Styxworld exclusive, bandmembers Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, and Chuck Panozzo tell the inside tale of how this fine slice of recorded Paradise came to be.

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