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CAMDEN, NJ—If you’re looking for almost four hours of music and entertainment, then this tour is for you. Don Felder, once a driving force behind The Eagles and many of their hits, took the stage and wowed the audience with “Already Gone.”

The band and Don were “cool” and freewheeling out there strictly to entertain and not to show off. Some younger fans may have never heard the hit “One Of These Nights” or “Heavy Metal,” which was a soundtrack song from an animated movie back in 1981.

Some may remember the hit “Witchy Woman” from the series Seinfeld, but that was played to perfection and so was “Heartache Tonight,” “Life In The Fast Lane” and the mega hit “Hotel California” that saw Tommy Shaw from Styx on stage jamming with Felder.

Most of the fans in the audience were there to see the headliners, Styx. They may have played the middle set out of a rotation but they brought the heat. Having seen them many times with the originals and otherwise, this version is terrific and back to basics.

Read more of this article at The Aquarian!

Written By: Russ Cohen

September 17, 2014




The lights go down. You just finished performing your first song with your new band. You're in Branson, Missouri. After years of earning recognition everywhere except the United States, you're looking into a sea of hopeful-yet-ignorant faces. They are judging you not for who you are, but for whom you may (or may not) sound like.

The opening line is simple: "Welcome to the grand illusion." You've rehearsed it hundreds, if not thousands, of times. You could recite it in your sleep. The phrase is as ubiquitous to those faces judging you as hockey is in your home country of Canada. Yet you stop. Your inner monologue stutters with silence. The weight of the scene is upon you. And it's much heavier than you could have ever predicted.

"Oh, there was a moment," Styx singer Lawrence Gowan explained in a recent phone interview. "It lasted for about five seconds. And I thought, 'This is going to be the first time any of these people will ever hear this song sung by someone else."

He stops.

"But it all worked out," he continued. "After the song was over, I looked into the crowd and people were high-fiving. That was more than 2,000 shows ago, so I think I'm doing all right."

Read more of this article at The Frederick News Post!




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From Sinatra and Crosby to Timberlake and Bieber, golf has forever drawn some of the biggest names in music. Here are 100 of our favorite artists today who play as often as they can:

Compiling our Top 100 in Music, we wanted to include guitarists, bassists, pianists, saxophonists, drummers and vocalists across genres from jazz to country to heavy metal. We looked for golfers who would be fun to play with, most of them with little patience for the less-than-well-mannered in their industry who tend to dominate the tabloid headlines—but, yes, we included a few of them, too.

Although some are new to the game or struggle to find time to play, most pursue it avidly, often as an antidote to the noisy way they spend so many nights. "I prefer dead silence on the course," says Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose. Others voice a common refrain: "I play to get away from music." Touring gives musicians the opportunity to play some of the world's best courses, and a chance to get out of the spotlight. Not too many fans or paparazzi, we're told, are looking for a heavy-metal rocker on a fairway.

Read more and find out who else is on the list at Golf Digest!




One of the most dynamic and entertaining bands on tour right now is rock music legends- Styx. The band, which currently consists of classic line-up members Tommy Shaw - guitar/vocals, and James Young - guitar/vocals, along with Canadian progressive rock superstar, Lawrence Gowan - keyboards/vocals, Todd Sucherman - drums, and Ricky Phillips - bass, has been rocking fans all summer long with a hit-filled set list and a high-energy show.

Although the summer might be winding down, one of the most anticipated shows of the season is still to come. On Tuesday, August 19th, Styx will be rocking the music fans of WNY with a concert at the award winning Artpark in Lewiston, NY. Tickets for this event can be purchased here.

What follows is an exclusive Rock Music Star interview with Lawrence Gowan of Styx. During this interview, we discuss the upcoming show at Artpark, and much more. Here's what Lawrence had to say:

Rock Music Star: Hey Lawrence, thank you for calling us here at Rock Music Star. I want to start off by talking about your upcoming show at Artpark in Lewiston, NY. Many music fans around are really excited about seeing Styx perform at Artpark.

Lawrence Gowan: Yeah, I remember playing there maybe five years ago. It was awesome. It was a huge crowd; I felt like Caesar in Rome. The crowd was so spectacular on that evening. I'm really looking forward to playing there again.

RMS: Artpark hosts many of the best concerts of the summer in WNY, and many of them are classic rock bands, like Styx. It's great that you are finally coming back.

LG: Yeah, it's going to be fun. I'm glad we're coming back, too!

RMS: Artpark is, in a way, kind of like a hometown show for you, because you still live not that far away, in Toronto, right?

LG: I live in Toronto. Yes, my dad is still there; he’s 90 years old now. I was just talking to him five minutes ago. Yeah, I grew up there, and I’m still entirely connected there. I’ve got my house there, I’ve got a studio there, I’ve got lots of memories there.

Read more of this interview with Lawrence Gowan at RockMusicStar.com!




“The Soundtrack of Summer” tour made history on Saturday, July 26th at The Greek Theatre, when rock icons Foreigner, Tommy Shaw and James “JY” Young of Styx, and Don Felder united for a first-time-ever encore performance of Foreigner hit “Hot Blooded.” Fans were brought to their feet for the final song of the evening when Foreigner frontman Kelly Hansen surprised the crowd at the sold-out show, bringing Shaw, Young and Felder back on stage to join founding member Mick Jones to shred one of rock’s most famous hits.

The Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder rock and roll trifecta has been trekking across the U.S. this summer with “The Soundtrack of Summer,” which culminates in August with a slew of sold out shows. The tour’s companion album, “The Soundtrack of Summer” has charted on Billboard’s Top 200 list for multiple weeks throughout the summer, featuring top tracks from both Foreigner and Styx.

The “Soundtrack of Summer” grabbed headlines when a fire in Philadelphia engulfed one of Styx’s tour busses, making national news. Thankfully, no one was injured, and Styx, Foreigner and Rock to The Rescue donated $10,000 to the local Philadelphia Fire Department Local No. 22 Widows Fund in honor of the firefighters who extinguished the blaze.




Two iconic ‘70s rock bands transfixed a sold-out crowd of mostly baby-boomers at Goldendale’s Maryhill Winery on August 2. Foreigner and Styx, as part of their Soundtrack of Summer Tour, impressed with musicianship born of years of experience, performing spot-on versions of their significant megahits, now staples of classic rock radio.

While original vocalist Lou Graham has long since left Foreigner as their front man, lead singer Kelly Hansen, who joined the band in 2005, proved more than capable of delivering vinyl-worthy renditions of the classics. The crowd was on their feet with the opening chords of “Double Vision.”

When Hansen addressed the enthusiastic amphitheater crowd with a hardy “Hello, Goldendale!” the crowd responded with puzzled looks, laughs and murmurs. Kidding, he quickly acknowledged the Oregon and Central Washington fans. “I know, no one is from Goldendale here.”

Read more and see photos as SeattleMusicInsider.com!




Styx fans have a tough decision on Friday.

They can watch the former lead singer of the progressive rock band perform his hits in Rancho Cucamonga or catch the rest of the band playing the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona.

Dennis DeYoung, the lead singer of Styx during three stints (from 1970-1984, 1990-1992 and 1995-1999) is set to play the intimate Lewis Family Playhouse. His performance is part of an advertised “Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx” gig at the 560-seat venue.

DeYoung’s former band, however, is slated to perform more than 20 miles away at the fair with singer Lawrence Gowan, a Scotland-born and Canadian-raised rocker who joined the group in 1999. Styx (sans DeYoung) is scheduled to perform at the L.A. County Fair at its 9,000-seat venue as part of the fair’s End of Summer Concert Series.

Both DeYoung and Gowan said they did not know the two acts were performing on the same night, but this isn’t the first time the two have performed in the same area.

Read more at The Daily Bulletin!




THIS JUST IN: “The Soundtrack of Summer” tour -- featuring STYX, FOREIGNER and special guest DON FELDER (former Eagles guitarist) -- stop on Friday, July 25, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas just got even more special for fans in attendance! In Las Vegas, fans will get to be part of a live recording of sets performed by STYX and DON FELDER that will are being filmed for a national TV broadcast to air later this year. The broadcast will be directed by Larry Jordan and more detail of the broadcast will be announced in the coming months. The two concerts will be released as one DVD. Reserved seats are available from $55 and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702-284-7777 or by visitingwww.OrleansArena.com. DON FELDER will perform at 7pm that night and STYX will hit the stage at 9:30pm.




Styx (Lawrence Gowan) - is an American rock band from Chicago that became famous for its albums from the mid-1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of prog-rock with the power of hard-rock guitar, strong ballads and elements of international musical theater.

Read and listen to the interview with Lawrence Gowan atMusic Charts Magazine




A pair of buses from this summer’s Styx and Foreigner tour caught fire at a parking facility this afternoon (July 2) in Philadelphia. Luckily, no one was injured.

“Everyone’s OK,” Styx’s publicist tells Ultimate Classic Rock. “No one was hurt and there’s no cause determined yet. It’s a Styx crew bus that caught on fire. All the buses for the Soundtrack of Summer tour are parked in a secure parking lot in downtown Philadelphia.”

The fire began shortly after noon today, attracting a news helicopter from KYW-TV. The back of one bus was completely engulfed, and eventually a neighboring bus began to burn, as well. Video from KYW is embedded above, showing firefighters working to control the blaze. Smoke could be seen from nearby I-95, according to witnesses.

Styx and Foreigner, who are sharing Soundtrack of Summer tour dates this year with Eagles alum Don Felder, are scheduled to perform Thursday night in Camden, New Jersey. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Foreigner manager Phil Carson quipped, “we’re thankful everyone’s ok, and can now officially say the Soundtrack of Summer Tour is on fire.”

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NCLUDES A BRAND NEW INTERPRETATION OF “HOTEL CALIFORNIA,” ALONG WITH TOURMATE DON FELDER, FORMER GUITARIST OF THE EAGLES;

“THE SOUNDTRACK OF SUMMER” TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 14

Responsible for some of Rock’s most indelible summer anthems, legendary groups FOREIGNER and STYX will release THE SOUNDTRACK OF SUMMER on May 6 to coincide with their highly anticipated tour of the same name, which also features very special guest DON FELDER, former guitarist of The Eagles. The album, which features 16 classics by both bands, will be available exclusively at Walmart. Pre-orders are available on Walmart’s website.

THE SOUNDTRACK OF SUMMER package includes FOREIGNER hits “Cold As Ice,” “Juke Box Hero” and “I Want To Know What Love Is,” and STYX hits “The Grand Illusion,” “Blue Collar Man” and “Renegade” (see below for a complete track listing). The collection finishes with the spectacular highlight, a brand new interpretation of one of Classic Rock’s most successful songs ever, “Hotel California.” Original songwriter DON FELDER teamed up with STYX and FOREIGNER for this very special collaboration, as well as a stunning new version of FOREIGNER’s massive hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” which will only be available as a limited edition vinyl disc and on iTunes.

Fans can check out an exclusive stream of “Hotel California” on USA Today’s website, which went live earlier today.

STYX is one of the most beloved rock bands on the planet, with more than 30 million records sold in North America alone. Spawned from a Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, STYX would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late '70s and early '80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Over the course of their 38-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles. Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips and Todd Sucherman have been together longer than any other lineup in the band’s 40-year existence.

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems, FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game, Foreigner is led by founding member Mick Jones (guitar), and Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums).

DON FELDER--former guitarist of the Eagles, New York Times best-selling author and four-time Grammy® Award winner—released his second solo album (and first since 1983), “Road To Forever” in October 9, 2012 and has been on tour throughout the U.S. ever since. The album has recently been re-released with four additional songs, “Road To Forever: Extended Edition,” on March 4 via INGrooves Music Group. The album’s latest single, “You Don’t Have Me,” is currently bulleted at #3 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chart. “Road To Forever” originally debuted on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart at #27. "Girls In Black," the album’s first single, reached the Top 30 on the Mediabase Rock chart while the second single, “Wash Away,” co-written by FELDER and STYX’s Tommy Shaw and featuring Shaw’s signature vocal sound, quickly jumped to #4 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chart.

Here’s the complete track listing of THE SOUNDTRACK OF SUMMER:

1. Feels Like The First Time

2. Cold As Ice

3. Hot Blooded

4. Double Vision

5. Urgent

6. Waiting For A Girl Like You

7. I Want To Know What Love Is

8. Juke Box Hero

9. The Grand Illusion

10. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)

11. Lorelei

12. Crystal Ball

13. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)

14. Miss America

15. Renegade

16. Too Much Time On My Hands

17. Hotel California

Check out “The Soundtrack of Summer” tour at any of the following stops (with more to be added in the coming weeks). DON FELDER hits the stage at 7:00pm at every stop. FOREIGNER and STYX will alternate closing slots as listed.

DATE CITY VENUE CLOSER

Wed 5/14 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena STYX

Fri 5/16 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre FOREIGNER

Sat 5/17 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre FOREIGNER

Sun 5/18 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion STYX

Tue 5/20 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall FOREIGNER

Thu 5/22 Estero, FL Germain Arena STYX

Fri 5/23 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre STYX

Sat 5/24 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre STYX

Sun 5/25 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf FOREIGNER

Thu 5/29 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre STYX

Fri 5/30 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre FOREIGNER

Sat 5/31 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion FOREIGNER

Sun 6/1 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Amphitheatre STYX

Thu 6/5 Cincinnati, OH Horseshoe Casino STYX

Fri 6/6 Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion STYX

Sat 6/7 Maryland Hts., MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre STYX

Sun 6/8 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre STYX

Thu 6/19 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion FOREIGNER

Fri 6/20 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live FOREIGNER

Sat 6/21 Big Flats, NY Summer Stage FOREIGNER

Mon 6/23 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino STYX

Thu 6/26 Newark, NJ Prudential Center STYX

Sat 6/28 Wantagh, NY Nikon Jones Beach Theater FOREIGNER

Sun 6/29 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino STYX

Thu 7/3 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center FOREIGNER

Fri 7/4 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion FOREIGNER

Sat 7/5 Bangor, ME Darlings Waterfront STYX

Sun 7/6 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion STYX

Wed 7/9 Canandaigua, NY Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center FOREIGNER

Thu 7/10 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheater FOREIGNER

Thu 7/17 Minneapolis, MN Target Center FOREIGNER

Fri 7/18 Walker, MN Moondance Jam STYX

Sat 7/19 Sloan, IA Winnavegas Casino STYX

Tue 7/22 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre FOREIGNER

Wed 7/23 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre STYX

Fri 7/25 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena STYX

Sat 7/26 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre FOREIGNER

Sun 7/27 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl FOREIGNER

Fri 8/1 Redmond, WA Marymoor Park Concerts (STYX & FOREIGNER ONLY)

Sat 8/2 Goldendale, WA Maryhill Winery (STYX & FOREIGNER ONLY)

Fri 8/15 Louisville, KY Kentucky State Fair (STYX & FOREIGNER ONLY)

Sun 8/17 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair (STYX & FOREIGNER ONLY)

www.soundtrackofsummer.com

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Former Eagle Don Felder refurbishes the '70s classic with help from members of Styx, Foreigner.

Hotel California, that '70s rock staple, is getting a face lift.

Former Eagles member Don Felder has recorded a new version of the song with members of Styx and Foreigner. The three acts will hit that road together on The Soundtrack of Summer tour beginning May 14 in Wichita.

The new version of Hotel California, premiering at USA TODAY, has Felder swapping lead vocals with Styx's Tommy Shaw and Foreigner's Kelly Hansen. It will appear on The Soundtrack of Summer tour-companion CD, which also will feature several of the best-known songs from Styx and Foreigner. The Soundtrack of Summer will go on sale May 6, exclusively at Walmart.

Felder, who wrote the song with Don Henley and Glenn Frey, has refurbished the song once before, giving it an acoustic arrangement for the Eagles' 1994 Hell Freezes Over live album.

"I was a bit perplexed about how to go about doing it" a second time, says Felder. The new version incorporates some flamenco rhythms before progressing into a full-scale rock treatment. "It grows from this acoustic steel-string version to where the electric guitars come in at the end."

Styx guitarist James Young says The Soundtrack to Summer bill "was not intended to be a battle of the bands, but it's always going to be that, a little bit."

It's also a mutual admiration society, Young says. "Mick Jones of Foreigner is an incredible writer and an excellent guitarist. He has penned some of the greatest rock songs of our time. And Styx has some incredible songs and what I think is the best band on the planet.

"Don Felder is extremely complimentary of my guitar playing, as I am of his, because we play guitar very differently. I can't play the way he plays. It's so lyrical, so melodic, particularly on Hotel California, probably the most played and most known Eagles song, and he wrote all the music to that."

"Who knows what we're going to put together for this tour," Felder says. "But there will be some pleasant surprises."

Dates for The Soundtrack of Summer tour follow:

May

14 - Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita

16 - Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City

17 - Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas

18 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston

20 - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla.

22 - Germain Arena, Estero, Fla.

23 - St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, Fla.

24 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Atlanta

25 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, Ala.

29 - Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

30 - Charter Amphitheatre, Simpsonville, S.C.

31 - PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte

June

1 - Farm Bureau Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach

5 - Horseshoe Casino, Cincinnati

6 - FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, Chicago

7 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo.

8 - Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Mo.

19 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston

20 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.

21 - Summer Stage, Big Flats, N.Y.

23 - Turning Stone Casino, Verona, N.Y.

26 - Prudential Center, Newark

28 - Nikon Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y.

29 - Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Conn.

July

3 - Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.

4 - Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, Pa.

5 - Darlings Waterfront, Bangor, Me.

6 - Bank of NH Pavilion, Gilford, N.H.

9 - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, N.Y.

10 - Freedom Hill Amphitheater, Detroit

17 - Target Center, Minneapolis,

18 - Moondance Jam, Walker, Minn.

19 - Winnavegas Casino, Sloan, Iowa

22 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver

23 - USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City

25 - Orleans Arena, Las Vegas

26 - Greek Theatre, Los Angeles

27 - Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif.

August

1 - Marymoor Park Concerts, Redmond, Wash. (Styx & Foreigner only)

2 - Maryhill Winery, Goldendale, Wash. (Styx & Foreigner only)

15 - Kentucky State Fair, Louisville (Styx & Foreigner only)

17 - Iowa State Fair, Des Moines (Styx & Foreigner only)

CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE NEW VERSION OF 'HOTEL CALIFORNIA' >>




James “JY” Young of Styx will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 8:30 PT / 11:30 ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Styx at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com. The show will be streamed for free on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the day of broadcast.




Catch STYX on Entertainment Tonight this weekend for a full 7 minute piece on the bands awesome career, and it's all told....IN THEIR OWN WORDS. Check your local listings and set your DVR's!




When members of Styx and Foreigner get in a room together, there's a lot of laughter to go around.

So you can imagine what happens when one-time Eagles member Don Felder joins the mix. There are plenty of fun moments -- interspersed with reminiscing and talk about the state of music. Those candid conversations will likely continue later this year when all three acts hit the road together on the "Soundtrack of Summer" tour in May.

"This is a great band -- what we have right here," joked Felder, sitting alongside members of Styx and Foreigner during a recent interview with CBS News.

That super-group idea is actually not too far from reality.

Styx, Foreigner and Felder recently got together to record a new version of the Eagles' 1977 classic "Hotel California," which Felder co-wrote. "We decided we’d start it off just light and easy with just a little percussion…and it builds a little bit in the first chorus," Felder said about the new version. "And then Mick [Jones] jumps in with a great solo and we play the harmonies on the way out. It worked out really great."

Styx and Foreigner have toured together before, and Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw worked with Felder on material for Felder's latest solo album. "We recorded and wrote a couple of songs together, and I’ve sat in with Don before in his band. Great band," said Shaw. "And I don’t sit in that much. His band and Don are just off the hook great…I loved it...Same thing with Foreigner. I’ve always been a huge fan…When we worked together we were outside of the country and away from home. So you really find out who your friends are and who you’re like-minded with."

Despite their collective years in the business, they continue to learn from one another. "We sort of had a Traveling Wilburys experience…These guys aren't your typical shredder-type of guys. It’s more taste and expression,” Shaw said. "That's what attracts me as a guitarist. So you really see the individual come out. So as we are sitting and learning each other’s songs, I’m watching fingers and watching how people do stuff. And I actually improved how I'm playing my own song by watching these guys interpret it."

Kelly Hansen, lead singer of Foreigner, said he couldn't agree more. "You get to learn about people and know people," he said. "Sometimes on the road you don't get to do that. You both have your buses and you're both doing your different time-slots and you sort of pass a lot and there's a a lot of 'Hey, how are you doing?' But when you get to hang out, it's a really nice change."

"We have a bunch of really good songs," said Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones. "It makes for a great show. Plus, we have very versatile and very good guitar players with us."

The classic songs are at the crux of the summer tour. Foreigner -- alone -- can pump out "Juke Box Hero," "Cold as Ice," "Feels Like The First Time," "Urgent" and "Head Games" on any given night.

"I think the bottom line is the quality of the songs and the ability of them to cross trends and time and they become songs that people pay in the household -- not just in a room," added Jones. "They're in the car. Kids are listening to classic rock a lot these days. If I look at my kids' selection, a lot of it is '60s, '70s."

Still, the guys have their eyes on the future, too. Foreigner plans to release an album later this year. "It's starting to take shape a bit," revealed Jones. "We also have a project we’re thinking about -- thinking about doing the '4' album of ours, which was sort of our iconic album I guess, if you like. Doing that live...And we're probably going to do an album with guest artists doing mostly our songs."

In March, Felder will re-release his 2012 solo album, "Road to Forever," with four additional tracks. Some of those songs will be heard while on the road this summer.

"It's a real treat," Shaw said about touring. "We still get fired up. We've been doing this a long time, but to have it be something that you just can't wait to get up and get out of bed and go do, that's pretty cool."

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We are so happy to welcome the newest member of the STYX family, Teagan Everly Sucherman, born at 4:03 PM on February 7, 2014! Congratulations to Todd Sucherman and Taylor Mills, and welcome little Teagan!






Tickets On Sale Starting February 7

Combined, they’ve sold over 250 million albums worldwide. They’ve had 36 #1 and Top 10 smash hit singles that are still being spun on Classic Rock radio over 500,000 times every year. They’ve performed thousands of concerts worldwide to countless crowds. Now it’s time for three of the most legendary names in rock to come together for a massive U.S. Summer tour.

STYX and FOREIGNER, with very special guest DON FELDER (former Eagles guitarist/songwriter) will join forces for the “The Soundtrack of Summer”(#thesoundtrackofsummer) three-month U.S. trek, which will kick-off May 16 in Oklahoma City, OK at the Zoo Amphitheatre. Tickets for various cities go on sale starting February 7. Fans can check out the tour’s official website,www.soundtrackofsummer.com, for info about all three acts, ticket on-sale dates, and more shows that will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The addition of Don Felder to The Soundtrack of Summer” tour means that the combined album sales of all 3 acts, as well as all the bands they were once members of, is well north of 200 million worldwide,” declares STYX guitarist/singer James “JY” Young. “Certainly by this yardstick, The Soundtrack of Summer” has got to easily be in the Top Ten three-act concert tours to ever hit the road. ‘Renegade’ ‘Juke Box Heroes’ partying at the ‘Hotel California’ will be your slammin' soundtrack of a rockin' hot summer!!! What more could you ask for after this crazy cold winter we are having???”

“As longtime friends, we’re happy to join STYX and DON FELDER for the ultimate soundtrack of summer,” says FOREIGNER founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “Our combined songs are some of America’s favorite summer anthems, and we’re excited to be bringing them to our fans across the country.”

“This tour will have the best vocalists and guitarists on the road today,” exclaims DON FELDER. “The sheer volume of our combined catalogs is massive and should satisfy any rock & roll fan, and rock them until they can’t walk out of the place.”

Check out “The Soundtrack of Summer” tour. DON FELDER hits the stage at 7:00pm at every stop. STYX and FOREIGNER will alternate closing slots.

Full List of Soundtrack of Summer Tour Dates >>>

DON FELDER--former guitarist of the Eagles, New York Times best-selling author and four-time Grammy® Award winner—released his second solo album (and first since 1983), ROAD TO FOREVER, in October 9, 2012 and has been on tour throughout the U.S. ever since. Now, to coincide with the launch of “The Soundtrack of Summer,” the album is being re-released with four additional songs, ROAD TO FOREVER: EXTENDED EDITION, on March 4 via INGrooves Music Group. The album’s latest single, “You Don’t Have Me,” will be serviced to radio in April. FELDER’s ROAD TO FOREVER originally debuted on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart at #27. "Girls In Black," the album’s first single, reached the Top 30 on the Mediabase Rock chart while the second single, “Wash Away,” co-written by FELDER and Styx’s Tommy Shaw and featuring Shaw’s signature vocal sound, quickly jumped to #4 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chart. FELDER wrote or co-wrote all the songs and performs guitar and lead vocals on the album, which boasts a long list of iconic guest performers including: David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Steve Lukather, David Paich and Steve Porcaro of Toto, Randy Jackson, Styx’s Tommy Shaw and others. It was produced by FELDER along with Robin DiMaggio (Posse 2.0 bandleader on the “Arsenio Hall Show,” United Nations’ Musical Director).

Spawned from a Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, STYX would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late '70s and early '80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Over the course of their 38-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles. STYX has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Throughout their illustrious career, they’ve performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of its career combined. Two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar box office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon and Bad Company (to name only a few), two more studio albums and no end in sight, STYX continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time.

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game. JUKE BOX HEROES, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, spent over twenty weeks on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart in 2013. The 2008 NO END IN SIGHT album re-entered the Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart, joining JUKE BOX HEROES in July 2013. Additionally, JUKE BOX HEROES spent most of 2013 in the Nielsen SoundScan “Top 200 Catalog” chart. It rose to #4 in that chart in September, an astonishing feat that allowed FOREIGNER’s catalog sales that week to eclipse those of AC/DC, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Van Halen and most of their Classic Rock peers (Source: Nielsen SoundScan Top 200, September 15, 2013).

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All three co-headliners have recorded a new version of the Eagles' "Hotel California" (which Felder co-wrote) and will release a compilation album to accompany the tour

Styx, Foreigner and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder are joining forces to provide The Soundtrack of Summer this year, a three-month tour that kicks off May 16 in Oklahoma City and runs through July 27 in Santa Barbara, Calif.

"I look at it like we're a bunch of old heavyweight fighters getting together," Styx guitarist James "J.Y." Young tells Billboard of a lineup that, combined, has sold more than 250 albums worldwide and logged 36 No. 1 hits. "It's very exciting to be out there together, 30 years after we all had No. 1 albums and everything. And having (Felder), who was an obvious contributor to the writing side of the Eagles and does lots of Eagles songs in his show, that will make a nice complement. It has the potential to be the most successful of anything we've ever done with us in a co-headline position like this."

Styx and Foreigner toured together on the 2010 Union Tour, and the latter's Mick Jones says he's looking forward to renewing the association.

"They're a great band and really professional and great people, so we thought, 'Well, this might be worth picking up again,' " Jones notes. "And the two bands, although different, seem to complement each other. The audience enjoys both, I think, and with the addition of Don Felder, that's kind of an interesting evening's worth of music."

The tour -- which currently has 35 dates locked in and will be adding more soon -- is also the most extensive road trek that Felder, who parted ways with the Eagles in 2000 and released his second solo album, "Road to Forever," in 2012, has lined up as a solo artist.

"I enjoy balancing my personal and professional lives," explains Felder, who's marking the 40th anniversary this year of his joining the Eagles. "If I do one or the other too much, I wind up feeling out of balance. So I try to keep myself happy in the middle of that pendulum swinging back and forth. This summer's going to be a little more extensive than I have done in the past, but I think it's going to be fun. I'm all on board. I love to play, and that's what it's all about."

Felder will open each show, while Styx and Foreigner will interchange closing slots. All three musicians speak positively about collaborating on stage during the tour, and they have, in fact, already convened to record a new version of the Eagles' "Hotel California," which Felder co-wrote. The groups will debut their version on the Fox Network's "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday, and it will be part of a compilation album being put together to accompany the tour.

"It's a different take on the song," Felder says, "with different people (including Styx's Tommy Shaw and Foreigner's Kelly Hansen) singing different verses and guitar solos by me and then Tommy and Mick. So who knows, we may wind up doing that (song) in the show at the end of the night."

Jones, meanwhile, says taking on the iconic track was "great. It was an awesome lineup, and it sounded great. It's a brilliant song; it really paints a picture, you know? So it was a lot of fun playing it."

All three acts are eyeballing future projects in addition to the tour. Young says Styx is "noodling on new music" the group hopes to record, although no time frame has been set for that yet. Foreigner plans to start working on a new album after The Soundtrack of Summer tour ends, according to Jones, and is lining up another tour later this year to play its landmark "4" album in its entirety. Felder is also writing new material.

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Los Angeles, CA & Bloomington, IL (December 12, 2013) – STYX and REO SPEEDWAGON, along with RICHARD MARX, TED NUGENT, LARRY THE CABLE GUY, SURVIVOR, HEAD EAST and BRUSHVILLE are thrilled to announce that the December 4 benefit concert. Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need, raised $400,783. This completely sold-out show, at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, raised funds for central Illinois communities that were affected by the recent devastating tornadoes and winds. Rock To The Rescue has announced that distributed funds raised from ticket sales, auctions and donations will benefit the Midwest Food Bank, Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Tazwood Community Services, Toys for Tots and the Washington Rotary Club.

STYX’s Tommy Shaw said, “Rock To The Rescue has continued to serve smaller grassroots non-profits around the country wherever we perform and help larger causes whenever we see the need. Because of the support of so many friends in the music community, we were able to respond literally within hours of the reports of the November 17 tornadoes in Illinois, the place where Styx and REO originated. We felt compelled to give back to the people who have given us so much for so long, so we started calling other friends. Everyone who was available immediately said yes! We enjoyed a fantastic concert and raised over $400,000 to help in the effort to move forward, but what was most moving was seeing and feeling the power of music bring us together and lift our spirits once again as the ongoing soundtrack to our lives.”

REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin said, "On the morning of our recent ‘Rock To The Rescue’ benefit concert we visited the Washington, Illinois site where the killer tornadoes did the lion's share of their damage. It was a chilling experience. The depth of destruction was hard to describe. We didn't need to be reminded that the effects of this storm and the need for help would go on for years to come. We promised ourselves, and the many new friends we made that day, that our work in the area would be ongoing. We plan on continuing our fundraising efforts as we return for four concerts in Illinois and Indiana in early 2014. It feels good to use the power of rock 'n’ roll to lend support to people without whose support we would surely not be rocking to this day."

Jay Goldberg, President of Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment said, “Being a lifelong resident of Central Illinois, I was awed by the coming together in the making of this concert. We are very fortunate that Rock To The Rescue chose our community to get behind and help raise money to the victims of this devastating tornado.”

Traci Andracke, Assistant General Manager of the US Cellular Coliseum said, "We were so honored to have the opportunity to host this memorable event to help out our neighboring communities. We are in awe of the generosity of all of the bands, crew and staff of Rock To The Rescue as well as all of the local companies that donated their time, goods and services. We appreciate the big hearts they have to help out those that are in need."

Rock To The Rescue (rocktotherescue.net) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to build strong, healthy communities through the support of grassroots organizations across the country. The Midwest Food Bank gathers large food donations from nationwide corporations and distributes them to social service organizations, as well as at national disaster sites. The Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity is a Community Action Agency and leadership organization that promotes self-sufficiency and economic security. Tazwood Community Services was organized for the purpose of reducing the causes and alleviating the effects of poverty in Tazwood and Woodford Counties. The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect and distribute toys as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate. The Washington Rotary Club is a service organization located in Washington, IL and an affiliate of Rotary International.

Rock To The Rescue originally started in 2001 as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and is the brainchild of STYX’s Tommy Shaw and REO SPEEDWAGON’s Cronin. The two musicians brought together bands and artists such as Bad Company, Journey, Survivor, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others to be part of “Volunteers For America” concert events in Dallas and Atlanta that ultimately raised over $775,000 for victims of 9/11, as well as the Port Authority police department in New York City. On the bands’ last tour together, the Midwest Rock N' Roll Express, Rock To The Rescue not only raised thousands of dollars for local charities at each tour stop, but also raised $108,000 which went directly to the Boston One Fund, helping victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Hannah Shaw, daughter of Tommy Shaw, is Executive Director of Rock To The Rescue.




On December 11, STYXs own Ricky Phillips will be appearing live on Rockline from Los Angeles, to discuss his participation and role in the DVD release of the 'Concert for Ronnie Montrose - A Celebration of His Life In Music', which will be released on December 10.

Recorded in San Francisco at the historic Regency Ballroom and mixed in 5.1 surround sound, the concert opens with a performance by Neal Schon (Journey guitarist), Ricky Phillips (Styx bassist), Steve Smith (world renowned drummer and ex-Journey & Montrose member ) and Ed Roth on keys, tipping their hats to Ronnie's instrumental side. It also features a Montrose set with Sammy Hagar, Denny Carmassi, Bill Church and Joe Satriani on guitar and continues with Gamma including Davey Pattison, Denny Carmassi, Glenn Letsch and featuring Marc Bonilla on guitar. Other guest appearances include Tesla, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer (Kiss), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), and many more All-Star performances.

Additionally, Ricky is producing a new CD of the last recordings that Ronnie ever did, with Eric Singer from Kiss on drums, called 10/10/10 (10 songs, 10 singers, 10 years in the making.) There are many all star performances from additional artists, helping to finish the overdubs Ronnie never completed.

Rockline airs on Wednesday, December 11, at 8:30 PM Pacific/11:30 PM Eastern. Fans are encouraged to call in at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625), and to visit www.RocklineRadio.com to find nearby stations carrying the show.




Los Angeles, CA & Bloomington, IL (December 3, 2013) – STYX and REO SPEEDWAGON are proud to announce the complete sell out of tickets to Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need. On Wed., Dec. 4, this benefit concert at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois will raise funds for central Illinois communities that were affected by the recent devastating tornadoes and winds. Scheduled to perform at Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need are REO SPEEDWAGON, STYX, RICHARD MARX, TED NUGENT, LARRY THE CABLE GUY, SURVIVOR, HEAD EAST and BRUSHVILLE.

Although tickets are no longer available to attend this concert, artists and organizers urge the public to bid on exciting rock & roll auction items, such as signed instruments, memorabilia and experiences at ebay.com/usr/rocktotherescue, as well as to directly donate to Rock To The Rescue at rocktotherescue.net. Rock To The Rescue will distribute funds raised from ticket sales, auctions and donations to the Midwest Food Bank, Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Tazwood Community Services, Toys for Tots and the Washington Rotary Club. Additional charities may be announced following the event.

Rock to the Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to build strong, healthy communities through the support of grassroots organizations across the country. The Midwest Food Bank gathers large food donations from nationwide corporations and distributes them to social service organizations, as well as at national disaster sites. The Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity is a Community Action Agency and leadership organization that promotes self-sufficiency and economic security. Tazwood Community Services was organized for the purpose of reducing the causes and alleviating the effects of poverty in Tazwood and Woodford Counties. The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate – a Toys for Tots toy drive will be held onsite at Rock To The Rescue. The Washington Rotary Club is a service organization located in Washington, IL and an affiliate of Rotary International.

Rock To tThe Rescue originally started in 2001 as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and is the brainchild of STYX’s Tommy Shaw and REO SPEEDWAGON’s Kevin Cronin. The two musicians brought together bands and artists such as Bad Company, Journey, Survivor, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others to be part of “Volunteers For America” concert events in Dallas and Atlanta that ultimately raised over $775,000 for victims of 9/11, as well as the Port Authority police department in New York City. On the bands’ last tour together, the Midwest Rock N' Roll Express, Rock To The Rescue not only raised thousands of dollars for local charities at each tour stop, but also raised $108,000 which went directly to the Boston One Fund, helping victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Hannah Shaw, daughter of Tommy Shaw, is Executive Director of Rock To The Rescue.

For more information visit: rocktotherescue.net and facebook.com/rocktotherescue.




FUNDRAISING CONCERT - FEATURING STYX AND REO SPEEDWAGON -

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Los Angeles, CA & Bloomington, IL (November 26, 2013) – REO SPEEDWAGON and STYX are proud to announce the addition of LARRY THE CABLE GUY, RICHARD MARX, SURVIVOR, HEAD EAST and BRUSHVILLE to the performances at Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need. On Dec. 4, this benefit concert, at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois, will raise funds for central Illinois communities that were affected by the recent devastating tornadoes and winds. In order to maximize charitable proceeds, the artists, along with numerous vendors, crew and local staff, have generously forgone any personal compensation for the evening.

Tickets for this performance are on sale at ticketmaster.com for $58, $43 and $28 (tickets are subject to applicable service charges and event time and date are subject to change). Visitwww.uscellularcoliseum.com/ for up-to-date information.

Additionally, seats in the first two rows on the floor are currently available via a Ticketmaster auction (click here). Auction bids begin at $300 for a pair of tickets, with winners also receiving a meet and greet and photo-op with the event’s artists.

Rock to the Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to build strong, healthy communities through the support of grassroots organizations across the country. Rock to the Rescue originally started in 2001 as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and is the brainchild of STYX’s Tommy Shaw and REO SPEEDWAGON’s Kevin Cronin. The two musicians brought together bands and artists such as Bad Company, Journey, Survivor, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others to be part of “Volunteers For America” concert events in Dallas and Atlanta that ultimately raised over $775,000 for victims of 9/11, as well as the Port Authority police department in New York City. On the bands’ last tour together, the Midwest Rock N' Roll Express, Rock to the Rescue not only raised thousands of dollars for local charities at each tour stop, but also raised $108,000 which went directly to the Boston One Fund, helping victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. For more information visit: www.rocktotherescue.net andwww.facebook.com/rocktotherescue.

Donations to Rock to the Rescue can be made at www.rocktotherescue.net.



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