For the second time in four months, Styx will bring its lush 1970s-80s pop-rock to metro Atlanta. The band’s set list at its May performance in Alpharetta contained a dozen classics, including “Come Sail Away,” “Crystal Ball” and those Tommy Shaw favorites “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)” and “Renegade.” Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips (along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo) have performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of Styx’s career combined. Opening the show is Atlanta mainstay Ed Roland and his side band, the Sweet Tea Project.

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Styx is the quintessential classic-rock band. They have been touring for decades, bringing their many hits to adoring fans around the world and back again. From “Come Sail Away” to “Renegade” to “Blue Collar Man” and “Lady”, the band’s deep catalog is readymade for summer amphitheater tours and intimate venues during the colder months.

Singer Lawrence Gowan joined the rockers in the late 1990s and has been with the group ever since. A successful musician in his own right, especially in Canada where has has a legendary solo career, Gowan is a big part of Styx’s success in the 21st century.

Recently Hollywood Soapbox caught up with the singer as the band was preparing for a show at the Los Angeles County Fair.

On Styx’s continued touring schedule in 2014 …

Yes, we’re having perhaps the time of our lives because things change in our lives as well, and we had a phenomenonal summer there with us and Don Felder and Foreigner. We continue on now where we’re back to doing the Evening with Styx, which means the longer shows. Tonight we’re playing at the L.A. County Fair, and that’s one of my favorite venues to do. We were just in L.A. a couple of months ago doing the Greek, but this is a different thing because it’s in Pomona. You just get the vibe of an end-of-summer fair, and 20,000 people in a grandstand flipping out. I’m looking forward to tonight very much, and that sums up what’s going on in the band. We look forward to each and every show and bringing another Styx epic adventure to people, and that’s what we’ve been able to do in 2014. And perhaps, if people have seen our show this year, it might be the best ever because we’ve elevated the whole production of the show, and the way it presents is taking another step in the right direction.

Read more of this interview with Lawrence Gowan at!

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The middle of Lancaster, PA- right in the heart of Amish country - seems like an odd place to hold a classic rock concert. The concert was held at the American Music Theatre, which is surprisingly large given its outer appearance. On the way to the venue there are rolling hills and farms, and you miay even spot the occasional horse and buggy.

The contrast between the music adn teh area is astounding, and yet it worked. The stark contrast added another level of intensity to the conert which was ull of energy and light. When Styx puts on a show they give it their all, making sure that it is a memorable experience for all.

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The middle of Lancaster PA - right in the heart of Amish country - seems like an odd place to hold a classic rock concert. The concert was held at the American Music Theatre which is surprisingly large given it's outer appearance. On the way to the venue there are rolling hillls and farms, and you may even spot the occasional horse and buggy.

The contrast between the music and area is astounding, and yet it worked. This stark contrast added another level of intensity to the concert which was full of energy and lgiht. When Styx puts on a show they give it their all, making sure that it is a memorable experience for all.

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Styx has been a major influence in the music world for over four decades. Over the years, they have gained a loyal fan base spanning many generations. These loyal followers come from all over and enjoy Styx on the road during their numerous tours. Since Styx began, they have produced some mega hits such as “Renegade,” “Come Sail Away,” and “Mr.Roboto.” Though some of their members have changed, their music has stayed consistent with a classic rock sound that is instantly recognizable and loved by many. Members include Chuck Panozzo, James “J.Y.” Young, Tommy Shaw, Todd Sucherman, Ricky Phillips and Lawrence Gowan. Gowan recently chatted with us about all things STYX, giving us an inside look into one of today’s most well known classic rock bands.

Who would you say inspires you as an artist?

I would say Beethoven, Woody Allen, John, Paul, George and Ringo, Freddie Mercury, and Salvador Dali.

How do you use their influence in your daily life?

I think somehow, like anyone who has people that they admire, incorporate some of the ideals of that person into your own existence. Some of the ways that you do that are subtle and some of them are very obvious. For myself, obviously, the musical inspiration that I have manifests itself in my pursuit of music. But also what people can do artistically I find astounding as well. I’d have a couple more names to add to that list… I’ve never made one like that before and I like it. I’m going to add Neil Armstrong and Bobby Orr.

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That's what Styx lead singer/keyboardist Lawrence Gowan promised his band would be Saturday at The Great Frederick Fair. It would be the full Styx experience, he said, and fans would not leave disappointed.

There's one word he didn't mention that fit the bill just as well: Familial. As the crowd that gathered on the fair's final night proved, age is nothing but a number when it comes to the rockers' fan base.

Just ask Renee Thornton, of Frederick, who stood in line with her son Chandler for an exclusive meet-and-greet with the group before the show. She's liked the band since the 1970s, she said, and Saturday night marked the fifth time she's seen the band perform live.

Her favorite show? That would be the time she took her immediate family to Nashville, Tennessee, to see the group at the Wild Horse Saloon. She didn't mean to turn everybody into a series of serious Styx supporters. It just so happened that all of them, even her children, more or less found the band on their own.

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Let's go out to the fair! That is precisely what this woman did on Saturday, September 20th! Everyone likes the ferris wheel, everyone likes the games, the funnel cake, the lemonade, and all those cool little trinkets you don't really need but have to have right!!!?? I do, but I wasn't there for any of that! I was there for the one and only Styx.

Having seen Styx several times before I knew this would be a great show but somehow tonight was special. Maybe it was the scenic view I was seeing. If I looked to the right I saw a ferris wheel, to the left tents with treasures to buy.... dead center, the stage! It was cool and breezy, perfect outdoor concert weather.

Just as the sun was setting, the boys took the stage. The Grand Illusion would kick off the night followed by Too Much Time On My Hands which immediately had the crowd on their feet dancing and singing. The boys themselves were all smiling as the the breeze whipped through their hair!

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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.

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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!


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.

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“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.”

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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 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.”




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.


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)


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:


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


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.


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.


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)


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 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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