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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.


Remembering our good friend Kevin Greene, the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame outside linebacker and all-time Pittsburgh Steelers great who was also one of the biggest Styx fans you'd ever meet.


STYX has just released a video for its classic hit "Too Much Time On My Hands", filmed from the band's home studios in support of the Pittsburgh #SteelersNation and their game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Check it out below!




Equinox, Styx’s fifth studio album, was released 45 years ago today on December 1, 1975. Co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY“ Young and co-founding bassist Chuck Panozzo tell Styxworld exclusively how it was made, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw shares what it was like joining the band mere weeks after the album was released, and keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan notes how it impacted him years before he joined the band.


One With Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Styx’s seventh live album, was released by NewDoor/UMe 14 years ago today on November 14, 2006. Guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, then-CYO conductor Liza Grossman, and onetime CYO members Lavinia Pavlish and David Ellis exclusively tell Styxworld how it all came together.


Man of Miracles, Styx’s fourth studio album, was released 46 years ago today by Wooden Nickel Records on November 8, 1974. In a Styxworld exclusive, co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young and co-founding bassist Chuck Panozzo tell us how it all came together.


Celebrating Cornerstone, Styx’s ninth studio album, which was released 41 years ago today by A&M Records on October 19, 1979. Bandmembers Tommy Shaw, Chuck Panozzo, and James “JY” Young, along with their late, great producer/engineer Gary Loizzo, share their memories of recording Cornerstone exclusively with Styxworld.



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® celebrated titans of the music industry by inducting three extraordinary Cravers into its exclusive Cravers Hall of Fame.


STYX singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw, renowned concert promoter Danny Zelisko, and the late singer-songwriter John Prine join fellow legends in the Castle halls of Crave. John Prine very sadly passed away in April 2020 due to complications caused by COVID-19.


Reserved for the most devout fans, White Castle's Cravers Hall of Fame has been inducting legends from main street to the main stage for nearly 20 years. Among the well-known honorees are rock icon Alice Cooper, the late comic pioneer Stan Lee, and the stars of "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," John Cho and Kal Penn.




Crystal Ball, Styx’s sixth studio album and the first to feature Tommy Shaw on guitar and vocals, was released 44 years ago today on October 1, 1976. Shaw, James “JY” Young, and Chuck Panozzo exclusively tell Styxworld all the things we need to know about how Tommy’s first album as a member of Styx came to be.


Styx’s mega-triple-platinum smash success Pieces of Eight was released 42 years ago today by A&M Records on September 1, 1978. Bandmembers Tommy Shaw and James “JY” Young, along with album art designer Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Pittsburgh Steelers legends Kevin Greene and Jerome Bettis, all tell the tale of the great Eight, exclusively to Styxworld.


“THESE ARE THE TIMES” CONCEPTUAL VIDEO SET TO THE SONG’S LYRICS ALSO OUT TODAY

August 21, 2020 -- For the first time ever, STYX has released their 14 th album, CYCLORAMA, on all download and streaming platforms starting today via BMG.
 
Originally released in 2003 on Sanctuary/CMC International, CYCLORAMA, it was the band’s last full-length studio album of all-original material prior to the June 2017 release of THE MISSION. It was produced by ...CLICK TO READ




Styx’s biggest-selling album, The Grand Illusion, was released 43 years ago today by A&M Records on the cosmically cool stardate of July 7, 1977. In a Styxworld exclusive, all six bandmembers recount the impact The Grand Illusion has had over the years — and continues to have, day in and day out. 


Celebrating the three-year anniversary of the release of Styx’s latest — and most vibrant — studio album, The Mission, with exclusive comments from the seven men who made it happen.



Big Bang Theory, Styx’s rousing run through a baker’s dozen of celebrated rock and blues classics — in addition to a stripped-down makeover of one of their own benchmark hits — was released 15 years ago on the New Door/UMe label on May 10, 2005. n a Styxworld exclusive, the entire band tells us the tale of how Big Bang Theory came to be, and they assess the album’s continuing legacy. 


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