4-22-05 Big Bang Theory Review Posted
here for the exclusive StyxCollector.com review of the new Styx CD, Big
Shaw Blades Influence Tracklisting
to the offical Shaw
Blades message board, this is the final tracklisting for the new Shaw Blades
1. TIME OF THE SEASON - The Zombies
2. I AM A ROCK - Simon & Garfunkel
3. YOUR MOVE - Yes
4. FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH - Buffalo Springfield
5. LUCKY MAN - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
6. DIRTY WORK - Steely Dan
7. CAROUSEL - The Hollies
8. SOUNDS OF SILENCE - Simon & Garfunkel
9. CALIFORNIA DREAMIN - The Mommas and The Papas
10. SUMMER BREEZE - Seals and Crofts
11. DANCE WITH ME - Orleans
12. NO MATTER WHAT - Badfinger
13. MAKE IT WITH YOU - Bread
Certainly some interesting selections here. "No Matter What" looks to be a standout.
More Information About The Complete Wooden
here for the press release for the upcoming release The Complete
Wooden Nickel Recordings. It contains a complete track list, as
well as an approximation of the cover.
The release will be on Hip-O/UME with a catalog number of B0003922-02.
Styx To Tour Europe Summer, 2005
will be hitting Europe this upcoming summertime for their first extended
European tour since the 1981 Paradise Theater tour. They did
play a few dates a few years back in Germany and Switzerland, but that
was not a multi-country, full-scale tour.
Here are some dates as they are known:
6-7-05 Berlin, Germany (Columbiahalle)
6-8-05 Hamburg, Germany (Stadtpark Freilichtbuhne)
6-13-05 Nottingham, UK (Rock City)
Glasgow, UK (SECC Arena)
6-16-05 Birmingham, UK (Symphony Hall)
6-17-05 Manchester, UK (Carling Apollo Manchester)
6-18-05 London, UK (Carling Apollo Hammersmith)
6-19-05 Bristol, UK (Colston Hall)
6-23-05 Frankfurt, Germany (Jahrhunderthalle - with Kansas)
6-24-05 Bonn, Germany (Museumplatz - with Kansas)
6-25-05 Stuttgart, Germany (Killesberg - with Kansas)
6-26-05 Munich, Germany (Tollwood Festival)
6-27-05 Pratteln, Switzerland (Z7)
6-28-05 Milan, Italy (Discoteca Alcatraz)
Album of Covers Coming In Spring on New Door/UME
has been reported elsewhere, Styx is currently recording an album
of cover songs which will include "I Am The Walrus" (the Beatles), "I
Don't Need No Doctor", "Locomotive Breath" (Jethro Tull),
and "Wishing Well". What has not been noted is that
this will be released on New Door/UME, so Styx is back home where
majority of their catalog (sans the CMC albums) resides.
According to their manager Charlie Brusco, the tracklist is not finalized at
this time, and it will be released sometime between the end of March and the
middle of May.
Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings 2 CD Set Coming 2-15-05
first four albums will be collected on a new retrospective titled The
Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings, to be released February 15th.
Named after the group's original label, the two-CD set collects 1972's
self-titled debut, 1973's Styx II and The Serpent Is Rising,
and 1974's Man Of Miracles. In addition to the 34 original
tracks from those albums, the box set includes the bonus cut "Unfinished
Song" from the Styx II sessions.
Styxcollector.com is excited about this release, as
it will see "Unfinished Song" for the first time on CD, but
it remains to be seen if "Lies" will make it, since it replaced "Best
Thing", and itself was replaced by "Unfinished Song" for
1980's reissue Miracles.
Judging by the quality of the remastering on Come
Sail Away: The Styx Anthology and the interview with Bob
Ludwig, the tapes are in good condition. It will be interesting
to see if the sound quality bests the Japanese K2 editions from a few
ago (all except Styx I, which was announced but never released).
What also appears to be interesting is that this release is currently
lists at $19.98 (tres cheap!), and can be had for preorder lower than
that. According to CD Universe, it is being released on Universal.
If this is the case, it would be a first since RCA (then BMG, now BMG/Sony)
has always owned the tapes, and all of the Styx catalog would now be
under one house.
This could also mean that the floodgates are finally open and
catalog will also be properly remastered, but that remains to
Stay tuned ...
UPDATE: This is on Universal, and we hope to have it here
soon to give a review!
8-27-2004 Cyclorama To Be Released as a DualDisc
November 2, 2004, the last Styx studio effort, which saw
a DVD Audio release in May, is going to be released in the DualDisc
according to High
Fidelity Review. A DualDisc is a double
sided disc that contains CD content on one side,
other can contain
DVD Audio, etc. They were initially test marketed
in February and March of 2004 in Boston and Seattle
number of titles. Click
here for more information.
One can assume that the flip side of Cyclorama will
be the DVD Audio.
Dennis DeYoung Updates
last night's Rockline:
* The upcoming symphonic shows may have some new songs
added into the mix: "Pieces of Eight" (this seemed to be a definite), "I'm OK", and
"Queen of Spades"
* Dennis has a new record deal with Rounder
Records (who is distributed by Universal, parent company of
Dennis' other works at MCA and A&M), and coming out sometime
in the next few months is a wide release of the symphonic 2 CD
set - stay tuned
DDY is writing for a full, all-new studio album that will also be out on
* Live in-studio on solo piano, Dennis played a small bits of "Lady Madonna",
Eight", "Castle Walls", "Hello God", and in a quasi-medley:"Lady", "Grand
Let It End", "Desert Moon", "Babe", "The Best of
Times", and "Come Sail Away"
the man can still play. And he was in good voice, too.
Note to DDY: play more keys!)
* DDY almost produced some tracks for Barbara Streisand!
* Looks like DDY is thinking about possibly penning a book, however with
the outcome of the lawsuit, should he do it, I wonder how much he could
is not in the works just yet ...
* Dennis will be doing more live dates in fall '04/winter '05; rumor has
it places will be ones he has not done, like Boston
* Dennis has a bit part in a Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear movie
coming out next
called "The Perfect
Man". Dennis plays - oddly enough - the lead singer in
an 80s style Styx tribute band! Read more about it at the link
above, but it's nice to see Dennis can poke fun at himself a bit.
drummer is DDY's son Matt (who plays drums in a band called Mama
Green), and the
5-5-2004 Cyclorama DVD
making the update below, StyxCollector.com found out that
the release date for the Cyclorama DVD-A has been
pushed back to June 1.
5-5-2004 Cyclorama DVD
noted here in an earlier update, the most recent Styx
studio album, Cyclorama,is being released on May
18 in the USA on DVD-A. The DVD-A will contain:
* The full Cyclorama album in 5.1 surround sound
Advanced Resolution DVD-Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1, and stereo
Bonus unreleased and behind-the-scenes video
* Lyrics and weblinks
It will be released through Silverline, and has a catalog number
It is not noted, however, if the Advanced Resolution is 96/24
or 192/24 (my guess: 96/24), or if the stereo options are Dolby
2.0 as well as
Advanced Resolution, or just one.
Look for an upcoming review here on StyxCollector.com!
Century Masters - The Best of Styx DVD
Information & Review; Come Sail Away: The Styx Anthology Review
the skinny on the new video compilation DVD:
20th Century Masters - The Best of Styx
Catalog Number: B0002462-09
US Release Date: April 20, 2004
1. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
2. The Best of Times
3. Too Much Time On My Hands
4. Boat on the River
5. Mr. Roboto
StyxCollector.com is lucky enough to have received an
advance review copy of
DVD as well as a copy of Come Sail Away: The Styx Anthology.
The reviews can
3-24-2004 Come Sail Away: The Styx Anthology Details
the skinny on the new set:
Come Sail Away: The Styx Anthology
Catalog Number: B0002104-02
US Release Date: May 4, 2004
You Need Love
Winner Take All
Rock & Roll Feeling
Suite Madame Blue
The Grand Illusion
Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
Come Sail Away
Man In The Wilderness "Previously Unreleased Full Length Version"
Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
Sing For The Day
Pieces of Eight
Boat On The River
Rockin' the Paradise
Too Much Time On My Hands
The Best of Times
Love Is The Ritual
Show Me The Way
One With Everything
Click here to
see the full Adobe PDF sales sheet.
Look for a review on this site soon!
VH-1 True Spin With "Mr. Roboto" Segment
to Air 3/15, 16, 17
On TV, the VH-1 show True Spin featuring
a segment on "Mr.
Roboto" will air 3/15 at 11:30 PM EST,
3/16 at 11 AM, and 3/17 at 1 PM. Your very
you may get to see him (although he still
has no idea
hasn't seen anything).
Update on New Shaw/Blades Project, Styx Tour, Damn Yankees
to a new
interview with Jack Blades done for MelodicRock.com,
there is some exciting news:
* The new Shaw/Blades (although it may not be called that)
project should hopefully be in the can, but it is officially
* At the time Jack thought the new tour this summer
would be Styx, Night Ranger, and Ted Nugent. According
to Jack: "And in the middle
I will come out and maybe play 5 or 6 Damn Yankees tunes." Styx
is doing dates with Nelson and Peter Frampton,
but one can hope the Styx/NR/Nugent show does happen
3-10-2004 Cyclorama To Be Released As a 5.1 DVD-Audio on May 18
hinted at in the interview
with James Young for StyxCollector.com,
it appears that the
latest Styx album Cyclorama will
be released as a
DVD Audio in May,
This was confirmed
by Silverline themeselves,
who gave the release
of May 18, 2004.
For the hi-rez Styx
there, this is good
on this release will
be posted right
as we have it ...
Two New Styx Issues from Universal/A&M: Anthology and Caught
In The Act Live
will be releasing two new Styx items: what
appears to be a 2 CD set entitled Anthology, which
will most likely be another hits collection that
will hopefully contain one
or two rare tracks.
This is probably the long awaited box set (in the
industry, a 2 CD set is considered a box set).
Also, it appears that
IN The Act Live will be released on DVD at
the same time. We here at StyxCollector.com heard
that May 4th
was the release
date, but according to this
link, they are due out in Canada on
April 27th. As soon as any more details on these
releases are known, they will be posted here.
Tommy Shaw To Be On Upcoming Tribute CDs to AC/DC and Kiss
to a new note entitled "Tricks, Tracks, and a Duck's Quacks", Tommy
will be appearing
on an upcoming tribute to AC/DC singing "Downpayment Blues". He also
Gun" for an upcoming tribute CD for Kiss. Both
are produced by Bob Kulick, who
also produced the Pink Floyd tribute CD Tommy appeared
on a few years back. No other information (such as
12-31-2003 Troy Is Selling His Styx Collection
Troy Yarbrough, one of the co-webmasters here
at StyxCollector.com, has decided to sell his collection
of Styx items. Why? Read about it
here in Troy's
at StyxCollector.com are sad to see this, but completely
understand. Although Troy
will not be as
active with the site as he was in the past, like Chuck & Styx,
he'll make guest appearances once in awhile. Just because
he is selling his
collection does not
make him less of an expert on collecting Styx - especially
To see Troy's list of items, go to:
This will be updated as Troy finds more items.
More Info On The New Shaw/Blades CD and Styx Tour News
Dec. 29 update, it confirms (through an interview with Jack
Blades) the news posted
CD in 2004. It will apparently be an album of classic cover
tunes from the '70s, and it will not necessarily be in the
vein of their
Also, MR.com notes that the summer Styx tour may also have
Night Ranger and Ted Nugent, with a possibly Damn Yankees set
is not confirmed,
but good news for DY fans.
StyxCollector.com Helps VH-1's True Spin
few weeks ago, StyxCollector.com was contacted by VH-1
to assist with an upcoming segment that will air
in January, 2004, on "Mr. Roboto".
StyxCollector.com's own Allan Hirt was even interviewed,
and if they use any of his comments, look
a familiar object in the background!
New Shaw/Blades or Damn Yankees Album?
JY saying this was not the time to do solo projects in the interview with
Allan exclusively done for StyxCollector.com, according
to the December 22 update to the "Ask
a ?" section of John Kalodner's
a new Shaw/Blades album appears to be set. JDK also comments
on the aborted DY3 album. Here is the quote:
It's possible at some point there may be a new
Damn Yankees album, and if so
I would certainly sign them to Sanctuary. There was
a third Damn Yankees album recorded when I signed them
I didn't feel
the record was
good enough and reflective of how great the band is
release it. I consider it an A&R mistake on my part - these things do happen in an A&R
person's career. I probably will do a Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw record for Sanctuary
this winter, which will be out in the early summer.
12-24-2003 Listen to "Shine On"
here to listen to a snippet the "new" Tommy
Shaw/Jack Blades collaboration that appears on Jack's
new solo album
due out soon, as
noted in the last news
10-20-2003 Tommy Shaw on Jack Blades Solo Effort; More Damn Yankees 3 Tracks
According to melodicrock.com,
the new Jack Blades solo album will feature yet another two
songs from the failed Damn Yankees 3 album
that was never released.The tracks are "Shine
On" and "We Are The One". Tommy Shaw
is apparently going to be a guest artist on the album,
is due in
early 2004 on Frontiers
and in Japan on King Records. For a complete track
listing, go to the link to melodicrock.com (it's in
Glen Burtnik Out, Ricky Phillips In
rumors are true. Glen Burtnik is leaving Styx. As you may know, he
has a solo album coming out in November entitled Welcome To Hollywood.
According to the statement, as well as sources close to Glen who we
here at StyxCollector.com know, it is an amicable split. There is no
Glen, as you know, is also a family man, and spending the past 4 years
on the road is a long time away. We here at StyxCollector.com wouldn't
be surprised to see Glen working with Styx in some capacity in the
future. He has been a vital part of the Styx efforts these past few
we're sure fans will always remember his showmanship, musicianship,
and the fact he's a nice guy.
Ricky Phillips is his replacement as the new bass player of Styx. Ricky
has some impressive credentials (Coverdale/Page, the Babys, etc.),
so he is no slouch. Whether the fans will accept him, only time will
See the official statement on
the Styx site.
Century Live Artwork
Here ya go ...
New Styx CD/DVD Set 21st Century Live Due In October
Scheduled for release on October 7th (subject to change, of course),
Styx is releasing a new combined CD and DVD set. Here is the
tracklisting for each disc, and the location and year of the
1. Rockin' the Paradise (Tokyo, 2000)
Enough (Tokyo, 2000)
3. Lorelei (Tokyo, 2000)
4. Sing For The Day (Tokyo, 2000)
5. Boat On The River (Frankfurt, 2000)
6. Love Is The Ritual (Calgary,2000)
7. Snowblind (Tokyo, 2000)
8. Miss America (Tokyo, 2000)
9. Come Sail Away (Calgary, 2000)
10. Renegade (St. Louis, 2000)
1. Blue Collar Man (St. Louis, 2000)
2. Everything Is Cool (St. Louis, 2000) **
3. Brave New World (St. Louis, 2000)
4. Kiss Your Ass Goodbye (Los Angeles, 2003) ***
5. A Criminal Mind (Pittsburgh, 2001) **
6. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) (St. Louis, 2000)
7. Heavy Water (St. Louis, 2000)
8. Too Much Time On My Hands (St. Louis, 2000)
9. These Are The Times (Detroit, 2003) **
10. Yes I Can (Studio, 2003) ***
** marks a first appearance live on video ("TATT" was released live on
single, assuming from the same show)
*** marks a first appearance live in any format
few notes: "Yes I Can" was shot in the studio ostensibly while
they were recording, or for a one-off live pupose. "KYAG" and "These
Are ..." are both from this year's touring. Although it is not
known at this time, it looks like the St. Louis tracks are probably
from Arch Allies. The CD appears to be a combo to some degree of Arch Allies/At the River's Edge along with Styxworld.
No price is listed yet, and artwork is coming shortly to this page!
09-17-2003 Styx on New Budget DVD Released By BMG
In their tradition of budget CD recordings in the Extended Versions series, BMG
has released Extended Versions: The DVD Collection which has two Styx
tracks: "Lady" and "Too Much Time on My Hands".
08-30-2003 New Styx Promo Single from Cyclorama
has just released the third promotional only single
from Cyclorama to radio stations for the song "These
Are the Times" with a catalog number of CMCDJ
87344-2. As many of It contains 3 versions of the song:
1. Radio Edit 4:57
2. Album Version 6:45
3. Live Version 5:46
Of particular interest to collectors is the live version of the song, which
was recorded sometime in the past few months. The live version is a bit different
from the studio in the middle section. This is the only known officially released
live material from Cyclorama. The edit is not great, but also may
appeal to collectors.
is no front insert, and there is just text on the CD. The back insert
is a picture insert.
Thanks to DJ Mike for help on this one!
Dennis DeYoung Soundstage and 2 CD Live Set Update
August 16, Dennis DeYoung participated in the pledge drive for PBS
station WTTW in Chicago. They premiered the DDY Soundstage episode.
As part of the pledge drive, if you pledged the right amount of money,
you would get either the upcoming 2 CD live set (with 3 new tracks)
due soon, or the DVD of the Soundstage episode. It may even have
the whole set (Soundstage only airs one hour).
Soundstage episodes are starting to appear on DVD, but only on order through
WTTW. And from the person on the phone, it looks like the DDY will be an exclusive
pledge offering for the foreseeable future. So the only way now to get the
DVD is to pledge to WTTW. It may be sold, like the Tom Petty, separately at
The pledge levels are $55 (2 CD set), $95 (DDY DVD, plus bonus Tom Petty Soundstage
2 DVD set), and $150 (CD and both DVDs). You do not need to live in Chicago
to pledge to get the DVD or the CD; click here.
A note about the upcoming 2 CD set: it appears to be made up from multiple
live shows (not a surprise as Dennis was taping most of the Chicagoland shows
he's done for the past few years). The person at WTTW confirmed this when asked
if what they were giving away was the Soundstage show on CD.
WARNING: Talking In Code Bootleg On eBay
is a warning to all folks who collect Styx: there is a seller on
eBay, bbc_recordings, who is posting a ton of "original" Glen Talking
in Code CDs. While the CD is a factory pressed CD, this guy
is selling bootlegs. This is a severe disappointment, and do not
get caught as someone here did purchasing one for crazy money. This
is NOT the real deal. Since the original is rare and hard to find,
under $40 for a factory pressed CD may not be bad in your eyes. Most
won't pay $300 for a CD. So buyer beware.
Apparently some copies were real, so you may have lucked out. If you got the
wrong one in the pile, you didn't. The seller is being nice about my copy and
is supposed to be refunding my money. So far, so good. They don't seem like
bad people, so if you are in the situation, do not be nasty. Looks like they
possibly got duped as well, which is unfortunate.
For pictures on how to spot a bootleg, go here.
To see a real copy (sans OBI and insert), go here.
New Dennis DeYoung Double Live CD
DeYoung is currently producing and mixing his April 4, 2003 show
at the Chicago Theatre, and other original material, onto a double-live
CD to be released this fall.
07-13-2003 Styx in 5.1 and Box Set News
According to Allan's new interview with
James Young, Styx fans can look forward to the box set, which may also have
a video component, in 2004, and Cyclorama may be released in 5.1 as
a DVD or DVD-A with a video component as well. This and other collector news
can be found in the interview.
07-11-2003 Track Listing for Styx Rockers
Coming out in the next few months (tentatively late August) from Universal
is the new compilation Styx Rockers. The preliminary track listing
(subject to change, of course) is as follows:
3. Crystal Ball
4. Miss America
5. Man in the Wilderness
6. Blue Collar Man
9. Heavy Metal Poisoning
10. Love is the Ritual
11. Little Suzie
This will mark the first time some songs, including "Midnight Ride" and "Shooz" appear
in remastered form.
07-11-2003 Check out Pre-Styx Tommy Shaw Song
On the official Tommy Shaw site, a pre-Styx Tommy Shaw clip is featured. It
is an original, unreleased song from the band Harvest entitled "Goodbye
Bright Lights". Click here to
see information and to hear the clip.
07-11-2003 New Dennis DeYoung Song to Appear During 2003
MLB All Star Game
According to the Chicago
Tribune, Dennis DeYoung has recorded a new song, "The Voice Above
The Crowd", which is a tribute to the baseball announcers. It was mixed
and taped in a six-hour session at Dennis' home recently. The song will air
during the game on July 15, 2003.
07-11-2003 Dennis DeYoung Music Orderable Online
For those of you looking to get copies of The Hunchback Of Notre Dame or
Suzanne's book "A Love Foretold" containing a CD with the exclusive
Dennis DeYoung track with the same name, they can be found on CDBaby.com.
Get Hunchback here,
and "A Love Foretold" here (contains
a sound clip of the DDY song).
05-01-2003 Damn Yankees Don't Tread CD Re-released
On Tuesday, May 6th, Collectables Records will re-release the out of print
Damn Yankees Don't Tread CD.
here to order the Damn Yankees CD Don't
New Dennis DeYoung CD Single "A Love Foretold"
Dennis DeYoung has recorded and released a new song "A Love Foretold" --
his first new solo material since 1996. The song is available exclusively as
a bonus CD Single when you purchase Suzanne DeYoung's new romance novel "A
Love Foretold". Currently, you can only purchase the Novel/CD Single at
Dennis' concerts or his Official Website.
here to order the Novel/CD Single "A
Styx announces New Tour with Journey and REO Speedwagon
Styx has announced its new summer tour with Journey and REO Speedwagon. The "Classic
Rock's Main Event" tour will kick off in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 10,
here to read the "Classic
Rock's Main Event" Official Press Release.
Click here to go to the Main
Event Tour Information Page.
02-07-2003 "Babe" on
VH-1 "100 Greatest Love Songs" List
"Babe" charts at Number 26 on VH-1's "100 Greatest Love Songs" list.
here for more information.
Download the new Styx song "One With Everything"
You can now download an MP3 copy of the new Styx song "One With Everything" at
the Official Styx Website.
here to download "One
Download the exclusive Styx "Queen Medley" MP3
You can now download an exclusive MP3 of Styx performing
their "Queen Medley" from the Superbowl 2003 Pre-Game Show
at the Official Styx Website.
here to download "Queen
Download the new Styx song "These Are The Times"
You can now download an MP3 copy of the new Styx song "These
Are The Times" at the Official Styx Website.f
here to download "These
Are The Times".
Download the new Styx single "Waiting For Our Time"
You can now download an MP3 copy of the new Styx single "Waiting
For Our Time" at the Official Styx Website.
here to download "Waiting
For Our Time".
New Styx Cyclorama CD Announced
On February 18th, 2003, Sanctuary Records will release the new Styx studio
album Cyclorama. The first single "Waiting For Our Time" will be
released to radio on January 20th.
Cyclorama will be the first studio album released by the
current Styx lineup consisting of Tommy Shaw, James "JY" Young,
Glen Burtnik, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman & Chuck Panozzo.
The album will also include guest musicians Jude Cole, Gary Loizzo,
Tenacious D (Jack Black & Kyle Gass), Billy Bob Thornton, John
Waite & Brian Wilson.
Here is the track listing for Cyclorama:
Things My Way
2. Waiting For Our Time
3. Fields Of The Brave
4. Bourgeois Pig
5. Kiss Your Ass Goodbye
6. These Are The Times
7. Yes I Can
8. More Love For The Money
10. Palm Of Your Hand
11. Captain America
12. Killing The Thing That You Love
13. One With Everything
14. Genki Des Ka
here to order the CD Cyclorama.
Dennis DeYoung Official Website Relaunched
Dennis DeYoung has relaunched his Official Website featuring
news, tour dates, etc. You can also once again order his self-released
CD The Hunchback Of Notre Dame on the site.
here to go to the Official
Dennis DeYoung Website.
A Classic Rock Christmas CD Released
On October 8th, Sanctuary Records released the various artists
CD A Classic Rock Christmas which contains new tracks by Styx
and Shaw-Blades among others.
Here is the track listing for A Classic Rock Christmas:
I Want - Styx
2. Christmas In Your Arms - Felix Cavaliere
3. I Believe In Santa Claus - REO Speedwagon
4. Everybody Loves Christmas - Eddie Money & Ronnie Spector
5. All I Want For Christmas - John Waite
6. I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake
7. Christmas Is Here - Survivor
8. Santa's Lament - Father Guido Sarducci feat. Joe Walsh & Joe Vitale
9. Silent Night - Keith Emerson feat. The London Community Gospel Choir
10. Twelve Days Of Christmas - Shaw/Blades
11. Mary (The Return From Calvary) - Mark Farner
here to order the CD A
Classic Rock Christmas.
Dennis DeYoung Update
According to a source within the Dennis DeYoung camp, Dennis'
official website may be back up very soon. Unfortunately, no other
official word will come from the man himself because Dennis is only
doing interviews for local papers where he is playing a show.
06-08-2002 New Styx-only version of Arch Allies Live
Scheduled for release on July 9th in the USA, Styx At
The River's Edge - Live In St. Louis is a new Styx-only single
CD version of the Arch Allies CD that removes the two Styx-REO
Speedwagon jam tracks and adds Lorelei (Live) and Everything Is Cool
Here is the track listing for At The River's Edge - Live In St. Louis:
1. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) (Live)
2. Grand Illusion (Live)
3. Renegade (Live)
4. Lady (Live)
5. Lorelei (Live)
6. Too Much Time On My Hands (Live)
7. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) (Live)
8. Everything Is Cool (Live)
9. Brave New World (Live)
10. Edge Of The Century (Live)
11. Heavy Water (Live)
here to order the CD At
The River's Edge - Live In St. Louis.
New Styx & Related CDs Coming
There are a few new Styx releases coming in the next few months.
June 11th in the USA, Styx 20th Century Masters: The Millenium
Collection is finally being released. This is a budget line hits
package that is remastered specifically for this release. Click
here for the press release. Here is the track listing:
1. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
2. Come Sail Away
3. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
7. Boat On The River
8. The Best Of Times
9. Too Much Time On My Hands
10. Mr. Roboto
11. Show Me The Way
Click here to order the CD 20th
Century Masters: The Millenium Collection.
II. In Japan, a reissue of Styx Greatest Hits (the 1995 hits compilation)
is due on June 21st. The catalog number is UICY-2520.
III. There is talk of Universal Music releasing a 2 CD Deluxe Edition for Grand
Illusion later this year. If you have seen some of the other expanded editions
that Universal has released, such as Marvin Gaye's What's Going On and
the Who's Live at Leeds, you already know that there will be an expanded
booklet as well as a wealth of additional audio material which may include
live cuts, outtakes, demos, etc. The only thing I can think of the 2nd CD being
is that A&M has a complete 1977 show "in the can" that would
be a great period piece. Styx is pretty controlling when it comes to demos
and b-sides being released, so I don't see that happening.
According to my contact at Universal, the GI reissue is only in the
brainstorming stage, and it is to early to tell if it will happen for sure.
It may not, so don't get your hopes up completely. But if they're considering
it, let's hope they see fit to do it.
IV. Dennis DeYoung may have a new ballad included on a CD to be released with
the publication of his wife Suzanne's new romance novel. Stay tuned for more
V. Styx is finally going to head into the studio this summer to begin recording
their followup to Brave New World. No release date is scheduled.
03-26-2002 Styx Tribute CD Info
Here is the track listing for the upcoming Tribute To
Styx on Deadline Records, due April 30, 2002.
1. Grand Illusion - Kelly Hanson of HURRICANE
2. Blue Collar Man - Alex Mitchell of CIRCUS OF POWER
3. Renegade - Marq Torien of BULLET BOYS
4. Best Of Times - Danny Wagner of WARRANT
5. Babe - Stevie Rochelle of TUFF
6. Mr. Roboto - Phil Lewis of L.A. GUNS
7. Come Sail Away - Chaz West of BONHAM
8. Lady - Spike of LONDON QUIREBOYS
9. Too Much Time On My Hands - Jizzy Pearl of LOVE / HATE
10. Foolin Yourself - Kelly Hanson of HURRICANE
11. Dont Let It End - Ralph Saenz of ATOMIC PUNKS
12. Too Much Time On My Hands (Remix) - Odyssey
here to order the CD Tribute
03-02-2002 New Dennis DeYoung Live Info
For those of you looking to catch Dennis live, there
are two new dates in addition to the existing ones that you may
know about. On August 23, 2002, Dennis will be doing a show at
the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, OH. Tickets go on sale March
And for those of you that missed Dennis live with the orchestra, you'll have
at least one more chance. I was told by someone close to Dennis he is doing
a show in May, and I saw that there is a show scheduled for May 11, 2002 at
the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago, IL. My hunch is that this is the show. If
you haven't seen Dennis with an orchestra, it's truly a great experience.
For ticket information, check out Ticketmaster.
02-17-2002 New Damn Yankees Compilation Due
According to MelodicRock.com, a new Damn Yankees greatest hits-style
compilation entitled The Essentials - The Damn Yankees Collection is
due out on Rhino Records in May or June (originally slated for April). The
track listing includes:
Coming Of Age
Where You Goin' Now
Don't Tread On Me
Fifteen Minutes Of Fame
Silence Is Broken
So it's essentially the same collection as the cheapie High Enough and Other
Hits released on Flashback (a division of Rhino) last year, plus the two
tracks "Runaway" and "Silence Is Broken". Let's hope it
sounds better, because the Flashback collection sounds like poo (original recordings,
definitely not the original masters as it sounds like they added reverb and
took any of the proverbial balls out of some of the music). It's nice to see
some DY stuff being released; presumable this will probably put the first CD
out of print, but who knows.
02-16-2002 Styx on Tour
Styx again has extensive tour plans for 2002. Check StyxWorld for
the latest dates. Many of the dates feature Styx co-headlining with
Arch Allies REO Speedwagon.
12-26-2001 Styx on Classic Rock's "The 100 Greatest
Rock Albums Ever"
In the Christmas 2001 issue of the UK magazine Classic
Rock, Styx weighed in at #85 for Pieces of Eight. Here's
the accompanying text:
"Although following their previous album, The Grand Illusion, had
seemed a dauntless task, Chicago's Styx achieved the feat with ease through Pieces
Of Eight, a masterful collection of hard rock anthems like 'Great White Hope',
and softer moments such as 'Queen Of Spades'. Rarely had pomp rock sounded so
'Queen Of Spades' soft? The title track, yes. 'Queen Of Spades', No. But hey,
they made the list. Other notables:
Rush - 2112 (#91) and Moving Pictures (#39)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (#40)
Queen - A Night At The Opera (#25, and surprisingly the only Queen
album on the list)
Journey - Escape (#22)
Pink Floyd - The Wall (#24) and Dark Side Of The Moon (#2)
#1 was Led Zeppelin with IV. It certainly is an interesting list - they
didn't seem to play complete favorites. Certainly, some of the albums you'd
expect to be on the list are.
12-03-2001 New Styx Compilation Delayed
According to Universal (A&M's parent company), the new
Styx compilation that was originally due out tomorrow (the "20th
Century Masters: Millenium Collection" CD) "has been pushed back
without a date" - a direct quote. This was originally supposed to
be released in 2000, and was then rescheduled for December 4, 2001.
As soon as I have any updated news, you'll hear it here first.
10-27-2001 Dennis DeYoung v James Young, et al. Settles
Out Of Court
Apparently, the lawsuit brought by Dennis DeYoung has been
settled out of court. This is the information as it is known from
1:00-cv-06217 Deyoung-v-Young, et al
Docket Date: 10/23/01
MINUTE ORDER of 10/22/01 by Hon. David H. Coar: Pursuant to telephonic notice
from the attorney for the plaintiff, the case is settled and the plaintiff's
motion for leave to file corrected affidavit of Dennis DeYoung is withdrawn
[35-1]. Status hearing set for 9:30 a.m. on 10/30/01. Mailed notice
Few details are known, but it appears that this chapter in Styx history is
now finished. According to reports, the current lineup will retain the name
Styx and can record, etc., and Dennis can perform as "Formerly of Styx" or "Performing
the Music of Styx". What happened, it looks like, is that James Young,
et al., made a motion for summary judgement sometime late this summer, and
that sped things along.
StyxCollector.com will bring you a full chronology and analysis of the trial
as soon as all details are obtainable. Stay tuned!
10-02-2001 Volunteers for America
Styx, along with many other great rock bands, will appear
in two upcoming benefit concerts called Volunteers
for America. The proceeds from these shows will help victims
and families of the recent terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.
The shows are in Atlanta on October 20th and Dallas on October 21st.
Other acts include Lynyrd Skynyrd, REO Speedwagon, Journey, Bad Company,
and more! What a lineup! See the official
website for more details.
New Styx Compilation December 4th
According to the new release list from Universal Music Group, which
is the parent company of A&M, they will be releasing the Styx Millenium
Collection on December 4. The Millenium Collection is a
series of budget-priced hits compliations with no rare tracks, but
they are remastered (not the same as other releases). More details
to follow when we have them.
Ted Nugent Talks About Damn Yankees
Ted Nugent was interviewed by Classic
Rock magazine in its September, 2001 issue. It is a very entertaining
interview, and here is the paragraph from page 49 relating to Damn
to the still unreleased third album by the Damn Yankees, the band
that also features Tommy Shaw of Styx, Night Ranger's Jack Blades,
and current Skynyrd drummer Michael Cartellone, Nugent hopes it will
eventually see the light of day but isn't too optimistic. "The
production was horrible," he says. "We'd have to do some
serious repairs. If they'd released it the way it was, I'd have to
have killed somebody. It was so pussified ..."
here for a picture of DY from the photo sessions of the aborted
A review of the Styx/Bad Company show from the PNC Bank Arts Center (6/30/2001)
can also be found on page 105.
07-27-2001 Chuck Panozzo Comes Out As Gay
In news that broke today (see links below), Chuck Panozzo has
officially come out and declared that he is gay. Unfortunately, Chuck
has been HIV positive since 1990, started to seek treatment in 1997
after feeling seriously ill, and was diagnosed with advanced AIDS
in 1999. He is still receiving treatment, and is in good health.
He is in such good health that Chuck can currently be seen on tour
with Styx, and will be a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign's
National Coming Out day on October 11, 2001.
Rights Campaign Press Release
07-21-2001 Dennis DeYoung's Desert Moon Reissued
Our good friend DJ Mike just posted this on the SC.com
Desert Moon will indeed be remastered and re-released in
CD format on September 18, 2001. Confirmation came today from Dennis
himself, via our friend Dave Harris at RetroRewind.
The CD will have the original artwork from the album and CD produced in 1984.
Thanks to DJ Mike for this great news.
05-05-2001 Styxworld Tracklisting
According to Getmusic.com and
other sources, here are the tracks for the upcoming Styxworld CD:
"Snow Blind", "Rockin' The Paradise", "Crystal Ball;, "Miss
America ", "High Enough ", "Boat on the River", "Sometimes
Love Just Ain't Enough", "Love Is The Ritual", "Sing For
The Day", "Half-Penny, Two-Penny", "Lorelei", and "Come
Sail Away" (with Chuck P.), and "Criminal Mind."
Thanks to Ellen for the heads-up on "Criminal Mind".
Trial Date Set For Styx Lawsuit
The lawsuit brought by Dennis DeYoung against Tommy Shaw,
James Young, and Chuck Panozzo, which was filed on October 11, 2000,
has been set for a jury trial on April 22, 2002. It was originally
slated to be heard in January, but Shaw/Young/Panozzo were granted
First Two Tommy Shaw Solo CDs to be Reissued Again
Although announced long ago, Spitfire
Records has tentatively set a date of May 8, 2001, for the reissues
of Girls With Guns and What If, which were reissued (but
now out of print) in 1996 on Absolute. These were originally due out
New Styx Live Rarities CD
Confirmed on StyxWorld.com in
a note from Tommy Shaw, the band is finishing up mixing a CD called Styxworld of
some of the "rare" tracks played on the tour that started
in 1999 and ran through early this year. The songs are taken from three
cities: Tokyo, Japan, Offenbach, Germany, and Edmonton, Canada.
The tracks tentatively include:
"Love Is The Ritual" (Canada), "Half Penny, Two Penny" (Canada), "Sing
For The Day" (Canada), "A Criminal Mind" (Canada), "Sometimes
Love Just Ain't Enough" (Germany), "Boat on the River" (Germany), "High
Enough" (Germany), "Snowblind" (Japan), and "Rockin' the
The rumor of new studio songs is just that: rumor. It is unlikely any new material
will be on here.
tuned for more info!
Damn Yankees Update
According to Melodicrock.com,
who recently chatted with Jack Blades, the Damn Yankees news is not
good. As you may or may not know, the band completed an entire album,
but as it turns out, they were not happy with the producer (Ron Nevison,
ironically enough, who has worked extensively with the Yanks, and Tommy
Shaw, as well as with Styx on Brave New World), the sound of
the album, nor the final mix. It will most likely never, ever see the
light of day :( (Jack said "Not if I can help it!") Further
complicating matters is that the band's recording contract with Sony/Portait
has a no re-recording clause, so any songs used for the now shelved
album are not allowed to be re-rcorded by th eband for a new label
or album. The songs can be covered by other artists, and that's what
may happen. So make that two Damn Yankees projects that will never
see the light of day (the last being the aborted album in the changing
of the guard at Warner Brothers).
Styx Tour 2001
CLEVELAND (March 28, 2001) - Styx and Bad Company today announced
their 2001 North American concert tour at a press conference held at
the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. The 40-date
tour is slated to kick off on May 10th in Cleveland at Blossom Music
Center and will include stops in amphitheaters throughout the spring
and summer. A portion of the ticket sale proceeds will benefit the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the world's only museum dedicated to preserving
the legacy of rock and roll. Styx's "Arch Allies" tour (with REO Speedwagon)
was one of last year's top grossing tours, and with the addition of
Bad Company and Billy Squier, this "rock & roll fantasy" promises to
be one of the most highly anticipated tours this summer.
For concert dates and more tour info, visit StyxWorld.com.
Styx Plays The Superbowl
Styx played the pre-game show at the Superbowl in Tampa,
FL. They played "Come Sail Away".
10-11-2000 From the Chicago Sun-Times
Ex-Styx Singer Throws Stones
October 11, 2000
BY MARY HOULIHAN STAFF REPORTER
For more than a year, the rock band Styx has been on the road without its
co-founder, Dennis DeYoung. And he wants that to stop.
DeYoung went to court Tuesday in hopes of preventing the band from "damaging
this beautiful thing that we created."
The group's former lead singer filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming
misuse of the Styx trademark by former bandmates Tommy Shaw, James Young
and Charles Panozzo.
"This is the most painful decision of my professional career," said DeYoung,
who helped found the band 35 years ago in Chicago, wrote and sang most of the
group's hits, including "Lady," "Come Sail Away," "Babe" and "The Best of Times."
DeYoung, who lives in the south suburbs, said a partnership contract renewed
in 1990 by him, Shaw, Young, Panozzo and Panozzo's brother, John, required
the agreement of all five on all matters concerning the band and the Styx
trademark. John Panozzo died in 1996.
"Now they have taken the band's name and excluded me from the decision-making
process," said DeYoung, whose vision brought Styx much of its success. "I have
asked for a meeting since July of '98, and the response I've gotten is that there
is no interest in talking."
DeYoung joined Styx on a successful reunion tour in 1997. When the band was
planning to hit the road again in summer 1999, he asked to delay the tour
because he was suffering side effects of chronic fatigue syndrome. The other
members refused and went ahead without him.
DeYoung is seeking unspecified monetary damages, including a share of the
profits from the tour and recovery of his costs and attorney's fees.
Shaw and Young, the only original members on the current Styx tour, were
performing in Canada on Tuesday and had no comment. "No one within the Styx
organization knows anything about a lawsuit filed by Dennis DeYoung," manager
Charlie Brusco said.
Conflict between DeYoung and his bandmates is nothing new. Other Styx members
disliked wearing flamboyant costumes and speaking in grandiose dialogue in
the 1983 tour DeYoung spearheaded for the conceptual album "Kilroy Was Here." The
band seldom played together for the rest of the decade.
In a new episode of "Behind the Music" receiving heavy play on VH1, Shaw
and Young mock and ridicule some of DeYoung's musical concepts.
Concentrating on theatrical work in recent years, DeYoung recorded an album
called "Ten on Broadway," and his stage musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was
produced at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
Young told the Chicago Sun-Times in June that the decision to tour was a
case of "majority rules" egged on by a dislike for the musical direction
that DeYoung preferred.
"The majority made a decision in 1999 to go on without Dennis--Tommy Shaw and
myself and Chuck Panozzo, even though Chuck is on a leave of absence," he said. "Dennis'
priorities have not been directed toward the band. The theater thing--he's just
going off creatively in a dramatically different direction than what the band
is about in my judgment, and he's going off in a very unilateral sort of way,
where it's his way or the highway. We chose the highway."
DeYoung hopes to work things out with the band. His health has improved and
he is touring with an orchestra, performing new versions of Styx songs. "I
have said from the beginning that reconciliation is absolutely the way to
go," he said. "I'm still hoping that there will be a happy ending to all
Arch Allies DVD VHS Release
for Arch Allies on DVD and VHS beginning November 7th. The bands have
recorded interviews and extra footage for the video version of the concert.
The concert features both Styx and REO Speedwagon, as well as the bands
paying together for a couple of tracks.
New DeYoung Solo Tour
to Amusement Business magazine, Dennis DeYoung, along with a 50 piece
orchestra, will be performing live at Beacon Theatre in New York City
on November 1st. He may also perform in Cincinnati and Columbus. For more
tour info, check DennisDeYoung.Com.
Thanks to Ellen Kozisek for this info.
Arch Allies Live At Riverport Track Listing
Arch Allies Live at Riverport here from CDNow.
Here is a press release regarding the upcoming Styx/REO live CD set Arch
Allies Live At Riverport:
This is the new release sheet for the live styx/reo album streeted for
9/26. Here are the songs that will be on the cd:
STYX: Blue Collar Man, Lorelei, Too Much Time On My Hands, Renegade,Lady,
Fooling Yourself, Everything Is Cool, Edge of the Century,Brave New World,
REO: Don't Let Him Go, Take It On The Run, Time For Me To Fly, Keep On
Lovin You, Roll With The Changes, Music Man, Back On The Road Again, Ridin
the Storm Out, 157 Riverside Avenue, Can't Fight this feeling.
This will be a 2 disc set.
Here are some of the promotional points listed on the sheet:
**A special one hour version of this concert will be aired on cable powerhouse
MUSIC CHOICE the entire month of October....a MUSIC CHOICE ONSTAGE exclusive
in over 27 million households.
**Over 250 promo spots, advertising the concert program and the NEW ALBUM,
will run on CNN, VH1,MTV,TNN,TNT,Discovery, Nick, USA and A&E starting
early September! Over 140 cable affiliates! Airing in 90% of the top DMA
**Radio giveaways and TOUR SPONSORED PROMOTIONS through the rest of the
fall 2000 tour.
**Internet awareness campaign along with internet promotions, contests,
downloads and strategic web marketing
Special thanks to Steve (R.O.C.K.) L'Abbe for this info!
Damn Yankees Third CD Release Delayed
now appears that the long-awaited third release from the Damn Yankees
will not be available until January 2001. The cd will feature Tommy Shaw,
but it is unlikely that he will be involved in any future tour plans because
of his Styx duties.
Thanks to the Styx Mailing list for this info.
Styx To Be Featured On VH-1's Behind The Music
is getting an episode of the Emmy nominated series Behind The Music. Click
here for airtimes. StyxCollector.com contributed, and it promises
to be a thorough and excellent history of the band with rare items and
08-08-2000 New Styx/REO Speedwagon Live Album Due In September
been talked about for awhile, but it's finally coming ... tourmates Styx/REO
Speedwagon Arch Allies Live At Riverport. It will be a 2 CD set
containing 9 tracks by each artist, and two songs with both bands jamming
together. It is due out on September 26 here in the USA. As soon as a
tracklisting is available, it will be here. To see the cover, click
to the SFK Newsletter, Spitfire
Records is slated to release "classic reissues". By the
artist list, which included Damn Yankees bandmate Ted Nugent, it looks
like all of the late 80's metal/heavier rock albums released by Atlantic
were bought by Spitfire. Stay tuned for details.
New Damn Yankees Album Coming In September
Records is slated to release the third album from Tommy & the
boys (title unknown at this time). It is due out in early September, and
the Japanese issue (due out September 13), will have one bonus track.
It will be here first! Look for it a week or two after it is released.
05-22-2000 Styx on Today Show
Styx and REO Speedwagon will be performing live on the Today Show on Friday,
May 26th on NBC.
03-19-2000 DeYoung-Styx Split Apparently Final
According to a recent interview with a Montreal newspaper, the Dennis
DeYoung-Styx separation could be permanent. Lawrence Gowan has already
written new material for a future Styx studio project with Tommy Shaw.
The band hopes to recapture the harder-edged sound of the late 70's Styx
classics such as Pieces of Eight and Grand Illusion.
Styx has been touring without DeYoung since last Fall. Gowan was originally
thought to be a temporary replacement for DeYoung, who had been suffering
with a virus which made him sensitive to stage lights. DeYoung has publicly
stated his objections to the ousting, and both sides have attorneys defending
each sides' interests. DeYoung was one of the founding members of Styx
who wrote and performed most of their biggest hits in the 70's and 80's.
03-01-2000 DeYoung Tour in Works
Following his sold-out solo concert in Chicago, Dennis DeYoung has added
two more shows to his tour, with more dates in the works. Check the Grand
Illusion Music website for tour updates and details.
11-22-1999 DeYoung Real Audio Interview
Dave Harris recently interviewed Dennis DeYoung for his Nashville radio
program. This interview, which is about 30 minutes long, is now available
on the Retro
Rewind website in Real Audio. DeYoung is also the featured artist
of the month there. The interview again sheds light on the current situation
with the band from Dennis' point of view, and he also discusses his illness
and recovery process. This is a very candid and informative interview.