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Especially for a band that's been around so long, you have every right to be cocky and stuck on yourself.
He chronicles life on the road, the break-up of the band, his struggle to help his twin brother and bandmate John Panozzo battle addiction, as well as his split with Dennis De Young, and finally coming to terms with his HIV positive status.
From Amazon.com: Styx are one of the most successful AOR bands of all time with worldwide album sales in the millions.
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Styx is the network protocol at the heart of the Inferno operating system.
In Greek mythology, Styx ("(river of) hate") is the name of a river which formed the boundary between earth and the underworld, Hades.
Styx was primarily a feature in the afterworld of Greek Mythology, but has been described as a feature present in the hell of christianity as well, notably in the Divine Comedy.
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 The History of Rock Music. Styx: biography, discography, reviews, links   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Styx were formed in Chicago as far back as 1968, but developed slowly around Dennis DeYoung's keyboards.
Styx II (RCA, 1973) veered towards a simpler form of AOR (Lady), which was refined on Serpent Is Rising (1973) and Man of Miracles (1974).
Styx II (RCA, 1973) passo' al piu' semplice AOR (Lady), raffinatosi successivamente in Serpent Is Rising (1973) e Man of Miracles (1974).
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 Styx (River)
Styx it is said winds around Hades (hell or the underworld are other names) nine times.
It is thought that Charon, the old ferry man who ferries the dead onto the underworld, crosses the river Styx where the dragon tailed dog Cerberus guards, allowing all souls to enter but none to leave.
If a god gave his oath upon the river Styx and failed to keep his word, Zeus forced that god to drink from the river itself.
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 Styx Tickets - Styx Concert Tickets - Styx Tour Dates & Schedule
Some bands, from their very creation, are destined for stardom, and one would be hard pressed to argue that Styx – taking their name from Greek mythology – was one of the premier bands of the 1970s, even setting history as the first band to have four back-to-back triple platinum albums.
During the same period, Styx toured constantly, but they didn’t get their big break until their single “Lady”; hit the airwaves in Chicago in 1974; it was so well-received by listeners that Wooden Nickel Records released the single throughout the U.S., and it catapulted to number six on the charts.
Styx followed their reunion tour with the live album “Return To Paradise” in 1997, and the band was introduced to a whole new generation when their songs were used in such popular shows as “South Park” and “Freaks and Geeks.”;
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 Styx Big Bang Showcase. Highlighting the best new melodic releases available.
The other songs re-recorded by Styx in its own instantly recognizable style are classics of the '60s and '70s, many of them favorites of the band members and their fans.
Styx was the first band to have four consecutive triple platinum albums ("The Grand Illusion," "Pieces Of Eight," "Cornerstone," and #1 "Paradise Theatre").
The band continues its heavy touring schedule, playing 121 shows, including a 40 city tour with Bad Company that donates over $100,000 to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Education Fund, marking the first time in history that the Rock Hall attaches its name to a tour.
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Styx is a classic rock band that first formed in Chicago in the mid 1960s.
Styx wasn't happy with Wooden Nickel's lack of promotion, so even though they now had a hit single, they felt it was time to move on.
Styx was prepared to tour in 2000 in support of the "Brave New World" album, but Dennis DeYoung didn't want to commit to a long tour, fearing his illness would stop the tour.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Arch Allies: Live At Riverport - Styx/REO Speedwagon at Epinions.com
Since both bands hail from Illinois, and have had uncannily parallel careers, pairing up for a concert tour seems like a great idea, and it was.
If either one of these bands were playing at its peak, either one would be capable of selling plenty of copies of a live album without piggybacking sales from the other.
This is not a very bass-driven band, and replacing him doesn't make any audible difference in the sound to the average listener.
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 Styx - Music Downloads - Online
The seeds for the band were planted in another Chicago band during the late '60s, the Tradewinds, which featured brothers Chuck and John Panozzo (who played bass and drums, respectively), as well as acquaintance Dennis DeYoung (vocals, keyboards).
Early on, Styx's music reflected such then-current prog rockers as Emerson, Lake & Palmer and the Moody Blues, as evidenced by such releases as 1972's self-titled debut, 1973's Styx II, 1974's The Serpent Is Rising, and 1975's Man of Miracles.
With the other Styx members wanting to soldier on with further albums and tours, DeYoung was forced to take a break when he developed an uncommon viral ailment, which made the singer extremely sensitive to light.
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 My Story
However, by the time the Grand Illusion album was released, that Styx sound had evolved into a fantastic blend of keyboard, guitars, and drums that never failed to delight me! The song "Man in the Wilderness" finally won me over as far as Tommy was concerned, and he became my favorite bandmember.
Styx became a balm, a place to escape to when classmates and teachers were cruel.
By the time my son was born in 1986, Styx had broken up, and by then I had become a "Metal Head".
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STYX was a band that played a vital role in shaping the era of the 70s and 80s classic rock.
Though STYX still records and performs in spite of the departure of Singer/Keyboardist Dennis DeYoung and the tragic death of drummer John Panozzo, many fans still long for the sound of 70’s/80s era STYX live.
The original core members reformed the band in 2003 for a bigger, better STYX tribute machine that excels at reproducing the unique sonic palette, delicate musical nuances and rough edged rock energy that STYX was famous for.
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 Styx (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Styx is an American arena rock band that saw great success in the 1970s and 1980s, penning such hits as "Come Sail Away," "Babe," and "Mr.
Following the move to AandM, Curulewski suddenly left the band just before they were to embark on a nationwide tour to save his marriage, and was replaced by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Tommy Shaw after a frantic search to find a last-minute replacement.
Adam Sandler has stated that Styx is his favorite band, and he frequently features their songs in his movies.
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Although the band had a wealth of original material penned by Dennis, JY and Curulewski, Wooden Nickel insisted they record other people's material for their debut album Styx (1972).
Styx soon began what would seem to be an everlasting road trip, performing nearly 400 live dates for Equinox and Crystal Ball in less than two years.
Styx's 1979 release Cornerstone was a major departure for the band.
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 Styx: Book Styx For Concerts and Events Worldwide - Entertainment Booking Agency.
Although they began as an artsy prog-rock band, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late 70’s/early 80’s, due to a fondness for bombastic rockers and soaring power ballads.
The seeds for Styx were planted in another Chicago band during the late 60’s, the Tradewinds, which featured brothers Chuck and John Panozzo (who played bass and drums, respectively), as well as acquaintance Dennis DeYoung (vocals, keyboards).
By this time however, Styx had grown disenchanted with their record label, and opted to sign on with AandM for their fifth release overall, 1975’s ‘Equinox’ (their former label would issue countless compilations over the years of, culled from tracks off Styx’s early releases).
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STYX, the Chicago rock quintet that appeared at Madison Square Garden on Friday, brought the arena to an emotional peak that this observer hasn't seen since Bruce Springsteen appeared there last December.
Unlike other Middle-Western rock bands, such as REO Speedwagon and Cheap Trick, Styx balances the typical romantic concerns of pop-rock with songs that address the corruption of the American dream and exult the work ethic and traditional blue-collar values.
Styx's soaring three-part harmonies, led by the keyboardist and lead singer, Dennis De Young, were letter-perfect, while the rhythm section of Chuck and John Panozzo gave the band's richly-textured guitar and keyboard arrangements a kicking momentum that recalled the Rolling Stones at their peak.
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The band Styx, which climbed to the top of the charts via the suburban high school and college circuit, is returning to the area this month as one of the biggest rock acts in America.
The band has scored an unprecedented string of three triple-platinum al bums (that's 9 million sales) and its 1980 tour was seen by 1.5 million fans — the most people ever to see an American rock band.
Styx band members will tell you about an Arkansas Senate bill passed on Feb. 3 (by a vote of 86-0) requiring that all re cords containing "backward masking" be clearly labeled by the manufacturer.
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 Styx -IBEA Live 2007 Awards Banquet - CAA's Rod Essig, STYX band ... - Photos - AOL Music
Styx -IBEA Live 2007 Awards Banquet - CAA's Rod Essig, STYX band...
IBEA Live 2007 Awards Banquet - CAA's Rod Essig, STYX band members, Chuck Panozzo,Todd Sucherman, Ricky Phillips, James "JY" Young, Tommy Shaw, Lawrence Gowan and Mananger Charlie Brusco are awarded The "Lifetime Achievement" Award at The IEBA Live 2007 Awards Banquet, Held at The Downtown Nasville Hilton in Nashville TN.
See hundreds of photos of Styx on AOL Music, including fashion photos, concert photos, celebrity photos, papparazzi photos, candid photos, record label photos and publicity photos.
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 Styx picks up where it left off - 20 years ago
Styx became one of the biggest prog-rock bands on the circuit during its heyday.
Styx proceeded to record "Edge of the Century" in 1990.
Styx began writing and recording a number of songs in 1997 for its latest album, the baroque "Brave New World," which is loosely based on Aldous Huxley's novel of the same name.
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 Styx, Paradise Theater concert, Ft. Myers, Florida, 1981. Photos by John T. Starr   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was the best time to see the band live; their most famous hits were behind them and yet still wildly popular.
The best part of the concert was that after the band took their last bow and the lights went up, my semester in Spain college buddy Mark Niero, himself a rock musician, jumped onto the stage and managed to walk right into the backstage area unchallenged.
He partied with the band -- one of his favorite bands -- all night until he stumbled onto the streets of Portugal, drunk and lost, in the wee hours.
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 Styx - Frontiers Records Showcase. Highlighting the best new melodic releases available.
STYX's status was such that they hold the record for being the first ever band to gain triple platinum honours with four consecutive album releases, 'The Grand Illusion', 'Pieces Of Eight', 'Cornerstone' and the no.1 'Paradise Theatre'.
The band's cooperation with Contemporary Youth Orchestra (made up of 115 musicians aged between 15 and 19 years old) started last year when the band was asked to join the Orchestra for a concert.
On May 25, 2006 then STYX took the stage in Cleveland for a new venture accompanied by the 115 piece Contemporary Youth Orchestra and a 60 member chorus.
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 Hard Rock Live
April 1984: The band releases Caught in the Act to little or no fanfare and disbands shortly after sending the band on a six-year hiatus.
The band's new studio album Edge of the Century produces the powerful ballad "Show Me the Way." Although the band reunites, it is only for a short while.
Unfortunately, the band's long time drummer John Panozzo dies in July of this year due to his struggle with alcoholism.
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 TheCelebrityCafe.com Bios | Site / Styx
Although they began as an artsy prog-rock band, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late '70s and early '80s, due to a fondness for bombastic rockers and soaring power ballads.
Early on, Styx's music reflected such then-current prog rockers as Emerson, Lake Palmer and the Moody Blues, as evidenced by such releases as 1972's self-titled debut, 1973's Styx II, 1974's The Serpent Is Rising, and 1975's Man of Miracles.
By the end of the year, Burtnik was out of the band and replaced by former Bad English and Babys member Ricky Phillips, although Panozzo did play with the group on select live dates.
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 Rolling Stone : Styx: Pieces Of Eight : Music Reviews
Styx is an arena band from the progressive school.
This band made you think when you listened to them and it was melodic enough to hook you.
The great thing about any band like Styx is their ability to have different songwriters/lead singers/guitarists/etc. so you never knew what sound to expect for sure.
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