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Styx Lawrence Gowan:'We're Pumped Up About The Soundtrack of Summer Tour!'

April 9th, 2014 11:35pm EDT
Styx
The Soundtrack of Summer Tour featuring, Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder is fast approaching and it's expected to be the ultimate rock and roll extravaganza of the summer season. The guys are teaming up with the 'Juke Box Heroes' and a former Eagle. They're all long-time friends.

Styx's current lineup features Lawrence Gowan, (keyboards, vocals), Tommy Shaw (lead guitar, vocals), James 'JY' Young (vocals, guitar) Todd Sucherman, (drums), Ricky Phillips, (bass) and occasionally their old friend and original bassist, Chuck Panozzo.

Styx's own lead-vocalist-keyboardist Lawrence Gowan spoke t...
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Styx And Foreigner Announce Summer Tour With Guest Don Felder

February 16th, 2014 2:42pm EST
Styx
Styx and Foreigner are ready to heat up the summer with a new tour featuring special guest, Don Felder the former guitarist from The Eagles. The tour is officially called, 'The Soundtrack of Summer.' Fans who are tired of ‘old man winter’ have something to look forward to.

The tour kicks off May 16 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and wraps up in Santa Barbara, California on July 27.

As STYX guitarist James ‘JY’ Young declares, “The addition of Don Felder to ‘The Soundtrack of Summer’ tour means that the combined album sales of all three acts, as well as all the bands they were once members of,...
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Styx Sues Record Company Over Unpaid Royalties

February 27th, 2013 4:18pm EST
Styx
Rockers Styx are taking legal action over allegations their record company bosses cheated them out of royalty payments.

The Come Sail Away hit-makers filed the complaint against executives at A&M Records in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday.

In the lawsuit, the musicians accuse A&M chiefs of devising an elaborate scheme to "avoid... royalty obligations" and con them out of a fortune they made with ringtone sales and digital downloads.

Styx allege they should have received between $2 and $5 for every dollar they were paid over the years.

The stars are suing for unspecified ...
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STYX Announce New Jewelry Collection

November 15th, 2011 10:29pm EST
STYX
Legendary rockers STYX--Tommy Shaw, James "JY" Young, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips and Todd Sucherman—have teamed up with jewelry designer Diana Warner to create the "Diana Warner for Styx" jewelry collection, which was made available exclusively on the band's official website on November 11, just in time for holiday shopping.

Each piece is hand-made in Diana Warner's New York City studio, with prices ranging from $55-$200. The first items available are eight dog tag necklaces made of 30 inch chains of gunmetal, antique gold or antique silver plate over brass. The charm...
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Should These Bands Or Artists Be Considered For The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

September 1st, 2010 2:31pm EDT
Journey
Not all musicians can be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, it brings to mind some music acts worthy of consideration in the future. Let us know which yet to be named bands or artist do you think should be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Performers:

Journey

Classic Rock band Journey is currently experiencing a new wave of popularity thanks to televised musical programs American Idol and Glee.

Nirvana

Rock act Nirvana crashed into the 90's obliterating the Heavy Metal music scene with a new revolutionary industry termed movement known as "Grunge."...
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Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

October 2nd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift, Band Hero, Band Hero Song List
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...
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'American Idol' Recap: Awful Song Choices, Bad Performances & A Beatles Desecration

May 6th, 2009 8:51am EDT
American Idol
Now it's time to get serious. We are in the final four of American Idol, meaning it is time to do away with the sophomoric ramblings as we wait for the show to begin. Instead, we get our game faces on along with the contestants and attempt to avoid falling bits of the set.

Last night's theme was classic rock, a tremendous departure for a show that's always turned up its nose at the harder-edged stuff. Because big band is apparently more relevant. It was also a big change for the mentor segments. Tutor Slash took the Idols into the Roxy with a full band backing their practice...
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Top 10 Artists Who An Aging Music Snob Can Start Admitting He/She Likes

January 27th, 2009 11:10am EST
Hall & Oates
When you're a music snob, you have a reputation to uphold. As such, you can't afford to be caught with God awful crappy discs in your collection, or can you? Suddenly, before you know it, you reach an age where you just don't care anymore - think one of your embarrassing aunts dancing to the YMCA at a wedding, looking like a fool, but having the time of her life. The following are some artists that even if you're an indie rocker with impeccable taste, there comes a time where you have to start admitting these guys are good.

Neil Diamond: The trick to this guy is hearing other people...
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Armoury Records Wishes You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year

November 19th, 2008 7:00pm EST
Foo Fighters
Armoury Records, distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment, released one mighty molten metal blast of good CD cheer: We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year.

It's an all-star assemblage as members of such great hard rock bands as Foo Fighters, Queensryche, Dio, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Dokken, Kiss, L.A. Guns, Marilyn Manson, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, King's X, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Ratt, Styx, Toto, Shadows Fall and more all jam out together on some of the most beloved holiday songs of all time (including "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer")..

The kick is in the chemist...
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Night Ranger Releases First Studio Album In A Decade

July 3rd, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Night Ranger
VH1 Classic is proud to present the brand new album from Night Ranger entitled Hole In The Sun. This is Night Ranger's first studio album in a decade and commemorates their 25th anniversary as a band.

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the July 1 release of Night Ranger's Hole In The Sun, notably that it marks the band's first studio album in a decade and commemorates the pioneering hard rock outfit's 25th anniversary as a band. The best reason, as has been the case throughout Night Ranger's heralded career, is to celebrate the music itself.

"People will hear this record ...
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Live Nation Announces US Summer Tour Lineup

May 18th, 2007 10:41am EDT
Gwen Stefani
Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, announced a preliminary slate of summer concert tours that includes artists as diverse as Alan Jackson/Brooks & Dunn, Beyonce, Brad Paisley, Chicago/America, Dave Matthews Band, Def Leppard/Styx/Foreigner, Fall Out Boy, Family Values (Korn/Evanescence), Genesis, Gwen Stefani, Jimmy Buffett, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, Ozzfest, Poison, Projekt Revolution (Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance), The Police, Rascal Flatts, Roger Waters, Rush, Stevie Nicks/Chris Isaak, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Toby Keith.

The summer tour schedule is preced...
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Def Leppard Announces Summer 2007 Tour

April 17th, 2007 10:05am EDT
Def Leppard
Following on the heels of their massively successful 2006 concert tour, Def Leppard, one of rock's most exciting bands, have announced a mega summer concert tour that is set to hit all corners of the United States, as well as Canada. This year's outing will include 50 dates, kicking off on June 27 in Cincinnati and culminating on September 30 in Edmonton.

Styx and Foreigner are scheduled to appear on select dates with tickets for the Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit and Boston dates going on sale Saturday, April 21st. Tickets are available at livenation.com. The tour is being...
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Music Picks From The Stars Of 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters'

April 2nd, 2007 4:10pm EDT
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters hits cinemas April 13 and if you're like me, you gotta wonder what the four main characters of rock to in their boom boxes. What follows is an odd eclectic mix of tunes - from Carl's big hair rock to Master Shake's collection of tunes about promiscuous women.

Carl:

Jailbreak - AC/DC

If you go to jail, why stay there? Get some friends with guns and dynamite to get you out.

Mr. Roboto - Styx

There's more to this song than meets the eye. He's like, in this jail for kick ass rockers, and he kills this robot and hides inside th...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 18

February 18th, 2007 3:00am EST
Rihanna
Happy Birthday to Caribbean singer Rihanna (1988), brat-pack actress Molly Ringwald (1968), rapper Dr. Dre (1965), "Herbie: Fully Loaded" actor Matt Dillon (1964), modern b-movie queen Julie Strain (1962), Italian actress Greta Scacchi (1960), letter-turner Vanna White (1957), actor/pilot John Travolta (1954), singer Juice Newton (1952), "Moonlighting" actress Cybill Shepherd (1950), film director John Hughes (1950), ex-Styx singer Dennis DeYoung (1947), Japanese singer/artist Yoko Ono (1933), Czech director Milos Forman (1932), author Toni Morrison (1931), actor George Kennedy (1925), "Cit...
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VH1 Classic Presents Shaw Blades' U.S. Headlining Tour, Set To Launch March 16

February 8th, 2007 10:35am EST
Shaw Blades
VH1 Classic is proud to present the upcoming U.S. headlining tour for Shaw Blades-Styx/Damn Yankees guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw and Night Ranger/Damn Yankees bassist/vocalist Jack Blades. It will launch March 16 in Dewey Beach, DE and conclude in April 14 in Agoura Hills, CA.

The duo is making the cross-country trek to promote their sophomore Influence album--which is due out March 6 on VH1 Classic Records--without the support of a back-up band. Songs from both Shaw Blades albums, as well as a selection from Styx, Damn Yankees and Night Ranger, will be performed completely acousti...
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Casey Kasem's "Long Distance Dedications" Are Spotlight Feature On New CD

January 12th, 2007 3:54pm EST
Casey Kasem
Legendary DJ and radio personality Casey Kasem will release a new CD featuring 20 of the most popular songs from his signature radio feature The Long Distance Dedications on January 23. The disc, Casey Kasem Presents: The Long Distance Dedications spans multiple genres and includes some of the biggest names in music: Elton John, Whitney Houston, Cher, Lionel Richie, Louis Armstrong, The Righteous Brothers, Amy Grant, Joe Cocker, Lee Ann Womack, Sarah McLachlan, Phil Collins, Commodores, Chicago and many others. It arrives in stores on January 23, 2007, (Top Sail Productions/WEA) and is the...
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Styx Guitarist Tommy Shaw and Night Ranger Frontman Jack Blades Release 2nd Disc, "Influence," Feb 07

November 22nd, 2006 10:55am EST
Shaw Blades
What happens with two of today's most successful classic rockers join forces to create an album of songs that have been a source of inspiration for their respective multi-Platinum careers?

The result is "Influence", the sophomore album by Shaw Blades--led by Styx/Damn Yankees guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw and Night Ranger/Damn Yankees bassist/vocalist Jack Blades--which is set for release February 20, 2007 on VH1 Classic Records. The self-produced album was mixed by Noel Golden (Matchbox Twenty, Willie Nelson) and Great White keyboardist/guitarist Michael Lardie. The first single, "Yo...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 18

February 18th, 2006 3:00am EST
Rihanna
Happy Birthday to Caribbean singer Rihanna (1988), brat-pack actress Molly Ringwald (1968), rapper Dr. Dre (1965), "Herbie: Fully Loaded" actor Matt Dillon (1964), modern b-movie queen Julie Strain (1962), Italian actress Greta Scacchi (1960), letter-turner Vanna White (1957), actor/pilot John Travolta (1954), singer Juice Newton (1952), "Moonlighting" actress Cybill Shepherd (1950), film director John Hughes (1950), ex-Styx singer Dennis DeYoung (1947), Japanese singer/artist Yoko Ono (1933), Czech director Milos Forman (1932), author Toni Morrison (1931), actor George Kennedy (1925), "Cit...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 14

November 14th, 2005 3:00am EST
Travis Barker of Blink-182
Happy Birthday to Blink-182 drummer and reality TV star Travis Barker (1975), Steps singer Faye Tozer (1975), R&B singer Adina Howard (1970), Matchbox 20 bassist Brian Yale (1968), Joseph 'Rev Run' Simmons of Run-DMC (1966), Red Sox legend Curt Schilling (1966), Just Shoot Me star Laura San Giacomo (1961), Greek musician Yanni (1954), Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (1954), Styx guitarist James Young (1949), Prince Charles of Wales (1948), screen siren Veronica Lake, and French Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840).
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