With Chuck Panozzo concentrating on his health problems, Glen Burtnik returned to Styx in 1999 to fill in for him on bass, with Panozzo participating on a part-time basis, sitting in as his health permitted. [45] The concert took place at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California on March 18, 2014.[46]. "Lady" is considered by many classic rock critics as being the first power ballad with Dennis DeYoung being referred to as the "father of the power ballad. As of April 21, 2006, according to the RIAA, which awards artists and groups gold/platinum status, Styx ranks number 127 with 17.5 million records sold within the United States. How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history. [55][56][57], From 1977 to 1981, Styx released four consecutive albums that have been certified Multi-Platinum, for at least 2 million units sold apiece, by the RIAA: The Grand Illusion (1977), Pieces of Eight (1978), Cornerstone (1979) and Paradise Theatre (1981).[58]. Styx toured extensively during this period and released additional live albums. [40] They also announced that they'd be touring the UK with Journey and Foreigner for five dates in June 2011. The European release date was October 17, 2014. [30] Gowan's song "A Criminal Mind" was incorporated into their tour set list, and is still performed into the 2010s. Burtnik left Styx in September 2003, to spend time with his family and to pursue a solo career and release the album Welcome to Hollywood. [6] The band established itself with a progressive rock sound in the 1970s, and began to incorporate pop rock and soft rock elements in the 1980s. DeYoung also rebutted the claim that Shaw and Young wanted a harder-edged rock sound in contrast to his, saying Shaw's "Renegade" "wasn't a rock song when he brought it in. DeYoung asked his bandmates to delay touring, but they refused and decided to go forward without him. Billboard Top 40 and 8 have hit the U.S. On June 6, 1999, the group reunited briefly to perform for the Children's Miracle Network Telethon as DeYoung's final performance with the band. While Tommy Shaw's material attempted to bring the band into the next century and JY's songs attempted to convey a hard rock vein, Dennis DeYoung's more pop and Broadway-style leanings led to divergent sounds on Brave New World. Complete and detailed historical sales figures for record albums are not readily available to the public, but the certifications, which can be found at the RIAA site, show that the feat the band actually achieved was being the first group to be awarded four consecutive Multi-Platinum albums with three of those ranking better than Double Platinum. Renegade Lyrics: Oh Mama, I'm in fear for my life from the long arm of the law / Lawman has put an end to my running, and I'm so far from my home / Oh Mama, I can hear you a-cryin', you're so This arguing over musical direction led to ongoing tension in early 1980 after Shaw objected to the ballad "First Time" being released as the second single from Cornerstone. [34] The blurb on Amazon.com about Panozzo's book The Grand Illusion: Love, Lies, and My Life with Styx states that Styx has sold over 54 million records. The project featured one studio track, "Music Time", which became a Top 40 hit. "White "Christmas" was so popular that Bing had to re-record the song five years after the original 1942 recording because the original masters had been worn out from all the pressings. This is the version that became a holiday tradition. The first single from DeYoung's Back to the World album, "Call Me", peaked at No. Styx toured across the US in the spring and summer of 1991, but their success was short lived, as they were dropped after A&M Records was purchased by PolyGram Records, ending an over-fifteen-year relationship. This article presents the discography of American rock band Styx. At the 22nd Grammy Awards, Styx was a nominee for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group,[18] and Cornerstone's engineers Gary Loizzo and Rob Kingsland were nominated for a Grammy[19] for Best Engineered Recording. Billboard Top 10. [49][50], On June 29, 2018, Shaw, along with his guitarist and co-writer of the latest Styx album Will Evankovich, released an acoustic live album with CYO, as Styx played with them in 2006 on the album One with Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra titled "Sing for the Day!