Styx: No Reunion With DeYoung
Don't expect the band to get back with original frontman anytime soon
In an interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist / vocalist Tommy Shaw revealed that the band are unlikely to ever reunite with their former frontman, who left Styx in 1984 and again in 1999.
"I don't think [a reunion] is realistic," Shaw tells Rolling Stone. "We tried it in 1996 and we realized what was true in 1983 was only more true in 1996. We'd just gone our separate ways. Rather than having a positive effect on each other, we have a very negative effect on each other. You only live once and you should be happy."
And when asked whether there was any chance at all for a reunion he said "We already did it. In retrospect, we weren't even happy working with each other in our heyday. We're just different people with different desires and different vision of how things should be. God, it was such an unhappy place. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. We're crazy, but we're not insane."
Styx are on the road with Yes in North America this summer having just completed a hugely successful UK tour with Journey and Foreigner.
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