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Dennis DeYoung And The Music of STYX
Live In Los Angeles
Renegade

Dennis DeYoung And The Music of STYX
Live In Los Angeles
Grand Illusion

Dennis DeYoung And The Music of STYX
Live In Los Angeles
Best of Times

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I thought that's how it sounded. Who are those guitarists shredding the place up?
Cheers, dennis
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Hello God
Just saw this on YouTube. I think this was written by the "show me the way guy". No not Peter Frampton.
cheers ddy


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Dawn returns totally unplanned at a sold out show in Reno and sings her ass off. Just like old times...I mean the best of times.
Love dennis


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Styx Inducted Into the Ultimate Classic Rock
Hall of Fame


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New Blue Collar 2013


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Dennis Rocks Toronto

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Dennis & Hammond USA

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ALL HONOR ALL GLORY TO THOSE WHO MADE THE SACRIFICE


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Thanks to Deana Lofrano and Shannon for finding the pics and putting the video together.

Happy 43rd Anniversary
Love Dennis


"Japan, The Budokan, 1982 the last show of the Paradise tour a Japanese TV production". What a band! Who is that guy at 6:57?
- ddy



Concert Review: Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx with The Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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Artistshouse Music Interview

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Huffington Post Interview (7.9.12)

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Backstage Axxess Interview (7.2.12)


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Stuck in the '80s Episode 257 Podcast (2.15.12)
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Goldmine Interview
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I Turned Down The Cover For Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue For This

Anyone who has seen me in a Speedo knows why.
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Thanks for this posting. This is the band I remember.
- ddy


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Show Me The Way

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Hit Rewind
I met House of Representives Dan Lipinski at a concert where I was performing a few years back and he mentioned to me how the lyrics to Rockin the Paradise held special meaning to him.
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Dennis Voted #22 Greatest Rock Keyboardist

"From accordion player to this. I would have been higher if polkas had been considered."
— Dennis
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Dennis Voted #38 Greatest Male Rock Vocalist

"I am flattered but I don't know how Steven Tyler, Lou Gramm, John Lennon, Bob Seeger, Rod Stewart, Don Henley, Sting, John Foggerty and some others are all after me."
— Dennis
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A big thank you to all of the Canadian fans for making the Blu-Ray version of DENNIS DEYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX LIVE IN LOS ANGELES the #1 selling music video in Canada! This is the first #1 in Canada for Dennis, so again, THANK YOU to the fans for the support!



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More YouTube Videos
With Rock Symphony
• Lady
• Come Sail Away
• Mr. Roboto
• Mr Roboto - (NOTP Germany)
• Best of Times
• Don't Let It End

Tributes
• Mr. Roboto I am the Metal Man With Tats inked in Japan
• Eric Cartman Sings Come Sail Away
• Arnel Pineda of Journey Sings First Time
• Come Sail Away (Grand Valley State University)
• Mr. Roboto (A Cappella, The Real Six Pack)


  New Band
• Suite Madame Blue (Montreal, '11)
• Desert Moon Featuring the Great Jimmy Leahey ('12) HD
• Born For Adventure ('12) HD
• Show Me the Way ('12) HD
• Blue Collar Man ('12) HD
• Foolin Yourself (A Man and His Oberheim) ('12) HD-NEW
• Too Much Time ('10)
• New Band Compilation ('10)
• Babe - Niagara Falls
• 100 Years with Eric Lapointe
• Dennis in Puerto Rico
• Don't Let It End (Unplugged)
• Ruth Eckard Hall, Sold Out ('12)
• Show Me the Way

VH1 & MTV
• Desert Moon
• Don't Wait for Heroes
• Call Me
• Boomchild
• This is the Time
A special thank you to all whose videos we have shared on this website.


Hey kids,
Me and the gang will be hitting the road this summer with Boston on a dozen shows scattered across the US. Not the rock group, the entire city. We are having some logistical problems in fitting Fenway park in the semis so we have asked Big Papi and the USS Constitution to remain where they are. This ends the comedy portion of this post.

This tour will be Boston's 40th Anniversary Tour and we are pleased and grateful to be part of it. Our first show will be in Austin, Texas June 11 at the Skyline Theater and the next night in Houston at the Cynthia Woods Pavilion, so check my website for future listings someplace near you and come on out.

One of the shows I'm looking forward to will be at the Greek Theater in LA on July 14th. The last time I stood on the stage of the Greek was in 1997 with Chuck, Tommy and JY. I think we were there two nights and we did the Grand Illusion Revisited Tour complete with magic and yes lasers. Angie Dickinson did a voice over for the face in the Grand Illusion album art to start the show making it appear as if the album were speaking to the audience. Two flight cases were on stage and at a precise moment and a puff of smoke Tommy and JY magically appeared from the inside the cases and the show began. Later that year we were sued by Penn and Teller. (Not true)The only other times the lasers were used were in Queen of Spades and for once our tour manager's Lasik surgery, that did not go well.

The Greek is a great venue for sound; not only for the audience but for the performer as well. Something to do with the natural amphitheater and the view from the stage is great with the trees on the hill lit dramatically.

Our only show with Boston in Phoenix last year went extremely well so here we are together again, pretty cool if you dig the seventies and really who doesn't? See you this summer. Click here for the Boston shows and all others.
Cheers,
Dennis


    
    
    
    
Hey kids,
Back in December Adam Sandler asked me if I would be his guest at his annual Holiday bash and perform Grand Illusion, Lady and Come Sail Away with his Cracker Jack band. Of course I cried, will there be a buffet. Turns out there was an unbelievable buffet including free cocktails for everyone. "And the fun never ends as long as he's". Adam throws this party yearly as a gift to all his friends and employees. I estimated around two thousand people were there. Regular folks mingled with show biz types and the atmosphere could only be described as BIG FUN.

The day before at rehearsal I met Adam for only the second time (the other being the Big Daddy premiere) and had a lovely chat about life, Big Daddy, music and specifically Styx. I do not claim to know him very well but both times he has impressed me as a down to earth, unpretentious, cool guy. Plus he really dug Styx which qualifies him as a certifiable genius.

The list of performers at the party included Gene Simmons, Don Felder, Courtney Love, Rick Springfield, Kevin Cronin, Vanilla Ice, Rick Derringer, Tom Morello, the Romantics, Adam himself and a player to be named later.

Suzanne, Tim, August and Michelle my lawyer Rob Allen and his wife sat in the green room which was quite large for around three hours waiting to perform. Spent some time with Kevin Cronin and his wife Lisa, David Spade, Tom Morello, Taylor Lautner, Patrick Warburton, Cheri Oteri, and Brad Elvis. I was surprised to learn Tom Morello was a big Styx fan telling me about his attending the Paradise Theater in the last row of the Rosemont horizon back in 1981. I told him if only he had told me he was going to end up becoming Tom Morello I would have gotten him front row seats. All had lovely stories about listening to Styx when they were young except Cronin who kept humming Keep on Lovin You. (Did not) Adam sang back up on every song and we I did the "all the same same same same" echo thing on Grand Illusion by alternating the singing instead of with delay. If you would have told me this would happen back when I wrote the tune back in 77 I would have said who's Adam Sandler. He was 11. The crowd was younger but wildly enthusiastic especially for me which I attributed to them being sufficiently liquored up by the time I went on. Free booze boo yah.

I would remiss if I did not mention Brooks Arthur Adam's record producer and right hand man who set everything up. Google him and marvel at the career he has had as an engineer. He's as good as it gets as a person and talent.

I have never been a schmoozer or the hanging out cat and kept pretty much to myself in Chicago with my family and friends but I must say I really enjoyed myself. Thanks Adam.

On a related note I have decided to do the hang and put a bid on the Playboy Mansion to start throwing parties with Hef. Just kidding Suzanne.
Cheers,
Dennis

Hey kids I just came across the Rolling Stone review of the Grand Illusion album by Joe Fernbacher from 1977. This guy singles but one song out on the album and that's Miss America. No mention of Grand Illusion, Foolin Yourself or ComeSail Away, the three songs still being played on radio today. But being completely wrong about his musical prescience is really not the issue it's his ignorant and malicious evaluation of the songs lyrical content that enrages. He accuses JY of being a misogynist (woman hater) based on his interpretation of the lyrics. At this time JY and I were best friends traveling together by car to many drivable Midwestern cities and sharing motel rooms to save money. Roomies. I witnessed first hand the agony and feeling of helplessness he endured as his beloved wife Susie was stricken with Porphyria a disease for which there is no cure. She nearly died and she has bravely dealt with health issues ever since. Through it all he was by her side taking over when Dr.s had no answers. To this day he has been by her side through everything. A mensch if ever there was one. She was his Miss America and the lyrics reflect that using the metaphor of a beauty queen (which she was to him) who had lost her crown. Every chorus ends with the words "Our love". I suggest you reread his lyrics with that in mind. If this Fernbacher character is still alive he owes JY an apology.
Cheers,
Dennis


Hey everybody,
Landed in LA yesterday and was greeted with the news of the day in San Bernadino. My deepest sympathies to all those whose lives have tragically been touched by this madness. Although I wrote a song entitled turn off CNN when these things happen it's difficult not to want to know what happened and why. The why, as is the case with too much of human behavior is tough to make sense of.

STILL SEARCHING FOR SOME REASON
AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
WITH PEOPLE KILLING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME.

On a happier note I'm in LA to play at Adam Sandler's private Holiday bash. I will be joining a bevy (that's 2 more then a bunch) of Adam's favorite musicians to spread some musical cheer to all those in attendance. I rehearsed last night with a great group of musicians led by Waddy Wachtel and will be playing Grand Illusion, Lady, and Come Sail Away. Adam was there and will be joining in on background vocals. More tambourine less cowbell. More on this later.
Cheers,
Dennis



Hey everybody,

Holy memory loss Batman
I swear to you this thing just appeared today on YouTube and I have zero recollection of this interview what so ever. It sounds like my buddy Scott Shannon and someone mentions Todd so I can't be sure if it's Sucherman or Scotts sidekick from Scott and Todd in the morning on PLJ In NY. I played and sang Great Balls of Fire live as far back as I can remember ( it was the first 45 I ever bought) and same with Whole Lotta Love but Pretty Woman and the other songs I do not remember even knowing. One of the songs that got Wooden Nickel interested in signing us was our electric version of Whole Lotta Love. Remember TW 4 was a cover band without any real catalogue of original material. Anyone who claims I'm not a rock guy should give this a listen. I humbly admit I was impressed with this performance because it was probably done at 7:30 in the morning. I think I will listen again.
Cheers,
Dennis



Hey everybody,

Wow! This just showed up on YouTube. I had never seen this before but coincidentally I was just asked about this very day last week by author Dave Hoekstra who interviewed me about a book he was writing. This was the last game the White Sox played in Comiskey Park which at the time was the oldest park in Major League Baseball. Because of my personal relationships with former manager Tony LaRussa and owner Jerry Reinsdorf I was asked if Styx would do it. Are you kidding. Quite an honor for a kid whose dad brought him to his first game at this very park when he was nine. My dad and I had spent countless un air conditioned hot summer days listening to the games on the transistor radio. So it was great that my parents and my family were in attendance to witness it all. I was the only Sox fan in the group. John was a Cubs fan and the other guys including John were more Blackhawk and Bears fans then baseball enthusiasts. If you needed some musician or celebrity to do this for the Cubs the line would have been a long one but the White Sox celebrity fan list was very short. In 1990 no one knew who Barack Obama was so who was left, Mayor Daley, Jessie Jackson? Side note, I've heard that in 2017 these 3 are considering forming a singing group to perform Bee Gee's covers in Vegas. "Staying aliveahiveahive".

Anyway my dad passed his love of baseball and the Sox on to me and I did the same for my son Matthew. In fact he became more dedicated then I ever was what with his season tickets and every app invented to check up on his team. As a parent you occasionally get things right. Anyway Matthew bought me a green bleacher seat and a brick from the old ballpark that I will always cherish along with the myriad of memories of time spent with my dad my friends and my family. Cheers Dennis

Oops!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY one day late to my girlfriend and wife Suzanne. Love from your boyfriend and husband.
Cheers,
Dennis



Hey everybody,

I certainly hope none of you ever discover how many times I check on you tube for my current video's or old Styx video's when I'm bored because it would be embarrassing. Or the number of times I google myself. Google has begun to send me messages beginning Hey dude get a life. Kind of like the Lite beer commercial when Troy Aikman claims to not dwell in the past and then his ring tone goes off screaming "Aikman touchdown unbelievable".

I believe those who claim to not be interested in themselves or their past are secretly wanted for transporting illegal goods across state lines, or their lying. I mention this because this video popped up in that ever helpful or intrusive function on you tube that appears under "recommended for you". Now if one of these videos turns out to be "Sexy Sabrina and her frisky Python" trouble could be right around the corner. You know who you are.

Thankfully for me and Suzanne it was Dennis DeYoung at Manny's deli 2000 not Sabrina, Suzanne is deathly afraid of snakes I did not post this because it shows me in the most glamorous light, quite the contrary but because I believe it demonstrates essentially who I am as a person and performer. Manny's deli was the TV station's idea not mine and when Suzanne, Carrie and I who was my publicist at the time arrived at 6 am my first thought was, I wonder if it's to late to become an aluminum siding salesman. It was clear that the early morning crowd at Manny's were clueless as to I was or why I was interrupting their breakfast. I believe that when the camera panned around the room FBI alerts were sounded causing a momentary ruckus as fugitives escaped. I made that last part up. So faced with situation I did what I always do and made the best of it. Anyone can accomplish things under the best circumstances it's the vast majority of life we must somehow manage to get through. I had recently been replaced in the band I founded and had been given the opportunity to headline the Rosemont Theater by Tim Orchard who ran the joint.

It was much to big a venue for someone like me, capacity 4300 but Tim convinced me to play it with a 50 piece orchestra. The orchestra show was his idea and he put up all the money (a lot a scratch) convinced he would sell it out. He did not once but twice leading to our partnership for the last 15 years. So there I was at Manny's of all places trying to stir up ticket sales for a show I was convinced no one would attend. On the curb and all alone without the mighty Styx name behind me I did what I had to do, which was playing Lady of Spain on the piano in front of a bewildered bunch. Wait a minute I just realized where the idea of Lady came from..."Lady of Spain I adore you". Remember "winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try".
Cheers,
Dennis



Hey everybody,

Tonight we end our year and play the final show of a three day run here in Epcot, the happiest place on earth. "Everyone please have a magical day". This is the fourth time Disney has hired us to perform at their Eat to the Beat international Food and Wine Festival. I'm perfect for this shindig because as my family will tell you no one "wines" more than me. Each night the venue has been filled with enthusiastic fans from all over the U.S., even with the rain last night. Thanks to all who have attended.

This year we have played 54 shows between the U.S. and Canada and that's more then I have done since the 60 plus I did the year of The Night Of The Proms, the Germany tour. Suzanne, the band and I would like to thank you all for attending our shows and helping keep alive all the wonderful songs that Styx and I have created. We feel we are the go to destination for all the Hits.

Thanks to August, Jimmy, John, Craig, Dave and Suzanne for bringing this music to all of you and allowing me the chance to view first hand the lasting impact the Styx catalog has had on so many. How this miracle has occurred is really beyond my understanding. I know the songs that I wrote, the concept albums I initiated and the theatricality of our stage shows were all simply things I made up as I went along. It's still a mystery to me how things worked out as well as they did. As I expressed in the lyrics to the Grand Illusion (as well as other songs), far too much adulation and credit has been assigned to politicians, athletes and show biz people like me who really don't know much more about the the way things work than the next guy. Unless the next guy is that dumb ass sitting behind you at the movies talking loudly to the screen, or Charles Manson. I know more than them. Once again I am grateful for your continuing support and will continue to come visit you until I begin to embarrass my family.

Cheers,
Dennis

PS. I have just been informed I have one more show in Ft. Lauderdale in December. Just when you thought it was safe to live in Florida...




Hey everybody,
I am mad mad mad mad mad with recent accusations that our recent successes have gone to our heads. I categorically refute these specious, allegations as nothing more than a blatant attempt by my political enemies to besmirch our integrity. I blame the radical left the nutty right and the mushy middle for this nonsense. By the way do any of you know of a hat store that sells xxxxxxxxxtra large, winter's coming.
Cheers,
Dennis

P.S. Thanks to my good friends in Florida for the big heads.

 
 
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