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Although Tommy, I think he is also a collaborative writer, he is just the more motivated of the two of us as a writer.
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And for REO - they get to play for some Styx fans and then we get to play in front of some REO fans. It helps spread the new music to the following of other bands.
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And I said - Styx - as a musical group it is our place to reflect the light that is shining on us back onto this place and say - this is where so much great stuff started.
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And in an era where radio stations that are inclined to play Styx music are your classic rock stations and the stations that play current music look at us as dinosaurs - the only way we could reach people with our new music, generally, is to perform live.
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At this stage where we are not benefiting from our new songs being played three times a day, seven days a week on radio across the board, a lot of times the appeal from the stand point of putting a concert together is to package groups that meant something to people of a certain era.
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Being in a rock band is about touring. It's about writing songs and it's about making records but it's also about taking a wonderful smile onto that stage and making the people feel good about themselves.
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Being in the studio is okay but sitting in a room by yourself composing is a discipline that takes a certain type of mind set and Tommy has a great gift for that as did the previous guy.
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But there are rock and roll fans all over this continent and all over the globe, really, and we're just set at marking the planet with Styx music until the day we die.
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But, there was a time when we all had a great thing going but one person just became very uncomfortable with it and he had to try to change it around to suit him more and then it suited no one else but him.
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Even though we worked very hard and we were given some talent by the people that hand that out or by the energy force that hands that out in the beginning - you know sometimes things happen and you don't know really understand why they have happened but its just the right time for them to happen.
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I don't know, I think the crowds are even more responsive now because the audiences are skewing younger.
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I don't quite have the energy for extra curricular activities. I have to pace myself a little bit more.
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I'll play until they have to scrape me off the stage.
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In my own mind, we are a much happier and much more functional family and a much more well balanced group of individual s both off and on the stage - in the current incarnation.
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It is something we have always excelled at and prided ourselves at - the excellences of our stage performance.
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People like to let loose at rock concerts and it gives them an excuse to do it in a way that is not destructive to others and not really destructive to the band.
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People tell us they have been inspired by our music to do great things.
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Seeing our VH-1 Behind the Music shows just how dysfunctional some of the moments of the band were but this new line-up has put the fun back in dysfunction.
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So, it's a matter of that I want to take our music around the globe.
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So, maybe you don't see blues so much in Styx's music but it is definitely part of Tommy's early music.
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So, We're really L.A. based with a secondary base in Chicago.
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Sometimes that mantle is hard to adjust to wearing but we are at a stage that we are comfortable with it and we recognize how we are perceived and how the real core individual that each one of us has apart from the facade that the public believes that we are.
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Ten years ago, in 94, we thought maybe nobody would ever care about Styx again.
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The band we have now on stage is the band I always wanted to be in.
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The studio that we mix in is still in Chicago.
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There are a lot of people using technology that are playing to a click with backing vocals already stuck in there on some computerized thing that runs along in time to the show so they have these amazing vocals that are only partly the guys on stage producing them at the time.
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There is absolutely no doubt that I am a more mature individual and Tommy Shaw is a more mature individual and that we learned a lot.
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Tommy and I have always wanted to be in a rock band and Styx is the rock band Styx - it's not the Broadway show band Styx.
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We always got a strong response but I think in this day in age there is less of a marijuana fog at concerts and more of people just more naturally exuberant - it seems to me.
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We think Cyclorama - our most recent studio album - is a great record and everyone that has taken the time to listen to agrees with me.
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We're gonna release a studio album probably a year from now and we've got these recordings that we did with Coco Taylor and Johnny Johnson, who was Chuck Berry's piano player.
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We're seeing that at the classic rock station in Chicago that they have teenagers and people in their 20s calling in for this music.
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Well I think back in the 70s people were sort of - for the most part - were smoking pot and were being laid back.
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Whereas with us - what you hear is what's happening right then and there on the stage - so we don't need no stinking technology.
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Yes, indeed, in fact I would tell you that we go out of our way to be true to the original feeling and sort of sonic and musical pallet that we painted with back then.
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You know the puritan ethic that started out four centuries ago in this country, needless to say - at least for the moment - a thing of the past - from what I can tell.
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You will learn to love this incarnation of Styx as much as you loved the other one.
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