The former lead voice of the band told Rock Candy Magazine, “After being replaced in Styx, everyone around me encouraged me to try and stop them legally, I just couldn’t. It would have been like suing myself, and I held out hope they’d ask me back. They toured under the Styx name for a year and a half before I initiated legal action. I didn’t sue for money or use of the name. I simply wanted back in the band.“
DeYoung added, “The fans want a reunion, and I’ve wanted one every day since I was replaced,” he said. “I never wanted to be a solo artist. Still don’t. I like being on a team, and that’s what a band is like. It’s us against them, strength in numbers, and sharing the success and failure.”
Will It Happen? – Tell us what you think? – by John Beaudin
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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