Styx pieces of eight

So is a reunion with DeYoung just completely out of the question? "We already did it," says Shaw. "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."

How did The Mission ’s voyage to Mars theme come to fruition?
It was kind of starting over from scratch because our longtime engineer, Gary Loizzo, had passed away in January of last year, so we weren’t ready to be in the studio recording yet.… Will Evankovich and I have been working together since he became the third guy in the Shaw Blades project that Jack Blades and I did. He would be the glue holding it all together. Will introduced me to the albums that he’d made as American Drag, and I heard all these classic rock influences. They were all fresh and so well organized and recorded that I was thinking, How can I get some of this influence in Styx?

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Through the late 1970s and early 1980s, the band enjoyed its greatest success. Their 1978 album Pieces of Eight found the group moving in a more straight-ahead hard-rock direction and spawned three Shaw sung hit singles " Renegade " (#16 in the US) and " Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) " (#21 in the US), plus a minor hit " Sing for the Day " that stopped just short of the Top Forty at #41.

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