Tag: Dennis DeYoung

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Styx, “The Mission”

AOR rockers Styx return with "The Mission." Should they have?...

Styx, Kilroy Was Here

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 2

Chart Attack! is back for episode 2, covering the Top 10 from March 19, 1983....

The Soul Is in the Bowl - Smokey Robinson

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 1

The first edition of the new Chart Attack! podcast kicks off with the Top 10 singles from the week ending February 15, 1986....

Music, Popdose, World's Worst Songs

World’s Worst Songs: “Miss America” by Styx

It has been suggested to me that I include “Come Sail Away” by Styx in this feature. But “Come Sail Away” is...

Music, Popdose Lists

Please Excuse Me While I Make Some Noise: 10 Rock Songs by Artists Who Do Not Rock

Sometimes it's just better to stay mellow....

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Lou Reed and Metallica, “Lulu”

Want two tastes that don't go together at all? Here's "Lulu."...


Music, Popdose

Here’s Something Else!: Sorting Through The Curious Mysteries of Styx

A band suspended forever between the formalism of Dennis DeYoung’s Broadway pretentions and the harder-edged banalities of James Young...


Death by Power Ballad, Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Styx, “Show Me the Way”

Rob Smith discusses war, faith, and music in the new "Death by Power Ballad" entry, on Styx's "Show Me the Way."...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Merry Styxmas!

It's Styxmas in Bootleg City, which means lots of heartfelt yet bombastic pop-rock caroling, tons of Mr. Roboto action figures under the...


Mellowmas, Music

The Twenty-First Day of Mellowmas: Double Ex-Totomas

In which two of Toto's many former lead singers wish you a very merry Mellowmas -- or a maudlin, senselessly overblown one, whichever comes...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 13

What happens when pop culture forces collide, and why do they almost always suck? Matt Wardlaw, Michael Parr, and Dave Lifton discuss it on...


Death by Power Ballad, Music

Death by Power Ballad: Dennis DeYoung, “Desert Moon”

Rob Smith ruminates on memories, old friends, and Dennis DeYoung's "Desert Moon," in the latest Death by Power Ballad column, only at...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 8

In honor of Easter, join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton as they talk about resurrection -- pop culture style! It's all in Episode 8...


Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Dennis DeYoung at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., 2/25/10

Ah, the wonders of Facebook. I never attended any of my high school reunions (that means I’m 0 for 5), so when I connected with a few of...


Mellowmas, Music

The Twenty-Second Day of Mellowmas: DeYoungmas

This Mellowmas, we've heard bluegrass, tween pop, and Lemmy, but precious little in the way of old-fashioned Mellow Gold -- until now. It's...


Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Tommy Shaw, “Lonely School”

Maybe eight or ten years ago, if you’d wanted to make some pretty decent money on a minimal investment, all you had to do was find a...


Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Stryper, “Honestly”

Bands like Rush and AC/DC wear as a badge of honor the fact that they’ve never written or performed a power ballad. I love them both,...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 24

A few weeks ago I laughed at someone’s musical taste. I feel kind of bad about it. See, a buddy of mine asked me if I had heard the...