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Dennis Should go in with STYX.
Posted by Sherri on Tuesday, 01.9.07 @ 08:01am
Dennis DeYoung, Corey Hart, Ready For The World, Survivor, 50 Cent...
Posted by shawn on Monday, 05.14.07 @ 11:11am
Kilroy takes that by a country mile. Just read the liner notes...
Posted by Kit on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 19:46pm
(Laughing my ass off as I read Kilroy...)
Posted by shawn mc on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 20:06pm
Just imagine the poor people who pay for some balls-out rock and/or roll (and Styx had an improbably reputation as hard rockers), and instead get Tommy Shaw saying "But Roboto, what about the young people of the world?" for thirty minute.
Posted by Kit on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 20:44pm
Clearly you guys just don't get, probably because it goes way over your heads!! If anyone is "prententious" it's you "Oh, I'm so above it all" blow hards.
Posted by Jack on Tuesday, 10.23.07 @ 19:56pm
It's too bad that Styx deteriorated over time the way they did. They were going along good till DeYoung started to intellectualize everything. Just listened to their original "Best Of.." album not too long ago from the days when JY was callin the plays.
Posted by SG on Sunday, 10.28.07 @ 00:13am
I agree that DeYoung should not be in the HOF (at least not before Styx), but I will say this much for him--he IS amusing.
Posted by Joe on Sunday, 12.23.07 @ 22:05pm
No dennis deyoung will never get in. Styx was once a great band until his ego took over and ruined one of my favorite prog rock bands. Their still trying to recover from their downfall after the embarrassing Kilroy album. Poor tommy shaw and j.y , they must still be suffering after all those years with that twit deyoung, Bless their hearts!!
Posted by bill on Thursday, 03.13.08 @ 01:05am
Dennis DeYoung is Styx,top 10 vocals of our time.Hall of fame yes!!! I saw him in 1977 and they sounded just like the alblum. It was #1 on my all-time list.Saw him in July 08 the music of Styx,Excellent voice at the age of 61,sounded the same as he did in 1977. Any one out there any better at his age,I dont think so. PS listen to his replacement,then Dennis DeYoung....DeYoung blows him out of the water. I rest my case.
Posted by Dennis E Olson on Monday, 07.28.08 @ 23:28pm
Oh I get it, it's a running gag, see. We just went from SP, and now to DDY. Har dee har har.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 07.29.08 @ 00:45am
No one can deny that DeYoung is a great vocalist. He is definetely one of Rock's all time greatest singers.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 07.29.08 @ 13:26pm
Whether one agrees or not is not the issue. It is the samething for Steve Perry from Journey. If their respective bands are not being inducted, there is no chance that their solo careers will get them in.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 07.29.08 @ 14:09pm
I suppose we will start discussing Lou Gramm next, since Steve Perry and Dennis DeYoung have been.
Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 07.29.08 @ 16:32pm
Don't even say that Brian.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 07.29.08 @ 17:48pm
"Besides, Mr. Roboto alone should kill any good will DDY has with anyone on the HoF committee."- Dameon
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 07.29.08 @ 19:17pm
Or how about Ric Ocasek or Glenn Frey or Peter Wolf or John Waite or Lindsey Buckingham. We might as well discuss every lead singer who had a couple of solo hits.
Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 07.29.08 @ 20:06pm
...or not!! Besides that, Buckingham and Frey are already inducted with their respective bands, as they should be.
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 07.29.08 @ 21:21pm
The Cars (Ocasek) and The J. Geils Band (Wolf), IMO do deserve serious consideration into the HoF. But this lead singer syndrome needs to stop here.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 05:04am
Unfortunately the lead singer syndrome won't stop anytime soon. As a matter of fact it's only going to get more complicated. In 2010 David Lee Roth will be up. Even though most of us know (at least I think we do) that DLR on't be getting in solo, it'll keep the debate going. In 2011 Bob Geldof is up, and you know he's going in, though it won't be his career doing the talking here. In 2012 you'll have Boy George, Lou Gramm, and Henry Rollins, all together. Talk about a unique trio - LOL!
Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 05:32am
I don't see it. It is pretty clear to me - DLR, Geldorf, Boy G., Henry Rollins are not getting in because they don't cut the mustard. Their bands did, they didn't. But let's stick with the Lead Singer syndrome for a moment.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 06:20am
I wasn't actually serious about putting all these lead singers in as solo artists. I was merely making a point about the Steve Perry conversations.
Posted by Brian on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 10:36am
I Know Brian - but it was a good staging point for me to start the Alice Cooper issue again. The band vs the artist? Both are deserving.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 11:40am
Keep a secret... I've got to keep a secret...
Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 07.31.08 @ 13:47pm
Joe-Skee...I'M STILL KILROY (is that a good thing?)!!!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 07.31.08 @ 19:52pm
Styx was a sick band! Why not put him in not by himself but with Styx.
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.4.08 @ 18:37pm
Considering that some of the inductees I havent even heard of... I would say the band that was the "first" to have 3 consecutive platinum albums deserves the reach around from the industry... even though the industries media usually had not good things to say...
Posted by DJS on Friday, 10.17.08 @ 22:16pm
Hey BDogga...back to the pound!!!
Posted by Joker on Sunday, 10.26.08 @ 15:22pm
Dennis should go in with STYX. I voted yes for him as a solo artist but he'd have to go possibly againist Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Iron Maiden, and Guns N' Roses.
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 17:54pm
I love Styx. DDY has an awesome voice...why not?
Posted by Child in Time 27 on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 18:40pm
Why are you guys all making fun of Killroy album?
Posted by Jarz on Wednesday, 12.31.08 @ 02:13am
Dennis is the man. He must be in with Styx and by himself.
Posted by AirSuppleee on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 19:31pm
The question reads "Will Dennis DeYoung be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?" not "Do you like the album 'Kilroy Was Here'?"
Posted by Craig4realworld on Sunday, 05.31.09 @ 17:23pm
I think that if you read the posts on this site for any length of time you'll find that allowing fans a vote for the HoF would really be a bad idea. An artist can't be inducted because someone simply likes them...there has to be at least a little bit of objectivity...and how many "fans" would actually pay attention to the criteria. That being said, who knows what the members of the actual "committee" are thinking at times...I'm sure there are SOME of them who are open-minded!
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 05.31.09 @ 17:38pm
If Dennis gets to the Hall, it will be as a member of Styx. Anyone who thinks he will get in as a solo artist is delusional.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 06.1.09 @ 06:58am
Nah, Dennis has zero shot getting in solo. He only has two possible ways of getting in: either as a member of Styx, or if he buys a ticket like everyone else
Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 15:19pm
What's with all these self-described "critics" making fun of the Kilroy album? Let's see you come up with something better huh?
Posted by Obote on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 15:41pm
Actually, it's a pretty foregone fact that "Kilroy' was probably Styx' low point...
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 16:00pm
MALMSTEEN, MALMSTEEN, WHY I OUGHTTA...
Posted by Obote on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 17:10pm
Obote, you do realize Malmsteen's real last name is Lannerbäck don't you?
Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 17:13pm
I'm still ticked at him for scalloping the frets on that perfectly good Stratocaster. I played a friend's Malmsteen signature Strat with scalloped frets, and was in rehab for a week...ROFL!!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 17:18pm
Who are the "self-described purists" on this site, anyway? Keebord, is there something you're not telling us? After all, I'm a "Rock Dinosaur" (most dinosaurs are rock by now, aren't they?)...
Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 20:01pm
DeYoung did nothing in his solo work to be worthy of induction. No influence, no innovation, nothing deserving of induction, but then again what do we "purists" know any way?
Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 20:15pm
styx as a group should be inducted.Its to bad they had conflict on the type of music they should play.Dennis de young,tommy shaw both great on vocals.ballads hard rock to me thats what makes them unique.Dennis de young,tommy shaw,james young, where can I buy a ticket.Hall of fame styx has my vote.
Posted by Jim F. on Tuesday, 08.4.09 @ 21:06pm
Craig4realworld, you summarized my feelings!
Posted by Gentle Giant on Wednesday, 08.5.09 @ 00:13am
Why would anybody think Dennis DeYoung should go in solo?
Posted by Milestones on Sunday, 09.6.09 @ 06:47am
For all you Kilroy haters: Do you realize all of the other great albums that Styx made before that? The Grand Illusion, Pieces of Eight, Cornerstone, Paradise Theatre. Geez, the man makes one bad song and you guys jump on it. And I guess it couldn't have been that bad since it did make the top ten on the Billboard charts. Dennis DeYoung has one of the finest voices in rock history, and now, in his sixties, he still sounds as great as ever, probably because he was never a heavy drinker or drug addict. I guess the Hall of Fame likes those types, huh?
Posted by Gary on Saturday, 12.26.09 @ 23:01pm
Which is the more pretentious of these two rock operas: "Kilroy Was Here" or "2112"?
Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 18:32pm
Dennis DeYoung solo? Seriously?
Posted by Joshua on Wednesday, 04.14.10 @ 14:41pm
you know i've read alot of the comments that other people have left, i guess this is america and people have there opportunity to voice there opinions, and i know all of the talk of dennis being dismissed from styx, a group he co-founded but not to get side tracked on that subject, dennis deyoung should get in the hall of fame if not with styx, then as a solo artist, that man has talent beyond belief, even at age 61 to release what i think is the best styx album to never be releashed, one hundred years from now is a masterpiece, and it goes to show the talent this man has, i'd give my right arm to have a tenth of his talent for songwriting, and music ability, from rock n roll to musicals on broadway, basically people should be ashamed to not like anything this guy puts out, he will truly go down as you of the greatest in rock history, i think more people should have a more open mind about music in general and the creativity process that goes into it, and as for album bashing with some i have read about styx's kilroy album, it was a great piece of work for the time, yes i admit the stage show and putting it on might of been a little to hard but musically it was a great album, lets face it if i recall it was a triple platinum selling album with a number 1 song in mister roboto, and another top ten with don't lwt it end and tommy's and jy's song were classics too, but in the end history will remember dennis deyoung as a great singer songwriter and performer with styx and a solo artist!
Posted by steve on Wednesday, 05.5.10 @ 02:23am
No. I'm not even in any hurry to see Styx inducted.
Posted by Sam on Monday, 07.19.10 @ 20:05pm
Dennis DeYoung of Styx has replaced Paul Rogers of Free and Bad Company as the lead singer for Queen.
Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.10.10 @ 18:51pm
Really? I just checked and can see nothing about that. Where was it said? Bad decision if it's true.
Posted by Sam on Monday, 09.13.10 @ 08:22am
Paul Rodgers quit that project a year ago, and I'm not sure he was the right fit in the first place.
Posted by Sam on Monday, 09.13.10 @ 08:22am
I was just messing with everyone, but DeYoung should tour with Queen. His voice is very similar to Mercury!
Posted by Roy on Monday, 09.13.10 @ 10:37am
I don't hear any similarities, in part because nobody can fill Freddie's shoes, certainly not Dennis.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 09.18.10 @ 10:50am
Which is the more pretentious of these two rock operas: "Kilroy Was Here" or "2112"?
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 01.23.11 @ 09:40am
Peter Cetera is better than Steve Perry and Dennis DeYoung.
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 04.5.11 @ 17:44pm
I saw STYX many years ago. Dennis De Young took about 30 seconds or a minute to encourage people to get back up when they get knocked down in life and to say that no matter how little education, money, etc. they may have, to make the most of life. It was not preachy or Bono-like. It was short, well said, and well received by a pretty wild crowd. He didn't have to say anything like that and he probably inspired a few people.
Posted by Barza on Friday, 08.12.11 @ 19:21pm
I totally agree with Roy, if you have half a musical ear you can notice that deYougs voice is quite similar to freddie mercury, I can't tell about stage presence, energy, completeness, achievents, but as far as sound goes the voice is extremely similar.
Posted by Chris M on Saturday, 10.1.11 @ 01:33am
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