Ousted Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung says that if and when the group is ever chosen for Rock Hall induction, he believes he and his former bandmates will rock the house one more time. Both Styx and DeYoung, who was pushed out of the group in 1999, have been in the news lately due to Styx finally bowing to fan pressure to perform DeYoung's 1983 Top 10 hit for the band, “Mr. Roboto.” In addition to the Kilroy Was Here classic, Dennis DeYoung wrote and sang lead on such band classics as “Come Sail Away,” “The Best Of Times,” “Rockin' The Paradise,” “Babe,” “Lady,” “The Grand Illusion,” and many more, before splitting with Styx.
Not surprisingly Styx, who have been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1997, are all realizing that with the prog and AOR heavyweights finally gaining entry to the Hall, Styx's chances are getting better every year. Despite having no ongoing relationship with Tommy Shaw and J.Y. Young, who lead the current version of the band, Dennis DeYoung told that he sees good things ahead regarding Styx and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: “They've changed their attitude toward music that was created in the '70s that was not only wildly popular, but had the audacity to last so they couldn't write it off as a flash in the pan — because it isn't and it wasn't. So that's cool. If it happens it'll be wondrous and I. . . here's my prediction, should it happen, we will all be standing on that stage and we will be performing together.” at L.A.'s Ford Amphitheatre.