Dennis DeYoung, Styx’s Former Frontman To Complete His New Album
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Styx alumnus Dennis DeYoung has revealed that he is almost done with his new and final album. “On this, my final album, I decided to write songs about my journey from humble beginnings in my basement on Chicago’s far-south side to the very top [of] my chosen profession,” said a post on the vocalist’s Facebook page.
He also said that the album will contain a tribute to some of his musical inspirations, saying, “If you know me, you know of my love for the Beatles and their effect on my life and millions of other musicians. But you would be hard-pressed to find actual traces of the Beatles in Styx songs. I left all Beatles musical references out of Styx arrangements. However, on this album I created my ultimate musical and lyrical tribute to the lads from Liverpool on one song. There’s a fine line between homage and blatant rip off and I pray I haven’t crossed it,” he admitted.
The Beatles tribute is a duet that will feature Julian Lennon. “I wrote an email to him and was just about to send it when I listened one last time and suddenly realized Jules should not sing this song. It was my story not his,” DeYoung admitted. So he decided to make a new song from scratch, saying it was a dream come true and the song came out better that what he had hoped for.