Q103 Interview: Styx Bassist Ricky Phillips
Q103 had the chance to speak to Styx bassist Ricky Phillips recently and we talked about a variety of topics including Ronnie Montrose, Styx, and The Babys.
Ricky Phillips produced Ronnie Montrose's final album 10 x 10 which is out now. We talked about the album and what it was like working with Ronnie Montrose. Also asked em about his old band The Babys and what the chances are of a Styx reunion with Dennis DeYoung. Watch the full interview above.
Styx formed in 1970 and have had a successful career throughout the late 1970’s and early 1980’s that includes five consecutive multi-platinum albums and sixteen U.S. top 40 singles. Songs like “Lady”, “Come Sail Away”, “The Grand Illusion”, “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)”, “Renegade”, and “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)” are all staples at classic rock radio. The band has continued to be a popular touring act with the current lineup of Tommy Shaw on vocals and guitar, James “J.Y.” Young on guitar, Lawrence Gowan on vocals and keyboards, Ricky Phillips on bass, and Todd Sucherman on drums. Original bassist Chuck Panozzo is also a member of the band. Styx just released a brand new studio album called The Mission this past June. It's the band’s first studio album in 14 years.