STYX were one of the most successful bands of the late-70s/early-80s. They had multiple mega-hits when they ruled rock radio and they’ve been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for more than TWENTY years. It’s pretty shocking to realize they’re NOT in the Hall. Scratch that, actually…they’ve never even been NOMINATED!

This is a band that has been played to pump up Steelers fans at Heinz Field for almost 20 years AND it’s been covered by Cartman on South Park.

A petition has been organized to get STYX into the Hall or, at LEAST nominated. You can add your name to the petition here. As a further demonstration of the impact STYX has had on the culture at large, the following paragraph contains multiple STYX lyrics. If you can catch all of them your name definitely belongs on the petition.

Styx belongs in the Hall of Fame and you’re fooling yourself if you don’t believe it. You’re KIDDING yourself if you don’t believe it! It may seem like we’re up against impossible odds but the gig is up! The news is out! Some fans may feel like giving up. As a STYX fan, I don’t get any respect, even from my family. My mother, my father…my wife and my friends…you see them laugh in my face. Maybe they’re right. Maybe I DO have too much time on my hands. It’s you, my fellow fans, that are giving me the courage and the strength I need. Please believe…that’s it true.

Domo arigato, everyone!

 

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