Tommy Shaw Hopes Styx Get Inducted To Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame After He Dies
Tommy Shaw, the frontman and the guitarist of the well-known rock band Styx stated in an interview with Rock Candy Magazine that he wishes Styx end up in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after he passes away.
Styx has been creating songs since its formation in 1972. Although there have been some lineup changes, the band managed to reach fame and success with unique elements in their music. They merged pop rock and soft rock which allowed them to be who they are as a band today.
Tommy Shaw joined Styx in 1975 and has been their frontman and guitarist ever since. Shaw has brought a lot of success to Styx by contributing to the tracklisting and naming their 1976 album ‘Crystal Ball.’ Shaw especially showed his songwriting skills in the 1978 album ‘Pieces of Eight’ in which the two songs he wrote ‘Renegade’ and ‘Blue Collar’ reached a high amount of success.
Both Styx and Shaw individually had a lot of contributions to the rock world yet the band still doesn’t get a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Shaw did not hold himself back from talking about this issue in his recent interview with Rock Candy Magazine. He stated that he doesn’t care very much about this issue and in fact, he added that being inducted is expensive and therefore it would be better if they were inducted after his death.
Here is what he said in the interview:
“Well we’d love to be in it, but I certainly don’t lose any sleep over it. To be honest, I hope we get inducted after I’ve died. Then at least I won’t have to pay $5,000 for the ‘honor’ of attending the ceremony. Or $10,000, if I want to take my wife.”
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s mission is to honour people who contributed to the history of rock and roll and pay tribute to those who passed away. According to Shaw, it would be cool if they were in it but it is not worth it to go through its formalities and pay such amounts just to be inducted. There has been no explanation as to why Styx is still not in the Hall but their fans are starting to see how they are underappreciated.