Styx is a popular American rock band from Chicago that became famous for its albums from
the mid 1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of prog-rock with
the power of hard rock guitar, strong ballads and elements of international musical theater.
Through the late 1970s and early 1980s, the band enjoyed its greatest success. Their 1978
album Pieces of Eight found the group moving in a more straight-ahead hard-rock direction.