After seeing both Dennis and Styx this past 12 months - I wanted to just comment on how I feel today.
1. I am a die-hard Styx fan - love the band in all incarnations. Having said that - at this point, my favorite band members are Tommy, Ricky, and Todd (and Chuck when he shows up).
2. Dennis DeYoung and his band do a better job at most the songs - and I would pay to see them over Styx given the choice.
3. I know Tommy is working on an "Americana" solo album - and am looking forward to that. I would also like to see Shaw Blades do another record.
4. While the concerts cater to the mass audience - new music is something I will always crave. I've heard there is the possibility of a new Dennis DeYoung (hopefully with the band) project. I've heard the current Styx are working on new material (but am not holding my breath).
The small world of music as I've come to know it. It all started with Styx - and when Glen came in, I noticed Bob Burger wrote with him. So Glen, Bob Burger, and David Anthony (along with John Merjave) are in a band called The Weeklings. Also - a few times a month - Jimmy L performs with Bob Burger. Maybe Dennis will guest on a Weeklings album? Speaking of The Weeklings - their first label release is out, and they are working on a second album right now.
In any case - the bottom line is - I'm not in favor of a Styx reunion, unless it is at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (again don't hold your breath).
Just some ramblings....