James Young

James Young



James Vincent Young (born November 14, 1949) is a guitarist (Known by the band and Styx fans as "The Godfather"), singer and songwriter who is best known for playing lead guitar in the American rock band, Styx.[1] Young began playing keyboard and piano at the age of five. He attended Calumet High in Chicago and learned to play clarinet and guitar during those years.

In 1970, Young joined the band TW4[2][3][4][5] while a student at Illinois Institute of Technology, from which he graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. That band later became the first incarnation of Styx.

After Styx's initial breakup in 1983, Young released the solo albums City Slicker (1985 with Jan Hammer),[5] Out on a Day Pass (1988), and Raised by Wolves (1995 with James Young Group). He was the only original member left in the Styx's lineup and has appeared on all Styx albums. Tommy Shaw is touring with Styx again, as is Chuck Panozzo as a guest bass guitarist for most concerts. Young tends to write the more hard rock pieces for Styx. He is best known for "Miss America" and "Snowblind". Young managed the Chicago, Illinois -based rock band 7th Heaven in 1998 along with Alec John Such of the band Bon Jovi.



Wah Wah
Whiplash is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band James.
Pleased to Meet You
Pleased to Meet You is the ninth studio album by English rock band James.

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Juno Awards underdog the Jerry Cans drawing eyes and ears to music of the North
  –  March 25, 2018
(Toronto Star) The band will appear at CBC’s Music Fest at Echo Beach on May 26 ... throat singer Avery Keenainak and James Ungalaq of Igloolik’s Northern Haze, conquering hard-rock heroes at home in Nunavut who’ve performed outside of the territory ...
Miami Open tennis venue breaks ground at Hard Rock Stadium
  –  March 19, 2018
IMG co-President Mark Shapiro said the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium would be enhanced in all respects, including the music, art and culinary experience ... this tournament will be an upgrade,” said James Blake, a former tennis pro who was recently ...
METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD 'Speaks To Group Of People That No One Else Speaks To,' Says Co-Manager
  –  March 14, 2018
If hard rock is about losing your inhibitions or frustrations, James Hetfield still ... An Insider's Guide to the Music Business", Mensch recalled that the arrival of Napster and other file-sharing services impacted record sales dramatically and forced ...
Q Prime's Peter Mensch Talks Metallica, the AEG-MSG Turf War & Helping Reunite Led Zeppelin
  –  March 14, 2018
It's all about the music. If the music is great ... No one else is even close to them. If hard rock is about losing your inhibitions or frustrations, James Hetfield still to this day, his lyrics, are fucking angry. He's fueled by hate also.
10 Essential Live Albums
  –  March 12, 2018
Hard rock and heavy metal are both such essentially live forms of music that while the live album may seem like ... Binge & Purge captured James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted and Lars Ulrich in full post-"Black Album" rock behemoth mode, but ...
Ticket alert: Steve Miller, Peter Frampton at Hard Rock
  –  February 12, 2018
Miller called those dates “an amazingly beautiful, creative and rewarding music experience for our ... to return to their blues roots during the Hard Rock show on Otis Rush’s “All Your Love” and Elmore James’ “Stranger Blues.”


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