Author Sterling Whitaker has just written a book about Styx and their troubles called The Grand Delusion (BookSurge), which describes how Styx never got along, especially after band member Dennis DeYoung penned the groups first ballad as an ode to his wife on her birthday.
Says Whitaker: They really did not like Babe. But it made number one, and as a result, they made him leave the group.
But splitting the picture was common for the bickering band especially during a concert where Tommy Shaw got frustrated and smashed his guitar on stage at the Capital Center in Washington D.C. during the middle of a song.
As Whitaker puts it, He quit the band while they were still on stage playing Renegade, but after he left they played The Best Of Times.
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