Former Styx lead singer and keyboardist Dennis DeYoung is once again lobbying for the legendary band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In a Facebook post, DeYoung says, "The Hall, like all institutions, is susceptible to politics and none more than 'The Hall' who has until recently been under the control of one person, Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner.”
He adds, "It was his idea and he raised the money for its construction so it makes sense that he would make sure those he didn’t think worthy would be excluded. His influence has been well documented. His ball his game. Makes sense to me...”
DeYoung also says, "The only person in Styx that had any relationship with Jann was James "JY" Young... But ... JY and Wenner had a falling out over a promise he made to JY concerning Styx being on the cover of Rolling Stone. That as we know never materialized. None of us ever got the details, but JY was pissed. Could that have been a contributor to our omission is anybody’s guess but outside of that, looking at the list of inductees, our accomplishments qualifies us by an objective measure. But objectivity may not be a factor cause it ain’t. If this sounds like sour grapes so be it. Sue me.”
Young says if the band never get in the Hall he has no regrets.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]