RE: Dennis DeYoung interview
Date: April 26, 2000 09:19AM
It is only your original implications regarding lying that bother me. We were not there and don't know what is truth and what is lies. Quite frankly, it is easy to put things together and see truth in everything that has been said regarding why the band is touring now and why Dennis is not with them.
1)Dennis was too ill to tour... both Tommy and Dennis have said that in those words.
2)Dennis did (or does) not want to tour... is a matter of perspective. Dennis does not want to play small venues (he has said this himself). The rest of the band does want to play small venues, the record company has wanted it, the promoters have wanted it, and shows were being booked. If Styx is only going to do a small venue tour, and Dennis does not want to play in small venues, then Dennis does not want to tour (logical, conclusion). No where was it said that Dennis would never want to tour with the band ever again. In fact, what was said was that Dennis does not want to tour "right now". "Right now" the band is playing small venues, which Dennis does not want to play at, so I would call that statement accurate, just from the other side of the coin.
3)Dennis would rather work on Hunchback (or other broadway show material). If you don't know what might have inspired this comment, please re-read the section where Dennis talks about touring in 1997.
Not once has Tommy slammed Dennis. Tommy CONGRATULATED Dennis on his sold out show. Tommy said what wonderful things he had been hearing about Dennis' show. Dennis returns those compliments with insults. THEN people accuse Tommy of lying, and while this was not said by you, being a lowlife. EXCUSE ME?? Why am I irritated? This would be why.
And Stan, I have had a better day today, thank you.