Category: Web site anniversary / Anniversaire site Web

20 years later / 20 ans plus tard

(Français plus bas) You have been loyal visitors and I thank you all for that. So far, Tommy sent me 4773 e-mails and I sent him 4718. As you can see, most of the exchanges we had to add new things on the web site were done by e-mail. I didn’t get to see him…


Jack Blades

(français plus bas) Jack Blades worked a lot with Tommy.  They were both in Damn Yankees and did two wonderful albums together known as Shaw-Blades.  Jack also worked on 7Deadly Zens in 1998 and one day, he sent a message to Tommy’s fans that was posted on his web site. Kim (Webmaster)     Jack…


And then came Gowan / La venue de Gowan

(Français plus bas) In 1999, STYX released a brand new album “Brave New World”.  But right before the tour was schedule to start, original singer Dennis DeYoung announced that he could not tour because of illness.  So STYX went hunting for a replacement.  This was supposed to be only for this tour.  In these e-mail…


7Deadly Zens

(Français plus bas) 1998 was really a fun year.  I had the great opportunity of following the making of 7Deadly Zens from the very beginning to its release date.  Although the site kept growing and brought more responsibilities, I still was a huge fan of Tommy’s music so I was having a lot of fun…


Entry pages / pages d’entrée

Here is a look back at what the web site looked like from 1996 to today. Voici un aperçu des différentes pages couvertures du site web depuis 1996.  


Tommy speaks French / Tommy parle en français

(Français plus bas) On November 30th, 1998, Tommy declared that the web site was his official one. He was really getting involved with the web site.  It was amazing to me that he was willing to do so much for it to be popular and I was truly grateful for that.  And so the Internet…


Tommy’s notes / Les notes de Tommy

(Français plus bas) And so Tommy started sending notes that I would translate into French and post on his website.  It didn’t take very long before I started getting e-mails from his English speking fans wanting to know what he was writing about.  At first, I would send the original text in an e-mail but…


The first look / Le premier “look”

(Français plus bas) When I offered Tommy, back in June 1996, to do a French web page on him, on top of not knowing how to do a web page, I didn’t even have Internet access at home, so needless to say, I was starting from scratch! Despite all of the obstacles, I was determined…


20 years ago! / 20 ans déjà !

(Français plus bas) It was 20 years ago when I first met my musical hero Tommy Shaw.  During the Styx’ reunion tour in 1996, a DJ from Montreal’s radio station CHOM-FM helped me make my dream come true.  The meeting happened in Quebec City in 1996. I was excited to finally be able to tell…