Styx’s Lawrence Gowan Discusses Return Of ‘Mr. Roboto’

New Styx singer and keyboardist Lawrence Gowan has explained the reason behind the band’s decision to perform the song “Mr. Roboto” live in its entirety for the first time in 35 years in a recent interview. “Believe it or not, that conversation started about five years ago on our bus,” Gowan told I’m Music Magazine. “Tommy [Shaw] said, ‘You know, I’d really like to play “Mr. Roboto.” “I intend to sing it with a bit more anger; I love the built-in drama of the lyrics. Someone who is forced to hide their identity; I think it’s a great concept. The robots are here to stay and we’re living with them and with a little bit of fear of just how high they will rise, whether we like it or not. On top of everything else, the song is fun, so why shouldn’t we play it?” Gowan said. “Mr. Roboto” first appeared on Styx’s 1983 concept album Kilroy Was Here. Despite reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the charts in Canada, the band had never performed the song live because the fallout from the Kilroy era led to its collapse. Copyright(c) 2018 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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