Tommy Shaw Shaw, T. R. Shaw, T. Shaw, T.Shaw, Thomas Roland Shaw, Tom ShawBorn September 11, 1953 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, Tommy Shaw started his professional career in 1975 with Styx, a week before the band started it’s tour, following the departure of John Curelewski. During those years, Styx’s album Cornerstone was the biggest selling album of 1979… and 1980. Their following album, Paradise Theatre, is apparently the top selling pop-rock album of all time. Through several solo albums, and a stint with The Damn Yankees, Tommy is now back with Styx. They released the album Brave New World and have just completed a world tour.