I became aware of the UK band Shy thanks to Headbanger’s Ball, and the video for the song “Tear Down The Walls”.  Needless to say I ended up picking the album shortly thereafter and have always thrown this song into my 80s hard rock mixes.  I have followed Tony, the band’s singer for some years on Facebook, and I unfortunately came across a post of his where he shares the fact that he has cancer, and does not seem to have a long time to live.  You can read his entire post here:

Tony was also the singer on three albums by the band TNT, and had also worked behind the scenes as a songwriter, even after the spotlight turned away from 80s bands.  While in TNT he also maintained a solo career.

Here is the video for Sky’s “Break Down The Walls”:

Cancer sucks, we all know this, we’ve all been affected by it one way or another.  I don’t know how long Tony has to live, but I do what to thank him for his music, and helping make at least my life easier with his music.  I hope he is able to live out his final days as well as possible, and as pain free as he can possibly be.

Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast.  Connect with him on Twitter:  @vmr907

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