BLUE MURDER - UK

Blue Murder - 1989 - Geffen
Nothin' But Trouble - 1993 - Geffen
Screaming Blue Murder Live - Dedicated To Phil Lynott - 1994 - Geffen

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Members
Vocals
Thin Lizzy, Tygers Of PanTang, Whitesnake>>JOHN SYKES>>Solo, Thin Lizzy, Tygers Of Pan Tang

Guitar
Thin Lizzy, Tygers Of PanTang, Whitesnake>>JOHN SYKES>>Solo, Thin Lizzy, Tygers Of Pan Tang


Bass
The Firm>>Tony Franklin>>Gary Moore, Tony Macalpine, Lana Lane, Solo, Quiet Riot, Legacy X – Bill Ward, Alias>>Marco Mendoza>>Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Derek Sherinian, Thin Lizzy, Lynch Mob, Iconic

Drum
Vanilla Fudge, Rod Steward, Cactus, KGB, Ted Nugent, DNA, Ozzy Osbourne, King Kobra>>Carmine Appice>>Vanilla Fudge, Marty Friedman, Mother's Army, Pat Travers & Carmine Appice, King Kobra, Legacy X, Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish's Rascals, Cactus - Tommy Osteen>>John Sykes, Peter Frampton





History & Biography
John Sykes, with the support of famous A&R man John Kalodner, established Blue Murder with an all-star line up. Cozy Powell was part of the founding line-up of Blue Murder in 1987. The recording for the debut went over budget, which coupled with low sales almost killed the band. The band opened for Bon Jovi. Tony Franklin and Carmine Appice left.
,br /> Although the line-up can be heard mostly on the second outing, the actual band was now staffed by session musicians. The departed rhythm section was recalled to play on the second record. Geffen dropped the band after the live record.

Franklin, Sykes and Appice reformed the band in 2003. Tony Franklin joined Quiet Riot for 2006’s Rehab album. One-time keyboardist Nik Green died in March 2016 due to cancer. Bassist Tony Franklin called the man "a gentle soul and huge talent" on Twitter. Carmine Appice told an interviewer in 2018 that the band’s reformation was cancelled due to the unavailability of guitarist John Sykes.


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