Blue Murder 1989

Blue Murder Debut Album - 25th Year Anniversary

It is hard to believe that 25 years has passed since John’s mighty debut album ‘Blue Murder’ hit the stores. We remember the days when the songs we’re being demo recorded back in the UK before John head off to L.A to record with mighty rock producer Bob Rock. The Blue Murder debut album featured the powerhouse of Carmine Appice on drums and the fretless monster himself Tony Franklin on bass and was released on Geffen Records in 1989.

With this trio in place Blue Murder had a strong presence and left its mark as one of the best hard rock albums of the eighties. We constantly have fans online praising this album every day having a rollover effect on the younger generation of hard rock fans.

Fans may or may not know that this mighty album has been remastered with 24-bit remastering from the source tapes, a 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, a new interview with John Sykes, enhanced artwork and photos spread out over a 12 page full color booklet,and is available from
www.rockcandyrecords.com.

Rest In Peace - Mark OToole

It is with great sadness to learn the news of Mark OToole’s passing. Mark OToole was a wonderful person, tour manager & old friend who worked on some of John’s past tours, he was a dedicated hard worker and a kind hearted generous person. He shall be missed. Prayers go to his family & friends. May he rest in peace x

Merry Christmas!

Hello friends, Christmas is upon us once again and John would like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous 2014. John has had some great feedback from his tracks for the upcoming album, we definitely think the Sykes fans are going to love this. They tracks are a varied in style and sounding fantastic with that unique signature style that John has.

Most of you know the release for the album was planned for this year but some links in the chain have slowed progress down which is out of our control, however John would like to assure you that everyone is working hard to get this album out as soon as possible and apologies for this delay.

We also would like to give a special mention to our Facebook and Twitters friends out there, we receive a lot of kind hearted inbox messages on our social networking sites and these mean a great deal to John, from other guitar players to Thin Lizzy & Whitesnake fans, Blue Murder fans and obviously the fans eagerly awaiting the new album! We do try to respond when we can to these inbox messages. A big thank you for the kind words!

So again, have a great Christmas and New Year everyone and all the very best for 2014.

x

Jeff Hanneman R.I.P

Sad to hear the news on the passing of Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman, a true guitar shredder who helped shape Metal music, we wish his family and fellow friends our sincere condolences.

April News

Fans will be pleased to hear that John Sykes’s original supergroup project BLUE MURDER has had it’s debut album RE-MASTERED by Rock Candy Records and is available now...

With 24-bit remastering from the source tapes, a 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, a new interview with John Sykes, enhanced artwork and photos spread out over a 12 page full color booklet, Rock candy Records is bringing the 1989 self-titled debut album to the masses once again. The ten track release can be purchased now at
www.rockcandyrecords.com.