Blue Murder were a melodic heavy metal band from England, founded by ex-Whitesnake guitarist John Sykes. Upon Sykes' firing from Whitesnake, he set out to create a similar sounding bluesy hard rock band. They released two studio albums and one live album before breaking up in 1994.
Ray Gillen, who'd previously sang for Black Sabbath and later for Badlands, sang for an early version of Blue Murder, and reportedly the band recorded demos with him, but no albums. Another interesting thing to note is that John Sykes was himself once in a different band also called Badlands. Reportedly, drummer Cozy Powell was also in the line-up of the band with Ray Gillen. John Sykes and Cozy Powell had previously played together in Whitesnake.