M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have recruited Stefan Berggren (SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK) to sing for the group for their upcoming dates in June following the departure of ex-BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin. "[Stefan] is an excellent blues rock vocalist who knows the classic WHITESNAKE material inside out, so [he] will be an excellent addition to the band for these shows," the group write on their web site. "M3 are keen to point out however that this is not a permanent arrangement. The concept that M3 will feature revolving guest players around the core of Moody, Marsden and Murray is still valid."
In related news, a posting on the M3 web site states that "EMI are about to start the WHITESNAKE remaster programme with 'Trouble' and 'Lovehunter'. No real details yet but we will hopefully have some inside news soon and reaction from M3 themselves."
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