Rants and recollections from the Rock Candy writers’ team

The Rock Candy Mag blog is where you get a regular dose of rock’n’roll rambling on whatever our writer of the week wants to get off his (or her) chest. Malcolm Dome will surely make mention of London’s messiest late night ’80s drinking dens. Paul Suter might want to regale you with tales of obscure Canadian bands you shouldn’t have missed first time around. HoJo will doubtless remember the day he was kidnapped, chained up and made up in the Kerrang! office by Wrathchild. Who knows? Derek Oliver might even reveal the real reason why he’s known as ‘Sausage’!

But whatever the topic of conversation, we guarantee you won’t be bored!

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Jaide meets Warrant’s Robert Mason and Jerry Dixon at M3

RC READER BLOG #2 - Rockin’ At M3

Date: Jun 12, 2017, Jaide Soto

Rock Candy Mag is published out of the UK, of course. But even after just two issues we have a big US following. Reader and aspiring rock journalist Jaide Soto decided to tell us about top retro rock festival M3 Rockfest and we were all ears…


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Rock Candy Mag’s Xavier Russell (right) hanging with Dave Hlubek in New York, December 1984

RC BLOG #6 Help For Hlubek

Date: May 21, 2017, Xavier Russell

Rock Candy Mag’s Xavier Russell makes a personal plea on behalf of Molly Hatchet chicken scratch guitar legend Dave Hlubek



RC Reader BLOG # 1 S.T. Records Is My Metal Heaven!

Date: Apr 28, 2017, Nick Green

Rock Candy Mag reader Nick Green on his love affair with this unique Aladdin’s Cave of rock, tucked away in Dudley in the West Midlands


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"That’s Rock Candy Mag boss Derek Oliver right there. He signed Dream Theater!" Pic: Iconic Images/George Chin

RC BLOG #5 – Feeling The Love From Dream Theater

Date: Apr 28, 2017, Derek Oliver

Why did vocalist James LaBrie give a huge shout-out to Rock Candy Mag boss Derek Oliver in front of 4000 DT fans in London?


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Two ladies who were more than ready to rock in The Mayfair’s heyday!

RC BLOG #4 – I Used To Go To The Newcastle Mayfair

Date: Apr 10, 2017, John Nicholson

John Nicholson remembers Newcastle’s greatest ever rock hangout, The Mayfair


Cartoon by Christophe Sénégas

RC BLOG #3 Metallica – 'Call 'Em All!'

Date: Mar 30, 2017, Xavier Russell

How Xavier Russell sorted Metallica out with a manager – at a personal cost of one enormous phone bill!


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