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The New ‘Old School’ Rock Mag By The Writers Who Were There
We’re back and we’re louder than ever! After the successful launch of Rock Candy Mag in April, Issue 2 (June-July 2017) is here, packed to the rafters with features and photos from rock’s greatest era, including-
MAIDEN '84 - Behind The Scenes On Thee Legendary Poland Tour
FOREIGNER - How They Became Radio Rocck Gods
UFO - The Classic Era By Pete Way
JUDAS PRIEST - Rob Versus Ripper
ANGEL - Eight - Yes Eight - Pages
MÖTLEY CRÜE - Their Lamesst Tour Cancellation Excuse
SAGA - One Man And His Moustache
TONY IOMMI Meets Apricot Crumble
Rock Candy Magazine is a new bi-monthly physical mag, with a digital download thrown in. Yes, it’s actually printed on actual paper!

It’s the brainchild of Derek Oliver, Howard Johnson and Malcolm Dome, three Kerrang! writers who lived it all in the ’80s.

It’s aimed at the discerning fan who wants to wallow in nostalgia and relive the glory days of classic rock.

Rock Candy Mag isn’t available in the shops. You can only get it through our website at

It’s 100 pages of the purest classic rock from the ’70s and ’80s, with no room for punk, new wave, skinny tie pop or post-industrial claptrap! And it’s all treated with respect and illustrated with the finest photography of the era.

Please help us spread the word.



IRON MAIDEN Open Their 'Book Of Souls' September 4

Friday, September 4, 2015
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IRON MAIDEN’s eagerly awaited new studio album The Book Of Souls will be released globally on 4th September through Parlophone Records (BMG in the U.S.A.). It was recorded in Paris with their longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014, with the finishing touches added earlier this year.  However, the band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who was recently given the all-clear from a tumour, would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s launch.
The stunning cover art was created by Mark Wilkinson, who has worked with the band previously, and because this 11-track album has a total running time of 92 minutes, it is IRON MAIDEN’s first ever double studio album.  There’s a broader split on the songwriting compared to previous Maiden records, with bassist and founder member Steve Harris contributing to seven of the tracks; 6 of them with Maiden’s guitarists and one sole composition.  This is also the first time since 1984’s Powerslave  that an IRON MAIDEN studio album also features two tracks written solely by Bruce Dickinson,  one of which is the longest song Maiden has ever recorded! And also two Dickinson/Smith collaborations.
Steve comments,
“We approached this album in a different way to how we’ve recorded previously.  A lot of the songs were actually written while we were there in the studio and we rehearsed and recorded them straight away while they were still fresh, and I think that immediacy really shows in the songs, they have almost a live feel to them, I think. I’m very proud of The Book Of Souls, we all are, and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it, and especially to take it out on the road next year!”
Bruce continues,
“We’re really excited about The Book Of Souls and had a fantastic time creating it. We started working on the album in late summer 2014 and recorded it at Guillame Tell Studios in Paris, where we’d done the Brave New World album back in 2000 so the studio holds special memories for all of us. We were delighted to discover the same magical vibe is still alive and very much kicking there! So we immediately felt at home and the ideas just started flowing. By the time we’d finished we all agreed that each track was such an integral part of the whole body of work that if it needed to be a double album, then double its going to be!”
The full tracklisting is:
Disc 1
1. If Eternity Should Fail (Dickinson) 8:28
2. Speed Of Light (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:01
3. The Great Unknown (Smith/ Harris) 6:37
4. The Red And The Black (Harris) 13:33
5. When The River Runs Deep (Smith/ Harris) 5:52
6. The Book Of Souls (Gers/ Harris) 10:27
Disc 2
7. Death Or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13
8. Shadows Of The Valley (Gers/ Harris) 7:32
9. Tears Of A Clown (Smith/ Harris) 4:59
10. The Man Of Sorrows (Murray/ Harris) 6:28
11. Empire Of The Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01
2CD deluxe hardbound book limited edition
2CD standard edition
Triple heavyweight black vinyl
High res audio (24-bit Mastered for ITunes and non-Mastered for iTunes)
Standard res audio (16 bit/ 44.1 kHz)
The Book Of Souls is the band’s 16th studio album since their eponymous debut in 1980 charted at #4 in the UK, in a career achieving sales of over 90 million albums worldwide. Their previous album, 2010’s The Final Frontier  was Maiden’s most successful chart-wise to date, reaching Number One in 28 countries and was their highest chart debut in the U.S reaching #4 in the Billboard 200.
Due to Bruce’s illness the band had to delay touring plans but promise to be out on the road again early next year, giving time for Bruce to make a full physical recovery to be ready for the rigours of Maiden live performances.



Talking Metal Episode 502 Featuring Paul DiAnno and Blaze Bayley

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Talking Metal Episode 502 Featuring Paul DiAnno and Blaze Bayley
Mark is joined by special guest co-host Mitch Lafon for discussion on Kiss and Iron Maiden.  The episode also features interviews with former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul DiAnno and Blaze Bayley.

Paul DiAnno discusses his knee injury, current recording & touring plans, the first two Iron Maiden albums, royalties from his Maiden days, Rod Smallwood, touring with KISS and much more.

Blaze Bayley discusses his upcoming tour dates, his career and of course, IRON MAIDEN.

Both interviews were conducted by Mitch Lafon of the One On One with Mitch Lafon podcast.

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