Am I Evil? – The Music, The Myths And Metallica by Brian Tatler with John Tucker
Forever tipped as the next big thing, Diamond Head have opened for Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Metallica, and toured with Black Sabbath, Megadeth and Thin Lizzy. Yet they were beset by management difficulties, poor decisions, bad deals, nightmare producers, band splits, ego problems… And when they finally signed to a major label it was the wrong one. But amongst all that, their legacy is enormous and their music timeless, with their classic signature tune ‘Am I Evil?’ appearing on Metallica’s 2009 ‘Guitar Hero’ game.
Brian Tatler founded Diamond Head in 1976. In ‘Am I Evil?’ he reveals frankly what it’s like to be chasing the dream of wanting to be a rock ‘n’ roll star, what it’s like when you attain it, and how it feels to see it unravel before your eyes – a story all too familiar to musicians of all genres.