Watch Metallica Play 'Am I Evil' with Diamond Head's Brian Tatler

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    Metallica have released professionally shot footage of their performance of Am I Evil at Tons of Rock Festival in Oslo, Norway.
    The performance saw them join forces with one of the men who wrote the iconic metal tune, Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler to the absolute delight of both the band and the audience. 

    A staple cover in their career, Metallica have recorded the song twice, once as the B-side for 1984's breakthrough Creeping Death single and then in far better audio quality on the 1998 covers record Garage Inc. 

    A primary influence on the thrash scene, Diamond Head's sound contributed to the formative soundscape of Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and countless other metal titans, of those, Metallica are definitely the most vocal in their appreciation and it's something that isn't lost on Tatler. 

    In a recent interview with XS Rock, Brian Tatler, who is now a member of Saxon was asked to name the thing he is most proud of in his career so far. He responded, "I suppose musically 'Am I Evil?' because it's such a big song and it's just got a life of its own. So a song that was written in my bedroom in 1979 that's gone around the world and is on millions of records and things like that. So the songs, really, the fact that they're out there and people still wanna hear them and still get played on radio and stuff like that. And the fact that it brings in money, so it's royalties. It means I've got a standard of living to become a musician, really. It's kind of a dream when you're a teenager, but I've actually done it. And yeah, I'm not the biggest star in the world or anything, but it's brilliant that you can have a career in music for 40-odd years and not necessarily be a household name."

    Watch the footage of the Tons of Rock Festival performance which was uploaded to Metallica's YouTube below. 

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Metallica have released professionally shot footage of their performance of Am I Evil at Tons of Rock Festival in Oslo, Norway.
The performance saw them join forces with one of the men who wrote the iconic metal tune, Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler to the absolute delight of both the band and the audience. 

A staple cover in their career, Metallica have recorded the song twice, once as the B-side for 1984's breakthrough Creeping Death single and then in far better audio quality on the 1998 covers record Garage Inc. 

A primary influence on the thrash scene, Diamond Head's sound contributed to the formative soundscape of Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and countless other metal titans, of those, Metallica are definitely the most vocal in their appreciation and it's something that isn't lost on Tatler. 

In a recent interview with XS Rock, Brian Tatler, who is now a member of Saxon was asked to name the thing he is most proud of in his career so far. He responded, "I suppose musically 'Am I Evil?' because it's such a big song and it's just got a life of its own. So a song that was written in my bedroom in 1979 that's gone around the world and is on millions of records and things like that. So the songs, really, the fact that they're out there and people still wanna hear them and still get played on radio and stuff like that. And the fact that it brings in money, so it's royalties. It means I've got a standard of living to become a musician, really. It's kind of a dream when you're a teenager, but I've actually done it. And yeah, I'm not the biggest star in the world or anything, but it's brilliant that you can have a career in music for 40-odd years and not necessarily be a household name."

Watch the footage of the Tons of Rock Festival performance which was uploaded to Metallica's YouTube below. 

 Shop for Metallica Merch
Metallica Unisex Tee: Master of Puppets European Tour '86. (Back Print)

Listen To Our Metal Maniacs Playlist
 


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