The legendary band Diamond Head were part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal that influenced countless bands that followed. 'Am I Evil?' from their classic 1980 album 'Lightning To the Nations' was covered by Metallica, who were big fans...
A Rob Zombie show is always a great time and it's quite possible that the rocker will step outside his catalog from time to time to pull out a rock or metal classic. Such was the case during his band's recent performance in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. when he rocked out a pair of tried and true metal staples -- Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' and Diamond Head's 'Am I Evil?'
Iron Maiden have begun a run through 1980, as their song 'Phantom of the Opera' just concluded its second straight Classic Cage Match victory. The song, which came from the band's self-titled debut disc while Paul Di'Anno was still their frontman, bested the Ronnie James Dio-led Black Sabbath and their 1980 single 'Heaven and Hell.'
Heavy metal lost another important name on Jan. 14 when former Diamond Head drummer Robbie France passed away at the age of 52. Diamond Head were one of the breakout bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, inspiring some of metal's biggest groups such as Metallica and Megadeth.