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Vinnie Paul Dresses Up as King Diamond for Hellyeah Show, Suggests Odd Hangover Cures

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On Oct. 28, Hellyeah fans were given the surprise of drummer Vinnie Paul dressed as the iconic King Diamond live in concert.

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King Diamond Brings Pure ‘Evil’ to New York City

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The legendary King Diamond transformed New York City’s Best Buy Theater into his own hellish playground.

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King Diamond to Release ‘Dreams of Horror’ 2-CD Compilation

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The upcoming compilation, 'Dreams of Horror,' will feature a total of 23 songs that have been mastered and enhanced by Andy LaRocque and King Diamond himself.

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King Diamond Talks Health Issues, Touring + New Album Plans

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Metal Blade Records

King Diamond gives Full Metal Jackie an update on his health, what fans can expect from his touring and his thoughts on returning to the studio.

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King Diamond + Former Bassist Hal Patino Exchange War of Words Following Patino’s Exit

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The longtime bassist has parted ways with King Diamond's band, but why is Patino gone? That depends on who you believe.

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King Diamond Plots 2014 North American Tour

Promo Photo, Last.fm
Promo Photo, Last.fm

It's actually happening! Heavy metal icon King Diamond has officially announced a batch of North American tour dates for 2014.

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Filed Under: Category: Concerts, Metal, News

Judas Priest, King Diamond + More Confirmed for 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest

Judas Priest / King Diamond
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This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest has just been announced to take place Nov.7-9 at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park, and Judas Priest have been announced as festival headliners while the almighty King Diamond will also play a rare live show.

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2014 Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance: Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage + Volbeat With King Diamond

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Metal may not get the wealth of recognition that other genres receive, but the big category that every metalhead music fan should be paying attention to is the Best Metal Performance category. The nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were just announced and there's a diverse group of acts populating the category.

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Ronnie James Dio vs. King Diamond – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 1

Ronnie James Dio vs. King Diamond
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This matchup in our Greatest Metal Frontman tournament sees two legendary singers with mutual respect towards each other. In 2009, King Diamond was asked to open for Heaven and Hell, but King had to decline to his back issues. He stated it had always been a dream of his to tour with Ronnie James Dio.

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Volbeat Frontman Michael Poulsen Recalls Early Worship of King Diamond + Mercyful Fate

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

When listening to Danish act Volbeat, it's clear that the band was influenced by great number of bands and genres, and frontman Michael Poulsen says that fellow Danish rocker King Diamond and his influential band Mercyful Fate are among the acts that truly inspired him.

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