Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf



Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947), better known by his stage name Meat Loaf, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.

His Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums (consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose) has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.[1] Almost 40 years after its release, Bat Out of Hell still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best selling albums in history.[2][3]

After he enjoyed success with Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and earned a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love", Meat Loaf experienced some initial difficulty establishing a steady career within the United States. However, he has retained iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the United Kingdom, where he received the 1994 Brit Award for best-selling album and single, appeared in the 1997 film Spice World, and ranks 23rd for the number of weeks spent on the UK charts as of 2006. He ranked 96th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records.[4] He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows,[5] sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Robert "Bob" Paulson in Fight Club (1999), and "The Lizard" in The 51st State (2002). He has also appeared as a guest actor in television shows such as Monk, Glee, South Park, House, and Tales from the Crypt.



The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman.
Fight Club
Fight Club is a 1999 American film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.
Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell
Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell is the sixth studio album by American rock singer Meat Loaf and was written and produced by Jim Steinman.
I'd Do Anything for Love
"I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" is a song written by Jim Steinman, and recorded by Meat Loaf with Lorraine Crosby.

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Popular Live Albums5

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Spotify - Albums & Singles192


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News Articles7

WATCH: Singer Meat Loaf collapses during concert in Canada
  –  November 23, 2017
EDMONTON, Alberta — Rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a ... Musicians went to his side to help, and the music eventually stopped. Meat Loaf's agent and music manager did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press seeking ...
Meat Loaf- Bat Out of Hell 40th Anniversary Interview
  –  November 18, 2017
His debut album Bat Out of Hell had been building slowly over the ten months since release, and now the bombastic, passionate, outrageously funny music ... his dream, Meat Loaf looked like a Texas twister with arms! AC/DC original lead singer Bon ...
Welcome to Meat Loaf’s Vancouver neighbourhood
  –  December 1, 2017
As music producer Rob Carvallo once said, “Meat Loaf is an actor who believes he can sing.” “And that’s basically the truth,” Meat Loaf concurs. Every time he sings a song, he’s in character — not as Meat Loaf the performer, but as the person ...
Rob Reiner reminisces about ‘This Is Spinal Tap,’ reveals the key role Meat Loaf accidentally played in its conception
  –  November 23, 2017
“Then ‘Roadie’ with Meat Loaf came out and we were like ... Especially because of the music they created. During our chat Reiner even recalled how, when the trio toured as Spinal Tap, they would also open the concert as The Folksman, too.
When Meat Loaf lost his voice: 'It was a horrifying sound'
  –  November 21, 2017
fascinating situation for me to see crowds of up to twenty thousand screaming along with this record and performer of my music. And I’m on stage at that point . . . where he didn’t sing one good note the whole night. The perverse thing for Meat Loaf ...
Meat Loaf- Bat Out of Hell 40th Anniversary Interview
  –  November 18, 2017
His debut album Bat Out of Hell had been building slowly over the ten months since release, and now the bombastic, passionate, outrageously funny music of composer Jim Steinman as performed by Meat Loaf was one of the hottest new things in American music.
Todd Rundgren Talks Spoofing Bruce Springsteen and Seeing Meat Loaf Propose With a Salmon While Producing 'Bat Out of Hell'
  –  October 20, 2017
Billboard caught up with Rundgren ... So it was juxtaposing the two things. The music is supposed to be completely believable. But it's just juxtaposing it with this unbelievable character that Meat Loaf represents. Do you ever put on the record and ...

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