Meat Loaf Biography

Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947) is an American musician and actor best known by his stage name Meat Loaf. He is noted for the Bat Out of Hell album trilogy consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose and his powerful vocals over a three-octave range. Bat Out of Hell has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide. After 35 years, it 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 of all time.

Although 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" on the latter album, Meat Loaf experienced some initial difficulty establishing a steady career within his native US. However, he has retained iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the UK, where he ranks 23rd for the number of weeks overall spent on the charts as of 2006. He ranked 96th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records. He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in the American premiere of The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He also appeared in David Fincher's Fight Club in 1999 as the character Robert Paulson.

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Meat Loaf to perform at Newbury Racecourse Ladies Day Party

Singer will take his farewell tour to the Berkshire racecourse on August 17

  • Aug 9, 2013

Meat Loaf to quit live performance following final UK tour

Singer reveals complete details of 'Last At Bat' retirement tour

  • Dec 18, 2012

Meat Loaf sues his own tribute act 'To Hell And Back' for $100,000

The singer is taking impersonator Dean Torkington to court and has labelled him an 'online imposter'

  • Jul 19, 2012

Meat Loaf: 'I talk to ghosts'

'Bat Out Of Hell' singer says he once confused a ghost for a groupie

  • Feb 23, 2012

Chuck D to feature on new Meat Loaf album

'Hell In A Handbasket' is out on February 27

  • Jan 11, 2012

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Bat Out Of Hell Play Video

Bat Out Of Hell

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Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad Play Video

Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

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You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth Play Video

You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

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Los Angeloser

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Testify Play Video

Testify

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The Very Best Of Meat Loaf

The Very Best Of Meat Loaf

Selling 50million albums [B]Mr Loaf[/B]'s way: always strike a bombastic chord, show less subtlety than a motorway crash, and please, do understand a song isn't truly a song without an intro so tricks

  • Oct 23, 1998

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