Meat Loaf has claimed that he talks to ghosts.
The theatrical rock singer, who releases his new album ‘Hell In A Handbasket’ on February 27, told Shortlist that he is regularly visited by supernatural spirits.
Discussing his views of the afterlife, he said: “I believe there’s something when you die because there are ghosts. I’ve seen them, I’ve been around them. Some are just energy left behind, and some are intelligent. I’ve had conversations with them using a K2 meter, which lets them answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’.”
He went on to recount a tale in which he’d mistaken a ghost for a groupie, adding:
I chased one across the room once. And when we were making ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ I saw a blonde girl in a white dress. I went downstairs and told the guys, ‘There’s a groupie up on the balcony,’ and they go, ‘How would she get up there?’ Everybody went up and no one was there.
The singer also claimed that he had avoided falling into the pitfalls of the rock’n’roll lifestyle, and insisted that although he had tried drugs, he wasn’t a big drinker and also spurned the sexual advances of his fans. “Groupies cursed at me because I wouldn’t take them home,” he revealed. “I’d go, ‘I can’t do it,’ and they’d go, ‘Well fuck you then.’ I don’t have many wild stories from the 70s or the 80s. The 60s, though, were crazy. I did acid and hung around everybody like Hendrix, Daltrey, Joplin, The Dead.”
Meat Loaf discussed his own mortality last year (August 20), when he revealed that he wanted to die onstage. He said: “I go out on the stage as if it’s the last thing I’ll ever do. And that’s what I’ve always said – if I’m going out, I’m going out on stage.”
‘Hell In A Handbasket’ will be Meat Loaf’s 12th studio album. The LP, which is his first since 2010’s ‘Hang Cool Teddy Bear’, will feature contributons from unlikely collaborators Lil John and Chuck D.