Meat Loaf

Born 27 September 1947.
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Meat Loaf chats to Steve Wright

Meat Loaf chats to Steve and the team about his final UK tour.

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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.[citation needed] 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".

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  1. Review of Hell in a Handbasket

    Hell in a Handbasket 2012

    Reviewed by Paul Whitelaw
    A political statement? From Meat Loaf? Well, yes. And no. But mostly no.
  2. Review of Bat Out Of Hell - Live

    Bat Out Of Hell - Live 2004

    Reviewed by Cormac Heron
    The stealer of the show has to be the main man himself. The Loaf's singing is awesome...
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