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Meat Loaf
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Date Born/Group Began: Sept 27, 1947 (Halfshell) 
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Status: Presently Retired (Halfshell) 

Also Known As:
"Fat" Marvin (Meat Loaf's father gave him this name) (Halfshell)
Marvin Lee Aday (Legal Name, before name change) (Halfshell)
Meat (known by the band members) (Halfshell)
Meat Loaf (Stage Name) (Halfshell)
Michael Lee Aday (Legal name, after name change) (Halfshell)
Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday, September 27, 1947), better known as Meat Loaf, is an American singer and actor. He is noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy—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 albums worldwide. More than four decades after its release, the first album 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.

After the commercial success of Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, and earning a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love", Meat Loaf nevertheless experienced some difficulty establishing a steady career within the United States. This did not stop him from becoming one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records.[4] The key to this success was his retention of 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 ranks 96th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

Sometimes credited as Meat Loaf Aday, he has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable film roles include Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and Robert "Bob" Paulson in Fight Club (1999). His early stage work included dual roles in the original cast of The Rocky Horror Show, and he was also in the musical Hair, both on- and off-Broadway.

-Wikipedia article, retrieved 1-2-2021. (Halfshell)

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  • Starred in well known stage production of "The Rocky Horror Show" (1975) and it's on screen release "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as Eddie the Ex-Delivery Boy on both productions. Meat Loaf also played Dr. Scott on the stage show production. (Halfshell)
  • After a successful career as Eddie from the "Rocky Horror", Meat Loaf used the same persona style as the "Rockin' Biker with a Big Voice and a Sex Drive" for his Bat Out of Hell and sub releasing albums. (Halfshell)
  • After a successful and declining music career, Meat Loaf started playing low budget "B" movies (in attempt to reestablish his "Eddie" acting). Though not successful, he has played a few notable characters such as Tiny in "Wayne's World" (1992), Hoover in "Leap of Faith" with Steve Martin, Bud Black in "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny" as young Jack Black's father. (Halfshell)
  • After collapsing on stage In July 2011, Meat Loaf fainted on stage while performing in Pittsburgh. He collapsed again while on stage in Edmonton in June 2016 due to severe dehydration, after having already cancelled two other shows due to illness. The playback containing his pre-recorded, voice-over vocal track continued while he lay unconscious on the stage, which caused controversy over lip syncing; and after 2019 Texas Frightmare horror convention, Meat Loaf fell off an interview stage and broke his collarbone. Meat Loaf has retired from music and acting to this present day. (Halfshell)
  • During and after a declining music career, Meat Loaf focused more in acting often playing the secondary or less to nothing characters. Due to production budgeting and contracts of film choices, Meat Loaf was left to get what he can grab often including a recording "less than expected" soundtrack selections. A good example is "Stage Fright" (2014) playing Roger McCall, in charge of a theater camp (full of gays) and getting caught in in a string of murders in a knock off modern of "Phantom of the Opera". Even its soundtrack was less than average, even Meat Loaf sang in the song bout Gays in camp. With selection like this, Meat Loaf recorded songs that covered genres from corny, demented, sappy and stupid. (Halfshell)
  • When asked "How did you get the name 'Meat Loaf'?", he has never gave a straight answer and the story changes every time when asked. (Halfshell)
  • Changed name from Marvin to Michael due to family and people referring to him as Fat Marvin, a name his father gave him after seeing a commercial. (Halfshell)
  • When ever in contact, if a fan ask about Meat Loaf's deteriorating voice (off track, off key, hoarse, shaky, out of breath, struggling to hold notes, etc), he'll get pissed off throwing a fit stating "His voice is in the best shape of his life". (Halfshell)
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    10-07-17, #KMCC-T12-47
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