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Meatloaf: Behind the Music Remastered

A 300 pound sex symbol who never fit the stereotype. Michael Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, was the most unlikely of rock stars. The American rock musician and actor known for the Bat Out of Hell album trilogy (Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose) went from having one of the best-selling albums of all time and becoming a huge star, to having a nervous breakdown with symptoms of bulimia and threats of suicide. It was all there. "It was a horror movie." he says. "I was sitting in a corner just crying." They thought he was crazy.

Watch Behind the Music: Meatloaf - Remastered at VH1

Born in Dallas, Texas, singer/songwriter, actor and record producer Meatloaf has been in over 50 movies. He was Eddie and Dr. Everett Scott in the cult hit The Rocky Horror Picture Show, an angel in Angels in the Outfield and had parts in Crazy in Alabama and Fight Club.

His Bat Out Of Hell Tour lasted from 1977 to 1979. The album Bat Out of Hell was recorded in 1975/76 and released October 21, 1977, produced by Todd Rundgren and sold more than 43,000,000 copies worldwide.

Comments

  • Jim 4 years ago

    Very cool to catch up with Meat Loaf. Bat Out of Hell is an album for a formative time of my life.

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