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Meat Loaf – Stage Names Origins

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There are varying stories about how the man born Marvin Lee Aday became Meat Loaf. But names aren’t that huge of a deal for the musician, who changed his real name to Michael Lee Aday back in 2010.

While the singer has been reluctant to discuss the origins, the two most frequent stories are that his father called him ‘Meat’ as a young child because of his size, and then later, when he attended school and began to play football, his classmates and coaches added the “Loaf.” The singer credited his father with the moniker in his ‘To Hell and Back’ autobiography.

From school he would go on to form his first band, Meat Loaf Soul, and by the time he moved on to other projects the stage name had stuck.

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