Meat Loaf is retiring from the road. The American rocker says his Last at Bat Tour -- which begins on Friday (April 5) in Newcastle, U.K. - will be his final tour. Previously he'd only hinted that the run of dates would be his final European tour, but during a recent interview he admitted his health his holding him back.
M&Ms and meat loaf might not appear to go together well at first glance -- at least, not in the ordinary course of everyday dining. But the two disparate foods came together in perfect harmony in an entertaining commercial during the Super Bow Sunday night (Feb. 3).
Meat Loaf may have suggested his touring career was concluding as far back as 2007, but the rocker is finally and apparently ready to say farewell to at least one nation. The vocalist has just announced the 'Last at Bat' tour of the U.K., which is intended to be his final trek in the country.
Classic rocker Meat Loaf is preparing for knee surgery today. The 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' singer posed for this picture for his Facebook page Monday afternoon, taken just minutes before he was set to go under the knife. An unidentified poster writes that the recovery process will take about two weeks.
Meat Loaf was an actor and little-known singer with one minor album and an appearance in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' to his credit before he released 'Bat Out of Hell' in 1977. The album catapulted the entertainer to superstar status, in the process becoming one of the most iconic records of the 1970s -- though Meat Loaf would become so defined by its success that he would struggle to recover for more than a decade.
Unlike a lot of musicians, Meat Loaf has steadily acted in films throughout the years, balancing small roles in numerous movies with his music career. From his memorable appearance in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' through screen-chewing scenery in features like 'Leap of Faith' and 'Fight Club,' Meat has carved out a solid film career.