Our collection of real-life 'Spinal Tap' stories contains some pretty wild moments, but for sheer distinctiveness, few can match the tale of the night Meat Loaf traded 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' for a bottle of urine to the face.
Largely due to his long-standing association with songwriter and producer Jim Steinman, whose lengthy epics helped define his style, Meat Loaf deals with a lot more lyrics than your average rock star. Still, when it came time to discuss the most widely misunderstood line of his career, Loaf knew exactly what to talk about.
"There are no second acts in American lives," F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in his unfinished, posthumously published novel 'The Last Tycoon.' But Meat Loaf proved him wrong with the surprising success of 'Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell,' which was released on Sept. 14, 1993.
Even though his recent tours have been billed as his last “at-bat” in relation to worldwide touring activities it appears that Meat Loaf still thankfully has a few innings left and plenty of planned activities on deck.
Before he scored such notable movie roles as the Spice Girls' bus driver in 'Spice World' or as Bitch Tits Bob in 'Fight Club,' Meat Loaf made his big-time leading man debut in 'Roadie,' a 1980 comedy about ... well, a roadie.
Meat Loaf says he's never drank his own urine, but he knows people -- famous people -- who have. The singer does cop to injecting a solution that included his urine however, but it's really not as strange as it seems.
It's been a rough start for Meat Loaf's UK tour. The singer postponed another show last night because of "medical reasons afflicting several members of the band." That's the fifth of eight shows he's either cancelled or postponed.
It probably comes as no surprise that Meat Loaf got his start in musical theater. After all, the songs on his 1977 classic album 'Bat Out of Hell' are pretty much big Broadway showstoppers with louder guitars. But before he made his career-defining album, Meat Loaf (bo
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