Trivia / Meat Loaf

  • Actor Allusion: He once guest-starred in an episode of House playing a guy named Eddie.
  • Creator Backlash: Meat has gone on record, (see here, for instance), as saying that he hates performing "I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", mostly due to its massive success forcing him to overperform it.
  • Fatal Method Acting: Several close aversions. His weight and improper singing techniques are infamously counterproductive to his bombastic performing style, which puts enormous strain on his heart. During one concert, he had to be rushed to the hospital after a particularly brutal performance of "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" which caused his heart rate to skyrocket to nearly 300 BPM! On another tour, he'd have an oxygen mask hidden backstage to be used whenever he felt lightheaded.
  • Never Learned to Read: Despite his theatrical singing style, he's never had a singing lesson in his life. It's taken its toll on him as time's gone on.
  • One of Us: He's a self-admitted theater/musical geek. It shows.
  • What Could Have Been: He once auditioned to be the singer for Ted Nugent's band.
    • In his autobiography, Meat tells of having to convince a band member to stay with him instead of accepting an invitation to join another, newer group.


  • Michael Bay directed the music videos for the singles from Bat Out of Hell II.
  • A young Angelina Jolie appeared as the protagonist of the "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" video.
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