Trivia / Meat Loaf

  • Actor Allusion: He once guest-starred in an episode of House playing a guy named Eddie.
  • Fatal Method Acting: Several close aversions. His weight and improper singing techniques are infamously non-condisive 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 in recent years.
  • 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.