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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2022 12:21 pm
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Meat Loaf dead at 74 as announced by his family in the middle of the night.  No casu eof death was given but Metal Sludge actually reported one day earlier that he was "on his death bed" from Covid. 

We talked a lot about him in April when his songwriter Jim Steinman died, and now they're both gone.  I was a huge fan.  Incredible lyrics by Steinman, incredible voice and theatricality by Meat Loaf.  Every song felt like an epic Broadway number mixed with rock. 

Meat Loaf actually released a dozen albums, but is pretty much only known for "Bat Out of Hell" (1977) and "Bat Out of Hell II" (1993)



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I have no recollection of any of this, but PWInsider recaps a couple of WWE appearances by Meat Loaf.

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Musician Marvin Lee Aday, known the world over as Meat Loaf, the singer of some of the most beloved rock albums of all time, 1977's Bat out of Hell and 1993's Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, passed away Thursday evening at the age of 74, it was announced overnight.

While he will be remembered forever for his music and acting career, Meat Loaf's career did bring him briefly into the world of professional wrestling on two occasions, each with WWE.

Back in 1985, Meat Loaf performed the drums in the legendary music video for WWF's Land of A Thousand Dances, which was the opening track for that year's The Wrestling Album.  The video for the song featured every major WWF performer at the time as well as Cyndi Lauper (who produced the record under the pseudonym Mona Flambé), Meat Loaf and Rick Derringer, among others.  The video was shot in Poughkeepsie, NY on the stage of the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, which regularly hosted WWF TV tapings at the time.  The video received some MTV airplay for a short period.  Even today, decades later, it remains a fun, iconic capture of that period of professional wrestling history.

Meat Loaf later appeared as a surprise Guest Star on a May 2010 Monday Night Raw episode from Pittsburgh, PA, promoting his then-new album Hang Cool Teddy Bear.  In the appearance, which took place during the time period Raw had weekly celebrity appearances, Meat Loaf approached Randy Orton during the opening segment of the episodeattempting to get Randy Orton to use his music for a new theme song, only to suffer taking an RKO for his troubles.

During a post-appearance interview, Meat Loaf said, "How cool is that?  How many people can actually say, walking around the world, can actually say Randy Orton RKO'd me?"

Meat Loaf's composer, writer and producer Jim Steinman (who crafted the Bat Out of Hell albums) also worked on The Wrestling Album, composing and producing Hulk Hogan's Theme for the record.  While Hogan would more famously go on to use Rick Derringer's Real American (which was actually originally written for The U.S. Express tag team, Mike Rotunda and Barry Windham), Steinman's Hogan theme would later be used as the theme song for the Hulk Hogan's Rock N' Wrestling CBS Saturday morning animated series that debuted later that year.  Steinman would later add lyrics to the song for singer Bonnie Tyler, with the song re-titled Ravishing.  Steinman passed away from pneumonia in April 2021 at age of 73.  At the time of Steinman's passing, Meat Loaf commented, "We didn't know each other, we were each other."

Meat Loaf's family released the following statement overnight:
"Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends.
His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including “Fight Club”, “Focus”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Wayne’s World.”
“Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.
We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man.
We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time.
From his heart to your souls…don’t ever stop rocking!"
PWInsider.com sends our deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Meat Loaf, a truly gifted singer, actor and performer.



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Saw him in concert back in 2008. It was a hell of a show.



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I remember listening to his legendary show simulcast from the Bottom Line in 1977 which broke him as a national act. Incredible performance with the great Bob Kulick on guitar.


I only saw him once. Opening for the Allman Brothers at Madison Square Garden. It was quite a jolt. Surprisingly the hardcore A-Bro fans didn't shit all over him and he put on a top notch show.



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WongLee wrote: I only saw him once. Opening for the Allman Brothers at Madison Square Garden. It was quite a jolt. Surprisingly the hardcore A-Bro fans didn't shit all over him and he put on a top notch show.
That's a really strange combination, but an awesome one.



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I always think of Big Bob from Fight Club.

Some restaurant was reported as wanting to adorn their walls with famous movie memorabilia, but ran into a hurdle when they purchased the booby-suit worn in this scene.   Apparently there was an ordinance that labeled it unsavory to be kept in a business that served food.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ooDX1NOzEM

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One Fan Gang wrote: I always think of Big Bob from Fight Club.

Some restaurant was reported as wanting to adorn their walls with famous movie memorabilia, but ran into a hurdle when they purchased the booby-suit worn in this scene.   Apparently there was an ordinance that labeled it unsavory to be kept in a business that served food.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ooDX1NOzEMWas never really a big fan of Meat Loaf the singer, but he was good in Fight Club.

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Meat Loaf also was in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", another classic. I forgot about "Fight Club".



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This so weird, as his 1994 MLB All-Star Game rendition of the national anthem was in my YouTube feed two days ago, and I watched it and thought, "man, haven't seen this guy in forever."

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srossi wrote: WongLee wrote: I only saw him once. Opening for the Allman Brothers at Madison Square Garden. It was quite a jolt. Surprisingly the hardcore A-Bro fans didn't shit all over him and he put on a top notch show.
That's a really strange combination, but an awesome one.
I've only seen the Allman Brothers twice and both shows had a high strangeness factor. This MSG show in 1993 for the reason mentioned. But then I saw them at Woodstock in 1994. And a mosh pit broke out. At an Allman Brothers show. A mosh pit. With people moshing. At an Allman Brothers show.



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RIP Always entertaining when I saw him interviewed too.

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I liked him on Celebrity Apprentice when he wanted to fight Gary Bussy when he thought he stole some of his painting supplies.



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Not taking away from his ability as a performer but the dude was a dumbass anti-vaxxer.

Every time an anti-vaxxer dies of Covid, an angel gets its wings.



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Is the angel vaccinated?

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BitterOldMan wrote: Not taking away from his ability as a performer but the dude was a dumbass anti-vaxxer.

Every time an anti-vaxxer dies of Covid, an angel gets its wings.
He wasn’t anti-vaxx, he anti vaccine mandates. It’s 2 totally different things. I’m vaccinated and took the booster, but I’m also 100% anti vaccine mandates. 



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