Meat Loaf

Musician and Actor
Born Sep 27, 1947

Michael Lee Aday, better known by his stage name, Meat Loaf, is an American hard rock musician and actor. He is noted for the Bat Out of Hell album trilogy consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose. Bat Out of Hell has sold more than 43 million copies.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Meat Loaf.


1947 Birth Born on September 27, 1947.


1965 17 Years Old In 1965, Aday graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, having already started his acting career via school productions such as Where's Charley? and The Music Man. … Read More


1972 24 Years Old Meat Loaf and friend/songwriter Jim Steinman started Bat Out of Hell in 1972, but did not get serious about it until the end of 1974. … Read More
1976 28 Years Old In 1976, Meat Loaf appeared in the short-lived Broadway production of the rock musical Rockabye Hamlet.


1980 32 Years Old In 1980, he started working on Dead Ringer. … Read More
1981 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 5, 1981, Meat Loaf and the Neverland Express were the musical guests for Saturday Night Live where he was reunited with fellow Rocky Horror Picture Show alum Tim Curry. … Read More
1983 - 1984 2 More Events
1985 37 Years Old In 1985, Meat Loaf did some comedy sketches in England with Hugh Laurie. … Read More
1986 38 Years Old Meat Loaf performed "Thrashin" for the soundtrack of the 1986 skateboarding cult classic film Thrashin' (directed by David Winters and starring Josh Brolin). … Read More


1990 42 Years Old Because of the success of Meat Loaf's touring in the 1980s, he and Steinman began work during the Christmas of 1990 on the sequel to Bat Out of Hell. … Read More
1994 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Meat Loaf won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo in 1994 for "I'd Do Anything for Love". … Read More
1995 47 Years Old In 1995, Meat Loaf released his seventh studio album, Welcome to the Neighbourhood. … Read More


1998 50 Years Old In 1998, Meat Loaf released The Very Best of Meat Loaf. … Read More
2001 53 Years Old Meat and Leslie divorced in 2001.
2003 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Meat Loaf released his album Couldn't Have Said It Better. … Read More
2004 56 Years Old From February 20 to 22, 2004, during an Australian tour, Meat Loaf performed his classics with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, titled Bat Out of Hell: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. … Read More
2005 57 Years Old Meat Loaf sold out over 160 concerts during his 2005 tour, "Hair of the Dog". … Read More
2006 58 Years Old In May 2006, Meat Loaf sued Steinman and his manager in federal District Court in Los Angeles, seeking $50 million and an injunction against Steinman's use of the phrase. … Read More
2007 59 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Portions of the tour in February 2007 were featured in the documentary Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise, directed by Bruce David Klein. … Read More


2008 - 2009 2 More Events
During his March 19, 2011 concert held outside of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Meat explained that he had wanted an insert put with the album to explain what the premise of the album was, but he said there were too many "bleeping" record label politics and it did not get done. … Read More
At the start of his 2012 tour in Austin on June 22, Meat Loaf announced that he was a new resident (1 month) of Austin, Texas. … Read More
2013 65 Years Old In media interviews to promote his 2013 "Last at Bat" tour, Meat Loaf claimed that he would be working with Jim Steinman once again on an upcoming album called Brave and Crazy. … Read More
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