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. … Read More


1980 32 Years Old After playing the role of Travis Redfish in the movie Roadie, Meat Loaf's singing voice returned, and he started to work on his new album in 1980. … 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 - 2001 2 More Events
2003 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Meat Loaf released his album Couldn't Have Said It Better. … Read More
2004 - 2005 2 More Events
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 60 Years Old On June 27, 2008, Meat Loaf returned to the stage in Plymouth, England for the first show of The Casa de Carne Tour alongside his longtime duet partner Patti Russo, who debuted one of her own original songs during his show. … Read More
2009 61 Years Old In May 2009, Meat Loaf began work on the album Hang Cool Teddy Bear in the studio with Green Day's American Idiot album producer Rob Cavallo, working with such writers as Justin Hawkins, Rick Brantley, Tommy Henriksen and Jon Bon Jovi. … Read More
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.
2013 65 Years Old In media interviews to promote his 2013 "Last at Bat" tour, Meat Loaf claimed he would work with Jim Steinman again on an upcoming album called Brave and Crazy. … Read More
2016 68 Years Old He collapsed again while on stage in Edmonton on June 16, 2016, due to severe dehydration after having cancelled two other shows due to illness. … Read More
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