This Day In Rock. Meat Loaf
Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday, September 27, 1947, Dallas, TX) is usually known by his stage name MEAT LOAF.
Iconic rock star Meat Loaf is noted for the album ‘Bat Out of Hell’ (1977) which has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide. Almost 40 years after its release, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually, and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best selling albums of all time.
Meat Loaf is also known for his powerful wide-ranging operatic voice and theatrical live performances.
He earned a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song ‘I’d Do Anything for Love’(1993) and received the 1994 Brit Award for Best Selling Album and Single. He ranked 96th on VH1’s "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".
Meat Loaf is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records. Meat Loaf also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’.
Meat Loaf’s career is a theatrical carnival of excess full of motorcycles and teen lust and soaring, roaring guitars.