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 Meat Loaf Biography

Meatloaf was born Michael Lee Aday. He was the first child of police officer father Orvis and school teacher mother, Wilma.

Orvis was a renowned alcoholic who would often slumber into drinking binges which lasted several days. As Meat Loaf would inevitably end up driving round town with his mother, looking in bars for Orvis, he would often instead stay with his grandmother Charlsee Norrod.

After completing college, Meat Loaf enrolled at North Texas State University where he was called for an army physical. Meat Loaf was so determined not to pass the fitness test that he deliberately gained sixty-eight pounds in just over a month. Yet despite being colour blind and overweight, his draft notice arrived two weeks later - which he ignored.

In 1967, Meat Loaf left Texas and moved to Los Angeles where he started working as a bouncer at a nightclub. It was in LA that Meat Loaf formed his first band, Meat Loaf Soul. It was during the recording of their first song that Meat Loaf hit a note so high that he managed to blow a fuse on the recording monitor which immediately led to an offer of three separate recording contracts- which he turned down all of.

The band underwent several line-up changes on lead guitar, each time culminating in a new band name, including Floating Circus and Popcorn Blizard.

After Floating Circus split, Meat Loaf took on several low-key jobs, one of which would inadvertently lead to his breakthrough in the media. While working as a parking lot attendant he had a chance meeting with a man who asked what Meat Loaf did when he wasn't on the lot. After mentioning that he was a singer in his spare time, the man suggested he should audition for the stage musical, Hair. The audition was a success and led to Meat Loaf starring in a six month run in Detroit.

Meat Loaf's role in Hair was the kickstart he needed, as the publicity generated led to an invite from Motown to record a duet album with Stoney Murphy. The album entitled Stoney and Meatloaf (deliberately shown as one word at this point) was completed mid-1971 and released in September the same year. To support the album release, the duo toured with Jake Wade and the Soul Searchers but Meat Loaf soon left after the pair's vocals were cut from the single 'Who is the Leader Of People?' and replaced with Edwin Starr's voice.

When the tour was over Meat Loaf rejoined the Hair cast, this time on Broadway. Hiring an agent for the first time, Meat Loaf auditioned for a theatre production of More Than You Deserve where he met his future collaborator Jim Steinman for the first time.

At the end of 1973, Meat Loaf received a call asking him to be in The Rocky Horror Show playing the parts of Eddie and Dr Scott. The success of the play led to a film version of the production being made in which Meat Loaf took the part of Eddie. At the same time, work began with friend and songwriter Jim Steinman on the music album, Bat Out Of Hell.

After spending time seeking a record deal, Bat Out Of Hell was finally released in 1977. The album was a huge success and following an appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1978, Meat Loaf's status was on the up.

With the increasing rise in Meat Loaf's profile, a rift had started to emerge between Meat Loaf and Steinman. Steinman felt that due to the group's name, his work as creator and influence was being sidelined and he wasn't getting the attention or credit as a partner that he felt he deserved.

During a show in Toronto, Meat Loaf fell off stage and broke his leg, causing the rest of the tour to be cancelled. Due to the fact he was incapacitated and unable to work; Meat Loaf turned to the dark world of cocaine and suffered a nervous breakdown. Things took a turn for the better in 1978 though when he went to Woodstock to work with Steinman again and met Leslie Edmonds at a recording studio, who he fell in love with and married within a month.

After waving goodbye to his prior drug addiction, Meat Loaf started working on his second album, Dead Ringer in 1980. The album was released the following year but its success was limited due the fact that the tour planned to support the album was cancelled because the group ran out of money advanced to them by the recording label.

The following albums releases, Bad Attitude (1984) and Blind Before I Stop (1986) failed to alight both consumer and critic's enthusiasms so Meat Loaf began to tour smaller venues to try and revive his career.

Slowly he had established a faithful following and Meat Loaf's gigs grew to sell-out status by the late 1980s.

The success of touring reunited Meat Loaf and Steinman who began work on Bat Out Of Hell II which was released in 1993, 16 years after its prequel. The album was a huge hit and considered the ultimate comeback in the music world. Bat Out Of Hell II sold over 15 million copies and the single I'd Do Anything For You reached the number one spot in 28 countries.

In 1995 Meat Loaf released Welcome To The Neighbourhood which followed the success level of Bat Out of Hell II and went platinum in both the US and UK.

Meat Loaf continued to record albums throughout the 90s and most recently released Bat Out Of Hell III in 2006. A small cloud on the horizon resulted from the rocky relationship with song writing partner Jim Steinman again, after he sued Meat Loaf and his manager for using the phrase 'Bat Out Of Hell' for the third album's title, citing he'd registered it in 1995 at the time of the follow-up release. Despite Steinman attempting to block the release of Bat Out of Hell III, an agreement was finally reached and according to Virgin records, the quarrel was settled amicably out of court.

Simultaneous to his continuing musical career, Meat Loaf has continued to act in parallel to the group's album releases. The parts Meat Loaf undertakes have so far only been in relatively low-budget or unsuccessful film productions yet it's this fact which perhaps suggests that Meat Loaf views his acting career as a basis of enjoyment rather than a serious sideline to his musical success.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Meat Loaf for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Meat Loaf for your next private or corporate function.
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Meat Loaf Biography

Meatloaf was born Michael Lee Aday. He was the first child of police officer father Orvis and school teacher mother, Wilma.

Orvis was a renowned alcoholic who would often slumber into drinking binges which lasted several days. As Meat Loaf would inevitably end up driving round town with his mother, looking in bars for Orvis, he would often instead stay with his grandmother Charlsee Norrod.

After completing college, Meat Loaf enrolled at North Texas State University where he was called for an army physical. Meat Loaf was so determined not to pass the fitness test that he deliberately gained sixty-eight pounds in just over a month. Yet despite being colour blind and overweight, his draft notice arrived two weeks later - which he ignored.

In 1967, Meat Loaf left Texas and moved to Los Angeles where he started working as a bouncer at a nightclub. It was in LA that Meat Loaf formed his first band, Meat Loaf Soul. It was during the recording of their first song that Meat Loaf hit a note so high that he managed to blow a fuse on the recording monitor which immediately led to an offer of three separate recording contracts- which he turned down all of.

The band underwent several line-up changes on lead guitar, each time culminating in a new band name, including Floating Circus and Popcorn Blizard.

After Floating Circus split, Meat Loaf took on several low-key jobs, one of which would inadvertently lead to his breakthrough in the media. While working as a parking lot attendant he had a chance meeting with a man who asked what Meat Loaf did when he wasn't on the lot. After mentioning that he was a singer in his spare time, the man suggested he should audition for the stage musical, Hair. The audition was a success and led to Meat Loaf starring in a six month run in Detroit.

Meat Loaf's role in Hair was the kickstart he needed, as the publicity generated led to an invite from Motown to record a duet album with Stoney Murphy. The album entitled Stoney and Meatloaf (deliberately shown as one word at this point) was completed mid-1971 and released in September the same year. To support the album release, the duo toured with Jake Wade and the Soul Searchers but Meat Loaf soon left after the pair's vocals were cut from the single 'Who is the Leader Of People?' and replaced with Edwin Starr's voice.

When the tour was over Meat Loaf rejoined the Hair cast, this time on Broadway. Hiring an agent for the first time, Meat Loaf auditioned for a theatre production of More Than You Deserve where he met his future collaborator Jim Steinman for the first time.

At the end of 1973, Meat Loaf received a call asking him to be in The Rocky Horror Show playing the parts of Eddie and Dr Scott. The success of the play led to a film version of the production being made in which Meat Loaf took the part of Eddie. At the same time, work began with friend and songwriter Jim Steinman on the music album, Bat Out Of Hell.

After spending time seeking a record deal, Bat Out Of Hell was finally released in 1977. The album was a huge success and following an appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1978, Meat Loaf's status was on the up.

With the increasing rise in Meat Loaf's profile, a rift had started to emerge between Meat Loaf and Steinman. Steinman felt that due to the group's name, his work as creator and influence was being sidelined and he wasn't getting the attention or credit as a partner that he felt he deserved.

During a show in Toronto, Meat Loaf fell off stage and broke his leg, causing the rest of the tour to be cancelled. Due to the fact he was incapacitated and unable to work; Meat Loaf turned to the dark world of cocaine and suffered a nervous breakdown. Things took a turn for the better in 1978 though when he went to Woodstock to work with Steinman again and met Leslie Edmonds at a recording studio, who he fell in love with and married within a month.

After waving goodbye to his prior drug addiction, Meat Loaf started working on his second album, Dead Ringer in 1980. The album was released the following year but its success was limited due the fact that the tour planned to support the album was cancelled because the group ran out of money advanced to them by the recording label.

The following albums releases, Bad Attitude (1984) and Blind Before I Stop (1986) failed to alight both consumer and critic's enthusiasms so Meat Loaf began to tour smaller venues to try and revive his career.

Slowly he had established a faithful following and Meat Loaf's gigs grew to sell-out status by the late 1980s.

The success of touring reunited Meat Loaf and Steinman who began work on Bat Out Of Hell II which was released in 1993, 16 years after its prequel. The album was a huge hit and considered the ultimate comeback in the music world. Bat Out Of Hell II sold over 15 million copies and the single I'd Do Anything For You reached the number one spot in 28 countries.

In 1995 Meat Loaf released Welcome To The Neighbourhood which followed the success level of Bat Out of Hell II and went platinum in both the US and UK.

Meat Loaf continued to record albums throughout the 90s and most recently released Bat Out Of Hell III in 2006. A small cloud on the horizon resulted from the rocky relationship with song writing partner Jim Steinman again, after he sued Meat Loaf and his manager for using the phrase 'Bat Out Of Hell' for the third album's title, citing he'd registered it in 1995 at the time of the follow-up release. Despite Steinman attempting to block the release of Bat Out of Hell III, an agreement was finally reached and according to Virgin records, the quarrel was settled amicably out of court.

Simultaneous to his continuing musical career, Meat Loaf has continued to act in parallel to the group's album releases. The parts Meat Loaf undertakes have so far only been in relatively low-budget or unsuccessful film productions yet it's this fact which perhaps suggests that Meat Loaf views his acting career as a basis of enjoyment rather than a serious sideline to his musical success.

Meat Loaf Videos

  • Meat Loaf - The Jonathan Ross Show - April 27th, 2013 - YouTube
  • Meat Loaf - Loose Women - April 2nd, 2013 - YouTube
  • Meat Loaf - Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad - YouTube

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  • How to book Meat Loaf?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Meat Loaf for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Meat Loaf, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Meat Loaf or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Meat Loaf?

    Booking fees for Meat Loaf, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Meat Loaf, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Meat Loaf?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Meat Loaf for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Meat Loaf for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Meat Loaf or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Meat Loaf or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Meat Loaf is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Meat Loaf for your event is $200,000 and above. Meat Loaf generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Harry Connick Jr., Brendan Fraser, Paul Simon, Michael J. Fox and John Ratzenberger. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Meat Loaf for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Meat Loaf Speaker Videos

  • Meat Loaf - The Jonathan Ross Show - April 27th, 2013 - YouTube
    Meat Loaf - Loose Women - April 2nd, 2013 - YouTube
  • Meat Loaf - Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad - YouTube

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