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Meat Loaf: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1981

THEY'VE ASKED me to make this as short as the Loaf in question is large – but there’s a painful amount to be said. The ...

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Meat Loaf (1978)

Interview by Cliff White, Rock's Backpages audio, May 1978

The erstwhile Marvin Lee Aday (with some contributions from collaborator Jim Steinman) talks about making Bat Out of Hell: the nature of his voice; working with Steinman; how they got their deal, and working with producer Todd Rundgren. He also talks about his theatrical background — Shakespeare, The Rocky Horror Show et al — and how he got his name; then he looks back at his early years in Popcorn Blizzard, performing in Hair, Stoney & Meat Loaf... and about his weight!

File format: mp3; file size: 71.1mb, interview length: 1h 14' 06" sound quality: ****

Meat Loaf (2006)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages audio, Winter 2006

Mr. Loaf talks about his tricky relationship with Jim Steinman, collapsing onstage, acting vs. singing, his weight and... collecting teddy bears!

File format: mp3; file size: 30.9mb, interview length: 33' 42" sound quality: ****

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Meat Loaf: The Roxy, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 14 January 1978

Ingredients:Meat Loaf (around 250lbs) from Dallas, Texas; lead singer with Ted Nugent on platinum album Free For All; monster-singer Eddie with half a brain in ...

Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 21 January 1978

GARAGE BANDS. Despite all their virtues, and even though groups like Yes and Uriah Heep are pretty convincing arguments against technology and heavy metal respectively, ...

Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 4 February 1978

EXCESS AND incongruity seem to be the key factors at work here. An abundance of diverse stylistic elements piledriven and packed high into what must ...

Meat Loaf: Rock 'N' Roll In Gothic Panavision

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 1 April 1978

Meat Loaf are… "the best visionary, over-the-top hard rock band since Blue Oyster Cult," gasps Sandy Robertson ...

Meat Loaf: New Hope for the Heavier Man

Interview by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 20 May 1978

CLIFF WHITE, who thought he had a weight problem, suddenly feels emaciated. Thanks to Slender? No way. Thanks to MEAT LOAF. Say it loud, I’m ...

Meatloaf: Meat The Wife

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 8 September 1979


Blondie/Meatloaf: Meat To The Beat

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, February 1980

AUSTIN, TX – Talk about incongruity. Here we are speeding down a Texas highway, sun blazing overhead. We're in a van, naturally – the only ...

Meat Loaf: Loaf Story, Or How To Sell Eight Million Albums When Nobody’s Looking

Profile and Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, 17 September 1981

MEAT LOAF'S Bat Out Of Hell album was unquestionably one of the rock phenomena of the last decade. And, of course, success is wonderful... but ...

Meat Loaf: Dead Ringer

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1981

MEAT 'ANYWHERE he wants to' Loaf is waxing rhapsodic once more. Who among us has not missed the grandiloquent sound of the corpuscles in his ...

Deep Purple, The Scorpions, Meat Loaf et al: Knebworth Fayre, Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Live Review by Steffan Chirazi, Sounds, 29 June 1985

THIS IS the second Dark Age. It's gotta be. Either that or it's a farmyard. Either that or it's a British festival. Oh oh, it's ...

Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell II

Review by Mark Cooper, MOJO, November 1993

ACCORDING TO MOST rock histories the late '70s were defined by punk rock and the Sex Pistols. Commercially speaking, however, the awful truth is that ...

Meat Loaf: He should have been a talk-show host

Interview by Andrew Stafford, Time Off, 25 October 1995

AUTHOR'S NOTE: In late 1995 I interviewed Meat Loaf for a Brisbane street weekly, Time Off, on the release of his album Welcome To The Neighbourhood. It was an ...

I Ask The Questions: Meat Loaf

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Mail On Sunday, 1996

A DUSTY abandoned cinema in London. There are cobwebs and chandeliers. There is a large man on a balcony in a tuxedo and American tan ...

An Interview with Bruce Kulick

Interview by Joe Matera, Powerplay, 2002

Former KISS six-stringer Bruce Kulick needs no introduction. He is a well-respected musician, songwriter and guitarist in his own right. After his stint in one ...

Hello Goodbye: Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman

Retrospective and Interview by Angus Batey, MOJO, June 2003

They met to create musical drama. After years of huge success, it ended in managerial rancour and paralysed vocal chords. ...

Meat Loaf

Interview by Jon Wilde, Uncut, December 2003

Jon Wilde: Mr Loaf... ...

Is Meat Loaf Just A Great Big Ham?

Profile and Interview by Chris Campion, Daily Telegraph, 30 October 2004

INSIDE THE garage of Meat Loaf's California home there is a photograph of him lying comatose on stage surrounded by paramedics, part of a framed ...

Meat Loaf: The Meat Goes On

Comment by Chris Smith, Texas Music, Summer 2005

"BITCH TITS." That's the first thing that comes to mind whenever we think of Meat Loaf anymore. ...

Meat Loaf (2006) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages transcripts, Winter 2006

This is a transcript of Gavin's 2006 interview with the man mountain named "Meat". Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Meat Loaf: The Ladies' Man

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 25 August 2014

OFTEN, MUSICIANS doing multiple phone interviews from a hotel room or publicist's office will try to open the door with journalists by throwing out some ...


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