Meat Loaf Biography
In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic rock album called “Bat Out Of Hell”, the record was huge and has sold 35,000,000 copies worldwide. However, the tour promoting the album took a toll on Meat’s voice and left him unable to sing on the follow-up record “Bad For Good”. Meat Loaf stayed in the dark through the eighties doing 4 records which never got any airplay or chart position in the US. Meat Loaf appeared in films Out of Bounds (1986) as a Pilot, and The Squeeze (1987) with Michael Keaton.
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.