Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Quotes RSS

Meat Loaf Reportedly Collapses On Stage During Concert In Canada


Meat Loaf

American rock icon Meat Loaf has collapsed on stage while in the middle of a performance with his band.

Video footage shows the 68 year old singer falling to the floor during a rendition of ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’, appearing to briefly lose consciousness and then being helped to his feet by his bandmates at a gig in Edmonton, Alberta on Thursday night (June 16th).

Local reports said that the Northern Jubilee Auditorium was evacuated shortly after the medical emergency, and that police officers were called to the scene as well as ambulances at 9:37pm local time.

Continue reading: Meat Loaf Reportedly Collapses On Stage During Concert In Canada

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Clips


Brad and Janet are a young, innocent couple who find themselves stranded in a storm in the middle of nowhere. They come across an eerie castle where they decide to go and ask for a phone, but are instead greeted by some unusual looking staff, a large party of eccentrically dressed guests and a formidable host wearing women's lingerie named Dr. Frank N. Furter. He's not just any transvestite, however, Frank is a pioneering scientist who has created a human life named Rocky, but he's also the most dangerous and insane man they could've come across - prone to jealous rages and unwilling to treat anyone like anything other than his playthings. When the couple are forced to spend the night, it's all they can do to resist the seductive charms of their host, and avoid running into his sadistic servants.

Continue: The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Clips

Stage Fright Review


Excellent

By mashing up so many genres, filmmaker Jerome Sable has made a thoroughly entertaining romp that's impossible to categorise. It may not work fully as a horror thriller, comedy, musical, coming-of-age drama or spoof, but it's hugely entertaining on all of those levels. Yes, this is a movie that scares us one minute, then has us laughing at some surprisingly sophisticated humour the next.

It's been 10 years since Kylie (Minnie Driver) was killed on the night her star-making show opened on Broadway. Now her children Camilla and Buddy (Allie MacDonald and Douglas Smith) are working at Center Stage performing arts camp, run by their guardian Roger (Meat Loaf). And this summer's big show will be a revival of their mother's fateful musical, The Haunting of the Opera, staged as Japanese kabuki by self-proclaimed genius director Artie (Brandon Uranovitz). Camilla is determined to get the lead role, sucking up to a cute crew member (Kent Nolan) who has a crush on her and then engaging in a battle with Liz (Melanie Leishman), her rival for the part. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure is creeping around the camp, and pretty much everyone has a motive for murder.

The film is skilfully shot and edited, with straight-faced performances heightening the subtle comedy that flows through every scene. Some moments are pure pastiche, while the songs merrily blur the lines between the movie we're watching and the stage musical these theatre brats are putting on. And the cast is terrific. MacDonald and Smith engagingly anchor the central plot, while Meat Loaf has a ball as the all-singing ex-producer who wants to get back to Broadway. The rest of the ensemble is like the cast of Glee, representing a variety of types who are willing to break into another bouncy song at the sound of a single note. The killer, by contrast, prefers death metal.

Continue reading: Stage Fright Review

Meat Loaf, Patti Russo and Marvin Lee Aday - Meat Loaf peforms live on the final night of his 'Last At Bat' tour held at Manchester Arena - Manchester, England, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th May 2013

Meat Loaf, Patti Russo and Marvin Lee Aday
Meat Loaf and Marvin Lee Aday
Meat Loaf and Marvin Lee Aday
Meat Loaf and Marvin Lee Aday
Meat Loaf, Patti Russo and Marvin Lee Aday
Meat Loaf and Marvin Lee Aday

Meat Loaf and Marvin Lee Aday - Meat Loaf performs during his 'The Farewell Tour' at The O2 - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 17th May 2013

Meat Loaf and Marvin Lee Aday
Meat Loaf and Marvin Lee Aday
Meat Loaf and Marvin Lee Aday
Meat Loaf and Marvin Lee Aday
Meat Loaf and Marvin Lee Aday
Meat Loaf and Marvin Lee Aday

Meat Loaf - Meat Loaf leaving his Dublin hotel ahead of his 'The Farewell Tour' performance tonight at The O2 - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 17th May 2013

Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf Forced To Postpone Nottingham Gig


Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf has already insisted that this current European Tour will be his last, owing to age and health issues, but it was his band’s condition that was holding him back at the weekend after the veteran singer was forced to take to Facebook and announce that they were having to postpone Sunday night’s Nottingham show (April 14, 2013).

"NOTTINGHAM: We are very sorry to announce that tonight's performance has had to be postponed due to medical reasons afflicting several members of the band. (sic)” Meat wrote. He added: "WE WILL BE BACK THOUGH AND WILL BE BACK MONDAY MAY 20th 2013 (sic). Please retain your original tickets, If for any reason you cannot attend, please contact the point of sale from tomorrow morning Monday 15 April (sic). Meat and everyone in the band and crew send love and apologies and thanks you for understanding. MLH xxx (sic)."

Earlier this month, Meat Loaf told Reuters "This is really it ... I just don't want to travel anymore," going on to compare himself to fellow rock veteran Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones – just about to headline Glastonbury Festival on the 50th anniversary of their formation – and saying "I outweigh (Mick) Jagger by about 100 pounds (45 kgs) and that counts for something. He hasn't seen the wear and tear … "Over the years, a lot of stones and a lot of arrows have been flying my way. You expect that."

Continue reading: Meat Loaf Forced To Postpone Nottingham Gig

Meat Loaf Hits The UK For Retirement Tour 'Last At Bat'


Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf commenced his final tour of the UK on Friday (April 5th 2013) during his Last At Bat tour after announcing his retirement.

The 'Bat Out of Hell' star, whose real name is Michael Lee Aday (formerly Marvin), has been suffering health problems for a number of years which may have been a key factor in his retirement plans. After all, 2012 saw him undergo the first of two knee operations which not only affected his gait, but also restricted his general on-stage movement. His vocal cords after also seen some strain over the years with the star having to cancel a tour in 2007 to recover from a cyst that developed on them. He told the Guardian, 'I've had 18 concussions. My balance is off. I've had a knee replacement. I've got to have the other one replaced. It's just the travel. It takes it out of you. I want to concentrate more on acting. That's where I started and that's where I'll finish. This time, they're not going to rope me back in.'

The tour concerts are split into two halves with the first half being dedicated to his biggest hits such as 'I'd Do Anything For Love' and the second half being dedicated to his 'Bat Out of Hell' record. 'It's the greatest love song ever written', he told the crowd during a Glasgow show according to the Telegraph.

Continue reading: Meat Loaf Hits The UK For Retirement Tour 'Last At Bat'

Meat Loaf - Celebrities outside the ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd April 2013

Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf Insists Newly Announced European Tour Will Be The Last


Meat Loaf

His fans might not want to admit it, but Meat Loaf has insisted that his forthcoming tour will be his final one, after a catalogue of health issues that have seen the ageing singer realise that his time is on the wane.

Meat Loaf’s still very much active in the studio – he has a new album coming out, Brave And Crazy – but he said that he wasn’t in the shape to get out and tour anymore. "This is really it ... I just don't want to travel anymore," he told Reuters TV. Comparing himself to fellow rock veteran Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones – just about to headline Glastonbury Festival on the 50th anniversary of their formation – he said "I outweigh (Mick) Jagger by about 100 pounds (45 kgs) and that counts for something. He hasn't seen the wear and tear."

The performer did quell any serious doubts about his health, but said this was simply a matter of time catching up with him. "When your name is on the marque, you either get the glory or you get the hits," he commented. "Over the years, a lot of stones and a lot of arrows have been flying my way. You expect that." Meat’s European tour starts this Friday in Newcastle and continues until Dublin in the middle of May.

Continue reading: Meat Loaf Insists Newly Announced European Tour Will Be The Last

Meat Loaf Attaches Himself To The 'List Of Celebs Who Support Romney'


Meat Loaf Clint Eastwood Scott Baio Stacey Dash Sylvester Stallone Nicki Minaj

On Thursday night (Oct 25) during a rally for Mitt Romney held in Defiance, Ohio, Meat Loaf came like a bat out of Hell to announce himself as the latest high profile star to show their support for Romney at the upcoming US presidential elections, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The singer/actor opened up his pro-Romney statement by stating: "There has storm clouds come over the United States. There is thunderstorms over Europe. There are hail storms -- and I mean major hail storms -- in the Middle East. There are storms brewing through China, through Asia, through everywhere."

He followed up his broken-English plagued weather report with a few big ups for the Presidential hopeful, before wailing out some bars of 'America the Beautiful.' It still doesn't top Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair for an unprecedented amount of time though.

Continue reading: Meat Loaf Attaches Himself To The 'List Of Celebs Who Support Romney'

Meat Loaf and ITV Studios Wednesday 29th February 2012 leaving the ITV studios

Meat Loaf and Itv Studios
Meat Loaf and Itv Studios
Meat Loaf and Itv Studios
Meat Loaf and Itv Studios
Meat Loaf and Itv Studios
Meat Loaf and Itv Studios

Meat Loaf, Interview


Meat Loaf - Interview

With a career spanning nearly five decades and combined album sales well in excess of over 100 million worldwide, the artist known as Meat Loaf really does need no introductions. Born Marvin Lee Aday sixty-four years ago in the Dallas region of Texas, Meat Loaf's career has seen him embrace and outlive every genre from rock and roll's embryonic surge into heavier pastures and beyond. 'Bat Out Of Hell', 'Dead Ringer For Love', '2 Out Of 3 Ain't Bad', 'Not A Dry Eye In The House', 'Modern Girl' - the list of his most well known songs is almost endless. Of course the one song he's perhaps best associated with in this part of the world would be 'I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)', which topped the UK charts during the summer of 1992 for an incredible seven weeks.

Continue reading: Meat Loaf, Interview

Bloodrayne Review


Terrible
German director Uwe Boll is making a name for himself as a schlockster, methodically working his way through a long list of video game adaptations for the silver screen, to painfully bad effect. Now, hot on the heels of the almost-straight-to-video Alone in the Dark with Christian Slater and Tara Reid, Boll is hitting us again with a film adaptation of the hot vampire title BloodRayne. And this is just a brief stop on the road to upcoming productions of Dungeon Siege, Far Cry, and Hunter: The Reckoning. Sadly, Boll is rushing so quickly through each of these absurdly bad pictures that he isn't taking the time to put the schlock where it belongs, so even fans of bad cinema are going to be pretty disappointed.

BloodRayne is the story of a red-headed half-vampire vixen (Kristanna Loken), a dhampir, on a mission to take revenge against her vampire father (inexplicably portrayed here by a wooden and probably somewhat disoriented Ben Kingsley) and the kingdom of night stalkers over which he rules. There are some motivations behind all this, and from time to time Kingsley and Loken utter lines apparently intended to illustrate these motivations, but mostly it doesn't make sense at all and it doesn't really matter. What does matter is that Rayne comes equipped with a pair of awkward-looking sword-type things and she knows how to use them. Well, she doesn't really, but a series of quick edits make that a moot point.

Continue reading: Bloodrayne Review

A Hole In One Review


OK
Quirky to the point of irritation, Richard Ledes' A Hole in One trades in inventive oddities at the expense of dealing with human emotion. A surrealistic period piece about humanity's hunger for quick-fix solutions to its complex problems, this romantic fable about insanity and brain incisions knows a thing or two about mood. From its title sequence of disembodied skulls, penetrating lances, and scraggly tree silhouettes to its non-linear narrative and ethereal dream imagery, Ledes creates an atmosphere of contemplative, quixotic fantasy. The problem, however, is one of forced weirdness. Its deliberate artificiality a cold and remote pose, and its characters archetypal cardboard cut-outs rather than fully fleshed-out people, the film is a strained attempt at eccentricity that ultimately reveals itself to be a dramatic non-starter.

Anna (Michelle Williams) is the vacuous, borderline-underage girlfriend of mobster Billy (Meat Loaf), and the deleterious effect of watching her criminal lover murder a restaurateur (Louis Zorich) - coupled with the recent death of her G.I. brother Dan (Wendell Pierce), who perished after post-WWII electro-shock treatments administered at the request of their nasty parents - has left the girl a psychological mess. Fortunately, frightening Dr. Harold Ashton (Bill Raymond) has just arrived in town promoting a newfangled cure-all that strikes Anna's easily swayed fancy: the transorbital lobotomy, which the neurologist claims will eradicate everything from anxiety and insomnia to alcoholism. The "ice-pick lobotomy" - a popular procedure apparently based on historical fact, and so nicknamed because of the primary instrument used - is immediately appealing to Anna, who sees it as the easiest method of coping with her traumatic life. Will she go through with the dangerous operation, thus choosing to forget, rather than confront, her painful memories? Will the town's new resident Tom (Tim Guinee), an honest Korean War vet being blackmailed by Billy, succeed in convincing Anna that lobotomies are a less-than-reasonable therapeutic solution to one's problems? Will Ledes create something coherent out of his symbolism-saturated story?

Continue reading: A Hole In One Review

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Meat Loaf

Date of birth

27th September, 1947

Occupation

Musician

Band form

1970

Sex

Male

Height

1.79






Meat Loaf Movies

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Clips Trailer

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Clips Trailer

Brad and Janet are a young, innocent couple who find themselves stranded in a storm...

Stage Fright Movie Review

Stage Fright Movie Review

By mashing up so many genres, filmmaker Jerome Sable has made a thoroughly entertaining romp...

Bloodrayne Movie Review

Bloodrayne Movie Review

German director Uwe Boll is making a name for himself as a schlockster, methodically working...

Advertisement
A Hole In One Movie Review

A Hole In One Movie Review

Quirky to the point of irritation, Richard Ledes' A Hole in One trades in inventive...

Formula 51 Movie Review

Formula 51 Movie Review

If you were suffering from a nasty cold, would you settle for a less-than-soft, generic...

Focus Movie Review

Focus Movie Review

Any movie starring William H. Macy, Laura Dern, and David Paymer is going to be...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.