Meat Loaf has had a shockingly long career.
A performer who easily could have disappeared after Bat Out of Hell faded from memory, he has instead become an actor, released more hit albums, and has remained a popular live act. The singer, currently promoting his latest album Braver Than We Are appeared in an updated version of his Oprah: Where Are They Now? episode where he shared the story behind “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” as well as how he got his name.
Where is Meat Loaf now?
In a career spanning over four decades, Braver Than We Are is Meat Loaf’s fourth album featuring songs exclusively written by Jim Steinman. With a painting featuring Meat and Jim together for the first time gracing the cover, the album hearkens back to the hugely successful Meat-Steinman collaborations Bat Out of Hell (1977) and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell (1993), which together sold over 67 million units. Braver Than We Are is a testament to Meat’s artistic rapport with Steinman. The songwriter’s strikingly vivid style matched with Meat’s incomparable talents not to mention his wit and grandiosity, results in the two successfully connecting with audiences on an epic scale. 429 Records released Braver Than We Are digitally, on CD and vinyl in Europe on Sept. 9 and the US and rest of the world on Sept. 16.
Who is Meat Loaf?
Since the release of Bat Out of Hell in 1977 it has remained one of the top-selling albums in the world. Celebrated as one of the most extraordinary performers of all-time, Meat Loaf has appeared on Broadway and appeared in numerous films and television shows ranging from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Crazy in Alabama, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, and Fight Club to House, M.D., Masters of Horror, Hallmark’s Citizen Jane, Monk, Celebrity Apprentice, and Glee. The performer continues to take center stage before packed concerts crowds. For more information, visit meatloaf.net.