Following the death of rock singer Meat Loaf on Thursday (January 20th), other musicians shared tributes, condolences and memories surrounding the entertainer.
Best known as the mighty singer behind theatrical hard rock efforts such as his 1977 debut, Bat out of hellMeat Loaf was also an actor who appeared in fight club (1999), Wayne’s World (1992), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and many other films.
Friday, the guitarist of Queen Brian May said: “Completely gutted that Meat Loaf left us. Still full of madness, with the innocent sense [and] naughtiness of a 5 year old, Meat [Loaf] was forever young.”
Alice Cooper shared, “Meat Loaf was one of the greatest voices in rock ‘n’ roll, and he was definitely one of my closest friends in the business. He was really, really fun, really fun to be around. just felt like everyone’s best friend, no matter how long you haven’t seen him.”
Singer Jeff Scott Soto of the Sons of Apollo and SOTO noted, “From stage to screen, [Meat Loaf] filled us with so much fun and energy, a real inspiration in so many ways.”
disturbed singer David Draiman added, “Shit. 2022 is enough.”
See more words (and photos) from other musicians who remembered Meat Loaf and his legacy near the bottom of this article.
Earlier Friday, a statement about the head of Meat Loaf Facebook page revealed, “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife, Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda, and close friends.”
The artist’s manager, Michael Greene, also confirmed the death, as The New York Times reported. The 74-year-old man’s cause of death was not given.
Meat Loaf’s real name was Michael Lee Aday, but he was born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947 in Dallas. He formed his first band, Meat Loaf Soul, in Los Angeles in the 1960s. He then performed on Broadway and did Bat out of hell with composer Jim Steinman. The couple reunited in 1993 to Bat Out of Hell II: Back to Hellwhich features the hit single “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do This)”.
Brian May, Queen
David Draiman, disturbed
Slash, Guns N’ Roses
Frank Bello, anthrax
Dino Cazares, factory of fear
Justin Hawkins, Darkness
Todd La Torre, Queensryche
Jeff Scott Soto
Vernon Reid, living color
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