I just heard that Meatloaf ( Michael Lee Aday ) passed away yesterday at 74 yrs young . His family was by his side and had a chance to say their goodbyes .
R.I.P. Meatloaf and thank you for one of the greatest albums of all time .
This makes me sad...my older brother bought Bat out of hell II on music cassette when I was 9. I loved ML ever since, it was maybe the first "real grown Up" music I experienced (and I was extremly impressed and a little bit frightened by the cover artworks!).
My oldest sister got Bat Out Of Hell for Xmas in...78? We have a home video of it. She was elated. Legend has it that my aunt saw the album artwork and convinced my mother that it was "devil music" and the album was confiscated shortly thereafter. It was ultimately returned a few months later.
RIP Meat Loaf.
In death, he has a name. His name was Robert Paulson.
Actually, it's Marvin Lee Aday, but I'm sure some of you get me.