Meat Loaf made his first live performance in over three years on Tuesday night (August 20th) in Manhattan during an encore cameo with the cast of the Bat Out Of Hell musical. Meat was on hand at the New York City Center to help tackle the album's classic “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth.” Playbill.com reported “Jim Steinman, who wrote the songs on the original 1977 album, wrote the book for the stage adaptation, which has already played London and Toronto. The story follows Strat, a rebellious gang leader who falls in love with the daughter of a tyrannical ruler in post-apocalyptic world.”
Back on June 16th, 2016, during a concert in Edmonton's Northern Jubilee Auditorium, while performing his 1993 chart-topper, “I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That),” Meat fell, after which the band stopped playing and he was rushed to a nearby hospital. Most recently, last May 4th, while appearing at the Texas Fightmare Weekend — a horror movie convention — Meat Loaf took a nasty fall onstage and broke his collarbone.
Meat Loaf has openly worn a chip on his shoulder regarding the lack of respect he and songwriter Jim Steinman have received over the years — despite their multi-platinum success. We asked Meat why he thinks the industry has never followed the fans in saluting him for his legendary work: “In '75, '76 when we were trying to get Bat Out Of Hell done as a record, everyone hated it. So, when it finally took off — and it has sold almost 44 million copies — the only person to ever come up and say he was wrong was Clive Davis. Everyone else will not admit they're wrong. And so, they're going to make sure that I'm never in the 'boys' club' in music. In film, I'm fine.”