He went to Lubbock Christian College.
Despite his famous moniker, he doesn't like to eat meatloaf.
He has two daughters, Pearl Aday and Amanda Aday.
He went to Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, Texas.
He is a fantasy sports junkie.
He has had 17 concussions.
He played 300 soldout concerts between 1987 to 1991.
He is 5' 10½" tall.
Marvin has been a vegetarian for 15 years but, for some reason, he decided to start eating meat. His favorite meat is pork chops.
Meat Loaf's daughter, Pearl Aday, is a back-up singer with his band.
Meat Loaf fell off the stage and broke his leg during a concert at Toronto in 1978, but he didn't want to disappoint his fans and finished the tour in a wheelchair.
Marvin 'Meat Loaf' is diabetic.
Marvin owns a production company called Yellow Rose, Inc. with actor Brett Cullen.
Meat Loaf was #96 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of Rock.
Meat Loaf was #97 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of Rock.
Was at a film festival in Toronto when the twin tower tragedy took place in 2001.
Meat Loaf left New York the Sunday before the attack occurred.
His favorite films are Godfather 1 & 2.
He has a mobile phone but doesn't use it.
Marvin: Someone mentioned the possibility of Bat IV to me, and I just giggled. I don't know... this could be it. Once I'm locked into something like a Bat record, it becomes a real driving force and I become very motivated, but right now it's really difficult to imagine doing another one. I'm just really happy with this one.
(About the single 'It's All Coming Back to Me Now')
Marvin: That was originally supposed to be on Bat Out Of Hell II.
I wanted it to be a duet, and Jimmy said, 'Let's save it for Bat III.'
So, we were saving it, but then it was given to Celine Dion... and so, I was bound and determined to do it on Bat III because that's what it's purpose was, and I think we did a version that's different enough from Celine Dion's to warrant being on the record.
(About working on Bat Out Of Hell III)
Marvin: I thought Jim Steinman was tough and wants everything perfect, well... Desmond wants it even móre perfect and I didn't think that was possible. I've never worked so hard! I got a vocal coach for about four months and I've never done that before. But all the work really paid off because the vocals all sound great.
(About Bat Out Of Hell III)
Meat Loaf: The Bats are typically piano-based, and we still have plenty of piano, but I have a lot of guitar-based stuff as well. I've always been mentally more hard rock than I've shown on records before, and I think the concerts tend to be where that's come across. So I've pushed that this time. I was like, 'Hey, let's rock this sucker.' So, we did... and it scared the hell out of me
Translated from Dutch to English
Question from Veronica Magazine, Amsterdam, November 2006: Celine Dion or Meat Loaf?
Meat Loaf: Meat Loaf. Without doing Celine Dion wrong, though. But my single It's All Coming Back to Me Now was always meant as a duet, not a solo. I'm not all too happy that Celine once scored a hit with it, on her own.
(translated from Dutch to English)
Marvin (Meat Loaf): A Rock-Icon is what other people make of you, I'm just a person who makes music.