Quote: "We went to meet Elvis, who had seen the show, and he said to me, 'I hear everyone that has done (Eddie) has only done an impersonation of me and you didn't do that!' I went, 'No, there's only one you'." Meat Loaf on his hellraising biker role in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Fact: Heavy rock's superduo Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf are teaming up again for a new album. The songwriter and singer behind the hit records Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell 2: Back Into Hell are working on Braver Than We Are. The I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) hitmakers hope to release the new material next spring (15).
Quote: "We played poker almost every day on the set in my trailer. Brad's not a really good poker player and I don't think Brad ever won. One day Brad lost $750 (£450), all to me." Singer/actor Meat Loaf turned the set of Fight Club into a gambling den - much to the misfortune of co-star Brad Pitt.
Quote: "I have P.F. Chang's lettuce wraps." Meat Loaf on how he celebrates after a Rocktellz & Cocktails concert in Las Vegas.
Quote: "Paul Crook, who plays guitar for me, saw Jon Voight in an elevator a while ago and Paul introduced himself and Jon said, 'You play guitar for Meat Loaf, huh? Thanks for getting my daughter's career started.'" Meat Loaf on casting Angelina Jolie in his Rock N Roll Dreams Come True video.
Fact: Meat Loaf has become the latest victim of the aftermath of former Hurricane Sandy - the rocker has been forced to postpone his Thursday night (01Nov12) show at the Beacon Theatre in New York. A rescheduled date will be announced in the coming days.
Fact: Meat Loaf's grandson was given an early first birthday treat on Thursday (07Jun12) when he attended the Kerrang! Awards in London. The rocker's daughter Pearl Aday and her Anthrax guitarist husband Scott Ian took little Revel, who turns one year old on 19 June (12), to the prizegiving ceremony.
Quote: "Have you seen the clip on YouTube of him singing with Queen... Look it up. He hits overdrive and you may not believe it. What he does is amazing. Top three! I am not kidding. That kid is something else." Meat Loaf is a big fan of American Idol star Adam Lambert.
Quote: "I believe there's something when you die because there are ghosts. I've seen them, I've been around them. Some are just energy left behind, and some are intelligent. I've had conversations with them using a K2 meter, which lets them answer yes or no." Singer Meat Loaf insists he sees dead people.
Quote: "I watch House and see Hugh (Laurie) there. He's one of the biggest TV stars today, and he's just Hugh." Meat Loaf is thrilled by pal Laurie's TV success.
Quote: "If I ever patterned my career after anyone, it's (Frank) Sinatra... Sinatra was the one person who I wanted to meet more than everyone else, and I was all ready for him too. I was ready for the conversation, but I never got the chance." Meat Loaf on missing out on meeting his hero and inspiration.
Quote: "Two weeks before we turned it in, the U.K. record company came to me and said, 'We would like to call this Bat Out of Hell 4...' Every record I release they want to call Hell something." Meat Loaf on record executives' plans for his new album Hang Cool Teddy Bear.
Quote: "Film keeps me alive. I'd be OK with never singing again." Meat Loaf on his acting ambitions.
Quote: "It works because people remember it, but it doesn’t work because people don’t take me seriously. It’s like a Barnum and Bailey clown name. I’ve wanted to change it since 1972." Rocker Meat Loaf isn't a fan of his novelty stage name.
Quote: "It's a drag because my balance is really wacky. I hear myself on TV sometimes slurring my words and people always go: 'Is he drunk or on drugs?' It's like when people have strokes and it can happen at any time, but I'm not stoned." Meat Loaf struggles to accept the symptoms of his vertigo attacks.
Quote: "Richard O'Brien is really talented and, if anybody can do it, Richard can... but Eddie's dead and gone." Meat Loaf has high hopes for a Rocky Horror Picture Show film sequel - but he won't reprise his delivery boy character from the 1975 movie musical.
Fact: Rocker Meat Loaf is to appear alongside a cartoon puppy in a new TV show aimed at helping children learn to read. The singer will read aloud to drum-playing pooch Bookaboo in an episode of the 13-part animated series, which will air on U.K. children's channel CiTV from March (09).
Quote: "You should see me in Japan. I am the second emperor." Rocker/actor Meat Loaf boasts about his huge following in Asia.
Quote: "It's like going to the dentist and having root canal every day. I'm a perfectionist. In the studio every little nuance is under the microscope." Meat Loaf hates the recording studio.
Quote: "The middle section is dead on about my father. I can't even do it live." Meat Loaf admits he struggles to perform new track OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR because the lyrics are very personal.
Quote: "I wouldn't touch that question with a 10-foot pole." Rocker Meat Loaf refuses to consider whether or not he agrees with fellow Texan Natalie Maines' comments about hailing from the same state as US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH.
Quote: "I hired teenagers to hang out in the front yard to scare kids." Meat Loaf goes over-the-top at Hallowe'en.
Quote: "Let's hope I'm bound for heaven as everyone creates their own hell. My hell would be a recording studio and I don't want to be their for eternity." Meat Loaf on why he doesn't want to end up in the grips of THE DEVIL.
Quote: "This is the first movie he's sung in since The Rocky Horror Picture Show, so we were pretty fortunate." Tenacious D rocker Kyle Gass is grateful Meat Loaf agreed to perform in their new film THE PICK OF DESTINY.
Quote: "When my drummer WELLS KELLY died in England in the eighties, his body was on the front porch for a while. That was a little spooky. I don't know how he died - they called it a 'misadventure'. Meat Loaf remains mystified over the death of his former drummer.