Meat Loaf

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‘His passing has left a huge hole in my life’: readers remember Meat Loaf
From London to North Carolina, Guardian readers share their tributes to and memories of the singer and actor

Guardian readers

25, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Warm, loving, generous – but he had demons’: inside the life of Meat Loaf
Steve Buslowe played bass for the rock star for 20 years, witnessing his brilliance and his violent moods at first hand. He recalls a musician determined to always evolve

David Batty

24, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell singer dead at 74
Rock’n’roll superstar died at home with his family by his side, his agent confirmed

Laura Snapes

21, Jan, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Bikes, fights and debauchery: Meat Loaf at the movies
The singer appeared in dozens of films without ever finding a landmark role – but his turns in Fight Club and The Rocky Horror Picture Show are hard to forget

Ryan Gilbey

21, Jan, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Meat Loaf obituary
Bat Out of Hell singer known for his powerful maelstrom of sound and spectacular live shows

Adam Sweeting

21, Jan, 2022 @1:37 PM

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Meat Loaf was a spellbinding performer who fused sincerity with showmanship
The hard-rock icon injected even the most absurd songs with deeply felt emotion and formed the perfect musical partnership with Jim Steinman

Alexis Petridis

21, Jan, 2022 @12:25 PM

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The Guide #18: livestreamed gigs have changed music – for the better
In this week’s newsletter: streamed events were once only for global stars at the top of the tree. Now they’re proving accessible for smaller artists too

Gwilym Mumford

21, Jan, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Share your tributes and memories of Meat Loaf
The US singer and actor has died at the age of 74. Share your tributes here

Guardian community team

21, Jan, 2022 @10:36 AM

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If Carrie Symonds wants to master the grand gesture, she should listen to Meat Loaf | Hadley Freeman
Spending money you don’t actually have is a classic sign of someone not being honest about who they are

Hadley Freeman

08, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Jim Steinman obituary
Composer and songwriter who masterminded Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell, one of the biggest-selling albums of all time

Adam Sweeting

22, Apr, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Jim Steinman, master of the power ballad, gave pop an operatic energy
The brilliant songwriter for Meat Loaf, Céline Dion and Bonnie Tyler, who has died aged 73, reminded us that pop music should involve fantasy and a sense of the ridiculous

Alexis Petridis

21, Apr, 2021 @1:47 PM

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Meat Loaf will do anything for love – but he won’t sing on his new tour
The Bat Out of Hell star is reportedly going on the road – but with the American Idol winner Caleb Johnson doing the actual singing. Is this proof that any job can be outsourced?

02, Jul, 2018 @1:34 PM

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