SiriusXM pays tribute to Meat Loaf with David Fricke and Max Weinberg in exclusive Classic Rewind special

The rock icon and GRAMMY winner was best known for his beloved 1977 album, ‘Bat Out of Hell,’ which is one of the bestselling records of all time.

Matt Simeone
January 23, 2022

Rock superstar and GRAMMY Award winner Meat Loaf — best known for his beloved 1977 album, Bat Out of Hell, which is one of the bestselling records of all time — passed away at 74 on Thursday with his family at his side.

Listen to a special tribute to Meat Loaf on Classic Rewind (Ch. 25) on Sunday at 6pm ET, or hear it anytime on the SXM App by clicking here or searching “Meat Loaf.” Hosted by acclaimed journalist David Fricke, the exclusive special will feature commentary from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, who played on the Bat Out of Hell album.

During the interview, Weinberg said the secret to the success of Bat Out of Hell was that Meat Loaf “represented everybody. Everybody who had ever been rejected; everyone who had ever been shamed in any way.”

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In addition to the Classic Rewind special, hear songs by Meat Loaf and other music icons on Classic Vinyl (Ch. 26), ’70s on 7 (Ch. 7), The Blend (Ch. 16), Road Trip Radio (Ch. 301)Classic Rock Party (Ch. 715) and more SiriusXM channels.

Meat Loaf, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, was born in Dallas in 1947. Before launching his music career, Meat Loaf acted in high school plays. After joining a local production of Hair in Los Angeles following college in the late 1960s, he formed a band with Shaun Stoney Murphy in Los Angeles, releasing their first and only album together, Stoney & Meatloaf, which produced the single “What You See Is What You Get.”

Drifting back to the stage, Meat Loaf landed a role in the original Broadway cast of The Rocky Horror Show. His music breakthrough happened after he met songwriter Jim Steinman in the 1970s. They recorded and released Bat Out Of Hell in 1977, which was produced by Todd Rundgren but rejected by every major label until Epic picked it up. Bat Out Of Hell yielded three singles: “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.” After a tour, Meat Loaf and Steinman went separate ways.

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Meat Loaf continued releasing albums, but nothing could eclipse his debut release. Over the course of his career, he acted in a number of movies, most notably The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Fight Club (1999).

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