Meat Loaf

For a man named after truck stop comfort food, Meat Loaf certainly isn't your run of the mill, stick to your ribs musical fare. Orchestrated to the nth degree, with a flair for the ridiculously dramatic, Meat Loaf's music is as much about the theatrics as it is about the man himself. Meat Loaf has had a strange, enchanted career; from opening up for rock legends (The Who, The Stooges, Bob Seger and Alice Cooper) to achieving cult stardom as Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1977, his milestone album Bat Out Of Hell came out; 30+ years later, the album continues to sell around 200,000 copies every year. The 80's were less than kind to Mr. Loaf, but with 1993's Bat Out of Hell II, he staged one of the greatest comebacks in pop culture history. GREGORY FRANKLIN

Sun., Aug. 15, 6 p.m., 2010

 
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