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Meat Loaf was born Michael Lee Aday. He was the first child of police officer father Orvis and schoolteacher mother, Wilma.
In 1967, Meat Loaf left Texas and moved to Los Angeles where he started working as a bouncer at a nightclub. It was in LA that Meat Loaf formed his first band, Meat Loaf Soul. It was during the recording of their first song that Meat Loaf hit a note so high that he managed to blow a fuse on the recording monitor which immediately led to an offer of three separate recording contracts – all of which he turned down.
The deal gives Spirit control of countless classic songs penned by Townshend, including Pinball Wizard, Who Are You and Won’t Get Fooled Again, while it has also entered into a partnership with the legendary songwriter and musician to promote the catalogue globally.
Townshend and Spirit CEO Mark Fried put together the deal over the past year with what Spirit said was the specific aim of fostering proactive collaboration between the artist, his management team at Trinifold, his record company Universal, the original publisher of his earliest songs TRO and Sprit’s global marketing team.
Matthew Wilkening of Ultimate Classic Rock recently conducted an interview with vocalist Rob Halford of British heavy metal legendsJUDAS PRIEST. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Ultimate Classic Rock: Is it true you’ve got a bunch of songs done for your next album?
Halford: We do, yeah! Glenn [Tipton, guitar] and I started to write in the early part of January this year. We just went to it from the heart really, there was no specific agenda or idea, as opposed to what we had to do with “Nostradamus”, which was very focused and a real anchor of a project. This one has just been some straight-forward, classic British heavy metal. Some of it feels a bit like “Painkiller”, some of it feels like“Sad Wings Of Destiny”, some like “British Steel”. We didn’t do much research, we didn’t bother checking some of our previous releases, we didn’t do any homework, we just sat down and played, you know? Glenncame up with riffs and I came up with vocal melodies. There was no outside influence or interference in the writing sessions. We just started the day, plugged in some amps, got the mic up and made the metal that way. It’s a very pure record, in that respect.
Ultimate Classic Rock: Were you surprised the response to your“American Idol” appearance was so positive?
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