The Meat is Expired (Long Live the Meat)
The paradox and performance of Meat Loaf’s brand of rock star masculinity
Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday) was actually a vegan, which is a perfect summation of his art and public persona.
What you saw wasn’t necessarily what you got. His artistry and his persona were at odds with so many things about him, least of all his looks and his style of music. His politics, despite the company he kept and his artistic temperament, were disappointingly right-wing.