His 1970s album, 'Bat out of Hell', is the third highest selling album of all time, with an estimated 30,000,000 copies sold worldwide. It spent over 470 weeks in the UK charts - an all-time record.
In addition to songs from his own albums, his concerts usually include the song "Hot Patootie", which he sang as Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
Has played in two movies with Richard O'Brien, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and Spice World (1997).
Despite being known as a singer, Meat Loaf has only sung in two films - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006). The reason for this is because he wanted to be taken seriously as an actor and not get typecast into singing roles.
Had a massive standing ovation at the CBS convention in New Orleans in 1977-78
Fell off the stage and broke his leg during a concert at Toronto in 1978 - he finished the tour in a wheelchair.
Was the producers' second choice to play "Bluto" in Animal House (1978) if "John Belushi" was unavailable.
Only single to chart in the United States for Meat Loaf in the 1980s was "I'm Gonna Love Her For Both Of Us" which peaked at #84 (He charted in the UK 4 times: in 1981 with Cher for "Dead Ringer for Love" (reaching #5), in 1983 for "Midnight at the Lost and Found" (#17), in 1984 for "Modern Girl" (#17) and in 1986 with John Parr for "Rock 'N' Roll Mercenaries" (#31)).
Played 300 soldout concerts between 1987-1991.
Made a very special appearance in Ann Magnuson's Cinemax comedy movie special Vandemonium Plus (1987) (TV) - he played Steve The Piglet.
According to the Encyclopedia of Rock Stars, Meat Loaf began a Slim Fast plan in 1990 and lost 84 pounds. This made him $1,000,000 richer
Occasionally hosts VH1 show "The List" (1999).
His movies Blacktop (2000) (TV) & Trapped (2001) (TV) and his special appearances in TV series "Lightning Force" (1991), "The Outer Limits" (1995), "John Doe" (2002) & "Masters of Horror" (2005) were all filmed in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
According to "The Guiness Book Of World Records 2000" Meat Loaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" is the biggest selling album in the UK ever.
17 November 2003 - Collapsed whilst performing on stage in London. Doctors said it was Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a syndrome of pre-excitation of the ventricles of the heart due to an accessory pathway known as the Bundle of Kent. This accessory pathway is an abnormal electrical communication from the atria to the ventricles.
Performed at the Australian NRL grand final on 5 October, 2003.
Mentioned on the Celebrity Apprentice that he has suffered 18 concussions and a fractured skull over his lifetime. [May 2011]