Rocker Meatloaf Set For Media Blitz in Support of His Las Vegas Residency At Planet Hollywood

   Grammy award winner Meat Loaf exploded onto the international music scene in 1977, with the release of his breakout album, Bat Out Of Hell, which has sold more than 43 million copies and is among the five top-selling albums of all time by any one artist. Celebrated as one of the most extraordinary performers of all-time, Meat Loaf has appeared on Broadway and appeared in more than 50 films and television shows. His most notable roles include Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club. Starting February 13th, RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf will launch its second stint of residency at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood.

In support of his upcoming performances, Meat Loaf will head to New York City on January 27-29 to appear on The Today Show, Wendy Williams Show, Imus in the Morning, Showbiz Tonight, The Artie Lange Show, Dan Rather Reports, Access Hollywood, Bloomberg TV, The Better Show, ABC NewsNow / Entertainment Pop, FUSE News, among others before heading to Los Angeles on February 3-5.

“For me, the show is more than just another concert because the RockTellz & CockTails format allows me to add something different. I’m able to bring together music, acting and theater and do things you can’t normally do when you’re on the road. I get to have a lot of fun and it definitely shows.”

A high-energy live show, which the Las Vegas Review-Journal called “theatrical rock ‘n’ roll” and “a perfect blend of Vegas and Vegas-sized personality,” RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf is comprised of a full-on rock concert, hit songs and intimate, personal stories of Meat Loaf’s celebrated and fascinating career. Grammy Award winner Meat Loaf will once again take audiences on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through his 47-year music, stage and film career in this over-the-top production show.

Performances will incorporate Meat Loaf’s biggest musical hits like “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” as well as “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”! Transporting his undeniable stage presence to the RockTellz & CockTails stage on the Las Vegas Strip, Meat Loaf will offer the audience a diverse and unique show like no other entertainer.

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The Jacksons Book Las Vegas Residency

The Jacksons are following in the footsteps of Britney Spears and Meat Loaf by joining them in Las Vegas for a new residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

The legendary group will perform 40 shows for the RockTellz & CockTails concert series, starting on 20 February.

A statement from singer Jackie Jackson reads, “We are thrilled to be a part of RockTellz & Cocktails at Planet Hollywood. As a Las Vegas resident, I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this amazing series at one of the most iconic entertainment destinations in the world. My brothers and I can’t wait to take the stage and bring our hits – and the stories behind them – to life for the fans.”

They will rotate with singer Meat Loaf, who debuted his show last autumn and will return to the Vegas stage in February.

The Jacksons reunited in 2012, three years after the death of Michael Jackson, after a 30-year hiatus.

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Rocker Meat Loaf Books Another Las Vegas Run

Veteran rocker Meat Loaf is set for a return to the Las Vegas stage for a new concert residency, joining Britney Spears at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

The Bat Out of Hell hitmaker performed an 18-date stint at the venue in the autumn and the RockTellz & CockTails gigs, in which he shared personal stories from his long career in between songs, were such a hit, he has signed up for more.

He says, “For me, the show is more than just another concert because the RockTellz & CockTails format allows me to add something different. I’m able to bring together music, acting and theatre and do things you can’t normally do when you’re on the road. I get to have a lot of fun and it definitely shows.”

The new 24-date run will kick off on Feb. 13 and run until April 8.

Meat Loaf won’t be the only big name performer stationed at the Planet Hollywood venue. Spears kicked off her two-year Britney: Piece of Me residency at the same place on Dec. 27.

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Meatloaf’s Weird Improv At Romney Gala

Meat Loaf became a bit of a “meat laugh” after a video surfaced of him massacring “America The Beautiful” with an improvisation that turned Mitt Romney’s Ohio Gala into an ear bashing.

The singer turned actor turned reality TV star was one of a few names up on stage to celebrate and encourage Presidential candidate Governor Romney as he attempts to take office in November.

Songwriters Hall of Fame Celebrates Songwriting Legends

The 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame 43rd Annual Induction and Awards Gala was a sparkling success, as SHOF Chairman Jimmy Webb and President/CEO Linda Moran recognized and celebrated some of the key songwriting legends of our time. Last night, icons Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones and Jim Steinman were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Honored with special awards were Bette Midler who was presented with the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement AwardNe-Yo,who received the Hal David Starlight AwardLance Freed, who received the Abe Olman Publisher Award; Mike Stoller who was presented with the Towering Song Award for “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King who received theTowering Performance Award and the first ever Pioneer Award, was awarded posthumously to Woody Guthrie. His daughter Nora Guthrie accepted the award
The Songwriters Hall of Fame, year after year, is a night full of unforgettable moments with music’s greatest. Some of 2012’s most incredible moments included a powerhouse medley of “I’d Do Anything For Love” and “Bat Out Of Hell” by MeatloafConstantine Maroulis and Patti Russo, which was followed by Meatloaf’s tearful tribute to his “best friend in the entire world” and inductee, Jim Steinman; Show stopping performances by Bob Seger, Valerie SimpsonKenny Rogers, Don Schlitz, Steve Miller, Gordon Lightfoot and Cheyenne Jackson and in honor of her steadfast devotion to the craft of songwriting an emotional photo tribute was dedicated to the life of Frances Preston, who served as CEO and President of BMI for close to two decades.  Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis were also among the music legends in the audience for one of the industry’s most intimate evenings. 
Legendary multi-Grammy® award winning artist Bette Midler was this year’s recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to her by Stevie Nicks who sang a touching rendition of “The Rose.”  Nicks called Midler “a songwriters dream” and a “fearless performer.”  Midler, who received a standing ovation, kindly thanked all of the fans, songwriters, producers and others who have supported her throughout her life.  Midler joked about her storied career saying, “first I was a tramp, then I was a visionary, then I was an icon, now I’m an institution.”
This year’s Hal David Starlight Award, which is presented to young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry with their original songs, was presented to Ne-Yo by hip-hop artist and producer, Swizz Beatz.  Ne-Yo said he was humbled by the award, accepting it with “100% gratitude.”  Before an incredible performance of his hit, “So Sick,” Ne-Yo told the audience that he is so appreciative that he is able to do what he feels like he was born to do. 
This year’s Towering Song Award, presented to the creators of an individual song that has influenced our culture in a unique way over many years, was presented to Mike Stoller, Jerry Leiber and Ben E. King for “Stand By Me.” Take 6 performed a stunning a capella rendition in honor of the chart topping hit with King lending his iconic voice.  
The Abe Olman Publisher Award, named after one of the SHOF’s esteemed founders, goes to music publishers who have had a substantial number of songs that have become world-renowned and have furthered the careers and successes of many songwriters. This year’s recipient was Lance Freed, who was presented the award by A&M Records co-founder, Jerry Moss after singing sensation Emmylou Harris’ inspiring performance of “Tears In Heaven.”
L.P. and Take 6 presented and performed “This Land Is Your Land” in honor of Woody Guthrie, who would be celebrating his 100th birthday this year.  Guthrie is the first ever recipient of the Pioneer Award, which honors the career of a historic creator of a major body of musical work that has had an incredible influence on generations of songwriters.  Guthrie, who fondly refereed to her father as a pioneer, chronicled some of his more than 3,000 songs with an A-to-Z title tribute.
The 43rd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner was truly a spectacular evening with incredible performances to remember that celebrate outstanding songwriters in the music industry. For those lucky to attend, it was a night one will never forget.

eat Loaf Collapses During Pittsburgh Concert, Treated By Medics

Meat Loaf fainted on stage during his Pittsburgh concert Thursday night, but that didn’t stop him from finishing the show.
The 63-year-old was in the midst of singing “I Would Do Anything For Love” when he suddenly collapsed. Paramedics rushed on stage and treated Meat Loaf for an asthma attack. Just 10 minutes later Meat Loaf was back to performing.
“Like twice as many of you, I f**king fainted. I have asthma … I can’t breathe … and then … oh wait, I forgot … I got poked by a pin and bled half to death … and then I got slapped in the face and my tooth is loose,” he told the audience.
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Rocker Meatloaf: "Fame Frightens and Crushes Me"

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Veteran singer Meat Loaf still struggles to cope with the glare of the spotlight, insisting he has to speak to his therapist daily because fame makes him “depressed and nuts”.

The rocker, real name Marvin Lee Aday, shot to fame in the 1970s after releasing his Bat Out of Hell album but he still agonises over his celebrity more than 30 years later.

And as the star prepares to embark on a new tour, he admits he has been turning to his personal counsellor on a daily basis to battle his feelings of depression.

He says, “Fame makes me depressed. It drives me nuts… I also talk to a psychologist every day. I don’t know how else to deal with it.

“I’m not Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt who hang out where the paps (paparazzi) are going to find them. I hate fame, I wasn’t born for this.

“It frightens me, it crushes me. I still can’t handle it after all these years.”

Rocker Meat Loaf & Rapper Lil Jon Offer Pizza Perks For TV Challenge

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Meat Loaf, rapper Lil Jon and country star John Rich took over a pizzeria in New York as part of a TV stunt on Tuesday (Oct 19).

The musicians were among the celebrities selling food and offering tunes and chuckles at Famiglia’s Pizza for what is believed to be an upcoming episode of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice show.

Sugar Ray star Mark McGrath, David Cassidy and baseball star Jose Conseco were also part of the fun.

According to onlookers, MeatLoaf manned the cash register and McGrath tossed pizza while the other stars drummed up business and urged customers to buy food as part of a charity drive.
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Pearl Opening for Meat Loaf On Upcoming Tour

In support of their debut album, Little Immaculate White Fox, all-star rock group PEARL will be opening for rock legend Meat Loaf on select U.S. dates of his world tour, performing in front of thousands of fans each night. Led by the vivacious frontwoman of the same name, Pearl’s live band also boasts Anthrax guitarist (and Pearl’s husband) Scott IanFall Out Boy’s Andy Hurley on drums, and Jim Wilson and Marcus Blake of Mother Superior andThe Rollins Band on guitar and bass, respectively.
“I’m a rock child,” wails Pearl on the album opener “Rock Child,” a statement which is not just a metaphor for feeling rock’n’roll, but a true decree, as she was born into the rock life. At the early age of six, Pearl got her first taste of the lifestyle when Meat Loaf would bring her on stage in front of thousands each night. When she was 19, Pearl hit the road with her father and spent nearly a decade as a backing singer in his touring band, as well as logging time on the road with Motley Crue as a backing vocalist and dancer. Pearl also contributed guest vocals on former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley’s album Anomoly before releasing her debut on January 19th via Megaforce Records.
Recorded with Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Religion), Pearl rips through Little Immaculate White Fox’s eleven-tracks with an intensity and confidence that reflect all the member’s experience and backgrounds. Driving, AC/DC-inspired riffs open the raucous album on “Rock Child,” while album highlight “Mama” is a southern rock tinged ballad, which the band performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this year. Songs such as the hard-rocking “Check Out Charlie” (featuring guitarist Ted Nugent) and the somber “Anything” (featuring Alice In Chains’ guitarist Jerry Cantrell) showcase Pearl’s versatile vocal abilities, which bring to mind rock greats Janis Joplin (who Pearl was named after) and Lita Ford.
Little Immaculate White Fox is unpretentious rock and roll that recalls the heady days when rock ruled the planet and it churns with the very best of those classic influences,” boasts The Aquarian. While growing up in the rock world influenced Pearl’s sound, her own experience is what defines Little Immaculate White Fox and makes it completely original.