From the Daily Star.
Meat Loaf joins a host of music stars who have converted to veganism, including Sir Paul McCartney, Bryan Adams, Ellie Goulding Will.I.Am and Ariana Grande.
Beefy music legend Meat Loaf has joined the vegan craze and pledged to give up his carnivore ways.
The Bat Out of Hell singer is backing the Veganuary campaign, where people give up meat and animal products for the month of January.
The rocker joins a host of music stars who have converted to veganism, including Sir Paul McCartney, Bryan Adams, Ellie Goulding Will.I.Am and Ariana Grande.
Plenty of stars from the screen are also now following plant-based diets, including Simon Cowell, Benedict Cumberbatch and Natalie Portman.
But when asked by restaurant chain Frankie & Benny’s to rebrand himself as Veg Loaf for the month, he insisted he won’t do that.
Meat Loaf, real name Marvin Lee Aday, said: “When Frankie & Benny’s first approached me to rebrand to Veg Loaf I said no way in hell – I won’t do that.
“But, I’d do anything for our planet and dropping meat for veg, even for just one day a week, can make a huge difference.”
Elise Ash, director of strategy and brand at Frankie & Benny’s, said: “We wanted to encourage diners to swap meat for veg this January, so who better to sign up than one of the most recognised artists on the planet.
“Funnily enough, our new video isn’t far off the original real-life pitch to Meat.
“While we couldn’t convince him to rebrand to Veg Loaf, we’re just delighted he’s the headline act for our new vegan menu and helping spread the word on the benefits of tucking into our meat-free dishes.”
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- Meat Loaf - Live + Bonus 12" - Stickered sleeve - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $27.40, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2021 10:51)on September 21, 2021 at 9:02 am
MEAT LOAF Live (1987 German pressed UK & European 8-track vinyl LP recorded live at Wembley Stadium in March 1987 plus a bonus 12" including Masculine and a 4-part Rock 'N' Roll Medley. The single-pocket picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear to the edges but displays the hype-sticker to the front and the two vinyl discs look barely played)
- Meat Loaf - Razor's Edge - UK - 7" picture disc - £15.00, $20.55, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 09-Aug-2021 09:05)on September 21, 2021 at 9:02 am
MEAT LOAF Razor's Edge (1983 UK limited edition 2-track vinyl 7" Picture Disc single, also includes You Never Can Be Too Sure About The Girl WA3511)
- Meat Loaf - Blind Before I Stop - Gold & Black Marbled Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $34.24, €28.99 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jun-2021 13:44)on September 21, 2021 at 9:02 am
MEAT LOAF Blind Before I Stop (2021 UK/EU 35th anniversary limited edition LP pressed on 180-gram audiophile quality Gold & Black Marbled Vinyl. Featuring the singles Special Girl, Rock N Roll Mercenaries, Getting Away With Murder and Blind Before I Stop. Picture sleeve with lyric insert and hype sticker, individually numbered in an edition of just 2000 copies)
- Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.70, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jun-2021 17:10)on September 21, 2021 at 9:02 am
MEAT LOAF Bat Out Of Hell (1978 UK solid centre 7" single with picture A-side label, also including Heaven Can Wait. The vinyl remains in excellent condition with only light signs of play, housed in the Epic company die-cut paper sleeve SEPC7018)
- Meat Loaf - Dead Ringer For Love - UK - 7" picture disc - £15.00, $20.55, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jun-2021 09:57)on September 21, 2021 at 9:02 am
MEAT LOAF Dead Ringer For Love (1981 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single, also including More Than You Deserve, housed in a clear PVC sleeve EPCA11-1697)