The Godfather of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper, has paid his tribute to the rock legend Meat Loaf after the rocker died on January 20, 2022. He sent a touching letter via his social media account, saying he was one of the greatest musicians in rock and roll music.
Meat Loaf was a huge singer for rock music who gained international fame with his powerful voice. Throughout his successful career, Meat Loaf had released 12 studio albums, 5 live albums, 7 compilation albums, and more stuff. Debuted in 1977 with his Bat Out Of Hell, the musician had released his latest solo studio album in 2016, named Braver Than We Are.
Selling more than 65 million copies around the world, Meat Loaf‘s Bat Out of Hell trilogy helped him to reach his success. Including Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, the first one of the trilogy made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He was also honored by Grammy Awards for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance category for the first single of the sixth album, I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).
Meat Loaf‘s friendship was Alice Cooper was a little bit special. They were performed alongside each other in a 1980-made musical comedy film named Roadie, which also included Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, and the band Blondie.
However, Alice Cooper was one of those musicians who sent his respect to Meat Loaf. Like the other rockers, Cooper was devastated after the passing of the musician. He took to his official Instagram to share his honest feelings on his close friend Meat Loaf. According to Cooper, he was one of the greatest musicians, and he was so powerful voice on stage.
“Meat Loaf was one of the greatest voices in Rock N Roll, and he was certainly one of my closest friends in the business,” Alice said. “He was really so much fun, truly fun to be around.
“He just felt like a best friend to everyone no matter how long it had been since you last saw him.
“We worked together many times over the years and he was always a force. He was a real theatrical character like I was so our shows went really well together.
“I remember when you would see his show, he would treat the audience almost like a Pentecostal Preacher and he was so powerful on stage.”
Alice Cooper Reveals How It Was Like To Work Alongside Meat Loaf
As we mentioned before, Cooper and Loaf acted in a musical comedy Roadie. Touching on their experience on the film, Cooper revealed the main reason why he wanted too much to do the film alongside Loaf. Concluding, Cooper claimed that Loaf’s shoes can never be filled.
“Working with MeatLoaf was one of the main reasons I wanted to do the movie Roadie in the first place – I wanted to watch him show off his acting chops,” Cooper explains. “He plays the ultimate roadie on this quest to be the best in the world.
“But that’s what he did in life too – he always wanted to be the best at what he was doing… And I think he succeeded.
“There was nobody, and I mean nobody like Meat Loaf. His shoes can never be filled.”
Meat Loaf‘s passing was confirmed by the musician’s family with a Facebook post on Thursday night (January 20). According to reliable sources, the cause of death of Loaf was related to COVID-19. He was seriously ill with the disease days before his tragic passing.
“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends,” his family wrote in the social media post.
“His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including ‘Fight Club,’ ‘Focus,’ ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and ‘Wayne’s World.’
“‘Bat Out of Hell’ remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time. We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man.
“We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your souls…don’t ever stop rocking!”