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(The Sun)   Meat Loaf tribute act loses his wife and his home but not his van after being sued by the real Meat Loaf. But hey 'Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad'   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 77
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2013-01-02 11:51:49 PM  
Why do Brits keep using stones as a unit of measure?
 
2013-01-02 11:58:37 PM  

simplicimus: Why do Brits keep using stones as a unit of measure?


You've gotta admit, they've got stones.
 
2013-01-03 12:03:00 AM  

marius2: simplicimus: Why do Brits keep using stones as a unit of measure?

You've gotta admit, they've got stones.


And they all weigh 14 pounds?
 
2013-01-03 12:54:52 AM  
He could do anything for love, but couldn't do that......
 
2013-01-03 01:19:09 AM  
Maybe he'll find paradise by the dashboard light...
 
2013-01-03 01:41:25 AM  
FTA: "Multi-millionaire Bat Out Of Hell singer Meat Loaf - real name Michael Aday - sued Dean in a California court after he refused to give up the domain name www.MeatLoaf.org."

Too bad he didn't get to keep his site. I'd use it to post the most obnoxious, obscene and outrageous Meat Loaf "parody" crap I could invent.

Seriously, why does a *snicker* celebrity *giggle* like Meat Loaf have to act like raging prick over something like this? That fat, washed up has-been ought to be glad someone out there liked his crappy music enough to actually do a tribute act. What a complete jerk.
 
2013-01-03 02:08:51 AM  
g'nite, red adair.
 
2013-01-03 04:27:23 AM  
So the performer is transforming himself into a country act, then?
 
2013-01-03 04:37:04 AM  
I don't care what anyone says, the original Bat Out of Hell is a fantastic album. The rest of Meat Loaf, yeah, not so much.

Don't forget Jim Steinman (everyone does). He's the one who actually wrote the thing. Meat Loaf just lent his voice to the effort. Granted, it's a great voice.

/has played a piano Steinman used to own, or so the owners claimed. They actually seemed legit, and not in the sarcastic way.
 
2013-01-03 05:58:57 AM  
The most amazing thing about this story is that people would apparently pay to go see a Meat Loaf tribute act.
 
2013-01-03 06:22:00 AM  
I guess this Brit dudes Rock N Roll dreams didn't come true. Its like Meat Loaf took the words right out of his mouth...and other things

This guy should have impersonated Steve Perry....instead of a lawsuit, he would have been hired
 
2013-01-03 06:26:57 AM  
There are worse tribute acts...

www.mtbe.co.uk
 
2013-01-03 06:46:19 AM  
I've lost the Loaf of my life


I'm not gonna say it.

I'm not gonna say it.
 
2013-01-03 06:53:53 AM  
I didn't know you could sue tribute acts. Is that just a British thing?

I'm surprised Axel Rose hasn't sued Appetite for Destruction for being a better GNR than is current lineup.
 
2013-01-03 06:58:50 AM  

timswar: I didn't know you could sue tribute acts. Is that just a British thing?

I'm surprised Axel Rose hasn't sued Appetite for Destruction for being a better GNR than is current lineup.


As per the article he sued him in California court over a .org net domain (which is run from Virginia as part of the PIR/ISOC), so not a British thing in any sense.
 
2013-01-03 06:59:21 AM  
Dean - who now tours pubs singing songs by Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith - said: "It has been an exercise for him to flex his ego. He won't get a penny from me. I'm broke."

Sic temper tribute acts.

timswar: I didn't know you could sue tribute acts. Is that just a British thing?


A lot of times tribute acts license the look and music. Other times they don't and get sued.
 
2013-01-03 07:04:32 AM  

dickfreckle: Don't forget Jim Steinman (everyone does). He's the one who actually wrote the thing.


Hasn't Jim Steinman written like half the pop hits for the last 40 years or something ridiculous like that?

/slightly exaggerating
 
2013-01-03 07:16:08 AM  
Apparently, Meatloaf is kind of a dick. I've never heard a kind word about him as a person.
 
2013-01-03 07:19:22 AM  
What a dickhead. He's like some charlatan-stalker guy, not a tribute act.

The art and style of 'Meat Loaf' he's simply lifted wholsesale for his advertising van. The act itself would have been alright if he called himself 'Meet Loaf' or some shiat like that. He looks fark-all like the real thing and looks more parody than actual thievery so could have gotten away with it. But no, he has to be all obvious about it and go all www on Meat's fat ass. Idiot.
 
2013-01-03 07:27:46 AM  
FTA: "Multi-millionaire Bat Out Of Hell singer Meat Loaf - real name Michael Aday"

Actually, it's Marvin Lee Aday.
 
2013-01-03 07:28:14 AM  

SurfaceTension: dickfreckle: Don't forget Jim Steinman (everyone does). He's the one who actually wrote the thing.

Hasn't Jim Steinman written like half the pop hits for the last 40 years or something ridiculous like that?

/slightly exaggerating


Not really. But he did create four really great songs. It's just that he has written the book on musical recycling since then. Entire projects have been cut and paste for decades. He is also the single weirdest guy in show business but a godamm savant when it comes to marketing. Although health problems have slowed him down over the past few years.

But there is one thing you can count on and that is he reads absolutely, positively every single thing written about him that is posted to the Internet. So say hello because there is zero chance he will miss this thread.

Hello Jim.
 
2013-01-03 07:37:00 AM  

timswar: I didn't know you could sue tribute acts. Is that just a British thing?

I'm surprised Axel Rose hasn't sued Appetite for Destruction for being a better GNR than is current lineup.


He isn't suing the guy for his act, he was suing for a domain name.
 
2013-01-03 07:42:07 AM  
Meat Loaf? More like Skeet Loaf.
 
2013-01-03 07:50:15 AM  
barelyawakeinfrogpajamas.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-03 07:52:04 AM  
www.demotivationalposters.org
 
2013-01-03 08:07:26 AM  
This should have been an easily handled problem.

www.meatloaf.org will find you...

www.simplyrecipes.com

I don't think anyone should have copyright license over generic food terms.  (Except, of course, Apple)
 
2013-01-03 08:14:23 AM  

The Muthaship: Apparently, Meatloaf is kind of a dick. I've never heard a kind word about him as a person.


Came expecting this, read TFA, now very barely on Meat's side. Tribute guy jacked his word mark, used copyrighted album art to promote his act and is squatting on a trademarked domain name. Fark him.
 
2013-01-03 08:18:01 AM  

Flakeloaf: The Muthaship: Apparently, Meatloaf is kind of a dick. I've never heard a kind word about him as a person.

Came expecting this, read TFA, now very barely on Meat's side. Tribute guy jacked his word mark, used copyrighted album art to promote his act and is squatting on a trademarked domain name. Fark him.


Yeah, I have no real sympathy for the guy in the article. But, everything I've ever read about Meatloaf other than his singing (and apparently coaching women's softball for some strange reason) has centered around him being an asshole.
 
2013-01-03 08:21:10 AM  
Perhaps Meatloaf should be chatting with whoever in his company is responsible for allowing meatloaf.org to drop into this guys hands.
 
2013-01-03 08:32:15 AM  

Flakeloaf: The Muthaship: Apparently, Meatloaf is kind of a dick. I've never heard a kind word about him as a person.

Came expecting this, read TFA, now very barely on Meat's side. Tribute guy jacked his word mark, used copyrighted album art to promote his act and is squatting on a trademarked domain name. Fark him.


Yeah if your living off someone else's image then drawing their attention by attempting to co-opt their trademark is pretty poor planning.
 
2013-01-03 08:42:16 AM  
Meat there threw his weight behind the Romney campaign. Ya know Romney wanted all that Loaf fame behind him.
 
2013-01-03 08:45:12 AM  

SurfaceTension: dickfreckle: Don't forget Jim Steinman (everyone does). He's the one who actually wrote the thing.

Hasn't Jim Steinman written like half the pop hits for the last 40 years or something ridiculous like that?

/slightly exaggerating


I thought it was the Bee Gees that had written half the pop hits since the 70s?
 
2013-01-03 09:20:17 AM  
Well, he can always move down by the river.
 
2013-01-03 09:21:50 AM  

T.M.S.: weirdest guy in show business


Steinman? Doesn't strike me as the particularly weird type.

xria: I thought it was the Bee Gees that had written half the pop hits since the 70s?


Actually it's David Foster. And that's not an exhaustive list...
 
2013-01-03 09:25:11 AM  
Meat Loaf has a tribute act?

People PAY to see a Meat Loaf tribute act?
 
2013-01-03 09:54:24 AM  
At least he got to keep his van. He can see bankruptcy by the dashboard light.
 
2013-01-03 10:36:26 AM  
So Meatloaf will take anything for money, but he won't take that?

Wow.
 
2013-01-03 10:38:27 AM  
Actual tribute acts don't tend to domain squat.
 
2013-01-03 10:47:15 AM  
The headline leads me to believe there's a way to sue someone and win their wife.

In related news, I would now like to announce that I am filing a lawsuit against the husband of Salma Hayek. On what grounds? Um, I'll figure that part out later.
 
2013-01-03 10:54:02 AM  

WhyteRaven74: T.M.S.: weirdest guy in show business

Steinman? Doesn't strike me as the particularly weird type.



Jim Steinman:

Owns two apartments in the Trumph International Hotel because the first one filled up so quickly with his junk it was impossible to move in there. The second one is now filled with crap so when he has people over he rents a third. Both apartments have the windows painted black.

When he goes out to eat he orders literally everything on the menu and then pick and chooses his meal from all the plates. Friends and associates quickly learn not to order anything when he is around because there is never a shortage of food. When he orders McDonalds the bill is usually about $300. (its not that he has an eating disorder, he is just too rich to bother deciding what he wants to eat without seeing it first)

Jim has a mansion in Connecticut he has only been to a few times. His cat lives there. But because he hates cats he hires security guards to live in the house and care for it. Years ago the cat ran away and Jim used his connections to go on television and plead for the animals return. Much to the amusement of the news casters.

Jim has hundreds of sock puppets, aliases, whatever you want to call them that endless argue with each other on the internet whether Steinman is a better composer than Wagner. They often agree he is.
His wardrobe choices alone could fill a psychology book.

Jim is an amazing talent. But a really weird dude.
 
2013-01-03 11:00:27 AM  

PacManDreaming: FTA: "Multi-millionaire Bat Out Of Hell singer Meat Loaf - real name Michael Aday - sued Dean in a California court after he refused to give up the domain name www.MeatLoaf.org."

Too bad he didn't get to keep his site. I'd use it to post the most obnoxious, obscene and outrageous Meat Loaf "parody" crap I could invent.


He could always try to get biatchTits.org
 
2013-01-03 11:04:48 AM  

T.M.S.: Jim has a mansion in Connecticut he has only been to a few times


heh "I own a mansion, forget the price, ain't ever been there, they tell me it's nice" come to life. And yeah he does sound a bit on the weird side.
 
2013-01-03 11:06:50 AM  

UCFRoadWarrior: I guess this Brit dudes Rock N Roll dreams didn't come true. Its like Meat Loaf took the words right out of his mouth...and other things

This guy should have impersonated Steve Perry....instead of a lawsuit, he would have been hired


lol I know. Neil Schon is a dumbass. Journey was shiat before Perry and shiat without him. Meat Loaf seems pretty cool and I don't blame him for doing this at all.
 
2013-01-03 11:11:48 AM  

T.M.S.: WhyteRaven74: T.M.S.: weirdest guy in show business

Steinman? Doesn't strike me as the particularly weird type.

Jim Steinman:

Owns two apartments in the Trumph International Hotel because the first one filled up so quickly with his junk it was impossible to move in there. The second one is now filled with crap so when he has people over he rents a third. Both apartments have the windows painted black.

When he goes out to eat he orders literally everything on the menu and then pick and chooses his meal from all the plates. Friends and associates quickly learn not to order anything when he is around because there is never a shortage of food. When he orders McDonalds the bill is usually about $300. (its not that he has an eating disorder, he is just too rich to bother deciding what he wants to eat without seeing it first)

Jim has a mansion in Connecticut he has only been to a few times. His cat lives there. But because he hates cats he hires security guards to live in the house and care for it. Years ago the cat ran away and Jim used his connections to go on television and plead for the animals return. Much to the amusement of the news casters.

Jim has hundreds of sock puppets, aliases, whatever you want to call them that endless argue with each other on the internet whether Steinman is a better composer than Wagner. They often agree he is.
His wardrobe choices alone could fill a psychology book.

Jim is an amazing talent. But a really weird dude.


WTF? Are you kidding?
 
2013-01-03 11:41:44 AM  
Meatloaf has always been a waste of oxygen on this earth. He's done this because nobody really gives a fark about him.
 
2013-01-03 11:44:47 AM  
FTFA: 'Multi-millionaire Bat Out Of Hell singer Meat Loaf - real name Michael Aday - sued Dean in a California court after he refused to give up the domain name www.MeatLoaf.org.'

Did I miss something?

Since when can a California state court tell a guy in England what he can or can't do?
 
2013-01-03 11:52:05 AM  
Meatloaf was insane in this movie:

atthemovieswithsilver.files.wordpress.com

I kinda see his point about the whole tribute band thing. But damn. What a dick.
 
2013-01-03 11:57:36 AM  

BizarreMan: Meat Loaf has a tribute act?

People PAY to see a Meat Loaf tribute act?


Well, considering that he had some awesome songs but can't sing a damn why more, I'd be more likely to see the tribute act than the real thing.

/ Meat Loaf concert in the 90s was my third favorite concert. Dude went all out.
// Sorry if I like things you don't like.
 
2013-01-03 12:05:53 PM  

Ebenator: T.M.S.: WhyteRaven74: T.M.S.: weirdest guy in show business

Steinman? Doesn't strike me as the particularly weird type.

Jim Steinman:

Owns two apartments in the Trumph International Hotel because the first one filled up so quickly with his junk it was impossible to move in there. The second one is now filled with crap so when he has people over he rents a third. Both apartments have the windows painted black.

When he goes out to eat he orders literally everything on the menu and then pick and chooses his meal from all the plates. Friends and associates quickly learn not to order anything when he is around because there is never a shortage of food. When he orders McDonalds the bill is usually about $300. (its not that he has an eating disorder, he is just too rich to bother deciding what he wants to eat without seeing it first)

Jim has a mansion in Connecticut he has only been to a few times. His cat lives there. But because he hates cats he hires security guards to live in the house and care for it. Years ago the cat ran away and Jim used his connections to go on television and plead for the animals return. Much to the amusement of the news casters.

Jim has hundreds of sock puppets, aliases, whatever you want to call them that endless argue with each other on the internet whether Steinman is a better composer than Wagner. They often agree he is.
His wardrobe choices alone could fill a psychology book.

Jim is an amazing talent. But a really weird dude.

WTF? Are you kidding?


Kidding about what in particular? Steinman is a very strange dude. But he has written some of the best rock/ pop tunes ever. Even if he is a one man rock re-cycle industry.

Tonight is What it Means to be Young.

AKA Der Tanz der Vampire

or, Total Eclipse of the Heart

AKA: Liebesduett / Totale Finsternis

You can do that all day with his tunes. Even with the shiat he stole from Yes.
 
2013-01-03 12:09:31 PM  
Mr Loaf seems to have been perfectly reasonable and this guy is just a total nutcase dickhead.

All he had to do was say.. hmm.. you know what Mr Loaf, I will turn over the domain to you. ( or turn it into a domain strictly about the food item)
 
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