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Old 14 Jun 2018, 20:19   #1
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Soooo....This is a thing.
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Old 14 Jun 2018, 21:41   #2
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Very strange....basically a high profile tribute act.

Peat Loaf must be getting worried.
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Old 14 Jun 2018, 21:41   #3
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Is he touring the US and UK?
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Old 14 Jun 2018, 23:05   #4
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No idea, we only have the site to go by so far.
Time will tell.
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Old 15 Jun 2018, 08:14   #5
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I know we don't have a lot to go on, but I wonder if this is going the same way as Queen did, by creating The Queen Experience to be an officially sanctioned tribute act.
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Old 15 Jun 2018, 10:17   #6
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What's the password?
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Old 15 Jun 2018, 13:21   #7
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The password is a new thing, from what I understand. There used to be a fuller site yesterday with official links to Meat merch (fuller only in the sense that it wasn't password-protected and actually had something on it, namely a banner ad for Meat merch). The gist of things is that Caleb Johnson, the bloke from American Idol a few years back that everybody thought looked like Meat, is apparently going on the road with the Neverland Express performing Bat I. Per the text in the preview when one shares the link on Facebook, apparently they were purporting it had official sanction from Meat. But after the site started getting some attention, what little was there got pulled, except for a sample track of "Bat" that loads beneath the password prompt which one can play without needing to enter anything.

(My opinion? Caleb sounds terrific, but the band is a little pants. I'm willing to bet the promo track isn't the NLE, but I could be wrong.)

In short: even those who know what was up have as much clue as you do.

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Old 15 Jun 2018, 14:45   #8
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There was about 6 US dates booked.

Meat is going to be the master of ceremonies by the sound of things and may tell a few stories.

Paul Crook is confirmed as part of the NLE. Not sure about the other old members of the NLE?
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Old 15 Jun 2018, 16:08   #9
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I wonder how the producers of the Bat musical feel about this.
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Old 15 Jun 2018, 16:30   #10
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https://mpitalentagency.com/artist/b...caleb-johnson/

https://webcache.googleusercontent.c...&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Tweet above was deleted, but found cached version!
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Old 15 Jun 2018, 23:01   #11
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...the whole Twitter account gone? Holy hell. The plot thickens!
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Old 16 Jun 2018, 01:53   #12
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As fan of Meat Loaf and his music beyond Bat, the funny thing I always thought was the most interesting aspect of seeing "good" tributes in the past was when they did songs Meat hardly performed himself or were long out of his setlists. Such as hearing Couldn't have said it better again and unperformed gems such as What About Love?

I did hear the Bat out of hell track (whilst it was up on the above mentioned site and appears now pulled?) with what I presume is this Caleb malarky guy. It sounded pretty good and the voice better than most tributes and probably the musical stuff I've heard going around recently.

Guess we will see if anything comes of this. It's probably more up my street rather than the musical but it still ain't going to be Meat, really.

Throw in the full 12 minute Going all the way in the live set first and then we can talk about dates I'd say....

Just buying or even listening to another Bat recording with another singer? I really don't see the point at all. I'd rather stick on one of my dozen Meat Loaf copies on CD, vinyl or live recordings etc.
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Old 16 Jun 2018, 07:40   #13
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There was about 6 US dates booked.

Meat is going to be the master of ceremonies by the sound of things and may tell a few stories.

Paul Crook is confirmed as part of the NLE. Not sure about the other old members of the NLE?
Going from memory, it had listed as part of the band; Paul Crook, John Miceli, Randy Flowers, Dave Luther, Justin Avery, Cian Coey, Danny Miranda, Steve Buslowe, Pat Thrall and Lyssa Lynne. Certain members would be rotated in and out. Not all members would be performing all shows is what it said before everything mysteriously disappeared.
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Old 16 Jun 2018, 12:23   #14
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Presumably they will want to bring this to the UK where the real money is to be had. Can't see it selling out arenas, so be interesting what sort of venues they target.

It will surely be marketed as Meat Loaf and Caleb Johnson to sell tickets.
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Old 16 Jun 2018, 13:33   #15
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Presumably they will want to bring this to the UK where the real money is to be had. Can't see it selling out arenas, so be interesting what sort of venues they target.

It will surely be marketed as Meat Loaf and Caleb Johnson to sell tickets.
I reckon under that banner they could sell a whole tour of 1000-2000 seat theatre venues or a shorter tour with 2000-4000 capacity O2 Academy venues across the UK. I'd prefer the latter so you can stand but it probably wouldn't suit the now somewhat ageing Meat Loaf audience.

Theatre venues wouldn't be so bad but they would have to do a whole whack of them to make it worth while. 6 shows sounds pathetic. Make it 60 over here in the UK at least.

But indeed as has been pointed out, perhaps this needs to wait till the musical is gone?
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Old 16 Jun 2018, 13:49   #16
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This concept appeals to me much more than the Bat musical does. I imagine it would be strange for Meat Loaf to just compere though. Somewhat akin to watching my wife have sex with a younger man, while telling stories of how we first met.
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Old 17 Jun 2018, 10:58   #17
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This concept appeals to me much more than the Bat musical does. I imagine it would be strange for Meat Loaf to just compere though. Somewhat akin to watching my wife have sex with a younger man, while telling stories of how we first met.
I think you've got a true point there. On the other hand, if Meat can arrange with it, it could be a real opportunity to pass on the torch and ensure the legacy. Caleb really has the guts, although he sounds nothing like Meat.
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Old 17 Jun 2018, 21:31   #18
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This concept appeals to me much more than the Bat musical does. I imagine it would be strange for Meat Loaf to just compere though. Somewhat akin to watching my wife have sex with a younger man, while telling stories of how we first met.
For the record she said that it was quick, and at the back of a portaloo.
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Old 17 Jun 2018, 23:25   #19
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Amazing news. I can totally see this working if the real NLE isn't too expensive. They could always add more songs. If Meat is in favor of this go for it. Continue the legacy. Caleb is from NC not too far from several nice venues, I hope they start there instead of the usual NY, NJ, PA. Play to the hometown crowd and get some video and publicity going.
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It'd be nice if old wounds and mistakes had healed and forgiven and they could get Patti Russo back in the band and perhaps even give her some solo parts. But I guess that's not going to happen.
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