He may or may not have been paid half a million Australian dollars for the performance, but Meat Loaf's appearance before kick-off at the Australian Football League's grand final hasn't exactly been a success.
Guess what, though?
Meat Loaf says it's not his fault:
"I'm sorry, they're jerks. I do not like them," he said of the AFL, according to News Ltd reports.I suspect if you're paying out half a million dollars, you'd be expecting you're getting an artist whose talents would allow him to put on a decent show in a back alley.
"And I'll tell you what, anybody that I hear announces that they're going to play for them I'm going to write to that particular artist a letter and tell them not to.
"And I hope the AFL hears this and I want this everywhere. Because I will go out of my way to tell any artist do not play for them."
The rocker said it was impossible to put on a good show in the allocated area.
Mr. Loaf complains that there was no soundcheck, the earpiece didn't give him any guidance and there was no live piano.
It's almost as if he was warming-up for a sports event rather than playing a Meat Loaf gig. Oh... hang about...
The AFL have said that his show was "disappointing" but other than that have kept quiet.