The Bizarre Story of How Meat Loaf Got His Name

If you think Meat Loaf wouldn’t be anyone’s first choice as a stage name, you’d be correct. The artist known as Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, didn’t come up with the nickname himself. Instead, Meat Loaf says, he received the unusual tag from his father and an eighth-grade football coach. In this Oprah: Where Are They Now? interview, the singer shares the origin of his unforgettable moniker.

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