|Born||29 May 1961|
Long Island, New York, United States
|Associated acts|| Meat Loaf |
My Chemical Romance
Blue Öyster Cult
John Miceli (born May 29, 1961 in Long Island, New York) is the drummer for Meat Loaf's backing band, the Neverland Express.
Miceli began touring with Meat Loaf in 1991, and was a part of the Neverland Express when Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell took off, launching a major industry comeback for Meat Loaf. He has appeared on drums on all of Loaf's subsequent studio albums ( Welcome to the Neighbourhood [one track], Couldn't Have Said It Better [three tracks], Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose [two tracks], Hang Cool Teddy Bear , Hell in a Handbasket , and Braver Than We Are [the entirety of each]), which has led to appearances on greatest hits compilations such as The Very Best of Meat Loaf , and live albums including Live Around the World , VH1 Storytellers , Night of the Proms and Bat Out of Hell: Live with the MSO .
In addition to his work with Meat Loaf, Miceli has recorded with Adam Lambert ( For Your Entertainment , "Time for Miracles"), Foxy Shazam ("Count Me Out"), Nine Days, Marchello/The Good Rats (with whom he toured under the former name), and Kerry Ellis ( Anthems ). Most recently, Miceli did most of the drum work on the My Chemical Romance release Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys .
He has also toured with Blue Öyster Cult and Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1997 U.S. tour). He also appeared in the live band for the Las Vegas run of the Queen musical We Will Rock You .
In December 2018 he was credited as the drummer on Brian May's single, "New Horizons", which the Queen guitarist composed as a personal tribute to the on-going NASA's New Horizons mission.
Michael Lee Aday, known professionally as Meat Loaf, is an American singer and actor. He is noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and for his theatrical live shows.
Bat Out of Hell is the debut studio album by American rock singer Meat Loaf, as well as his first collaboration with composer Jim Steinman and producer Todd Rundgren. The album was released on October 21, 1977 on Cleveland International/Epic Records. Its musical style is influenced by Steinman's appreciation of Richard Wagner, Phil Spector, Bruce Springsteen and The Who. Bat Out of Hell has spawned two Meat Loaf sequel albums: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.
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Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell is the sixth studio album by American rock singer Meat Loaf and was written and produced by Jim Steinman. It was released in September 1993, sixteen years after Meat Loaf's first solo album Bat Out of Hell. The album reached number 1 in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Five tracks were released as singles, including "I'd Do Anything for Love ", which reached number 1 in 28 countries.
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Couldn't Have Said It Better is the eighth studio album by Meat Loaf released on September 23, 2003. Only for the third time in his career, he released an album without any songs written by Jim Steinman. Although Meat Loaf claimed that Couldn't Have Said It Better was "the most perfect album [he] did since Bat Out of Hell", it was not as successful.
Bat out of Hell: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is a live album released by singer Meat Loaf in 2004 on the Mercury and Sanctuary labels.
Paul Crook is an American guitarist currently recording and performing with Meat Loaf. He has also recorded and toured with Anthrax, Sebastian Bach and Marya Roxx.
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Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose is the ninth studio album by Meat Loaf, and the third and final album in the Bat Out of Hell trilogy. It was released in Ireland on October 20 2006, 29 years after Bat Out of Hell (1977), and 13 years after Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993). It was released in the UK on October 23, 2006, and in the US on October 31, 2006.
The Neverland Express is the name for American singer Meat Loaf's live band. The name is most likely taken from Meat Loaf's collaborator Jim Steinman's affinity for Peter Pan.
VH1: Storytellers is a live album by Meat Loaf. Meat Loaf told humorous stories of his career as a singer and how he unfolded into rock stardom. The DVD version has two additional songs. Some songs on the CD are taken from Meat Loaf's Hard Rock Live performance. Others were taken from the pre-show soundcheck. The album peaked at No. 129 on the Billboard 200, making it his lowest charting album in the United States.
"Bat Out of Hell" is a song written by Jim Steinman, for the 1977 album Bat Out of Hell and performed by Meat Loaf. It was released as a single in 1979, and again in 1993.
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Hell in a Handbasket is the eleventh studio album by Meat Loaf, released September 30, 2011 in Australia and New Zealand, through Legacy Recordings. A wider global release followed in early 2012.
Guilty Pleasure Tour is a concert tour by American rock musician Meat Loaf in support of his 2011 album Hell in a Handbasket. The tour only visited Australia and New Zealand; more dates were expected to be announced for mainland Europe and North America, but did not eventuate. The show in Sydney was filmed for DVD release. Meat Loaf has said that the name of the tour came from a poll, which named him the number one "guilty pleasure". During the concerts, Meat Loaf announced to his fans that these concerts were to be the "last he ever performed in Australia and New Zealand" and added a thank you to the fans for "38 years of support" for the duration of his career.
Last at Bat was a Meat Loaf concert tour which was billed as the tour, that played at 17 dates in Europe during April and May 2013.
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