Meat Loaf – ‘Teddy Bear’ Releases May 11th…



…Meat Loaf is anxious for fans on this side of the pond to get an earful of “…Teddy Bear,” which was produced by Rob Cavallo and features songs by Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Hawkins (the Darkness, Hot Leg), Our Lady Peace’s Raine Maida, Switchfoot‘s Jon Foreman, Desmond Child, “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi, James Michael and newcomer Rick Brantley. Guests include DioGuardi, Jack Black, Patti Russo, guitarists Brian May of Queen and Steve Vai, actor Hugh Laurie and Meat Loaf’s daughter Pearl Aday….

“Sonically, this record is so far removed from any album I’ve ever done before, and I wanted it that way,” explains Meat Loaf, dismissing some comparisons that have been made to his “Bat Out of Hell” series. “I wanted it to be more organic. I wanted the songs to be about a human condition as opposed to always attempting to get laid, ’cause that’s basically what (‘Bat’ partner Jim) Steinman writes about. Every song with him is about the anticipation of getting laid or wanting to get laid, which is not a bad thing, but everythig is about sex. This one is not. This is about the human condition. The lyrical structures, the character structures, are completely different on this. It’s an emotional wave that rides a different side of the brain. It really is a departure.”

Meat Loaf, who recorded “…Teddy Bear’s” basic tracks live in the studio, says he and his band have already worked up seven of the new songs for a tour that begins July 3 in Gilford, N.H., including the first single, “Los Angeloser.”…

May 3, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Art, Celebrities, Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture.

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