News: Meat Loaf
The big man is suing his own tribute act for $1m
TO HELL AND BACK, a cover band started by UK singer Dean Torkington, have been accused by Meat Loaf’s lawyers of exploiting the domain “MeatLoaf.org” to “capitalise on the artist’s celebrity”. They’re suing — for $1m.
It’s not the first time that Torkington has irked Loaf either. At a concert in Liverpool in 2003, Loaf allegedly dragged Torkington back stage and demanded that he remove the Bat Out of Hell artwork tastefully emblazoned on his tour van.
Torkington, who The Daily Mail have kindly noted “lives alone”, explained his reasons for becoming a Meat Loaf impersonator: “I used to be an Elton John performer before that but put on quite a bit of weight so decided to become Meat Loaf.” He also added that in the two years since he began the tribute act he’s shed 11 stone and could no longer be considered a “dead ringer”.
Here’s a video of Torkington in action. Judge for yourselves whether the act merits the lawsuit.