Meat Loaf won’t give up motorcycles

Meat Loaf or a stunt double?

Some 22 years after recording “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”, Meat Loaf has explained what he won’t do for love … and it’s not giving up motorcycles.

The motorcycle fan appears in an advertising campaign for Scandinavian energy company St1 riding a motorcycle pursued by bomb-carrying bikies until he runs out of petrol and vows he won’t go into an unmanned service station.

It’s a reference to the fact that ST1 has 500 stations employs more than 2000 people in Sweden.

But a more interesting revelation is that the motorcycle fanatic doesn’t even ride and that’s quite evident in the video where he obviously has a stunt double perform all the riding.

Meat Loaf or a stunt double?
Meat Loaf or a stunt double?

The larger-than-life rock singer has long been associated with motorcycles.

Remember his famous 1977 hit “Bat out of Hell”? It’s all about a motorcycle crash and features a lead solo in which the roar of a bike is performed on guitar by Todd Rundgren.

It’s one of our top 10 motorcycle songs.

While Meat’s connection to motorcycles is well known, he actually doesn’t ride.

He has a Harley-Davidson Road King and a Triumph Bonneville in his garage, but he doesn’t ride them. He just sits on them and admires them.

Maybe the suspension isn’t up to the challenge!

In a YouTube video, Meat says he sits on his bikes for hours.Meat Loaf or a stunt double?

“It makes me feel like I’m out and I’m flying like a bird,” he says.

The ad campaign will be broadcasted on cinemas and television channels in Sweden and online. Meat Loaf was born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947.

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