Meat Loaf has slammed AFL bosses as “jerks” and labelled critics of his performance at the grand final as “butt smellers”.
In an explosive interview, the 64-year-old US singer vowed to convince other artists not to perform on the biggest day of the AFL calendar.
Meat Loaf’s performance at the MCG was described by punters as the worst AFL entertainment.
Meat Loaf blamed the AFL for not providing a live piano or offering enough time for a sound check.
He said parts of his performance were out of time and flat because he was singing to a tape and could not hear the music in his earpiece.
“I’m sorry, they’re jerks. I do not like them,” he said of the AFL.
“And I’ll tell you what, anybody that I hear announces that they’re going to play for them I’m going to write to that particular artist a letter and tell them not to.
“And I hope the AFL hears this and I want this everywhere. Because I will go out of my way to tell any artist do not play for them.”
Meat Loaf said it was impossible for any artist to put on a good performance in the area allocated.
Meat Loaf also disputed reports that he was paid more than $500,000 for his performance…but would not disclose how much was paid.
AFL spokesman Patrick Keane declined to comment.
Buford Balony says: Tell us something we don’t know Meatloaf.