Meat Loaf hopes to do some "storytellers" type shows in the near future. And he's working on a new album.
On Facebook, the singer-actor describes the serious health issues that have dogged him this year. He fractured his collarbone and sternum falling off a stage in Dallas, Texas back in May, which led to a 31-day hospital stay.
He appeared on stage for the first time since this week, joining the cast of the New York musical Bat Out of Hell on "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth."
Meat says, "My back after four surgeries is getting better but not there yet. My voice is great [and I'm] getting all the music together for the next record." He plans to call the album 13 Roads to Bat since "each road on the cover will represent them, like forgiveness, truth, denial, deception, love and hate."
Meat Loaf stopped by MSNBC's Morning Joe and talked aboutwhy his songs are timeless.: "You know, people go, 'Are you going to play any old songs?' The songs aren't old. That's like saying you're going to play an old Beethoven piece. You don't do that."
Meat Loaf also told MSNBC's Morning Joe about the way he performs his songs. "I don't make them part of me, and I don't have my picture on the cover. When you listen it it, I'm singing only to you. It's your story and it's your life. I'm not involved with it. So, anybody out there listening, if you want to take a piece of tape and cover up my name on the album, feel free. Write yours, 'cause it's your record."
Bat Out of Hell: The Musical runs through September 8th at New York's City Center.