Monday, July 22, 2024

Meat Loaf Gets Cooking for Romney, with John Rich, Country Stars


Bruce Springsteen isn’t the only one out there stumping for his candidate. Meat Loaf, the original Bat out of Hell, is going to help Mitt Romney. He’s joining a bunch of country stars in Defiance, Ohio to support the Republican presidential candidate. John Rich of Big & Rich is hosting an extravaganza in Defiance with a cadre of guests including Randy Owen of the group Alabama. A surprise guest may also join them tonight. It’s interesting because, for parties at a possible inauguration in Washington, I’m told Republicans are “tired” of country stars and won’t pay to see them. But for free? Sounds good to me. And Meat Loaf? “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” should inspire Romney followers.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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