Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday) started his first band in 1967 with Meat Loaf Soul. He released "Bat out of hell" in 1977 and his career took off.
Dean Torkington is a 49 year old man from the UK who has toured with his show To Hell And Back: (A Tribute To Meat Loaf) for 16 years.
Apparently Torkington started using the domain Meatloaf.org in 2000. News from the lancashiretelegraph.co.uk today reports:
last year he was sued for being an ‘online imposter’ by the Californian-based artist.
The row centred on a website which Mr Torkington used to promote his act — www.meatloaf.org.
A judgement issued by the US District Court for the Central District
of California found in favour of 65-year-old Michael Aday, Meat Loaf’s
Judge Michael Fitzgerald ordered Mr Torkington to drop registration
and control of the website and transfer it to Aday and awarded $25,000
in damages and $4,769 costs to the Bat Out Of Hell singer.
The legal proceedings continued despite a personal plea to the star
from Mr Torkington, in which he compared his current predicament to
problems in the singer’s past.
A tip of the hat goes to Namepros member Sparhawke