Reality is such a cackling bitch.
Eventually, he surfaced to take his new bride to hang with two of his friends who had remained constant through the upheaval and their wives - Billy Joel and John Belushi. One was a great influence. One, well, one had very tragic ending. When the challenge of "who can do the most coke" was issued and accepted, there wasn't much further to fall. Yes, yes, Meat Loaf won that sad challenge.
So, what does a multi-platinum recording artist do when he can't sing? He fell back to his other great talent. ACTING.
Bands Make It Rock. Roadies Make it Roll.
The Story of a Boy and His Equipment
Meat had the lead as Travis, a MacGyver of roadies. The comedy was filled with cameos of music stars - Debby Harry (aka Blondie), Alice Cooper, Roy Orbinson, Hank Jr., etc. It was a farce, mockery, a comedy that could have done well. It opened the same day as the Blues Brothers. Kind of explains what happened there.