Pearl Aday (born 1975) is an American singer and daughter of Meat Loaf and his wife Leslie G. Edmonds Aday. Pearl, whose biological father was the drummer for Janis Joplin’s band, Full Tilt Boogie, was adopted by Meat Loaf after he married her mother, Leslie.
She toured as a backing singer in Meat Loaf's touring band, Neverland Express, for nine years. She has appeared on numerous albums and in various tours and television performances with her father, both as backing singer and in a duet. She has also been a backing singer for Mötley Crüe. She is currently the lead singer of her own band "Pearl" and has released her debut album on Megaforce/RED/Sony Music on January 19, 2010. She is also a member of Motor Sister with her husband Scott Ian, singing backing vocals. Pearl has a half sister named Amanda Aday by her mother.
Aday attended High School in Redding, Connecticut graduating from Joel Barlow High School in 1993. Her senior year she was the lead in the Senior Class Play "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and played Softball for her father. Aday went to Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, majoring in creative writing, but shortly thereafter began a music career.
In 1994, she was a backing singer for Meat Loaf's 1994 Bat out of Hell II summer tour, as well as the follow-up tour in 1996, Born to Rock. She was a member of her father's backing band when they performed at the inaugural ball in 1997 for Bill Clinton. She became a full-fledged member of Neverland Express, Meat Loaf's touring band, from 1998-2003. In 2003, she sang on Meat Loaf's album Couldn't Have Said It Better on the duet "Man of Steel." On 31 October 2007 Pearl supported Meat Loaf one concert on his Seize the Night tour.
She was portrayed in the 2000 TV movie To Hell and Back by Elisabeth Lund.
She was featured on an album by the band Filter and was a backup singer for Mötley Crüe on their "Maximum Rock" tour, featured on the DVD release of the tour, "Lewd, Crued, and Tattooed." She was also with a Los Angeles-based band named Stella, fronted by Nancy Hower (Star Trek: Voyager), which broke up before releasing an album. She currently releases music with Pearl, a band in which she is the lead singer. The other musicians in the band are Mother Superior, best known for their work in The Rollins Band with Henry Rollins.
Aday is married to Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. Her photographs appeared on Music of Mass Destruction: Live from Chicago released by Anthrax in 2004.
Aday now fronts the band Pearl which also features her husband Scott on guitar. In March 2008, they opened for Velvet Revolver in the UK.
Pearl opened for Meat Loaf's Casa de Carne Tour on July 4, 2008 (Bath, UK), July 11, 2008 (Castle Howard, York, UK), July 13, 2008 (Blickling Hall, Norfolk, UK), July 21, 2008 (Zitadelle Berlin, Germany) and on July 23, 2008 (Stadtpark Hamburg, Germany). In May 2009, she appeared on the FOX game show "Don't Forget the Lyrics" along with her father Meat Loaf and his duet partner Patti Russo: they won $500K for charity. She headlined her own 13-date 2010 US tour before rejoining Meat Loaf as an opening act in support of the Hang Cool Tour in 2010. In support of her first album, she also appeared on the January 21, 2010 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Both she and her husband took a break from their musical careers, as the couple had a son named Revel Young Ian on June 19, 2011.Little Immaculate White Fox (2010)
The Swing House Sessions (Live & Acoustic) (2011)
Pearl Aday has been featured on many different albums and compilations by various artists.Welcome to the Neighbourhood (backup vocals)
Live Around the World (backup vocals)
The Very Best of Meat Loaf (backup vocals)
VH1 Storytellers (backup vocals)
Couldn't Have Said It Better (backup vocals, duet on "Man of Steel," which was also a UK single release)
Los Angeloser (Single) (Backup vocals on B-Side track "Boneyard")
Title of Record (backup vocals)
Broken Thorny Crown (lead vocals)
Anomaly (backup vocals)
Testify or Say Goodbye (2017)