Meatloaf's AFL anger: 'I'm sorry, they're jerks'

US rocker Meatloaf says the AFL are jerks, and he's vowed to convince other artists not to perform at the grand final.

The 64-year-old's grand final pre-match performance, as well as his high price tag, were widely criticised in the media.

He was reportedly paid in excess of $500,000, a figure he disputes.

But Meatloaf has blamed the AFL, saying they did not provide a live piano or enough time for a sound check and he could not hear the music in his earpiece.

"I'm sorry, they're jerks. I do not like them," he said of the AFL, News Ltd reports.

"And I'll tell you what, anybody that I hear announces that they're going to play for them I'm going to write to that particular artist a letter and tell them not to.

"And I hope the AFL hears this and I want this everywhere. Because I will go out of my way to tell any artist do not play for them."

The rocker said it was impossible to put on a good show in the allocated area.

The AFL declined to comment.

- AAP

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