Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries

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"Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries"
Single by Meat Loaf and John Parr
from the album Blind Before I Stop
A-side Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries (Exploded Version)
B-side R.P.M. (written by John Golden & Meat Loaf)
Released July, 1986
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, guitar shaped vinyl
Genre Rock
Length 4:58
Label Arista
Writer(s) Al Hodge, Michael Dan Ehmig
Producer(s) Frank Farian
Meat Loaf chronology
"Piece of the Action"
"Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries"
"Blind Before I Stop"
John Parr singles chronology
"Don't Leave Your Mark on Me"
"Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries"
"Blame It on the Radio"

"Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries" is a single by Meat Loaf and John Parr, released in 1986. It is from the album Blind Before I Stop.


  • Meat Loaf — lead vocals, backing vocals, additional guitars
  • John Parr — guest vocals
  • Mats Björklynd — guitars, keys, programming
  • Johan Daansen — guitars
  • Peter Weihe — guitars
  • Dieter Petereit — bass
  • John Golden — bass
  • Harry Baierl — keyboards, programming
  • Pit Löw — keyboards and programming
  • Curt Cress — drums
  • Amy Goff — backing vocals
  • Frank Farian — additional vocals
  • Peter Bischof — vocals
  • Bert Gebhard — vocals
  • Bimey Oberreit — vocals
  • Elaine Goff — vocals

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries" (Exploded Version)
  2. "R.P.M."


Chart Position
UK Singles Chart 31