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Meat Loaf Slags Off Sony Over Another Bat Out Of Hell Reissue
by PAUL CASHMERE on MAY 6, 2017
Meat Loaf’s classic ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ is about to be reissued and Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman are furious about it.
Meat Loaf has taken to his social media pages to slag off Sony for not paying him or Jim Steinman royalties on the record for decades. He says that while Sony admits to selling over 44 million copies of ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, he has earned “pennies” from the company.
In a statement Meat Loaf said,
“In June, Sony records in the UK, is trying to release another stupid version of “Bat Out Of Hell” only for them to make more money. For those of you who do not know, Jim and I get no royalties from Bat and never have. They admit they have sold 44 million (what have they really sold worldwide). Jim and I have gotten, I am serious, pennies. They have screwed me and Jim since 1981. It took us almost 13 years just to get statements. So I am asking all of you to not buy this record, to boycott this release completely. It is nothing but a greedy record company, trying to steal your money. Don’t buy, thanks, Meat and Jim
PS . Spend your money and go see a great musical “Bat Out Of Hell” the musical”.
> Did they find a box of 25th Anniversary CDs and just put a
> "40'th" label on them?
> Smacks of "can't be arsed to do anything but let's make
> some money anyway"
> > http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/meat-loafs-bat-out-of-hell-gets-re-release-to-celebrate-its-40th-anniversary/
> > Meat Loaf’s ‘Bat Out of Hell’ gets re-release to celebrate
> > its 40th anniversary
> > To celebrate four decades since its release, Meat Loaf’s
> > record-obliterating rock opera ‘Bat Out of Hell’ is being
> > re-released next month.
> > The classic record will be available to buy on CD, vinyl
> > and digital formats via Sony Music on Friday 9th June,
> > with the physical editions also boasting a Collector’s
> > Edition cover.
> > Alongside the seven Jim Steinman penned tracks, the
> > re-release includes three bonus songs including a
> > sprawling 11-minute live version of ‘Bat Out of Hell’ and
> > the Cher duet ‘Dead Ringer For Love’.
> > Released in October 1977, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ is the fourth
> > best-selling album of all time and has shifted over
> > 43million units across the globe including 3.2million in
> > the UK.
> > Next month’s re-release coincides with Bat Out of Hell The
> > Musical opening at London Coliseum on Monday 5th June.
> > Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.
> > musical follows the exploits of the eternally young Strat
> > and his wild gang, The Lost, as they roam the streets of
> > Obsidian, a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, ruled by the
> > wicked and tyrannical Falco.
> > Directed by Jay Schieb, it features 17 of Meat Loaf's
> > greatest hits including I'd Do Anything For Love, Paradise
> > By The Dashboard Light, You Took The Words Right Out Of My
> > Mouth, Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, Bat Out Of Hell and
> > three new Jim Steinman originals written for the show.
> > The ‘Bat Out of Hell’ track-list is as follows:
> > 1. Bat Out Of Hell
> > 2. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer
> > Night)
> > 3. Heaven Can Wait
> > 4. All Revved Up With No Place To Go
> > 5. Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad
> > 6. Paradise By The Dashboard Light
> > 7. For Crying Out Loud
> > Bonus
> > 1. Bolero (Live Intro)
> > 2. Bat Out O Hell (Live)
> > 3. Dead Ringer For Love (with Cher)
> > Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
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