Todd Rundgren Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell Job Under Duress

05/03/2013
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(Classic Rock) Todd Rundgren has never looked back after selling his production points on Meat Loaf's classic album Bat Out Of Hell. He admits he's never made the same kind of money again in his career but that cutting a deal with the singer and the record label set him up with a lifestyle he enjoys in Hawaii.

Rundgren tells The Guardian: "The actual number is contested, although it's generally considered to be in the top five-selling albums of all time.

"I don't actually collect royalties for it any more. I decided to opt out I wanted to move to Kauai and get this particular piece of property. So I offered my points to Meat Loaf and Sony and said: 'Just buy me out.' They did, and that's why I'm living in Kauai right now. And I've never regretted that decision."

He recalls of manning the desk for the 1977 record: "I originally took the job on under duress. Meat Loaf dumped his record label on the eve of us going into the studio, and that meant I was the ultimate underwriter of the whole project." more.

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