This week we're celebrating the 40th anniversary of Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell.
One of the best-selling and most iconic albums of the '70s, this stellar example of theatrical rock was released October 21st, 1977.
The Texas-born singer-actor Meat Loaf has long felt misunderstood by the rock music establishment. Despite his massive success and distinct sound, he's yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and neither has the album's visionary composer Jim Steinman.
With more than 40 million copies sold, the legacy of Bat Out of Hell is secure -- especially as the album has inspired a stage musical that's now playing in Toronto, Canada.
Source: PlanetRock.com and Premiere