Meat Loaf Talks New Album, Being Bullied, And Turning Down 'American Idol'

Rock Legend Meat Loaf Opens Up About Being Bullied

The world first met the iconic frontman known as Meat Loaf back in 1977, when his breakout album, 'Bat Out of Hell' took the world by fire. Blending sparkling, operatic teen angst and epic pop masterpieces such as 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light,' it remains as one of the world's five top-selling records of all time with more than 43 million copies sold to date.

Now, Meat is back with a new studio full-length, 'Hell in a Handbasket,' which comes out March 13 via Legacy. There's no Jim Steinman this time, and this is not connected to the 'Bat' series of albums. Rather, this is a more personal collection from Meat Loaf and features a number of interesting collaborations including appearances from Trace Adkins, Lil Jon and Mark McGrath. The soaring trademark voice, however, is just as stirring and pure as ever.

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