Meat Loaf back with third 'Bat' album

Oct. 31, 2006 at 7:38 AM

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Meat Loaf has added a third installment to his multi-million selling "Bat Out of Hell" album series.

"Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose" has been release with heavy promotion -- including a special Halloween movie event at more than 100 theaters across the country and a "Bat on Broadway" show Friday.

"'Bat Out of Hell' is bigger than me," said Meat Loaf, who released the first "Bat" album in 1977. "('Bat') is bigger than any of us who are involved. Meat Loaf becomes the spoke in the wheel of an event, and it's the event that takes over."

"Bat III's" predecessors, "Bat Out of Hell" and 1993's "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell," have sold nearly 50 million copies combined and the latter won a Grammy Award.

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