To Hell And Back, Paperback book

To Hell And Back: An Autobiography[Paperback]

by Meat Loaf and David Dalton

4.50 out of 5 (2 ratings)

Ebury Publishing 
Publication Date:
06 July 2000 
Music: Styles & Genres 


Meat Loaf's bizarre and spectacular life story is scarcely credible. After surviving an abusive childhood, during which he was almost murdered by his alcoholic father, he starred in one of the biggest stage and film musicals ever, then went on to record the third best-selling album of all time. To Hell and Back is the true story of a man who ran away from a cruel home life at 17 and starred in the legendary Rocky Horror Picture Show before turning to rock 'n' roll. His first album, Bat Out Of Hell, was considered so uncommercial by his first record label that they dropped him - only for it to go on to sell 20 million copies worldwide. He then spent the 1980s on the skids, with a severe drink and drugs problem and mounting money problems leading him to a nervous breakdown, before making a triumphant comeback with 1993's album Bat Out Of Hell II and colossal hit single 'I'd Do Anything For Love'. This is an extraordinary story and a classic rock autobiography.

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  • You would never know that Meat Loaf had such an interesting life. I couldn't help but keep the pages turning on this book. A must for any classic rock fan!

    5.00 out of 5


  • great read about one of the most misunderstood but well loved musicians of our time - from his abusive childhood, through school, pitching bat out of hell, the bankruptcy, and then reborn again, this is the essential marvin lee aday book of facts...and full of his typical humour. did you know he met both john lennon and elvis presley? and funny those stories are too.must read for a must have album.

    4.00 out of 5


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