The ensuing tour was punishing. Meat Loaf ended up with exhaustion and his profession stalled. Worse nonetheless, contractual issues meant he obtained no royalties from Bat Out Of Hell for years, finally declaring chapter. In a single interview, he confessed he was so angered by the state of affairs that he would pull copies of the CD off file retailer cabinets and smash them underneath his toes to verify no-one else obtained paid, both.