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Jim Steinman

James Richard "Jim" Steinman (born November 1, 1947) is an American composer, lyricist, and Grammy Award-winning record producer responsible for ... More »James Richard "Jim" Steinman (born November 1, 1947) is an American composer, lyricist, and Grammy Award-winning record producer responsible for several hit songs. He has also worked as an arranger, pianist, and singer. His work has included songs in the adult contemporary, rock and roll, dance, pop, musical theater, and film score genres. His work includes such albums as Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, and producing albums for Bonnie Tyler. His most successful chart singles include Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart", Air Supply's "Making Love out of Nothing at All", Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", The Sisters of Mercy's "This Corrosion" and "More", Barry Manilow's "Read 'Em and Weep" (originally released by Meat Loaf), Celine Dion's cover of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (originally released by Steinman's project Pandora's Box) and Boyzone's "No Matter What". The album Bad for Good was released in his own... [ Wikipedia ]

Songwriters Hall of Fame Honors Inductees

Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger and Jim Steinman – who wrote the songs on Meatloaf’s “Bat Out of Hell” album – were among the tunesmiths inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday at a ceremony in New York. Also given a place in the hall were the country songwriter Don Schlitz, a ...

Ben E. King, 'Stand By Me' and Lance Freed to receive special SongHall awards

" Previously announced inductees at this year's SHOF gala include Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones and Jim Steinman. The prestigious Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bette Midler. Additional special SHOF award honorees will be ...

Songwriters Hall of Fame announces 2012 inductees

The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) has announced its 2012 inductees: Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Jim Steinman and the songwriting team of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. The honorees will enter the prestigious SongHall at the organization's 43rd Annual Induction and Awards ...

iTunes Music Hell In a Handbasket by Meat Loaf

Will Jim Steinman EVER Come Back????? As a Meat Loaf fan of over 20 years, I'm a little bummed-out that this will mark my second consecutive Meat Loaf album that I am prepared to skip over. :-( Although 'Handbasket' has a few more appealing individual singles than 'Teddy Bear', I'm still ...

Meat Loaf goes to Vegas: out of hell but on the loose

It’s the good and the bad and the ugly.” Loaf met his longtime collaborator Jim Steinman during a theater production of More Than You Deserve, and the rest is majestic rock opera history. The going wasn't easy at first: Loaf was super insecure about his music industry chops, and it took ...

Ne-Yo to receive SongHall's 2012 Hal David Starlight Award

“We are looking forward to applauding his many accomplishments at our Annual Awards Gala.” Previously announced inductees at this year's SHOF gala include Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, the songwriting team of Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones and Jim Steinman. The classic hit "Stand ...

Just Go Bananas: Sean Anders on That's My Boy and Dumb and Dumber 2

I’m a fan of the Jim Steinman Meat Loaf stuff. I’m still listening to the non-Steinman Meat Loaf stuff. Yeah, I have some of that too. So when that came up, the funny thing was I was going to suggest that stuff a long time ago but I thought well, we were in more standard territory. ...

Seger, Lightfoot among songwriter hall inductees

Meatloaf performed the title track from his breakthrough 1977 album, "Bat Out of Hell" before introducing the man who wrote it, calling Jim Steinman "the magnificent, the unbelievable - my best friend in the entire world. " Steinman penned every song on the immensely popular ...

The All City Musical production of ‘Footloose’ explodes on the stage

Additional music for Footloose was written by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. Footloose is produced through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com. The thirteenth annual All-City Musical is presented with generous support from The Abington ...

The Sisters Of Mercy mixed goth with Meat Loaf—and turned it into gold · The Single File · The A.V.

However, there’s a far less punk collaborator who loaned his passion and vision to “This Corrosion,” and that’s Jim Steinman. The mastermind best known for making a megastar out of Meat Loaf saw something malleable in Eldritch—who, it must be noted, approached Steinman in the ...

Meat Loaf hoping to reteam with leading ladies

September 3rd, 2013 3:20am EDT | By: Dave Simpson Rocker Meat Loaf is reteaming with two of his most famous duet partners to record a new Jim Steinman track. The singer and his mentor and composer have teamed up to work on new music and Meat Loaf has already secured the services of Ellen ...

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Writer Drew Magary on why he hates “Paradise By The Dashboard Light”

I think the cover of Bat Out Of Hell says Jim Steinman composed the music. That makes it sound all airy like, “Oh, he composed it,” like he sat at a piano and took out a parchment and a quill and drew the little quarter notes one by one. When you use the word “composed,” that’s what ...

Meat Loaf is back in Cleveland to mark 35th anniversary of 'Bat Out of Hell'

That included disdainful and powerful CBS executive Clive Davis, who told composer Jim Steinman he had no clue on how to write a rock song. One of Meat Loaf’s managers at the time reportedly even said that the industry was CREATING labels just to reject the first collaboration between ...

Gordon Lightfoot to be inducted into U.S. hall of fame

Jim Steinman, who wrote Total Eclipse of the Heart and Paradise by the Dashboard Light, as well as every song on Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell. Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, musical theatre writers of Our Town and The Fantasticks. Lightfoot considers his fellow nominees exalted company. ...

Monty Python returns, promising 'comedy, music, ancient sex'

With songwriter Jim Steinman, he's been working on a rock version of "The Nutcracker. " Michael Palin, 70, has probably spent as much time traveling in the past 25 years as he has acting. Among his projects: "Pole to Pole," "Full Circle" and "Michael Palin's New Europe. " His most recent ...

Monty Python on verge of reunion?

With songwriter Jim Steinman, he's been working on a rock version of "The Nutcracker. " Michael Palin, 70, has probably spent as much time traveling in the last 25 years as he has acting. Among his projects: "Pole to Pole," "Full Circle" and "Michael Palin's New Europe. " His most recent ...

Mike Ragogna: Still A Wizard, A True Star: A Conversation With Todd Rundgren, Plus Tonight Alive's "...

So I go into this rehearsal studio and there is Meat Loaf and there are two background singers and there is Jim Steinman, the guy who composed the record, sitting at the piano. They essentially performed the entire record for me, the four of them. It was like everything you've seen in ...

Bette Midler To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall : NPR

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is inducting Bob Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, and Jim Steinman this year...

Meat Loaf Explains What the "That" Is in "I'd Do Anything for Love"

The confusion, according to Meat Loaf, is rooted in songwriter Jim Steinman's longwinded style. "The problem lies because Jimmy likes to write," he explains. "And so you forget what the line was before you get to 'I won't do that. '" Check out Meat Loaf's full interview below, in which ...

Photos: Songwriters Hall of Fame 43rd Annual Induction

(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame) Jim Steinman and Constantine Maroulis attends the Songwriters Hall of Fame 43rd Annual induction and awards at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for ...

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