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Jim Steinman 1947-2021

It is with sadness that we learned that Hall of Fame songwriter Jim Steinman passed away Monday from long-term health problems.
 
Often referred to as "the Wagner of Rock," Steinman is, of course, best remembered for writing & producing the album Bat Out of Hell which made a rock star out of Meat Loaf and became one of the best-selling LPs of all time. He also worked with a wide variety of artists across many musical genres including Bonnie Tyler, Barbra Streisand and Barry Manilow.
 
 
Less well-known, his only solo album Bad for Good was supposed to be Meat Loaf's follow-up to Bat Out of Hell. When problems arose between Meat Loaf & Steinman (a recurring theme in their careers), Steinman went into the studio and cut it himself.
 
Our favorite quote of his: "If you don't go over the top, you can't see what's on the other side."

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