Jim Steinman

Genres: Drama Movies Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1980s 1990s
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1 November 1948, Claremont, California, USA. American songwriter, producer and musician Steinman first came to the public’s attention in 1975 as musical arranger for the comedy company National Lampoon. He was also a playwright and it was at a 1971 audition that he first met Dallas singer/actor Meat Loaf. Together they conceived one of the biggest rock albums of all time, Bat Out Of Hell. Steinman’s unique Wagnerian production technique was later to grace songs from countless other artists, from Bonnie Tyler (‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’) to Barry Manilow. With Meat Loaf unable to record a follow-up, Steinman grew impatient and decided to record the album himself. Released in 1981, Bad For Good lacked the vocal impact of Meat Loaf and was not a bestseller - it was, however, still a superb album, featuring Todd Rundgren as guitarist and co-producer. Many of the songs would later appear on the Bat Out Of Hell II album which heralded a reunion with...

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