NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf’s best-selling “Bat Out Of Hell” debut album in addition to hits for Celine Dion, Air Provide and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother stated. He was 73.
Invoice Steinman advised The Related Press that his brother died Monday from kidney failure and was in poor health for a while. He stated Jim Steinman died in Connecticut close to his house in Ridgefield.
“I miss him a fantastic deal already,” Invoice Steinman stated by telephone Tuesday.
Jim Steinman was born on Nov. 1, 1947, in New York Metropolis. He bought his begin in musical theater and was recognized for writing and producing epic, operatic rock songs and energy ballads all through his prolific profession.
Steinman was inducted into the Songwriters Corridor of Fame in 2012 and received album of the yr on the 1997 Grammy Awards for producing songs on Celine Dion’s “Falling Into You,” which celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary final month and featured the Steinman-penned energy ballad “It’s All Coming Again to Me Now.”
He wrote the music for Meat Loaf’s traditional album “Bat Out of Hell,” launched in 1977 and one of many top-selling albums of all-time. It has reached 14-time platinum standing by the RIAA, which is equal to promoting 14 million albums within the U.S. alone.
Steinman additionally wrote Meat Loaf’s 1993 album, “Bat Out of Hell II: Again into Hell,” one other industrial and multi-platinum success that featured the worldwide hit “I’d Do Something for Love (However I Received’t Do That).” He additionally labored on 2006’s “Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Unfastened,” which closed the “Bat Out of Hell” trilogy.
He additionally composed the rock musical “Bat Out of Hell: The Musical,” which premiered in 2017 on the Manchester Opera Home in Manchester, England.
Steinman was accountable for Tyler’s “Whole Eclipse of the Coronary heart,” which topped the Billboard charts in 1983 and earned Tyler a Grammy nomination. When Tyler’s tune was No. 1, one other Steinman manufacturing — Air Provide’s “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” — peaked at No. 2, giving Steinman the High 2 spots on the chart.
“There isn’t a different songwriter ever like him,” an emotional and teary-eyed Meat Loaf stated at Steinman’s induction into the Songwriters Corridor of Fame. “Right here I’m going getting emotional…
“I can by no means repay him,” he continued. “He has been such an affect, in reality, the most important affect on my life, and I discovered a lot from him that there could be no approach I might ever repay Mr. Jim Steinman.”
Meat Loaf and Steinman joined forces once more for Meat Loaf’s most up-to-date album, 2016’s “Braver Than We Are.” The songs had been written over a 50-year interval, and embody a number of initially supposed for “Bat Out of Hell.”
Steinman’s solely album was 1981’s “Unhealthy for Good,” which featured “Rock and Roll Desires Come By means of,“ a High 40 hit that Meat Loaf later recorded with extra success on the charts. “Unhealthy for Good” additionally included the observe “Left Within the Darkish,” which Barbra Streisand recorded for her 1984 “Emotion” album. Meat Loaf additionally recorded the tune.
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