Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Céline Dion, useless at 73

Jim Steinman, the Grammy-successful composer who wrote Meat Loaf’s simplest-selling Bat Out Of Hell debut album moreover hits for Celine Dion, Air Present and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother mentioned. He modified into 73.

Jim Steinman, the Grammy-successful composer and playwright who wrote Meat Loaf’s simplest-selling Bat Out Of Hell debut album moreover hits for Céline Dion, Air Present and Bonnie Tyler, has died. He modified into 73. (Evan Agostini/Invision/The Related Press)

Jim Steinman, the Grammy-successful composer who wrote Meat Loaf’s simplest-selling Bat Out Of Hell debut album moreover hits for Céline Dion, Air Present and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother mentioned. He modified into 73.

Bill Steinman urged The Related Press that his brother died Monday from kidney failure and modified into sick for a while. He mentioned Jim Steinman died in Connecticut close to his dwelling in Ridgefield.

“I omit him an enormous deal already,” Bill Steinman mentioned by telephone Tuesday.

Jim Steinman modified into born on Nov. 1, 1947, in Modern York Metropolis.

He modified into inducted into the Songwriters Corridor of Popularity in 2012 and acquired album of the 12 months on the 1997 Grammy Awards for producing songs on Céline Dion’s Falling Into You, which illustrious its twenty fifth anniversary closing month and featured the Steinman-penned power ballad It’s All Coming Help to Me Now.

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Steinman wrote the music for Meat Loaf’s conventional album Bat Out of Hell, which modified into launched in 1977 and grew to grow to be one amongst the stop-selling albums of all-time. It has reached 14-time platinum status by the Recording Change Affiliation of The USA (RIAA), which is an akin to promoting 14 million albums throughout the U.S. on my own.

Steinman additionally wrote Meat Loaf’s 1993 album, Bat Out of Hell II: Help into Hell, each different industrial and multi-platinum success that featured the realm hit I may nicely presumably Enact The remainder for Love (However I Can also now not Enact That). He additionally labored on 2006’s Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Free, which closed the Bat Out of Hell trilogy.

He additionally aloof the rock musical Bat Out of Hell: The Musical, which premiered in 2017 on the Manchester Opera Home in Manchester, England.

Steinman modified into chargeable for Tyler’s Complete Eclipse of the Coronary heart, which topped the Billboard charts in 1983 and earned her a Grammy nomination. When Tyler’s music modified into No. 1, each different Steinman manufacturing — Air Present’s Making Love Out of Nothing at All — peaked at No. 2, giving Steinman the Prime 2 spots on the chart.

“There’s not any such factor as a diverse songwriter ever luxuriate in him,” an emotional and teary-eyed Meat Loaf mentioned in 2012 at Steinman’s induction into the Songwriters Corridor of Popularity.

Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf pose on the Songwriters Corridor of Popularity induction ceremony on June 14, 2012, in Modern York Metropolis. (Larry Busacca/Getty Pictures)

“I will by no means repay him,” he continued. “He has been such an have an effect on, in fact, the biggest have an effect on on my existence, and I realized so worthy from him that there may nicely presumably be no formulation I will additionally ever repay Mr. Jim Steinman.”

The 2 joined forces once more for Meat Loaf’s most modern album, 2016’s Braver Than We Are. The songs had been written over a 50-year interval, and consist of an entire lot of first and most foremost set aside meant for Bat Out of Hell.

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