Composer Jim Steinman Has Died at age 73

Best known for Meatloaf’s “Bat out of Hell”

According to reports, the songwriter and producer passed away in Connecticut on Monday.  We have lost a musical legend.  You may not be familiar with his name, but the music, you know!


Steinman is best known for his work with Meat Loaf on his classic 1977 album Bat Out of Hell and 1993’s Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which spawned the smash hit single, I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).


His song list is pretty impressive having worked with major stars over the years and penning some pretty epic tracks. Including Bonnie Tyler and “Total Escapes of the Heart” 


His other big hits included Barry Manilow’s Read ‘Em and Weep, Air Supply’s Making Love Out of Nothing At All, and Celine Dion’s cover of It’s All Coming Back to Me Now, which was originally recorded by Steinman’s girl group, Pandora’s Box.

Steinman’s other collaborators include Def Leppard and Barbara Streisand.


He recently found success on stage with Bat Out of Hell: The Musical, which enjoyed a run in London’s West End in 2018.