Steinman’s face was not generally well known, having been a background author and producer. He collaborated on his classmates’ most famous songs, was nominated for a Grammy four times and won one time for Falling Into You, sung by Celine Dion.
He started out as a theater composer and is a rock music composer for The Dream Engine. He also met the young singer Met Love in the theater. Musically and personally, they understood each other and started working on a record full of rock blockbuster Bat Out of Hell, which was released in 1977 and gradually became a huge hit.
“There is no other composer like that, I can’t reward him enough. He had such a strong influence on me, in fact it was the biggest impact in my life.” Mitt Love said at Steinman’s launch party in the Composer Hall of Fame in 2012, I learned So much of it that it’s impossible for me to return it to Mister Jim Steinman.
In the 1980s, their relationship was kinda cool. At the time, Steinmann worked with Barbara Streisand, Sisters of Mercy and Bonnie Tyler, who wrote, among other things, the immortal megaheit of Total Eclipse of the Heart.
He also had his own band Pandora’s Box, with whom he released the now forgotten album Original Sin.
In the 1990s, they got together with Meat Loaf and launched Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell with the hit I was going to do for love (but I wouldn’t). Falling in love with Celine Dion was a huge commercial success, too.
The composer also participated in musicals such as Whistle Down the Wind and especially Tanz der Vampire, which premiered in Austria in 1997. Since 2017, he has performed in the Czech Republic as a vampire ball with Czech lyrics by Michael Prostogovsky.