|re: Jim is problably writing for Meat...|
||tragichippy 03:57 am MST 12/28/06|
|In reply to:||re: Jim is problably writing for Meat... - rockfenris2005 03:39 am MST 12/28/06|
|damn, i knew i forgot to buy something...|
i agree it should be Jim's moment to shine, he deserves it - just read his blog and apparently he agrees ;)
i think it's slightly different with remakes of films (why, just this morning i heard that if there were to be a remake of The Sound Of Music, Julie Andrews would like Cameron Diaz to play Maria), musicals (where the cast changes periodically) or even covers of single songs. BOOH is practically a franchise now and for it to be advertised without any meantion of Meat may cause it to lose some support - like Rocky without Talia Shire... er... i mean Sly.
i think he should be in a similar role to Brain May et al for We Will Rock You, kinda present in a gaining-press-attention way and endorsing the musical, nothing more. whether he'd be willing to do this, well, that's another matter...
> Sorry I didn't reply to your full response, I will do that
> soon, but.. had to mention this...
> Jim says in the Classic Rock interview, and he has been
> saying this for years (another more detailed example is
> the 6-hour 2003 interview on this site) that it was meant
> to be Meat & Jim, or Jim Steinman Presents... BAT OUT OF
> HELL starring Meat Loaf. Finally, justice is served
> Don't you agree?
> Still, a performer is a performer. We agree there, I
> think. I mean, remaking "Wizard Of Oz" without Judy? I
> know there will be a lot of controversy over this, but
> it's not exactly like Jim hasn't been telling everyone for
> 30 years that it was always intended for a Neverland
> musical. It's on the back of every BAT cd these days, in
> the liner notes, published on the back.
> The history books say it, all the rock 'n' roll books I've
> ever read, "BOOH, a concept album for Neverland." If
> they're worried about Meat, well, treat it like a
> revival... "Evita" without Elaine Paige or Patti Lupone,
> but Elena Rogers, "The Phantom of the Opera" without
> Michael Crawford (he DEFINED the Phantom, IMO, but many
> other great actors have played it), "Sunset Boulevard"
> without Glenn Close, etc. etc.
> I think a lot of people are aware, or should be, that BAT
> is a theatrical concept. I think Meat could be involved in
> the capacity that you're speaking of, but not as an actor
> or something, not as anything that's going to put his name
> above everyone else's. That, immediately, cancels out the
> name of the man who envisioned the project, the director
> who ties it altogether, Mark, Eiko, Gerald, Marc & Mark
> etc. all this great talent.
> I'm trailing off now, sorry...
> More thoughts soon
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