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This throne is inspired by Jim Steinman and designed especially for Jim Steinman.
This throne becomes a perfect unit with the owner by fusing with the steel wings, it comes with black leather upholstery, all work done by myself, like every other steelwork, cutting the iron, welding, forming, polishing, finishing.
Absolutely unikat single-item.
Duration of work 1-2month.
For all of you wondering where the sculpture in the "Christmas photo" came from...the sculpture was by Rob from Bayreuth......custom made and he's made a new piece--a "throne" as he calls it. ALL the works of art in that room came from geniuses in Bayreuth, Germany.
Attached is the throne, just finished and ready soon to travel here.
PS - The sculpture is based on a set Karl Lagerfeld did for Chanel (that was based on Superman’s Fortress of Solitude - Clark Kent's secret hideaway in the Arctic).
Looking forward to seeing you all in 2013. Thanks for your constant support, loyalty, friendship & inspiration.
THANK YOU for ALL you've done & felt for me!
Great love respect & gratitude,
Congratulations Jim Steinman -
2012 Inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Read the Press Announcement here.
Jim to receive honorary degree from alma mater, (and birthplace of The Dream Engine '69), Amherst College!
AMHERST, Mass.—CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour, former UMass professor and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Sheila Bair, playwright and gay-rights activist Martin Duberman, Iran hostage crisis negotiator Ulric Haynes Jr. ’52, chemist David K. Lewis ’64, New York Public Library President and former Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx, acclaimed narrative nonfiction writer John McPhee and hit songwriter Jim Steinman ’69 will all receive honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 191st Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 20, at 10 a.m. on the school’s main quad.
Jim's Bio from Amherst's Website:
Since his days as a young opera fan and a creator of daring theatrical works at Amherst College and with Joe Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Jim Steinman ’69 has sold more than 190 million records as a composer and lyricist behind such hit songs as “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” ”Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” “Dead Ringer for Love,” “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” “Paradise By the Dashboard Light,” “Holding Out For A Hero” and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).” He is probably best known for writing the songs on the album Bat Out of Hell, which has sold more than 48 million copies, and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell. Steinman also wrote the lyrics for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Whistle Down the Wind; composed the score for the musical Tanz der Vampire, which has run for 16 consecutive years in Europe; and contributed to the soundtrack of Footloose, among other movies. His works-in-progress include a stage musical version of Bat Out of Hell and a heavy-metal version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. In June 2012, Steinman will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
See the link below for scheduled events and further information:
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Songwriters Hall of Fame
2012 Nominees for Induction Announced
New York, NY - October 14, 2011 - Jimmy Webb, Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced the slate of 2012 nominees for induction. The organization, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, holds annual elections to determine those who will make up the roster of inductees for the following year. Eligible voting members will have until December 12th, 2011 to turn in ballots with their choices of two nominees from a non-performer and two from a performer category. For information with which to register or renew as a voting member before November 18th in order to participate in this election, please go to songhall.org.
The 2012 Annual Awards Gala will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis on Thursday, June 14th.
Bios and photos of the 2012 nominees can be found on the songhall.org website,
and as a new special feature this year, Jango, the personalized internet radio site where listeners go to discover new music, has created has created a special Songwriters Hall of Fame online Radio Station that will enable everyone to "Listen to the Music" of our nominees.
And the nominees are:
(*Note that the five songs listed after each nominee are merely a representative sample of their extensive catalogs)
Don Covay - * Sookie, Sookie * Mercy, Mercy * Tonight's The Night * Chain Of Fools
Jerry Fuller -* Travelin' Man * Young World * Young Girl * Lady Willpower * Show And Tell
Graham Gouldman - * Bus Stop * I'm Not In Love * For Your Love * The Things We Do For Love * No Milk Today
Tony Hatch - * Downtown * Don't Sleep In The Subway * I Know A Place * My Love
* Sign Of The Times
Sandy Linzer/Denny Randell - * A Lover's Concerto * Workin' My Way Back To You * Let 's Hang On To What We've Got * Native New Yorker * Opus 17 (Don't Worry 'bout Me)
Tony Macaulay - * Baby Now That I've Found You * Build Me Up Buttercup * Don't Give Up On Us * Last Night I Couldn't Get To Sleep At All * Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Chips Moman - * Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song * At The Dark End Of The Street * Do Right Woman, Do Right Man * Lukenbach, Texas * Wurlitzer Prize
Artie Resnick/Kenny Young - * Under The Boardwalk * I've Got Sand In My Shoes * One Kiss For Old Time's Sake * Good Lovin' * Just A Little Bit Better
Don Schlitz - * The Gambler * Forever And Ever, Amen * When You Say Nothing At All
* He Thinks He'll keep Her * On The Other Hand
P.F. Sloan/Steve Barri - * Secret Agent Man * Eve Of Destruction * Where Were You When I Needed You * You Baby (Nobody but You) * Can I Get to Know You Better
Jim Steinman - * I'd Do Anything For Love But I Won't Do That * Making Love Out Of Nothing At All * Paradise By The Dashboard Light * Total Eclipse Of The Heart * Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
Paul Vance/Lee Pockriss - * Catch A Falling Star * Dommage Dommage * Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini * Playground In My Mind * She Lets Her Hair Down (Early In The Morning)
Elvis Costello - * Accidents Will Happen * Alison * Veronica * Pump It Up * Watching The Detectives
Dion DiMucci - * Born To Cry * Donna The Prima Donna * King Of The New York Streets
* Love Came To Me * Runaround Sue
Deborah Harry/Chris Stein (Blondie) - *Dreaming * Heart Of Glass * In The Flesh
* Rapture * One Way Or Another
Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) - * Moonshadow * Morning Has Broken * Peace Train
* The First Cut Is The Deepest * Wild World
Annie Lennox/Dave Stewart - * Here Comes The Rain Again, * Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) * Would I Lie To You * Missionary Man * Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
Gordon Lightfoot - * Carefree Highway * Early Morning Rain * If You Could Read My Mind * Sundown * Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
George Michael - * Careless Whisper * Faith * Father Figure * I Want Your Sex * Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Steve Miller -* Abracadabra * Fly Like An Eagle * Living In The USA * Take The Money And Run * The Joker
Lou Reed - * Dirty Boulevard * Heroin * Rock & Roll * Sweet Jane * Walk On The Wild Side
Bob Seger - * Like A Rock * Night Moves * Rock & Roll Never Forgets * Still The Same
* We've Got Tonight
Pete Townshend - * I Can See For Miles * Magic Bus * My Generation * See Me, Touch Me, Feel Me * Won't Get Fooled Again
Tom Waits -* Ol' 55 * Jersey Girl * (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night * Innocent When You Dream * Downtown Train
About The Songwriters Hall of Fame:
The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates songwriters, educates the public with regard to their achievements, and produces a spectrum of professional programs devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships. There are fewer than 400 inductees who make up the impressive roster enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The list includes Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland, Albert Hammond, Desmond Child, Paul Williams, Hal David and Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman, Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield, Jim Croce, Phil Collins, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Webb, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren, Garth Brooks, Allen Toussaint and Leonard Cohen among many others.
Full biographies and a complete list of inductees are available at the Songwriters Hall of Fame's Virtual Museum.
Join us! Our mission is to remember and honor our great songwriters while building our musical future through workshops, showcases and scholarships, along with the opportunity to vote for the next slate of inductees. Joining online is quick and easy.
Jim Steinman's Tribute on the Passing of Friend & Music Legend,
Steve Popovich (1942-2011)
I wrote “ROCK & ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH” in 1982 for my one CD, BAD FOR GOOD, but had to change it when I did it with Meat in 1993, for Bat Out Of Hell 2—as someone said, I’ve written one song in my life—but its full of lots of movements and about 200 hours long…
To quote from that:
“ONCE UPON A TIME
WAS A BACKBEAT
ONCE UPON A TIME
ALL THE CHORDS
CAME TO LIFE
AND THE ANGELS HAD GUITARS
EVEN BEFORE THEY HAD WINGS
IF YOU HOLD ONTO A CHORUS
YOU CAN GET THROUGH THE NIGHT
I TREASURE YOUR LOVE
I NEVER WANT TO LOSE IT
YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH
THE FIRES OF HELL, AND
I KNOW YOU'VE GOT
THE ASHES TO PROVE IT
I TREASURE YOUR LOVE
I WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW TO USE IT
YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH
A LOT OF PAIN IN THE DIRT,
AND I KNOW YOU'VE GOT
THE SCARS TO PROVE IT
REMEMBER EVERYTHING THAT
I TOLD YOU, AND I'M TELLING
YOU AGAIN THAT IT'S TRUE
YOU'RE NEVER ALONE,
'CAUSE YOU CAN PUT
ON THE 'PHONES,
AND LET THE DRUMMER
TELL YOUR HEART
WHAT TO DO
KEEP ON BELIEVING, AND
YOU'LL DISCOVER BABY
AND WHEN YOU REALLY
REALLY NEED IT THE MOST,
THAT'S WHEN ROCK AND
ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH
THE BEAT IS
YOURS FOR EVER
THE BEAT IS
AND WHEN YOU REALLY
REALLY NEED IT THE MOST,
THAT'S WHEN ROCK AND
ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH,
For me, the soul of Pops was in those words.
I also, for no specific reason, remember:
Driving home from after a WMMR show, in a limo with Popi and Harvey Leeds and a few other CBS big wigs & they were saying, in 1978 mind you, that it was time to get back in the studio: “Look guys, we sold 300,000 now—eventually we’ll hit gold @ 500,000—that’s the time for another record!.” I was horrified, and expressed it. They looked at me like I was from Mars & said sarcastically:
“Ok Mr. Record man, how much do YOU think it’ll sell?”
And I said, not pausing, 10 million.
Then came the storm of ridicule, mockery & reiterations of how foolish I was.
I basically withered under the abuse & there was a long pause—until Pops said gently: “10 million huh? Is that domestic or foreign?”
God I loved him then, as I always did & would forever.
He had family members coming to visit, & rightly or wrongly, I thought they were from Russia or eastern Europe. He asked me if I could write a song for them.
I came up with “It’s Only Rock And Roll Balalaika”
I could go on forever but I wont. I deeply loved Pops & I’ll always cherish that I was privileged to know him.
Steve Popovich is WHY rock n roll dreams come through. Not TRUE, he wasn’t God, but “came through”, like offering a rescue line or salvation. He wasn’t God but he WAS A&R and promotion FOR HIM.
To read more about the life and times of Steve Popovich please visit the site below:
“Feel the stroke of midnight near
Caress your skin with angels' fear”……HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Visit BatOutofHelltheMusical.com to join a mailing list about the show!
-- From The London Evening Standard
Best Selling Albums of All Time
On all these recordings, ONLY ONE has ALL words and music by ONE individual:
Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell.
The Best Selling Albums of All Time (in millions):
- 1. Michael Jackson, Thriller (100+)
- 2. AC/DC, Back in Black (45+)
- 3. Meat Loaf, Bat out of Hell (43+)
- 4. Eagles, Their Greatest Hits (42+)
- 5. Dirty Dancing Soundtrack (42+)
- 6. The Bodyguard Soundtrack (42+)
- 7. The Phantom of the Opera (40+)
- 8. Backstreet Boys, Millennium (40+)
- 9. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (40+)
- 10. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (40+)
- 11. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon (40+)
To read more, click here.