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Jim Steinman's Thoughts on Braver Than We Are

To be honest, writing and then working on every step of our new album, BRAVER THAN WE ARE, was at first just a "gamble" for me. No idea what to expect, but NOW, hearing it in its entirety---I can honestly say it's one of the GREATEST works of ART I've ever been involved in! It's astonishingly avant garde in the best possible way; experimental beyond belief; visionary; operatic; theatrical, SO SUBVERSIVE TO ANY ROCK OR POP of the last 20 years, Meat is HEROIC is his ravaged voice, tragically inspiringly heroic; I adore Paul's production; LOVE Justin's amazing keyboads and background vocals; It's a super surreal parade of almost towering expressionism; and overall a musical, not just a rock, but a MUSICAL work of genius!! (I didn't arrange or produce; my first song EVER is here in WHO NEEDS THE YOUNG and my latest, the extended bridge of SPEAKING IN TONGUES WHICH went from a fun dick joke to a profound reflection on life itself! And if I wasn't to be cremated, those are THE WORDS I'd want on my tombstone!!! (Obviously, SOMEONE would demand an edit--so I'd need a mausoleum! ) I.AM.SO.FUCKING.PROUD. You can't hear it till mid September, unless you heard iTUNES, who mistakenly "leaked" the entire album just on Wednesday - minus SKULL OF YOUR COUNTRY, the second song I ever wrote in 1968!! Dunno why that wasn't included but suffice to say, it's as subversive NOW as it was back then!! Nothing amazes me more than to end up with a record that, for me, stands with the top ten recordings of ALL TIME!! - Jim Steinman

Pre-orders are now being taken for Meat Loaf's eagerly anticipated Braver Than We Are release, slated for a September 16th drop.  This album features ALL songs by Jim Steinman and includes the title track, Who Needs The Young and Speaking In Tongues, among other collaborations.  Global reaction to the news of the album and the cover art has been immediate and unanimously celebratory!

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Following the great success of the Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical workshop in New York earlier this year, this casting call was recently held.  Fans worldwide are greeting the news with ecstatic reaction.

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Paradise Found - The Lost Songs Of Jim Steinman


Jeremy Jordan, Ellen Foley & More Star In TOTAL ECLIPSE: THE MUSIC OF JIM STEINMAN At 54 Below, 5/5

A total eclipse on Broadway!

Legendary Grammy Award-winning songwriter and performer, internationally recognized theatrical rock pioneer Jim Steinman, will be celebrated in a new 54 Below show honoring his multiple #1 songs and albums at 54 Below next month, titled TOTAL ECLIPSE: THE MUSIC OF JIM STEINMAN, with the starry cast of the evening announced earlier today.

The cast of TOTAL ECLIPSE: THE MUSIC OF JIM STEINMAN at 54 Below includes stage and screen superstar Jeremy Jordan and iconic original BAT OUT OF HELL vocalist Ellen Foley, plus several other popular performers including Constantine Maroulis, Josh Young, Justin Sargent, Kate Rockwell, Ariana DeBose, Jessica Hendy, Tyce Green and newcomer Christopher Lee Viljoen.

The official description of TOTAL ECLIPSE: THE MUSIC OF JIM STEINMAN is as follows: "'If you don't go over the top, you can't see what's on the other side.' Grammy Award-winning composer Jim Steinman is the only artist in history to write and produce the simultaneous #1 and #2 song on the 'Billboard' charts, as well as possess writing and producing credits on three of the best-selling albums ever made. Now, rock's most theatrical personality is celebrated by Broadway's biggest voices, bringing his iconic songs to the 54 Below stage. The evening will feature performances by: Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan ('The Last 5 Years,' Newsies, 'Smash'), Kate Rockwell (Rock of Ages, Bring It On: The Musical), Justin Matthew Sargent (Rock of Ages, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Ariana DeBose (Hamilton, Pippin, Motown), Tony nominee Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages, 'American Idol'), Jessica Hendy (Radio City Spring Spectacular), Tyce Green (LMNOP), Christopher Lee Viljoen (54 Sings 'Chess') and Ellen Foley (Meat Loaf's duet partner on "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"). Featuring international smash hits such as "Total Eclipse Of The Heart," "It's All Coming Back To Me Now," "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)", with special costume and design elements created by international celebrated haute couture designer Asher Levine, plus jaw-dropping new arrangements especially created for this one night only event, this is the epic rock theatrical event of the year. With a setlist crafted by the composer himself, the evening has been conceived by Jim Steinman and Pat Cerasaro, who will serve as director, and will be produced and music directed by Benjamin Rauhala."

Follow the link below for ticket information.

TOTAL ECLIPSE: THE MUSIC OF JIM STEINMAN will occur on May 5 at 7 and 9:30 PM. Ticket information is available here.


I like to think that my job, and any artist's job, is to turn the profane into the sacred. That said, it is my communion with all of you that makes the process complete.

Jim Steinman

I wish you the very best in 2015 and always.  Thank you!!!   Love, Jim

Le Bal Des Vampires

Tanz der Vampire, Roman Polanski's hugely successful musical (featuring epic music by Jim Steinman) opens October 16th as Le Bal Des Vampires Le Musical at the Theatre Mogador in Paris, France.

Visit their website for news, ticket information and a look at this spectacular production. Join me in wishing the entire cast and crew all the best for a long and wonderful run in the City of Love & Vampires!

"I have a medical" - Jim Steinman you haven't changed a BIT!

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Doctor Jim Steinman at Amherst College

Jim with Amherst President 'Biddy' Martin

Steve Popovich Foundation Teams with Tri-C to Endow Scholarship Fund

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.
Best, Rob.

preliminary concept sketch of throne

metalworking, sparks flying

metalworking, more sparks flying

metalworking, even more sparks flying

Rob working underneath the throne

Rob standing by the throne, unpolished

finished throne - chrome with wings

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).

Jim Steinman
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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!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great love respect & gratitude,


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