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Karine and Tyce projects...what I think...

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Jacqueline 06:29 pm UTC 02/21/17

Until now, I've remained very quiet about the "tribute" projects surrounding Jim Steinman - specifically Karine Hannah's Renegade Angel (directly lifting a title that belongs to Jim...not to mention the cover with the "moonlight shining through" and the wolf with the red rose...where is the creativity? Why not call it "Handgrenade Angel" - at least that reflects the way the songs are blown to bits) and the Tyce Green Hero project. For what it's worth, I think Tyce is a nice, young guy with a great voice. I think he's been mislead and dragged along by the ambition of others. But that's my opinion.

To be honest, these self proclaimed "tributes" didn't especially bother me until lately. The timing really doesn't sit well with me and I'll say it flatly - it seems like they are in it for themselves and trying to horn in on Jim's success while dampening his victory!! They may not be hoping for riches and fame but they are definitely trying to take advantage with the timing.

"Renegade Angel" - made the post below on Facebook...hahaha - belly laugh of the decade - in the comments she responds to someone saying her clip sounds better than the Steinman/Rinkoff version with "That's what we like to hear!!" That was the exact kind of disrespect to Jim's children that caused ties to be severed in the first place. Here is the post explaining why they moved the release date:

The first single from the album Renegade Angel starring Karine Hannah "Braver Than We Are" will now be released on March 4th not Feb 17 as previously announced due to most people being in Manchester for the Bat Out Of Hell musical and not being able to download it at the time. So for maximum exposure we've put it back a couple of weeks... So that's the bad news out of the way, here's a sneak peak at the brand new single BRAVER THAN WE ARE!!!"

Why are they calling out to Jim's fanbase? Bug off. Find your own fans. Or, go bother Celine Dion fans -- maybe they'll be happy to see you!

Then the Tyce "Hero" group, posting all over Jim's Facebook page and on this message board on the opening days of Bat in Manchester!!! Can't they let Jim and his fans have even a few days to bask in the glory of the Bat Musical?? Leave Jim's page alone long enough for his fans to enjoy talking about Bat and him? The answer is "NO" because they see timing as everything. I don't buy the "we're just hoping to make 2017 a SteinYear." Newsflash, Jim doesn't need your help!! The ego!! This is no different than Steve Steinman. Yes, I take that back, it's worse -- because they are trying their best to act like they not only have Jim's consent -- they want it to seem like they have his cooperation and collaboration. The Tyce album write up, in case you haven't seen, uses some old Jim quotes out of context to maximum effect. The cover! That's the best cover Boris and Julie could come up with? A magic mirror that turns people into heroic creatures by stripping off their top? Wow.

This is Jim's time. Jim's glory. This is not just a "tribute" - they want something - even if it's just attention for their project. I didn't want to stay silent any longer. Sorry. Honestly, if they could have just backed off for a few weeks, let the Bat Musical bask in the glow of it's success and stopped posting "with Jim Steinman" (they are not "with" him, I can assure you) all over Facebook, I might not have gone on this rant. But, hey ho...I'm protective of Jim and I won't apologize for that.

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