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Vote for The Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award

Our wild child Strat has made the shortlist for the Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award. Vote for Andrew Polec as your "favourite West End debut" here! Public voting is open until September 10th. Spread the word!

Rockman Philharmonic arrives on Facebook

If you're on Facebook, we've got a page you can like/follow for news, reviews, interviews, etc:

We've also got a Facebook group called Jim Steinman's Rockman Philharmonic Deep, Deep End discussion group, if you want to join in (lurkers are welcome too!).

Billboard coverage of Bat's Toronto street concert

Use this link to see full coverage of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical's launch concert in Toronto, Canada on May, 15, 2017. Tickets for the Toronto run at the Ed Mirvish Theatre go on sale May 24.  The shows North America premier runs from October 14th thru December 3rd, 2017.

Quite Simply, The Best Show

The People Speak...and They're All on Tape

Audience Reaction to Bat Out of Hell

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As my producer Michael Cohl recently said, "40 years and 70 million albums later..."
As I've always said, "Don't let your dreams get all rusty, keep on using them as hard as you can!"
Thank you for taking the ride with me.  See you all in 2017.  Love, Jim

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BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL: win a pair of VIP tickets

40 tickets to be won to celebrate 40 years since the album's release

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The cast of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical:


The cast & creative team of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical

Lead roles:
Andrew Polec as Strat
Christina Bennington as Raven
Rob Fowler as Falco
Sharon Sexton as Sloane

Also starring will be:
Aran MacRae as Tink
Danielle Steers as Zahara
Dom Hartley-Harris as Jagwire
Giovanni Spano as Ledoux
Patrick Sullivan as Blake

Ensemble cast:
Jemma Alexander, Emily Benjamin, Stuart Boother, Georgia Carling, Natalie Chua, Jonathan Cordin, Amy Di Bartolomeo, Jordan Lee Davies, Olly Dobson, Hannah Ducharme, Phoebe Hart, Rosalind James, Michael Naylor, Eve Norris, Tim Oxbrow, Andrew Patrick-Walker, Benjamin Purkiss, Anthony Selwyn, Courtney Stapleton and Ruben Van Keer

The creative team:

Jim Steinman
Book, Music & Lyrics

Direction by Jay Scheib
Choreography by Emma Portner
Musical arrangements and supervision by Michael Reed
Set design is by Jon Bausor
Costume design by Meentje Nielsen
Video design by Finn Ross
Lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe
Sound design by Gareth Owen
Orchestration by Steve Sidwell
Musical direction by Robert Emery

Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell - The Musical is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox, Tony Smith, and produced in association with Bat Out of Hell Holding Limited.

Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - Live Launch Event 3rd November, 5pm, London Coliseum
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Holding Out For A Hero?  We've got one!  Meat wins Stubhub Q Hero Award, presented by the cast of the Bat Musical

True hero:  Meat Loaf was making a welcome return to the limelight when he attended The Stubhub Q Awards 2016 at The Roundhouse in London on Wednesday.

Upon accepting the award, Meat Loaf left the audience moved with his passionate speech.

Fighting back tears, he said: 'Thank you guys, you are so nice. A few years ago Q had me on their cover and they asked if I was the new king of rock and roll, a hero. Let's think about that for a second.

'What is a hero? I know we all have them, but a hero is someone who does something good for someone every day.

'You do whatever you can to bring love back into this world, because folks we need it… Thank you all very much.'


  • Q Breakthrough Act – Jack Garratt
  • Q Best Track – Bastille (Good Grief)
  • Q Best Video – PJ Harvey (The Community of Hope)
  • Q Best Album – The 1975 (I Like It When You Sleep…)
  • Q Best Live – U2
  • Q Best Solo – James Bay
  • Q Best Act in the World Today – Muse
  • Q Innovation in Sound Award – MIA
  • Q Hero – Meat Loaf
  • Q Classic Songwriter – Ray Davies
  • Q Hall of Fame – Madness
  • Q Classic Album – The Charlatans (Tellin’ Stories)
  • Q Gibson Les Paul Award – The Edge
  • Q Outstanding Contribution to Music – Blondie

Tickets for the eagerly awaited Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell The Musical are on sale NOW!

Bat Out Of Hell  to premier in Manchester

Tickets for the opening run of Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell are set to go on sale tomorrow, July 1st.  The initial run will be at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester, England.  Show dates begin February 17, 2017 and run through April. As further information becomes available, it can be found on

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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Pre-orders Amazon UK

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.

Click images for January 2016 show dates and ticket info!

Paradise Found - The Lost Songs Of Jim Steinman


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