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Jim Steinman obituary – The Guardian

Composer and songwriter who masterminded Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell, one of the biggest-selling albums of all time

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His own website described him as The Lord of Excess, and the Los Angeles Times dubbed him the Richard Wagner of Rock and Roll. Jim Steinman, who has died of kidney failure aged 73, made a spectacular career of being bigger and more bombastic than the rest, and his achievement in masterminding Meat Loafs album Bat Out of Hell will guarantee his immortality.
Bat … has sold more than 50m copies since its 1977 release. It is the original and best showcase for Steinmans mixture of extended multipart…

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