Meat Loaf sat down with Rolling Stone and talked about the death of longtime friend and Bat Out of Hell songwriter Jim Steinman, who last Monday at the age of 73.
Meat Loaf had to spread the interview out over two days because he was so emotional.The music legend said about Steinman, "We belonged heart and soul to each other. We didn’t know each other. We were each other...”
He added, “Since I met Jim, he has been the centerpiece to my life, and I was always the centerpiece of his. Jim couldn’t do anything or go anywhere that I wasn’t with him or I wasn’t there. Anything he did, they talked about me. Anything I did, they talked about Jim. And I didn’t care. I wanted that.”
Meat Loaf also said, "We must have talked on FaceTime 12 times in the past year, but I couldn’t go see him because he was worried about COVID and it’s hard for me to go anywhere with my back issues.”
Finally Meat added, "After he [Steinman] died, his nurse, Mary Beth, left me a message saying how much he loved me. She said I was the one person he needed more than anyone else in his life…”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]