Classic rock standard-bearers Bob Seger and Jim Steinman lead this year's class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The “Old Time Rock 'n' Roll” star and the songwriter behind Meat Loaf's “Bat Out of Hell” will be inducted on June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan, along with “Sundown” singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, “The Gambler” songwriter Don Schlitz, and the composing team Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, who wrote the Broadway musical “The Fantasticks.”
Seger, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, has had an impressive string of hits since the '60s, including “Against the Wind” and “Like a Rock.” His “Greatest Hits” album was the best-selling catalog album from 2000-2010.
Steinman has written hits for himself (“Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through”) as well as Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler (“Total Eclipse of the Heart”), Celine Dion (“It's All Coming Back to Me Now”) and Air Supply (“Making Love Out of Nothing at All.”)
Tickets for the induction are $1,000 and are on sale now through Buckley Hall Events, 212-573-6933, with proceeds going to the Songwriters Hall's programs.
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