Friday, June 27, 2008

Where Are They Now?

Who can forget these guys? You ALL knew these guys, and their cheesy yet somehow catchy songs. And no one can forget their downfall. Now that you look back, don't you wonder how you ever thought that they were really singing? With their awkward stiff dance moves? They were destined to "Go Bust" from the start. Here's what happened after "IT" hit the fan.....In order to restore their career and prominence after a series of failures, Farian agreed in 1997 to produce a new Milli Vanilli album with Morvan and Pilatus on lead vocals. This all led up to the recording of the 1998 Milli Vanilli comeback album Back and in Attack. Even some of the original studio singers backed the performers in their attempt to bring back some of the fame that had been shed so quickly.

However, Pilatus encountered a number of personal problems during the production of the new album. He turned again to drugs and a life of crime, committing a series of robberies and ultimately serving three months in jail in California. Farian paid for Pilatus to attend six months of drug rehabilitation and plane tickets for him to fly back to Germany. On the eve of the new album's promotional tour on April 2, 1998, Pilatus was found dead (at the age of 32) in a Frankfurt hotel after ingesting a mixture of unidentified pills and alcohol, according to the Associated Press.

Morvan spent the following years as a session musician and public speaker while working on his musical talents. In 1998, he was a DJ at famed L.A. radio station KIIS-FM. During this time, he also performed at the station's sold-out 1999 Wango Tango festival concert before 50,000 people at Dodger Stadium. In 2000, Morvan was featured in a BBC documentary on Milli Vanilli, as well as the premiere episode of VH1 Behind the Music. Morvan then spent 2001 on tour before performing in 2002 as the inaugural performer at the brand-new Velvet Lounge at the Hard Rock Café Hotel in Orlando, Florida. In 2003, Morvan released his first solo album, Love Revolution. He marketed the album through his website and CD Baby.

Fabrice's new songs "Roll" and "Time Will Reveal" can currently be heard on his MySpace. Fabrice is currently recording new tracks for his second solo album, with a release date yet to be scheduled.

Rob and Fabrice spoofed their unfavorable notoriety in a 1991 Care-Free gum commercial ("How long does the flavor of Care-Free sugarless gum last? Till these guys sing for themselves!").

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