January 28, 2009 |
Gabriela Montero says she and the other members of the Obama inauguration quartet were not trying to fool anybody by having recorded music played in the biting cold. Shaken by comparisons to lip-syncers Milli Vanilli, the pianist insists she and fellow musicians Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Anthony McGill "did the right thing." "We decided that it would have been a disaster if we went out there with that cold, with the wind, and played our instruments out of tune," the Venezuelan American pianist said Tuesday in a telephone interview from Boston.
June 9, 2007
$2,300 is almost half of what I paid for my first new car, a Corvette. $2,300 is about 5% of what it once cost me to buy a nice house in Laguna Beach, which later belonged to my first ex-wife. According to the Internet, I could fly around the world today for about half that much. So now I'm supposed to pay $2,300 to sit and watch the Lakers get trounced by Phoenix? Jim Buss must be trying to surround himself with his intellectual peers, who are the only people (except for Nicholson)
January 21, 2007
IT'S surprising to me that a man of Robert Hilburn's judgment should buy into the alleged genius of Clive Davis ["Hands On, Hands Off," Jan. 14]. Yes, Bruce Springsteen, doubtlessly the most important pop-music figure since the Beatles, was signed to Columbia Records by Davis, but it was the important talent scout John Hammond who brought him to the label. Yes, Davis has picked significant material for several important pop artists, but this is forgetting that managers and record producers in many cases had an important say in suggesting material for these artists.
April 7, 1998 |
POP/ROCK Morvan Mourns Milli Vanilli Partner: Fabrice Morvan said Monday that the death of his former Milli Vanilli lip-syncing partner Rob Pilatus in a German hotel last week is causing him "tremendous pain and sorrow." Pilatus, 33, reportedly died Thursday in Frankfurt, apparently after consuming pills and alcohol. (German authorities investigating the death said Monday that they had found no evidence of suicide.
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April 6, 1998 |
Rob Pilatus, a former model whose career with the pop music duo Milli Vanilli crashed in disgrace and drug addiction after it was revealed that the group lip-synched its songs, has died, Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported Sunday. He was 32. Pilatus was alone when he died in a Frankfurt hotel room late Thursday after consuming alcohol and pills, the newspaper reported.
January 12, 1998 |
It's tough to think of a fallen pop idol facing a more challenging road to return than Fabrice Morvan, one-half of the disgraced duo Milli Vanilli. Morvan and partner Rob Pilatus secured their pop infamy when they were found to be lip-syncing during their concerts--and to have sung not a note on their hit 1989 album "Girl You Know It's True." Yet less than a decade after giving back his Grammy for best new artist, Morvan has come back to the stage.