It’s been 30 years this year these gentlemen really kids at the time were nailed by the entire world for doing the very thing many in pop-ular music do now matter of fact you’re hard pressed not to hear or see someone that doesn’t do so or lip sync. It’s known as ghosting. The reason I know this is because aside from having loved ones in the music business it’s fairly common knowledge. It’s pretty much all packaging and image now as far as “singers” go and many of those who do “sing” are not vocally strong not like those back in the day had to be just to get a deal let alone quality if any writing skills or musicianship skills. As many will enlighten who have been in it, apart of it, or around it it’s all processed packaging that’s just what it is. It’s a shame too these young Men took the brunt of it because they actually were talented and could perform their a$$’es off.
They actually started out as dancers for acts in Europe I believe it was. Unfortunately the one gentleman ,Rob Pilatus, succumbed to his history of addiction that had been introduced to him while in the music business, was 33 years old. The 1990’s show, Behind The Music, actually did a great bio on them but just as the world keeps turning that fleeting realm when someone’s hot they’re hot when they’re not any longer they’re not.
Loved ones and friends I’ve known or worked with that are in the music business often refer to it as “The Machine” for a reason. It takes in young kids typically in the young teens and 20’s, makes them major stars, and then spits them out when it’s done chewing them up. If people have a good 5 to 10 year run now it’s rare let alone anything longer than that because well audiences grow up things change, sounds change, etc. Like many of the individuals in it it’s as superficial and fleeting as can be. It’s a hierarchy of who is popular and part of the “in” clique and who isn’t. That whole system is like that therefore it is wise not to take anything of that realm to heart too much because it’s superficiality based as Rob and Fab found out when their fame was gone so was everyone else pretty much. One already in it or entering it better know who they are with a strong sense of self and have a steadfast foundation in oneself otherwise it’ll eat those who go into it alive being inherently it’s a viper pit anyway. It’s also a very shallow world full of shallow people basically. That’s why I don’t take anything that comes around me in any form or people from it as something more impressive and meaning something more than it is let alone get chummy with them or let them steamroll me in any way because they people hop all the time particularly when it involves Girls and young Women. People are expendable basically. It’s like this one Hollywood individual broke down the hierarchy of that world there’s the superstar, their close people which is often very limited, the socialites, their females…. there is usually a lot of them, the acquaintances, those who know someone who know someone, the less known socialites, the hangers on, then of course their fans, and then those now with the internet that are always trying to get at them and they keep it that way typically unless there’s the promise of sex involved then the lines can blur a bit. It’s nothing for some of them to pick out a Girl on Instagram, fly her out to wherever, bang for however long, possibly buy them things, then send them on their way. They do it all of the time. As far as females go everyone knows they sack a female or multiple ones every night that’s just the nature of that world but that’s a whole other post by itself as they’re usually very dominate they’re the only ones who can have a career usually their females no, too much egotism in those situations. Everything in that world is all about excess. Everything pertaining to it has always been a short lived realm more or less but now it’s even more so.