A new documentary about Milli Vanilli makes its world premiere to screen at the 2023 Tribeca Festival, which took place June 7 through 18 in New York City. Directed by Luke Korem, the film traces the origins and downfall of singers Rob & Fab. Interviews were conducted with the cast including Fabrice Morvan, Timbaland, Ingrid Segieth, Frank Farian, Charles Shaw, Brad Howell, Linda Rocco, Jodie Rocco, and Diane Warren. Real Vegas had the opportunity to attend the filming of Las Vegas’ own award-winning vocalist, Jodie Rocco who has been dubbed “The Real Voice of Milli Vanilli” back in July of 2022.
In 1988 in Rosbach, Germany, Jodie was asked to sing with her twin sister Linda on a track titled “Girl You Know It’s True” by a new, unknown group called Milli Vanilli. When the single took off Jodie and her sister went back in the studio and recorded vocals on 22 tracks for the group’s first album “All or Nothing”. The album sold more than 46 million copies and generated 3 number-one hits on Billboard’s Top 100. The biggest-selling single, “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You”, a duet, sold more than 6 million copies in the US alone. The group won a Grammy and three American Music Awards. In the fall of 1990, Milli Vanilli went back in the studio and recorded another 23 tracks for their second release “Keep on Running”. Jodie was awarded numerous Platinum and Gold records for her work on both releases. She has also worked with top European artists and world stars including Michael Jackson.
A lot of Jodie and the group’s history came up during the filming of the documentary, and some interesting topics were discussed in Jodie Rocco’s interview that you will most definitely want to tune in to watch. We look forward to the airing of the new documentaries release and are excited the world premiere took place earlier this year.
Jodie is a multi-talented vocalist and an all-around great person whom we are happy to personally know. She’s the real deal and we’re glad she finally was able to publicly share what went on leading up to the revoking of the group’s Grammy Award. An incident many still remember to this day spanning 30+ years ago and will forever be remembered in music history, and we are fortunate to have Jodie Rocco’s input right here in Las Vegas from what transpired so many years ago (35 to be exact), and for her to be able to share her part of the story now across the globe with the airing of the documentary.
Jodie Rocco’s interview for the documentary was filmed at Claire Jane Vranian’s her studio ICJUK icjuk.com. She created Jodie’s dress for the shoot and allowed us to watch the filming in her atelier.