Vasco Rossi: Living It review: Detailed account will only appeal to the rockstars’ fanbase

Vasco Rossi: Living It recounts the life of Italian rockstar Vasco Rossi, from humble beginnings to larger-than-life concerts. The docuseries is now streaming on Netflix.


Vasco Rossi explains how he has survived the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and the lockdown through the power of rock music.

While the ’70s were the Years of Lead that saw him improve himself as an anarchist, the ’80s were the dumbest but most beautiful and funniest years of his life.

In the ’90s, Vasco raised a family, and then in the ’00s, he started losing his friends, fell into depression, and faced medical problems.

Vasco Rossi: Living It tracks the life of the Italian rockstar who went from learning songs with his mother and her friend at a young age to starting a private radio station of his own to becoming one of the best-selling Italian singer-songwriters.


Vasco Rossi kicks off the documentary with quite a strong monologue that is inspiring and carries the spirit of a rockstar. He also backs it up with some very simple but wise advice.

Throughout the docuseries, the viewers will witness different versions of the Italian rockstar, and they can notice the stark difference there is between the person Vasco was and is right now.

The documentary impeccably captures the impact Vasco’s music has had on generations, as he knows the kind of people who are listening to his music. It sees Vasco explaining stories of some of the important songs of his career.

Vasco, his friends, and colleagues also discuss how the artist always tried to be different and transcend genres. Meanwhile, in the present, Vasco occasionally plays acoustic renditions of his hits from time to time that inspire a viewer to pick up an instrument or approach something they are passionate about.


Vasco Rossi: Living It, at times, refrains from discussing issues in depth and quickly changes the topic. For example, the second episode, in the beginning, discusses an article written against Vasco. It is talked about for a few minutes, and the series abruptly jumps to the next topic.

Although the docuseries does portray Vasco Rossi as someone who is not perfect and has made his own fair share of mistakes, the series never really makes the viewers think negatively about him. Vasco is shown more in bright light than in the dark, if compared.


Vasco Rossi: Living It is a detailed account of Vasco’s life, with Vasco telling his story himself. The show is divided into five episodes, with each exploring a certain stage of Vasco’s life, making it easy for the viewers to pick.

While the fans of Vasco and Italian rock music enthusiasts will find this documentary a treat, for the rest of the viewers, it can be a lengthy watch, as they will opt to learn or hear more of his music before touching this docuseries.

Vasco Rossi: Living It
Vasco Rossi: Living It review: Detailed account will only appeal to the rockstars' fanbase 1

Director: Giuseppe Domingo Romano

Date Created: 2023-09-28 12:30

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