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There are multiple artists with this name: 1) A popular British rock band. 2) A Belgian jazz band. 3) A Canadian punk band. 4) A British post-punk duo.

1) Placebo is a three-piece alternative rock band, formed in London, United Kingdom, when former Luxembourg schoolmates Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal - who never actually spoke to each other at the time - met by accident at South Kensington train station in 1994. During their ‘accidental’ meet, Molko invited Olsdal to one of his gigs, where Olsdal was impressed by Molko’s unique vocals. While briefly known as Ashtray Heart, the band soon settled on the name Placebo, after the drug that has no active ingredient but works because the patient believes it does.

Soon after forming, the band could not decide on a permanent drummer, with Steve Hewitt (drums) and Robert Schultzberg both alternating on the spot. While Hewitt was the preferred choice, he was bound by other musical commitments as drummer for London-based band Breed, leading to Schultzberg being the drummer when the band signed its contract with Caroline Records. As time went on, Molko and Schultzberg began to drift apart as friends, which eventually led to Molko and Olsdal persuading Hewitt to rejoin the band shortly after their debut album was released.


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  • opiatv

    I wish more people would acknowledge that personally disliking something does not mean that thing is bad.

    19 Sep 9:27pm Reply
  • Placebionic

    Espero ver-vos ainda este ano ♥

    18 Sep 9:37pm Reply
  • papermoon13

    "Сладенький" голос Молко с его женственной внешностью и подростковыми текстами могут хавать только особи женского пола, или парни женского психотипа < < < Ога, точно, "особи женского пола" не люди ведь, а женственные парни и подавно.

    15 Sep 6:57pm Reply
  • zennom


    14 Sep 3:46pm Reply
  • themolkoholic

    Why should they have to split up after Meds? People should learn enjoy the music instead of judging Brian because he's not the same man as he was 10 or 20 years ago. He has changed, grew up, became mature and, not at least, has a child who needs to see the best parts of him and someone whom he can be proud of. Brian stopped using drugs and he has a totally new mentality, as we can see in his lyrics'. But everyone's changing; people need change in their life. He is still talented and Placebo is still unique - and that's the most important thing, in my opinion.

    13 Sep 11:47am Reply
  • SincerelyDream

    They should have split up after Meds [2]

    11 Sep 5:58am Reply
  • panSmith

    They should have split up after Meds

    10 Sep 11:41am Reply
  • uroboric

    pelo amor de deus placebo é bom demais

    6 Sep 7:18pm Reply
  • JPage_44

    Alex-Voronov, судить о творчестве группы по внешности солиста - это так по-взрослому.

    6 Sep 10:44am Reply
  • Akynin

    Русские обязательно да напишут какой-нибудь шлак вместо содержательного комментария - это же роиссяне :D [2]

    4 Sep 5:45pm Reply
  • Nekro__b

    нормально,следующий будет савсем электронный

    1 Sep 3:24pm Reply
  • blekoo

    I really love this band but their latest two albums are just horrible. :(

    31 Aug 12:05pm Reply
  • Greanu


    30 Aug 2:13pm Reply
  • xDx3xPx

    Meds > Sleeping with Ghosts > Battle for the Sun > Black Market Music > Without You I'm Nothing > Placebo >>>>>>>>>>> Loud Like Love

    30 Aug 2:24am Reply
  • slavi_mitov

    How I adore this band.. ♥

    26 Aug 12:21am Reply
  • cottilard

    Alex-Voronov, сказал человек с музыкальным вкусом мэйнстримного говнаря с закосом под илитарность.

    25 Aug 4:29pm Reply
  • Alex-Voronov

    Группа уникальная? Ничего уникального я в ней не вижу. "Сладенький" голос Молко с его женственной внешностью и подростковыми текстами могут хавать только особи женского пола, или парни женского психотипа. Вот и вся уникальность.

    25 Aug 1:38pm Reply
  • BlinkSUM

    Smile_You_Die, видимо, у тебя тоже проблема с содержательными комментариями.

    21 Aug 8:12am Reply
  • John__Lemon

    Getting fed up with all these piano versions as b sides. Give us some real b sides!

    21 Aug 12:52am Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    so fucking annoying...

    20 Aug 2:22am Reply
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