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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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  • Dlartrisky

    isn't it odd they have MCR as one of their similar artists?

    11 Apr 7:07pm Reply
  • MrShayton

    Очень понравился именно последний альбом. И к голосу вокалиста стоит некоторое время привыкать.

    4 Apr 2:43pm Reply
  • RuumRuum

    Placebo on Spotify!!!

    4 Apr 11:33am Reply
  • Rastynn

    My Amazing Boys.

    30 Mar 1:09pm Reply
  • lightsalover


    28 Mar 8:02pm Reply
  • Yopta_nax

    ого, фото с шульцбергом на главной)

    27 Mar 6:18pm Reply
  • onlypamy

    Eu amo essa banda demaaaais, sério! ♥

    25 Mar 7:52am Reply
  • SahaZ

    кто нибудь блять выключите камеру. экстра

    22 Mar 9:04pm Reply
  • Yopta_nax

    Sqvoll91, Nancy Boy и Teenage Angst хотя бы пара хитов из дебютника, зато как раз в альбомах с Форрестом хитов нет (даже Too Many Friends считать за хит спорно)

    21 Mar 2:40pm Reply
  • Laa-Brent

    21 Mar 12:19pm Reply
  • davecarter

    Bournemouth Saturday ♥

    19 Mar 8:23am Reply
  • davecarter

    Loud Like Love ♥

    19 Mar 8:22am Reply
  • Mauricio180

    Special Needs ♥

    18 Mar 11:42pm Reply
  • lacrymosarust

    My sweet prince ♥

    18 Mar 3:01pm Reply
  • Gyoshimaru

    This is bad in a good way.

    15 Mar 4:55pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Обожаю Special Needs.

    15 Mar 4:18pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Отличная группа. на каждом альбоме (кроме дебютного) есть несколько ярчайших хитов. Ну и Молко, конечно, его голос запоминается.

    15 Mar 4:18pm Reply
  • CGholy

    Amazing last night!

    14 Mar 4:02pm Reply
  • CGholy

    Seeing them live tomorrow. Looking forward to it!

    12 Mar 4:59pm Reply
  • kne90

    "placebo - это самое лучшее, что когда-либо произошло в твоей жизни" - сказала мне старшая сестра недавно

    12 Mar 10:36am Reply
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