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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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  • Kenchiin

    21 Oct 11:33pm Reply
  • Anasica

    DON'T LET THEM HAVE THEIR WAY, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL AND SO BLASE, SO PLEASE DON'T LET THEM HAVE THEIR WAY

    21 Oct 7:18pm Reply
  • rnjzl

    SO WE BOTH CAN SPEAK IN TONGUES

    19 Oct 5:53pm Reply
  • Mr_Smithee

    дерьмо дерьмом

    18 Oct 3:26am Reply
  • darkhelor

    Хорошая группа))Слушал все песни))Есть у них хорошие песни)Молодцы так держать!!!))

    17 Oct 2:53pm Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    overrated shit [2]

    17 Oct 5:02am Reply
  • AH4OYS

    overrated shit

    14 Oct 3:41pm Reply
  • AH4OYS

    кал

    14 Oct 3:39pm Reply
  • TroyKeener

    (Ɗαувяєαкєяѕ) ƤƖαcєвσ - Rυηηιηg Uρ Ƭнαт HιƖƖ < pretty cool !! ... ~ I envy you @Nested_doll26 !! !!

    14 Oct 4:24am Reply
  • Nested_doll26

    went to their concert yesterday in New York, met stefan olsdal after. fucking amazing

    12 Oct 7:12pm Reply
  • bloody-origami

    THE OLD STUFF

    11 Oct 6:19am Reply
  • Koichi_KA

    Perfect band <3

    6 Oct 2:58pm Reply
  • senotfed

    viciante s2

    5 Oct 7:22pm Reply
  • lacrymosarust

    Post Blue ♥

    3 Oct 7:29am Reply
  • mr_tasty

    their last album is not that good (Too many friends is horrible!) :/

    29 Sep 5:47pm Reply
  • Alexander_APS

    Хотя бы не на уровне говнарей

    28 Sep 5:25pm Reply
  • feelingsreal

    It's so insulting that MCR and Marilyn Manson are in the similar artists.

    27 Sep 5:18am Reply
  • thefinalnight

    I wish more people would acknowledge that personally disliking something does not mean that thing is bad. [2] personally I got tired of old school placebo with every listen they started sounding the same and it was too angsty for me, the new placebo the one where brian is more mature and more open to new things is ten times better and the only ones who are pissed and angry about their "sudden change" are emotionally angsty attached fanboys and fangirls who still jack off to brian molko's perfect hair.

    26 Sep 4:53am Reply
  • introgoth

    loud like love > live at angkor wat > sleeping with ghosts > black market music > meds > placebo > covers > battle for the sun > b sides > live at cigale > without you im nothing > we come in pieces

    25 Sep 1:35pm Reply
  • opiatv

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

    19 Sep 9:27pm Reply
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