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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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  • zpdvstk

    молко - бог, и этим все сказано

    31 Jul 7:52pm Reply
  • Sergey_radiofan

    23/07/15 #LongPlay Placebo - 2009.10.22 - Strasbourg Zenith, Strasbourg, France. Начало в 23:00 на

    23 Jul 6:39pm Reply
  • tu-tu-ru

    Luxemburger Queen

    18 Jul 7:37am Reply
  • Sergey_radiofan

    15.07 - Placebo - Black Market Music (Japanese Limited Edition). Начало в 23:00 на

    15 Jul 7:04pm Reply
  • laamoura_

    a song to say goodbye = a song to make you cry

    14 Jul 11:36pm Reply
  • Laura_Laura26

    სიყვარული! [4]

    12 Jul 6:43am Reply
  • hydra_fm

    Я уверен, что собака, которая у меня была в детстве, тоже была гомиком. © Брайан Молко

    11 Jul 11:22pm Reply
  • House_13

    Placebo - Green Theater (Moscow) (04 July 2015)

    11 Jul 2:54pm Reply
  • forrestty

    სიყვარული! [3]

    10 Jul 6:56pm Reply
  • molkoholictata

    Brian Molko is God for me. I love him, i love PLACEBO. .. and he is perfect anyway.

    10 Jul 10:37am Reply
  • Sergey_radiofan

    LongPlay Placebo — Without You I’m Nothing Начало в 23:00 на

    8 Jul 6:09pm Reply
  • Dakota3131

    სიყვარული! [2]

    8 Jul 6:45am Reply
  • AmNeSiaC_n


    8 Jul 1:24am Reply
  • Sergey_radiofan

    "Long Play" на . Начало в 23:00 по Москве. 8 июля Placebo - Without You I’m Nothing. 9 июля Placebo 1998.11.24 — Music Hall, Cologne, Germany.

    7 Jul 3:46pm Reply
  • Piczeto

    Iba a comentar algo en ingles, para verme bien trve, pero eso seria muy meistream :V

    7 Jul 2:04am Reply
  • Dlartrisky

    Brian is one of the most beautiful androgyne people I ever saw on the Internet.

    6 Jul 6:20pm Reply
  • t4keyourmeds

    Brian Molko saved my life.

    5 Jul 2:39pm Reply
  • Sergey_radiofan

    LongPlay. Placebo - Placebo. 1/07. 23:00. (moscow time).

    1 Jul 6:18pm Reply
  • Lucmaffei

    anyone can recommend me some similar bands? I mean TRULLY similar, not what lastfm says? placebo and garbage have always been my favorites...

    30 Jun 4:17am Reply
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