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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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  • John__Lemon

    Loud Like Love? 7.5/10. But it continues to grow on me.. http://www.bensbigblog.com.au/2013/11/placebo-loud-like-love.html

    24 Jul 4:56am Reply
  • lolokard

    nataliagaliand, подобные коллективы не заслуживают содержательного комментария.

    21 Jul 10:02am Reply
  • whinsst

    Hello, I've got one ticket for Placebo concert in Mönchengladbach on 20th August to sell! Message me if interested. Thank you :)

    19 Jul 6:06am Reply
  • MrBiGrofF

    Какая то унылая группа, унылое звучание гитары, унылый вокал, а тексты песен их не спасут, да и мне на текста насрать, так что увы

    16 Jul 9:46pm Reply
  • nataliagaliand

    русские обязательно да напишут какой-нибудь шлак вместо содержательного комментария

    16 Jul 5:19pm Reply
  • malisad

    Будто парни не могут слушать что-то вторичное и попсовое. Всегда раздражает, когда вместо того, чтобы говорить о конкретных недостатках группы, указывают на пол/возраст слушателей.

    15 Jul 4:46pm Reply
  • drochlen

    Этот шлак действительно для девочек школьного возраста. Будь я школьницей, может тоже угорал бы по ним, хуй знает. Пара-тройка сносных песен есть. Какого хуя эта группа в почете у некоторых парней - не знаю. В целом, песни их - кал, не заслуживающий такого огромного внимания.

    15 Jul 7:43am Reply
  • mr_sadness

    A Million Little Pieces ♥

    13 Jul 10:16pm Reply
  • LOGO_oS

    любимые:3

    13 Jul 8:04pm Reply
  • lolokard

    В ахуе с вокала. Уши меня ненавидят теперь.

    13 Jul 1:20pm Reply
  • Smile_You_Die

    Placebo - A Million Little Pieces (Official Music Video)

    11 Jul 4:30pm Reply
  • keanequeen

    Special K <3

    11 Jul 3:18am Reply
  • Sxcott

    can't stop listening to Bubblegun

    10 Jul 11:28pm Reply
  • ADAILTONCASTRO

    Loud Like Love

    9 Jul 8:21pm Reply
  • jildeore

    darkest shoegaze http://faunlet.bandcamp.com/

    9 Jul 7:24pm Reply
  • tereferek

    pierrot the clown <3

    9 Jul 9:26am Reply
  • Randall-Flagg

    See you in a month.Placebo right next to the sea.That's it. Btw, i thought i was the only one loving Placebo's first album most of all.

    8 Jul 2:20pm Reply
  • metaldiscussor

    This band's first album is probably one of my favorite alternative rock albums of all time. I wish that they released anything after that that I could enjoy :'(

    8 Jul 11:47am Reply
  • NERVny

    Спасибо им за тур по России, это действительно было замечательно!

    7 Jul 8:34pm Reply
  • fm_87

    eitzenchemical, я тебя люблю

    7 Jul 11:57am Reply
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