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Placebo

About Placebo

Placebo are an English alternative rock band formed in London in 1994 by Scottish-Belgian singer\guitarist Brian Molko and Swedish bassist\guitarist Stefan Olsdal. Original drummer Robert Schultzberg recorded the band’s self-titled debut album in 1996, but was replaced shortly after by drummer Steve Hewitt (who was Molko’s first choice, but couldn’t accept his invitation due to other commitments). In 2007, Hewitt left the band and was replaced by American drummer Steve Forrest, of band Evaline. He left in 2015 to pursue his side project Planes.

The band took the UK scene by storm with their gender-bending antics and their inflammatory single “Nancy Boy”, which shot up the UK charts and featured heavy sexual imagery.

Whilst leaving a “trail of blood and spunk” across Europe, and with 3 drummer changes over their 21 year history, Placebo have carved themselves a comfortable niche and a devoted fanbase. They currently present as a duo, with Brian and Stef sharing songwriting responsibilities and, occasionally, saliva.

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