Seems to be a week for side project news, today is Steve Forrest’s turn.
Check out this new interview on mikedolebear.com in which Steve discusses his beginnings with Placebo, what he got up to on tour, how he’s keeping busy during the time off (tattoos, modeling) and of course the fact that his new band (side project only!) ‘Planes’ are playing their first ever gig at The Lexington on June 28th for only £6!
@timomaaslive was interviewed by Mubaradio.ru this week. During the interview he talks at length about his relationship with Brian Molko and Placebo. He also mentions that he is bringing out a new album, on his label Rockets and Ponies, on which Brian will be singing a new single to be released apx August/September 2011. Album to be released approximately December.
La Cigale is a classic Placebo performance, with a selection of their best performances including ‘Bitter End’ and ‘Meds’.
To watch just head to the Playstation Store on your PS3 and download VidZone completely free of charge. Once downloaded, open up the application and head to the homepage where you will find the gig featured. Then simply press play and enjoy selected performances from the gig for free!
If you have trouble downloading email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow/tweet @vidzone
Steve Forrest has been keeping busy. In September 2010 Italian band VOV were in London and judging from this video they’ve got Steve on board to do some (session) drumming for their forthcoming project ‘Amarsi a Gomorra’. Along for the project with Steve is Dario Dendi, producer of Placebo’s latest track, ‘Trigger Happy Hands’.
Today by way of a viral social media campaign Placebo released a new short film / music video for Trigger Happy Hands, later announced via spoonfed.co.uk as a new single [not officially confirmed]. The song had gained a great response from live shows throughout the latter half of the Battle For the Sun tour, but has since had a mixed response to its studio release on the Battle For the Sun REDUX album.
The video featured a clown referring to himself only as “father”, uploaded on an account called father. During the next hour through clues found on twitter, fans were given hints as to what awaited, most of which were discovered using the search tag #cmfather (“call me father”). It revealed this spooky twitter account @cmfather and many photographs of bloodied clown heads, glittering guns, creepy clown photos and explosives triggers, asking “do you give a fuck?”
Finally the big reveal, and…. an unfortunate set of circumstances. Seems a flu addled mind forgot to unlock & make public the special video at the exact moment thousands of eyes sat waiting…and then grew agitated. Eventually fans were lead to a working link of triggerhappyhands.tv! Whilst random members of the press were ‘kidnapped’ by gun toting clowns and taken to their own secluded premiere with the band.
We understand this event was several months in the planning. It was momentarily a great buzz and much fun was had at the Placebo Forum eagerly awaiting new clues. But, was it worth the wait, do you give a fuck? Opinions seem divided.
Directed by Andreas Nilsson
Written by Andreas Nilsson & Jeff Tetreault
Executive Producer – Jason Botkin
Producer – Marisol Aragon
Director Of Photography – Mattias Keonigswierser
Editor – Ben Campbell
Art Director – Ethan Tombman
Placebo’s classic single Every You Every Me will feature on an Australian edition of Wii singing video game, U-SING 2. For more info visit the U-Sing website.
German fans can pick up a copy of the magazine Sonic Seducer this month and it also comes with a nifty DVD/CD with our own Molks gracing its cover. The pack is a summary of Mera Luna 2010. Placebo feature in a live video and interview with Stef and Steve.
If you’re a member of the forum Placebo Fans WorldWide (PFWW), sit tight, the forum is close to returning and will be back better than ever!
Americans can’t get enough of Placebo’s cover of Kate Bush. The 2003 track is appearing on a brand new soundtrack for teen TV show the Vampire Diaries. The album is available in hard copy and also from iTunes.
Now that the Placebo tour has come to an untimely end you might be looking for some news to keep you busy. I recommend reading the blog of violinist Fiona Brice. She has made some fantastic entries from on the road with Placebo and recently has posted a video for Patrick Wolf, another talented artist with whom she has been working.
Finally, check out the latest issue of Kerrang! magazine for a large poster of Brian Molko. Out in stores on November 17th
Not only can you look up and find the date, details and support acts for forthcoming concerts, but you are provided with venue details, ticketing information and handy satellite images of the gig location powered by googlemaps. This feature is particularly handy for Placebo fans travelling far away from home to support their boys on the road.
Part #2: At last the Gig Archive is back! Right now you can access past dates for 2009 and 2007, with the band’s entire performance history to be added to the site over time.
Be sure to contribute by scanning/photographing any tickets, set lists, photos, or by leaving comments about your favourite moments from past concerts you have attended. Eventually we’re going to have a great collaborative resource in our hands!
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