Mon 27 Aug 2007
Take a look at this in depth interview by Joseph Vilane with Brian Molko in the August edition of Rag Magazine.
Upon first impression, Brian Molko, the androgynous looking frontman of British electronic-rock band Placebo, just seems to be a bit of a lackadaisical communicator – withdrawn andreticent, as if I have the answers to my questions before our chat even begins. In fact, it’s almost as if he prides himself on being a complicated conversationalist. “I can imagine that I am sometimes a frustrating interviewee because I find it very difficult to think in terms of absolute. It’s kind of difficult to get a straight answer out of me some of the time, so I apologize for that,” the 34-year-old vocalist/guitarist announces at the get go of our talk.
As our interview progresses, I realize that what appears to be an allusive, apprehensive demeanor, turns out to be more of an endearing quality rather than an offensive one. Like many artists, Molko is most comfortable discussing his art; its highlights and pitfalls, but take him outside that, and you’re likely to walk away emptyhanded and frustrated. (more…)
Fri 24 Aug 2007
Brian Molko speaks with Paul Maldonado of the Albuquerque Tribune.
Even before releasing its fifth studio album, “Meds,” in April 2006, the members of the British trio Placebo — Brian Molko on vocals and guitar, bassist Stefan Olsdal and drummer Steve Hewitt — had been out on the road. And since the record came out, they’ve put a heavy concentration on the Americas.
The band has been trying to break in the United States since forming 10 years ago. It gained a foothold with 2003′s “Sleeping With Ghosts.” For “Meds,” the band ditched the synths and went with the basics — guitar, bass, drums. But its brand of Euro-rock ‘n’ roll didn’t lose any of its passion or bombast.
And hewing to that fine U.S. marketing tradition, the band’s label, Virgin Records, re-released “Meds” in December with three “bonus” tracks, including a cover version of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill.”
All this set Placebo up for its biggest U.S. show to date — Sunday night at the Coachella Music Fest, where an incendiary performance enhanced its reputation while garnering beaucoup fans.
Sun 19 Aug 2007
Larry Nichols from the Philadelphia Gay News adds to the wealth of interviews flowing out from America during the Projekt Revolution tour. Bass player, Stefan Olsdal, talks about touring with such bands, the gay community and taking a break after September to recharge their creative batteries.
Placebo administer ‘Meds’ to the Projekt Revolution tour
August 17, 2007
The members of Placebo want you to know that they would like to be huge in America. And they just might achieve that goal soon.
Fri 17 Aug 2007
♥ Placebo are currently one of MySpace’s behind the scenes featurettes. Click here to view a short video.
♥ Continuing the MySpace trend, Projekt Revolution will be streamed live via myspace.com/nowwhat on August 22nd. The stream will begin at 2:30pm PST.
♥ Back in April, Brian Molko did a phone interview with smitten Ryan Hamilton of Texan band Smile Smile. Suckerlove has discovered that the lads reunited for a second and more lengthy phone interview and one of particular interest to our visitors. This time around, the guys got much more in-depth, talking about the ’80s, disco, Henry Rollins, the Iraq war and homosexuality. We finally get to hear a decent length conversation with Brain and his opinion on the Lithuania ‘incident’ and much more. To listen to the interview, go here
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Fri 10 Aug 2007
As part of their ongoing Projekt Revolution tour press, here’s an interview that Brian underwent with Gilbert Garcia of Dallas Voice: The Community Newspaper for Gay and Lesbian Dallas
Life of Brian by Gilbert Garcia
Placebo’s frontman balances bisexuality, parenthood and maturing out of his brooding-young-man stage
Given the clever, literate tone of his lyrics, it’s not surprising that Brian Molko is a world-class namedropper. Only minutes into a brief phone call about his band’s upcoming Dallas show, the flamboyant Placebo singer begins by channeling Andy Warhol.
“When it comes to our press, I don’t read it, I just weigh it,” he says.