Placebo are an alternative rock band formed in London in , and currently consists of Brian Molko , Stefan Olsdal , and Steve Forrest. To date, they have released six studio albums , six EPs and twenty-seven singles. The band have gained a considerable amount of international recognition, and have sold over one million albums in the UK and over ten million worldwide. Their style has varied greatly. The band's first album featured a raw sound and a fairly minimalistic instrumental lineup, but proceeding albums have had a slower, more melancholy, tone and they started experimenting with synthesisers and other, less traditional, forms of sound production particularly after Black Market Music. The band have gained some measure of notoriety for the sexualities of its members Olsdal is not gay and Molko is not bisexual as well as for their excessive lifestyles and Molko's androgynous image, which are often referred to in their songs.
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Brian Molko born 10 December is a Belgian-born British-American musician and songwriter who is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and lyricist of the band Placebo. Molko was born in Brussels , Belgium , to an American father of Italian heritage and a Scottish mother. He has an older brother named Stuart. Although Molko was brought up in a strict household that disapproved of artistic expression his father wanted him to become a banker , he rebelled by assuming an androgynous image, wearing nail polish , lipstick, and eyeliner, and listening to punk music. Rex song " 20th Century Boy ".