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    Placebo Part Company with Drummer Steve Hewitt

    Placebo have parted company with drummer of 11 years, Steve Hewitt, due to personal and musical differences.

    Brian Molko commented "Being in a band is very much like being in a marriage, and in couples - in this case a triple - people can grow apart over the years. To say that you don't love your partner anymore is inaccurate, considering all that you've been through and achieved together. There simply comes a point when you realize that you want different things from your relationship and that you can no longer live under the same roof, so to speak."

    The split is amicable and a sad time for both parties. Steve Hewitt replaced Robert Schultzberg behind the drum kit in 1996 whilst the band were promoting Placebo’s eponymous debut album and went on to record the following 4 studio albums ‘Without You I’m Nothing’, ‘Black Market Music’, ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’ and most recently ‘Meds’.

    Placebo have just returned from the USA where they were part of the high profile ‘Projekt Revolution Tour’ alongside Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance. The band are now taking a well earned break.

    Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal will begin work on Placebo’s 6th studio album next Spring and are in no rush to find an immediate replacement for Steve.
    I think it's kind of sad but it shouldn't make a huge difference in their sound. I'm interested to see what the new album will sound like, though.

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    Is it like a rule that Projekt Revolution support bands have to either break up or go through lineup changes not long after the tour? No Warning broke up, Korn lost 1 (probably 2) of their original members, Instruction and Autopilot Off both went on hiatus, Adema lost 2 original members and has been through 3 singers, and now this.
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    ahh kinda weird i saw Placebo live before they lost their drummer..kinda cool also
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astat View Post
    Is it like a rule that Projekt Revolution support bands have to either break up or go through lineup changes not long after the tour? No Warning broke up, Korn lost 1 (probably 2) of their original members, Instruction and Autopilot Off both went on hiatus, Adema lost 2 original members and has been through 3 singers, and now this.
    If you have just sufficiently cursed MSI, I will loathe you for the rest of my days

    Anyways, that sucks dude, I just got into Placebo.

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    I read this the other day and I was seriously sad. They were a tight trio. Fuck.

    That's going to be weird watching them now. I'll be like, "Who's that guy?!"

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    ^Honestly, Placebo brings enough extra musicians on the road (they had a total of 6 people on stage at PR) that visually, I don't think there will be much of a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astat View Post
    ^Honestly, Placebo brings enough extra musicians on the road (they had a total of 6 people on stage at PR) that visually, I don't think there will be much of a difference.
    They do a shit load of performances with just the three of them, though.

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