Placebo, Linkin Park news

June 25, 2012 at 10:58 am (Music News) (, , , , , )

News on Gigwise today has revealed that the boy who appeared on Placebo’s 1996 debut album is apparently suing the band for bullying he received after featuring on the album’s cover. Only took him 16 years to sue; out to make money comes to mind!

Read the full story here

In other news:

Linkin Park’s new album ‘Living Things’ is out today. Having released the video to ‘Burn It Down’ last month, the lyric video for ‘Lies Greed Misery’ can be viewed below:

 

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Placebo – To Start Work On New Album Next Year

November 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm (Music News) (, , , , )

Literally the best news of the year….Placebo are set to return to the studio to record a new album next year!

It follows a two year tour that saw them start in December 2008 playing in 44 countries with 143 shows, all ending at Brixton Academy on the 28th September 2010. A show that made it to the newly released dvd ‘We Come In Pieces’.

Speaking to Billboard.com Stefan Olsdal revealed that the band are still recovering and will start as soon as Brian and co. are properly rested. He stated: “The shape and sound of the next album will be decided when we get back together. I suppose once     we came off the road it was kind of hard to plug in a distorted guitar again, because we’d done that every night for the best part of two years.”

Read the full story here

Watch for ‘For What It’s Worth’ from Brixton O2 Academy below:

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Brian Molko featuring on Loser’s cover of Summertime Rolls

May 18, 2011 at 8:45 pm (Music News) (, , , , , , , )

The Placebo frontman makes a guest appearance on Loser’s cover of Jane’s Addiction Summertime Rolls.

The song features on Loser’s album Beautiful Losers, which came out last September. Losers are former Cooper Temple Clause man Tom Bellamy and radio DJ Eddy Temple-Morris. For more info about them check out their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/losersuk

You can listen to the song which showcases Molko’s beautiful voice below:

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Placebo announce 2nd show

August 6, 2010 at 5:02 pm (Music News) (, , , , )

Following the first show on the 27th of September selling out within hours, Placebo have announced a second night at Brixton Academy on the 28th.

Pre-sale tickets went on sale on at 9am on Wednesday but more had to be issued after the initial lot sold out within the first few hours.  Tickets then went on general sale today (Friday) but again all sold almost instantly.

The Brixton shows mark the release of Battle For The  Sun – The Redux edition.

Tickets can be brought here

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Tickets on sale tomorrow for Placebo’s Brixton show

August 3, 2010 at 8:04 pm (Music News) (, , , , )

Placebo have announced a one off show at Brixton Academy on September 27th to mark the release of their ‘Redux’ edition of Battle For The Sun which contains a bonus disc containing 10 re-worked tracks.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am, you can get yours by clicking here.

Pre-sale ends at 9am on Friday so be quick.

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Brian Molko covers The Beatles

July 4, 2010 at 5:27 pm (Music Videos) (, , , )

Brian Molko covered The Beatles song All Across The Universe in Belgium last night, the video of which can be seen below:

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Placebo cover Nirvana

June 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm (Music Videos) (, , , , )

Of the many brilliant covers Placebo do, Running Up That Hill being a prime example, Placebo covered Nirvana’s All Apologies at  France’s Taratata show last night (21st June).

Placebo’s version can be seen here: 

*Please note the video is not of their performance in France*

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Classic album: Placebo- Sleeping With Ghosts

February 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm (Reviews) (, , )

http://www.gobshout.com/News/Classic-Albums/Article/_Name/Placebo-_Sleeping_With_Ghosts/1118 – Click to see the review on Gobshout.com 

For me this album defines Placebo. They relish in pushing the boundaries and saying what they truly feel. It is this philosophy that has landed them the title of one of the most successful alternative rock bands in British music.

This 2003 release is centred on past relationships and carrying those memories (ghosts) with you into the future. As front man Brian Molko said himself: “The album is a collection of short stories about a handful of relationships that inhabit your dreams.”  Going three times platinum in France and entering at number 11 in the UK Album Charts securely put Placebo on the map.

Sleeping With Ghosts allows you to be mesmerised by Molko’s voice and fall into a state of reflection. The lyrics throughout this album have the ability to sink into your thoughts playing over and over in your mind. If that isn’t great song writing then I don’t know what is?

Each song is perfectly crafted and are examples of three guys working hard to create a sound that is unique and meaningful to them. The haunting ‘Special Needs’ is the stand out track on the album and today is still one of the favourites amongst fans. The poetic words and the whole simplicity in the sound capture the essence of a ballad. The song isn’t over complicated making it separate from the other songs on the album.

The upbeat ‘Second Sight’ shows the diversity of this band, to go from the slow mellow tones of ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’ and ‘I’ll Be Yours’ to this track that offers a new, less rock inspired direction.

If for some reason you have had your head stuck in a hole for the last ten years and you have never heard Placebo’s music before; then this album is not a bad place to start. It secured my passion for Placebo and made me pay attention to what they were trying to say. Each album offers something different, a story in the form of song and a chance to connect with Molko’s thoughts.

With them now being on album number six (excluding ‘Once More With Feeling’ the singles collection) you can’t help but fall in love with this band.

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