Placebo drummer quits band after 11 years

  • List.co.uk
  • 5 October 2007

The drummer for Placebo Steve Hewitt has quit the band in a split described as “amicable”.

He replaced Robert Schultzberg on drums to record Placebo’s debut album in 1996 and stayed with the group for the next 11 years.

Singer Brian Molko and bassist Stefan Olsdal claim they are in no rush to replace Hewitt.

Molko said: “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 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 realise that you want different things from your relationship and that you can no longer live under the same roof, so to speak.”

Placebo

The angsty Gothic alt.rockers celebrate 20 years as a band with a world tour.

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Wed 22 Nov

£42.25 / 023 9282 4355

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Tue 24 Oct

£44.70 / 0844 477 2000

Plymouth Pavilions

Fri 24 Nov

£41.25 / 0845 146 1460

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