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.
——— 沒有比這更傷心的分割線 ———
T T 媽的老子從昨天看到這消息就開始難過。今天又鼓起勇氣把這段通告完整反複仔細地看了幾遍，然後比昨天更加難過了。STEVE離隊的事實始終不能夠接受，從沒想過他們會在將來的某一天分開。不敢想象從今以後PLACEBO沒有STEVE的樣子，LIVE上鼓手的位置換了一個陌生的面孔將是多麽奇怪。要習慣起來看來得需很長一段時間。即使不想也沒有辦法，STEVE再怎樣都不可能回來了。天下沒有不散的宴蓆，這句話太過真實了。一直在豆瓣裏面胡扯，卻還是難受。現在看到他們三在一起的圖片心中就會湧起莫名的傷感，那過去的11年叫人無比懷念和生情。無論怎樣，在我心中的PLACEBO永遠都是BRI+STEF+STEVE！永遠永遠！！！