Placebo are an alternative rock band consisting of Brian Molko (vocals, guitar), Stefan Olsdal (bass) and Steve Hewitt (drums). The band was founded in London in 1994 when Brian and Stefan, who went to the same school but apparently never spoke, met again by chance in London and subsequently formed 'Ashtray Heart'.
Placebo is the self titled debut album by British rock band Placebo, released on the Virgin Records label on July 16, 1996. In 1998 Q magazine readers voted it the 87th greatest album of all time. The album was remastered and reissued on September 18, 2006 for the 10th Anniversary.