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Name: Brian Molko  
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Date of Birth: 10th December 1972
Place of Birth: Brussels, Belgium
Profession: Actor
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Brian Molko (born December 10, 1972 in Brussels) is a vocalist, bassist and guitarist with the band Placebo.

Born to an American international banker father and a Scottish born-again Christian mother, the Molko family moved frequently during Brian's childhood, including spells in Liberia, Lebanon and Luxembourg. In 1990, he attended Goldsmiths College in London, where he studied drama.

His parents attempted, during his childhood, to bring him up according to their standards. However, the result was rebellion, as he forged his own identity trying to escape from their educational, family and religious pressures, becoming the nail polish, lipstick and eyeliner-wearing, bisexual, androgynous, cross-dressing, drug-taking musician that would later find him fame and infamy.

Brain Molko attended the same school as Stefan Olsdal in Luxembourg; however, they never communicated. When Brian moved to London to study drama at Goldsmiths College, he met Stefan at a Tube Station. Brian invited Stefan to one of his gigs and out of politeness Stefan attended. Stefan soon fell in love with Brian's voice and together they formed Ashtray Heart; eventually they formed Placebo together with drummer Robert Schultzberg (a friend of Stefan's), who soon was replaced by Steve Hewitt.

His musical influences include Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, Nick Drake, and The Pixies. Brian taught himself guitar and other instruments such as bass, harmonica, keyboard, saxophone, drums and turntables. Occasionally, Brian works as a disc jockey at clubs.

Along with Steve Hewitt, he had a small role in the 1998 film Velvet Goldmine, for which Placebo performed the T-Rex song "20th Century Boy".

He has performed as a guest vocalist on tracks by Timo Maas, Alpine Stars Trash Palace, and the AC Acoustics.

Albums by Placebo.

 Placebo, released 07/17/96
 Without You I'm Nothing, released 10/12/98
 Black Market Music, released 10/09/00
 Sleeping With Ghosts, released 09/22/03

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