Brian Molko (born 10 December 1972) is a British-American musician, songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the band Placebo. He is known in particular for his nasal, high-pitched vocals, androgynous appearance, and unique, Sonic Youth-influenced guitar style and tuning.
Molko was born in Brussels, Belgium to an American father of French-Italian heritage and a Scottish Catholic mother. Molko has one older brother, 10 years his senior, named Stuart. Molko's family moved frequently during his childhood, growing up in Dundee, Liberia, Lebanon, and Belgium, where they eventually settled for quite a long time in the village of Longeau, just near to the border with Luxembourg, where the young Brian spent a lot of his childhood. Brian Molko has referred to a period spent in his mother's home town of Dundee, Scotland, as "where I grew up".
While Molko was brought up in a strict household that disapproved of artistic expression (his father wanted him to become a banker), he rebelled by assuming an androgynous image, wearing nail polish, lipstick, and eyeliner, and listening to punk music. Molko initially attended the European School of Luxembourg but had to leave due to excessive bullying; he later attended the American International School of Luxembourg (AISL) and went on to study drama at Goldsmiths College in London...
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