|DC Scene: You were definitely one of the early bands in the new group of glam pop punk rock (My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco, AFI). What is it like knowing that you're a major initiator of this trend?|
Placebo: If we spent time thinking about that, we'd disappear up our own backsides. Bands have influenced us and it's likely that we have done the same to bands who appeared after us. It's part of the cycle.
DC Scene: Were there barriers when you were first starting out performing this style of music?
DC Scene: Were there times in the history of Placebo (been together over 10 years), that you thought the band might just not work out? If so, how did you get past these times and move on to be so successful (several platinum selling albums)?
DC Scene: You have a pretty incredible resume, having played with the Sex Pistols, U2, and Weezer. I have also heard that you've grown to be friends with David Bowie. Is this true?
DC Scene: There are a few guest artists on your new album. Who all took part?
DC Scene: With the popular success of your self-titled first single "Meds," has that scored you any appearances on talk shows, radio gigs, or other forms of media?
DC Scene: So where does the band call home now?
DC Scene: Have travel restrictions played any problematic part in touring in the U.S. for the band?
DC Scene: Big plans for the summer?
DC Scene: And last but not least: Why should readers go out and buy (or download) your new album?