Placebo's Brian Molko Sees Death Threats as Sign of Success
Placebo frontman Brian Molko wasn't fazed by death threats when he first shot to fame - he measured it as sign of success. The "Nancy Boy" singer caused a sensation when his band first hit the charts in 1996, mainly due to his androgynous looks and alternative performing style.
Following the release of the band's eponymous debut disc, Molko became a target for stalkers and sickos sent him scary death threats, but he insists he saw the negative attention as a sign he'd made it. He tells Kerrang! magazine, "I have been stalked for the past 15 years and, in fact, I'm being stalked right now. For me, that's as good a barometer of success as anything!"
"Around the time of the first album, I was getting death threats on my answering machine. That's when I knew we had properly arrived. The fact that we had inspired someone to actually make the effort to call me up and say, 'I know where you live motherf**ker and I'm gonna cut you up,' that's when you know you're doing something right."
- 'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Help Jimmy Kimmel Poke Fun at Hodor Twist
- Is Marriage on the Cards for Sandra Bullock and Boyfriend Bryan Randall?
- Chloe Grace Moretz Gets New Sweet Tattoo. See the Pic!
- 'Fear the Walking Dead' Star Frank Dillane Arrested Following Altercation With Security Guard
- Katherine Webb and NFL Star Husband AJ McCarron Welcome First Child
- George R. R. Martin Revealed Three Huge Twists to 'Game of Thrones' Producers. What Are They?
- Take a Look at Pink's Awkward Reaction When Her Celebrity Crush Johnny Depp Surprises Her
- Brad Pitt Saves Young Girl From Being Crushed by Excited Fans. See His Heroic Action!