The band's Stefan Olsdal also teased potential plans for the album's 20th birthday
Placebo guitarist and bassist Stefan Olsdal has shared a photo of himself with Sarah and Sally Edwards, better known as the cover stars of the band’s 1998 album ‘Without You I’m Nothing’.
He also teased potential plans for the anniversary, telling fans to “Keep an eye out for #WYIN20” and to check out a special page on the band’s website for ‘surprises’.
The page currently features a gallery of “photos and memories” by the band’s fans about the album, who could win a vinyl single of ‘Without You I’m Nothing feat. David Bowie‘, or a heavyweight vinyl copy of the full LP.
It also hosts a number of live clips from the era, exclusive images and more.
Posting on Instagram to mark the band’s acclaimed second record, Olsdal said that the cover has a “special place in our hearts”, and that he had been discussing it with the sisters.
The sisters, who were pictured by the influential photographer Corrine Day, now run the publication Blag Magazine together, which currently features pictures and interviews with the likes of Miguel, Joey Bada$$ and Chuck D.
“I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with these two lovely people – Sarah and Sally Edwards – about “Without You I’m Nothing”, Placebo’s second album that was released today 20 years ago,” Olsdal said.
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“They both graced the album cover, a photograph by #corrineday, that has a special place in our hearts. Much has happened since, Sarah and Sally continuing with their excellent #blagmagazine and Placebo with their subsequent albums and tours. Keep an eye out for #WYIN20, and wyin.placeboworld.co.uk for surprises! Thanks to ALL who made this album such an important one for us and let us celebrate it together!!!”
Earlier this year, Olsdal penned an emotive “love letter” to the LGBTQ community for Gay Pride Month.
As part of a series run by Billboard magazine, Olsdal described how the LGBTQ community helped him both when he struggled with his identity as a teenager and when he was forced to deal with instances of homophobia.
Placebo also played at Robert Smith’s Meltdown earlier this year, covering The Cure’s 1982 song, ‘Let’s Go To Bed’ in homage to Smith.