Although Placebo don't like to label themselves with specific roles, Steve is prodominantly the band's drummer. He is the only straight member of the gay-goth-europop rock band.
Steve had wanted to be a drummer in a band since the age of 8, being in several semi-successful bands (e.g. Breed, The Boo Radleys) prior to joining placebo officially. He enjoys throwing annoying fans into fountains in Australian hotel lobbies, and would and could beat up Fred Durst given half the chance.
'I love Steve Hewitts drum fills in Placebo's song Black Eyed'