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30 Seconds to Mars
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Hard rock, emo, neo-progressive, post-grunge, alternative metal, progressive metal
Years active 1998—present
Labels EMI, Immortal, Virgin
Associated acts Angels & Airwaves, Great Northern
Website www.30secondstomars.com
Members
Jared Leto
Tomo Miličević
Shannon Leto
Former members
Matt Wachter
Solon Bixler
Kevin Drake

30 Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1998. The band features actor Jared Leto as vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter.

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History

Formation

Founded in 1998 by Jared Leto's brother Shannon Leto, 30 Seconds to Mars began as a small family project. Matt Wachter later joined the band as bassist and keyboard player. After working with a number of guitarists (as the band's first two guitarists, Kevin Drake and Solon Bixler, left the band due to issues primarily related to touring), the three auditioned Tomo Miličević to round out the band's roster.

According to an interview from Virgin Records,

"[The band's name] actually comes from a thesis that the band found online that was written by a former Harvard professor. And one of the subsections of the thesis was titled 'thirty seconds to mars [sic]' and he goes on to talk about the exponential growth of technology that relates to humans and saying that we are quite literally thirty seconds to mars. What it means to us is, we thought it best described our music, in short."[1]

Even though Jared Leto is a Hollywood actor, he prefers not to use this position to promote the band; in fact, he refuses to play at venues if they have used his name to promote the band.[2]

Self-titled debut album (2002—2005)

The band's debut self-titled album, produced by Bob Ezrin was released in 2002 to mixed reviews. The album produced two singles, "Capricorn (A Brand New Name)" and "Edge of the Earth". The former peaked at #31 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart.[3]

A Beautiful Lie (2005—2008)

Their second album, A Beautiful Lie, was released on August 30, 2005. Because the album was leaked five months before its release, the band decided to include two bonus tracks: "Battle of One" (an original song that was also set to be the album's title track when it was first announced) and "Hunter" (a cover of the Björk song). To further promote the album, the band also enclosed "golden tickets" in 12 copies, which granted their owners access to any 30 Seconds to Mars concert free of charge, along with backstage access.

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On August 31, 2006, the band won the MTV2 Award for "The Kill" at the MTV Video Music Awards, one of their two nominations. The second nomination was for Best Rock Video; however, they lost to AFI's "Miss Murder". In the video, members of the band reenact scenes from The Shining. A Beautiful Lie was certified platinum by the RIAA in January for distribution of over one million albums.[4]

In 2006, while on the MTVu $2 Bill Tour, the band did a signing with Music Saves Lives, drawing people to the importance of the non-profit.

In October, the band began their "Welcome to the Universe" tour, sponsored by MTV2 and were supported by Head Automatica, The Receiving End of Sirens, Cobra Starship, Rock Kills Kid, and several other bands including Street Drum Corps. The tour was "environmentally sound" according to a 2006 interview with then-bassist Matt Wachter. "Jared and Shannon put together this thing called Environmentour which is illustrating ways—alternatives—to kind of clean up some of the mess we leave behind. We fueled the bus with vegetable oil," he explains.[5] On November 20, MTV2 premiered the video for "From Yesterday"; the video is the first American rock video ever shot in its entirety in the People's Republic of China.[6] The music video is loosely based on the film The Last Emperor.

On April 29, 2007, the band performed at the Australian MTV Australia Video Music Awards, where they were nominated for three awards, winning "Best Rock Video" and "Video of the Year" for "The Kill".

As of Spring 2007, the band is supporting The Used as a part of the "Taste of Chaos" tour and have scheduled a string of dates in Europe supporting Linkin Park. They are also scheduled to play Roskilde, Rock am Ring, Pinkpop, Give It A Name Festival and Download. 30 Seconds to Mars were one of the hosts for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. While on the 2007 Taste of Chaos the band also did and interview with Music Saves Lives.

On March 21, 2008, 30 Seconds to Mars performed at 'My Coke Fest' in South Africa, which saw the band back on South African soil since the inception and recording of A Beautiful Lie. At a Press Conference Leto describe the experience as deeply personal, with the added hope that some new material may see the light of day on African Soil. The band played to a sold-out crowd in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

On December 11, 2009, according to AOL Radio Blog, with votes from listeners of the site's Alternative Radio station, the Top Alternative Song of the Decade of the 2000s was 30 Seconds To Mars' hit The Kill from 2006, which had major success, along with the album which the single appears, A Beautiful Lie.[7]

Virgin Records lawsuit and This Is War (2008—present)

Following other commitments, they will begin working on their third album. As heard in the MTV Malaysia interview with Leto, he announces they are currently in the middle of the new album. Some of the songs seem to have been performed at their overseas tour.

However, in August 2008, Virgin Records filed a $30 million lawsuit, claiming the band refused to deliver three albums as required by its contract. According to the lawsuit, the band "repudiated" a 1999 contract in July.[8] In an early 2009 interview with MTV, Jared said that they hope to have their third album out by summer 2009, and he also gave information about the meaning behind the record saying, "I think this record is about faith, about spiritual matters, and that just happens to be what we're thinking about and talking about in our lives right now. I said when the last album came out that I wanted to destroy the first record, which I think we did. We took a dramatic turn from the first to the second, and I think this new record follows that path. It's exciting to us, and we're really passionate about it."

In the February 11 issue of Kerrang! magazine, the working title for the new album is said to be This Is War.[9][10]

Jared released a bit of information about his trip to Hawaii, and recorded a song called "Hurricane" with Kanye West.[11][12]

On April 28, they returned from EMI and the lawsuit was annulled.[13][14][15]

Soon after the announcement of the lawsuit settlement, Jared and 30 Seconds To Mars told MTV News that their third album has had its release date pushed back from April 2009[16] to some time in September 2009.[17] Although these dates have been changed many times, 30 Seconds to Mars has released This Is War on December 8, 2009.

Awards

On August 8, 2007, Kerrang! announced that 30 Seconds to Mars has been nominated for two categories of the Kerrang! Awards 2007; "Best International Newcomer" and "Best Single" – "The Kill". On August 24 they had only won the award for Best Single, which was "The Kill".[18] The other award was lost to Madina Lake.

On November 1, 2007, the band won the MTV Europe Music Award for "Rock Out", one of the two categories they were nominated in.[19]

On December 21, 2007, 30 Seconds to Mars won Fuse's Best of 2007 Award.[20] They won in competition against Korn and had amassed over 7 million votes. 31 other bands and artists such as Muse, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and Avenged Sevenfold were also included in the contest.

On August 2, 2008, 30 Seconds to Mars won the "Video Star" awards for "A Beautiful Lie" music video at MTV Asia Awards 2008, in Genting, Malaysia.[21]

On August 21, 2008, 30 Seconds To Mars won two of the four Kerrang! Awards that they were nominated for. The band won "Best International Band" and "Best Single — From Yesterday".[22][23]

On October 16, 2008 they won "Best International Rock Artist" at the Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2008.[24]

On November 6, 2008, they were the VIP section hosts of the MTV Europe Music Awards, interviewing the likes of Kid Rock, Anastacia and Sugababes. They added to their collection with an MTV EMA "Video Star" for "A Beautiful Lie" and the "Rock Out" award, claiming that nearly all of their success is down to their fans.[25]

The "A Beautiful Lie" video was certified gold by MTV International.[20][26]

Characteristics

The band's phoenix logo (which the band named "Mithra") bears the phrase "Provehito in Altum", the band's motto. Roughly translated from Latin, this means "Launch forth into the deep"; but a more stylized version would be "Rocket in(to) High(ness)". The logo was primarily used for promotion of the band's debut, whereas for A Beautiful Lie, the new Trinity logo was created consisting of three skulls and three arrows pointing inwards, along with the band's name and motto.

The Echelon

The Echelon is a publicity street team for the band 30 Seconds to Mars, which helps in bringing friends to the shows, phoning local radio stations to request the band's songs, putting up posters, posting to band forums or related bulletin boards online, voting for the band in official award nominations and maintaining magazines or websites dedicated to the band. It is also the name of one of their songs in the album 30 Seconds to Mars.

Musical style, genre and influence

30 Seconds to Mars have been stated by reviewers and criticts to play within the genres of hard rock,[27] emo,[28] neo-progressive,[29] progressive metal,[30][31] alternative metal[31][32] and post-grunge.[29]

Band members

Current members
Former members
  • Matt Wachter – bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizer (2001–2007)
  • Solon Bixler – guitar (2000–2003)
  • Kevin Drake – guitar (1999–2001)
Touring members
  • Tim Kelleher – bass guitar, keyboards (2007–present)
  • Braxton Olita – keyboards (2009–present)

Timeline

Discography

Acoustic songs

The band made acoustic versions of songs from their second album A Beautiful Lie. Some of the acoustics have been included in some versions of the album.

Non-album tracks

In addition to the tracks on their three full-length releases thus far, the band has also recorded a few other tracks. Among these tracks are "Phase 1: Fortification" and "Valhalla", the latter of which was present on an early demo. "Phase 1: Fortification" was released on an overseas single for "Capricorn (A Brand New Name)". Another track featured on certain imported 30 Seconds to Mars titles is "Anarchy in Tokyo", a song that was recorded during the process of their self-titled debut. "Revolution" was also recorded for the self-titled album, but wasn't included because it didn't fit the theme of the album, and because of fear that listeners would take the lyrics too literally, especially after the September 11, 2001 attacks.[33] "Occam's Razor" was also recorded, but was never included on any of the band's releases. As a result, it is considered the most difficult to locate of the five unreleased tracks.

Demo versions of songs on the band's self-titled debut were also slightly different, along with different names. For example, "Fallen" was previously called "Jupiter", and "Year Zero" was previously called "Hero". Also made available are the demo versions of "Buddha for Mary" and "93 Million Miles"; the latter originally had lyrics referring to the band Deadsy, whose members Dr. Nner and P. Exeter Blue I provided extra instrumentation on several tracks, but the lyrics were changed after the two bands were involved in a small feud.

During recent live shows, the band has premiered two new songs, one of which may end up on the new album: "Some Other Sun" and "The Believer", which were initially written for the self-titled album but was scrapped during recording, as well as live songs such as "Sisters of Heresy" and "Under Pressure / Pressure" (Name of song unsure, name based on lyrics).

On December 11, 2006, the band sent their fans a "stocking stuffer" in the form of a holiday song called "Santa Through the Back Door". It was featured on a KROQ (Los Angeles) compilation which coincided with the station's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas festival. The song also featured a spoken word intro performed by the band's roadie Mike "Colonel Buck" Bobroff who also performed the intro prior to the band's set at the festival on December 9, 2006.

In September 2007, the band also recorded a cover of Kanye West's "Stronger" for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.

In February 2008, the band had premiered a song during the first European blood ball in Milan, Italy. Leto said the song is called "Old Blues Song".

During the sessions of This Is War, "Hurricane" was originally recorded with Kanye West on background vocals. The song was later re-recorded without him because conflicts between West's label and the band's label would not let him add his vocals. The Kanye West version of "Hurricane" was leaked online, with Jared Leto saying the song may be released.

Videography

References

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  13. ^ "30 Seconds to Mars News 4/28/2009". 2009-04-28. http://www.thirtysecondstomars.com/main.asp. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  14. ^ "MySpace 30 Seconds to Mars". 2009-04-29. http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=5211815&blogId=486048031. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
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  16. ^ "Murdock Radio: CD Releases v11". Murdock Radio. 2009-02-13. http://murdockradio.blogspot.com/2009/02/cd-releases-v11.html. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  17. ^ "This Is War – Cede". Cede.ch. http://www.cede.ch/it/music-cd/frames/frameset.cfm?aobj=766372. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  18. ^ "Kerrang! Awards 2007: Best Single Winner". Kerrang!. 2007-08-23. http://blog.kerrangawards.com/2007/08/best_single.html#more. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
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Literature

  • AA.VV. Thirty Seconds to Mars. A Beautiful Lie. Milwaukee (United States), Hal Leonard Corporation, Guitar Recorded Versions, 2005. ISBN 1423426797.
  • AA.VV. Thirty Seconds to Mars. A Beautiful Lie — Deluxe Edition. Milwaukee (United States), Hal Leonard Corporation, Guitar Recorded Versions, 2007. ISBN 9781423426790.

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Jared Joseph Leto (born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer, guitarist, songwriter, director, producer and painter. He was born in Bossier City, Louisiana. Leto is known for his alternative rock band 30 Seconds to Mars with his older brother Shannon Leto. Jared Leto is a Vegetarian.

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  • My coolest job was when I was 12 and I was a dishwasher at the Three Pigs Bar-B-Que for $2.50 an hour. All the fleabags and stoners worked there, so that's where I wanted to be.
    • Detour, November 1996.
  • I always had an understanding and a connection and a good relationship with gay men and women. And I don't want to censor myself about the [censored] subject because I don't have a problem with gay or straight or any of that."
    • OUT, 2004
  • All of my roles have had their own unique set of challenges, and I enjoy that in some perverse, masochistic way. I'm always dying though! Maybe I have some kind of fetish.
    • Nylon Guys, 2005
  • No one shakes their bon-bon like I do, except Ricky [Martin].
    • Interview with Ink19, November 2005
  • Is it a little rude to answer your phone in the middle of a [censored] song?
    • Milan, Alcatraz, 2008
  • It's your country, I don't make the rules. I just visit. Jesus.
    • Lisbon, Pavilhão Atlântico, May 2008

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30 Seconds to Mars
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30 Seconds to Mars in 2009. From left to right: Tomo Miličević, Jared Leto, Shannon Leto.
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Post-grunge, hard rock, alternative metal, progressive metal
Years active 1998–Present
Labels Virgin Records/EMI
Immortal Records
Website 30SecondsToMars.com
Members
Jared Leto
Shannon Leto
Tomo Miličević
Former members
Matt Wachter
Solon Bixler
Kevin Drake

30 Seconds to Mars is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles. This band was started in 1998 by the actor Jared Leto and his brother Shannon Leto. The current members of the band are Jared Leto (lead vocals), Tomo Miličević (lead guitar) and Shannon Leto (drummer).

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Band history

Formation

Created in 1998 by the actor Jared Leto brother and his brother Shannon, 30 Seconds to Mars began as a small family project. Matt Wachter later joined the band as bassist and keyboard player. After working with two guitarists, Kevin Drake and Solon Bixler, the band auditioned Tomo Miličević to join the band[1].

According to an interview from Virgin Records, the band's name;
"Actually comes from a thesis that the band found online that was written by a former Harvard professor. And one of the subsections of the thesis was titled "Thirty Seconds to Mars" and he goes on to talk about the exponential growth of technology that relates to humans and saying that we are quite literally thirty seconds to mars. What it means to us is, we thought it best described our music, in short."[2]

Even if Jared Leto is a major Hollywood actor, he prefers not to use this information to "sell" the band and he refuses to play shows where they use his name to promote the band.

30 Seconds to Mars (2002–2005)

The self-titled album was released on the 27 August 2002 by Immortal Records and Virgin Records, produced by Bob Ezrin and Brian Virtue. The first single, "Capricorn (A Brand New Name)", peaks at number 31 an the Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. In the music video, the band members are in a desert where people are digging in mud pits. The band is playing in a ditch where others are watching them.

The second single is "Edge of the Earth". The music video is created by a series of live clips of 30 Seconds to Mars. It represents when Tomo Miličević joined in the band.

A Beautiful Lie (2002–2008)

Their second album, A Beautiful Lie, was released on the 30 August 2005 by Immortal Records and Virgin Records, produced by Josh Abraham. The first single, "Attack", brought 30 Seconds to Mars to world success. The video for the song was filmed in an abandoned hotel in Hollywood.

In January 2006 this album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for distribution of over one million albums[3]. In March 2006 the band began their first tour from headliner, called Forever Night, Never Day. In October 2006 the band began their Welcome to the Universe Tour, sponsored by MTV2[4].

The second single from the album is "The Kill", and it follows the success of the precedent single. It spent 52 weeks on the Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks. The music video is based on the American film Shining. This single won the MTV2 Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, Best Single at the Kerrang! Awards, Best Live Action at the MTVu Woodie Awards, Video of the Year and Best Rock Video at the MTV Australian Music Awards and Best Video Inspired By Film at the Fuse Chainsaw Awards. This single was also at number 18 on MTV Italy's list of Top 100 Hits of 2007.

On the 1 March 2007, while on tour in El Paso, Texas, Jared Leto announced to the arena that was the last concert of 30 Seconds to Mars with Matt Wachter. He dedicated the final song of the show, "R-Evolve", to Matt. They are also played in various festivals as Roskilde, Rock am Ring, Pinkpop, Give It A Name and Download.


The third single from the album is "From Yesterday" and it is a success too. The music video is based on the Italian film The Last Emperor. It is the first American rock video ever shot in its entirety in the People's Republic of China[5]. This single peaks at number 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks, and also in Europe, Bolivia and Latvia Singles Chart. At this time, 30 Seconds to Mars won also Best Artist at the TRL Awards Italy, Best Rock Artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Best of 2007 at the Fuse Awards and Best International Artist at the Bandit Rock Awards.

The fourth single from the album is "A Beautiful Lie" and it is very success. The video is a montage of images of the Greenland, with scenes of the band playing on an iceberg. The single won the Video Star at the MTV Asia Awards and at the MTV Europe Music Awards, and in 2009 it was certified gold by MTV International. In April 2008, 30 Seconds to Mars released only in Argentina the fifth single from the album, "The Story".

30 Seconds to Mars in 2008 won Best Single for "From Yesterday" and Best International Band at the Kerrang! Awards, Best Rock Artist International at the MTV Latin America Awards and Best Rock Artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards where were one of the hosts.

EMI lawsuit and This Is War (2008–present)

In August 2008, Virgin Records filed a $30 million lawsuit, claiming the band refused to deliver three albums as required by its contract. According to the lawsuit, the band "repudiated" a 1999 contract in July[6].

On the 11 February 2009 issue of Kerrang!, the working title for the new album is said to be This Is War[7][8]. On Twitter, Jared released a bit of information about his trip to Haiti, and recorded a song called "Hurricane" with Kanye West and Brandon Flowers of The Killers[9][10].

On the 28 April, they returned from EMI and the lawsuit was annulled[11][12][13][14].

Soon after the announcement of the lawsuit settlement, 30 Seconds to Mars told MTV News have promised to release This Is War by October 2009[15][16]. According to their Twitter[17], they have at least four songs done for their new album on 27 May. Although these dates have been changed many times, 30 Seconds to Mars have announced that This Is War will be released December 8, 2009.

Band members

Current members

Former members

Touring musicians

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Discography

Albums

  • 2002 - 30 Seconds to Mars
  • 2005 - A Beautiful Lie
  • 2009 - This Is War

Singles

  • 2002 - Capricorn (A Brand New Name)
  • 2003 - Edge of the Earth
  • 2005 - Attack
  • 2006 - The Kill
  • 2006 - From Yesterday
  • 2007 - A Beautiful Lie
  • 2009 - Kings and Queens
  • 2010 - This Is War

Awards

References

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