30 Seconds To Mars

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30 Seconds To Mars

Born

1/1/1998, Los Angeles, California, USA

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30 Seconds to Mars

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Created in 1998 by Jared Leto (vocals and guitar) and his brother, Shannon (drums), 30 Seconds to Mars merely began as a small family project. Things began to speed up quickly, however, and Matt Wachter later joined the band as bassist. After a small revolving door of guitarists…more

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Their song "A Beautiful Lie" was used in the commercial for 'Without a Trace'.

    • Their song' From Yesterday' is featured on the commercial for 'New Amsterdam'

    • Their song The Kill made it into the popular video game Rockband as a downloadable song.

    • Their song Attack made it into the popular video game Rockband as a downloadable song.

    • On June 15, 2006, They were the guest hosts on the radio talkshow Loveline.

    • 30 Seconds To Mars peformed "The Kill" at the First Annual Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2006. They also won the award for Best Video Inspired By A Film and Jared won the Prince of Darkness award.

    • Jared: The idea that I would ever end up on David Letterman or Jay Leno is horrifying. I am such a freak in comparison to most other twenty-five-year-old guys. I have no idea what other people are thinking. I'm not really in touch.

    • Jared: You know you're really famous when there's rumors about you being gay.

    • Jared: All those reports that I sleep in my closet. I don't know how people get that. People are so obsessed with what you do at home.

    • Jared: I could care less about anybody knowing who I am, but I realize this is part of the game. Maybe if I really hated this whole public thing, I would go do plays in Hoboken.

    • JaredL It's not like I'm hanging out at shopping malls or going to celebrity golf tournaments. I'm so in my own little world. I got my dog, my music, my brother, a couple of friends.

    • Jared: I showed up in L.A. with $500 and a backpack and I stayed at a shelter, so nobody handed me anything. I worked for every single thing that I have.

    • Jared: I don't think [the movie Requiem for a Dream] is for children, but I think if you went home and looked at the video games that your kids are playing, you'd be much more shocked.

    • Their song Echelon was used in the movie The Core.

    • When the press release info for The Kill video was released, Jared stated that the video was directed by a Norwegian named Bartholomew Cubbins. This was intended as a joke as Cubbins is the main character of the Dr. Seuss book The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, however airings of the video on music channels still list Cubbins as the director (Jared is the actual director of the video) and the gag remains a running joke on the band's message boards.

    • When The Kill was announced as a single, 30 Seconds to Mars rendered the song title as The Kill (Bury Me). The correct title of the song is simply The Kill.

    • ALBUMS: '30 Seconds To Mars' (2002)

      A Beautiful Lie (2005)


      This Is War (2009)

    • 30 SECONDS TO MARS MEMBERS: Frontman - Jared Leto, Drummer - Shannon Leto, Guitarist & Keyboard - Tomo Milicevic, Bassist - Matt Wachter

  • Quotes

    • Jared: Teens are always shown as one-dimensional. They're stereotyped. When I was in high school, I cared about more than getting a date or making the team.

    • Jared: If I was ever a teen idol, I'd kill myself.

    • Jared: I wanted to be a visual artist because I grew up around a lot of painters and photographers and had a very artistic upbringing. And I fantasized about being a drug-dealer when I was a kid. I thought it would be a good opportunity; I knew that the market would be strong. Is that bizarre?

    • Jared: I was very much in my own world, never the popular kid. But I had a great family, a great brother and mother.

    • Jared: One memory I have is there were a lot of dogs at this one place and my brother got in a horrific fight with a dog and the dog bit his toe off. They became fast friends after that. He lost a toe and gained a friend.

    • Jared: Years ago, there was a rumor going around that I was dead because I was working in Ireland. Once I got back, people who seemed very upset would come up to me and say, 'We thought you were dead!'

    • Jared: Years ago, there was a rumor going around that I was dead because I was working in Ireland. Once I got back, people who seemed very upset would come up to me and say, 'We thought you were dead!'

    • Jared: I've 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 f***ing subject because I don't have a problem with gay or straight or any of that.

    • Jared: That's what the problem is with the internet, this great escape that we have, everything automatically becomes fact!

    • Jared: I spent some time in prison. Just the normal stuff. Listen, I've had so much edge in my life, I don't need to contrive any. I'm not gonna front like Mr Angst.

    • Jared: I was raised around a lot of artists, musicians, photographers, painters and people that were in theatre. Just having the art-communal hippie experience as a child, there wasn't a clear line that was drawn. We celebrated creative experience and creative expression. We didn't try and curtail it and stunt any of that kind of growth.

    • Jared: I'm gay...as a goose.

    • Jared: High school is a dark place; I hung out with 'freaks'.

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