The official lyric video for 30 Seconds to Mars’ new song, “The Race,” was released Tuesday.
“‘The Race’ is a song about the madness of love, life, the insanity of dreams, and about how – at times – prey can become the predator,” the band’s frontman, actor Jared Leto, told The Huffington Post. Fittingly enough, the lyrics video for the song, which appears on their new album LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS, gets wild with footage of animals playing underneath the words.
30 Seconds to Mars’ new album LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS drops May 21st. Stay tuned to ANDPOP.com for our interview with the band.
The rock band was taping their ‘MTV Unplugged’ episode, which is set to air in July, when MTV asked them point-blank about the breakup rumors.
“We can neither confirm nor deny these allegations,” guitarist Tomo Milicevic said, laughing. OK – is that a good sign, or a bad sign?
The band has spent the past year promoting their ‘This is War’ album, which has put aside their long-term plans of shooting a video for the album’s next single, ‘Night of the Hunter.’
“I would love to make another video. I think if I made another video, it would kill me, because I’ve been making videos for the past 18 to 20 months,” frontman Jared Leto said with a sigh. “When did we start ‘Kings and Queens’? October? I may have to go check myself in for some time away if I do another video.”
It’s a little sketchy that the band is not denying that they are breaking up. Maybe Leto will return to acting and focus his attention on that? Or maybe they are just taking a break, then reuniting soon. I expect a statement sometime soon in the future.
’30 Seconds to Mars’ frontman Jared Leto has been announced as the new face of Hugo Boss’s cologne, reports The Independent.
The german brand released the announcement via Facebook on April 26. Leto also released a statement, saying “HUGO inspires men to succeed through creativity, which is something I’ve aimed for my entire career.”
The men’s scent is expected to be released in July.
I don’t know about this selection – Hugo Boss is a brand focused on timeless and classic ideals, and Leto is none of those things. He’s a grungy rocker, not a clean-cut businessman. Leto did start out as a model though, so I’m sure he can carry his own in these ads. I’ve never been a fan of celebrity-endorsed fashion lines, so obviously I’m not super ecstatic over this, but Leto isn’t hideous so I’m sure they will turn out great.
Looks like Jared Leto and his band 30 Seconds to Mars may have gone a little too far in their newest music video for the song Hurricane.
Leto has received several letters from the major networks informing him that the video contains sexual bondage-based imagery that’s WAY too much for basic cable. In fact, editors would have to remove scenes just to make the video playable in the more liberal post-10pm timeslot!
When the video does eventually come out, we’re sure people will be lined up to see it now!
Check out the network letter Leto posted with all the sexy details after the jump!
Earlier this month, Kanye West got people talking when he posted a photo of himself, Killers singer Brandon Flowers and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto on his blog and wrote that the trio were working on a “dope-ass song” for 30STM’s new album.
According to mtvnews.com, Leto wrote a post on 30STM’s site a few days later — in which he revealed that the song was called “Hurricane” – and he had more to say on Monday.
“I had actually brought up [the idea of working with West] some time ago, but it’s pretty unbelievable that it actually happened,” Leto said. “He came by here, he was here in the studio, and we did some initial kind of listening, and he did some singing, and we knew we needed to kind of follow up and finish things, so I went over to Hawaii [with] an engineer and a small crew, and we had a great time.”
Jared Leto and the rest of his band-mates from 30 Seconds To Mars are busy working on a follow-up to “A Beautiful Lie,” released in 2005.
The band teamed up with British producer Flood (Nine Inch Nails, Sigur Rós) for the album and Leto said to MTV News that even with a $30 million lawsuit, they are in “good spirits.”
The lawsuit was filed by Virgin Records, the band’s former label, in August. According to MTV News, Virgin Records has filed a lawsuit because 30 Seconds To Mars failed to produce three of the five records the band was obliged to put out under their 1999 contract, which they originally entered with Immortal Records.
Virgin took over the contract in 2004 and the band later claimed they were “excused from such performance from and after July 4, 2008, pursuant to California Labor Code Sec. 2855 (a).”
“It’s our first lawsuit,” Leto said to MTV News. “When you have a $30 million lawsuit against you, it’s part of your life. Some days you feel invincible, and other days you can be obsessed with it. Some days you can get a little pissed.”
Still, the band is hard at work to produce a new album, “Our only concrete goal is to make something amazing,” Leto said to MTV News, “and something that we’re proud of, and something that’s fulfilling and challenges us”.
When 30 Seconds to Mars released A Beautiful Lie in 2005, they had no idea how the album would be received. And they did not predict that it would take off the way it has.
To date, A Beautiful Lie has sold over a million copies – 10 times the amount their 2002 debut sold – earning it platinum status.
If they keep it up, Jared Leto won’t be known as the actor who sings. He’ll be the singer who acts.
Candid and genuine, Jared Leto spoke with andPOP before 30 Seconds to Mars performed last week in Toronto as part of the Taste of Chaos tour.
Watch the interview to hear his thoughts on the band’s success, the doubters and haters, celebrity gossip bloggers, longtime bassist Matt Wachter’s departure from the band, the future and more.
30 Seconds to Mars want to be known as a genuine elite rock band, not just actor Jared Leto’s band.
When they released their first album in 2002, the focus was all on Leto.
But somehow, with their second album, “A Beautiful Lie,” released Tuesday, 30 Seconds to Mars are becoming more known as a quartet and less as a an actor’s novelty act.
Keanu Reeves and Bruce Willis have a lost a member of their club.
30 Seconds to Mars spoke with andPOP on a recent visit to Toronto. Watch the interview to learn more about the album, touring, dealing with preconceived notions, Jared Leto’s grandmother’s macaroni, and more.