Arts Entertainments

Who are 30 Seconds to Mars?

The 30 Seconds to Mars bio is a very exciting read. When Jared Leto and his brother Shannon started the band 30 Seconds to Mars, little did he know that this small family business would become a world-famous band. This band was formed in 1998 and later Matt Wachter joined as a keyboardist and bassist. They had some initial problems choosing lead guitarists as Solon Bixler and Kevin Drake left some problems on tour at first. Later, Tomo Milicevic was terminated as lead guitarist.

Many people wondered about the band’s name “30 Seconds to Mars” and found it quite puzzling. This was clarified in an interview by the band members when they revealed that their name was inspired by a Harvard thesis titled “30 Seconds to Mars”. This thesis described the advent and rapid growth of technology and said that we are only 30 seconds from Mars in terms of technology rather than measured light years. According to the members of the band, their music is also quite advanced and different, which is why the name was chosen.

An interesting fact about the band is that the band never sought to advertise or even rely on Jared Leto (who was a Hollywood actor in his own right) to promote themselves. On the contrary, the band deliberately did not play in places where people tried to capitalize on the fame of Jared Letto rather than the songs and talents of the band.

The band released their first self-titled album in 2002, which was produced by Bob Ezrin. This album received mixed reviews and sales numbers slightly exceeded 100,000.

However, this did not deter the spirit of the band and they then released their second album on August 30, 2005 which was titled “A Beautiful Lie”. Learnings from their past saw the band tour several continents, including five different countries, in an effort to achieve perfection on their album. This time, the band also allowed Jared to pursue his film career. The producer of this album was Josh Abraham, who has produced other albums such as Velvet Revolver, Linkin Park, and Orgy.

A Beautiful Lie was leaked five months before its release, forcing the band to include a couple of additional numbers such as “Hunter” and “Battle of One.” Since they left no loopholes in promoting their album, they also included the “gold tickets” on 12 of those copies of the album, earning the winners a free seat and a chance to meet the 30 Seconds to Mars band. backstage.

The band was nominated for two awards at the MTV Awards. They won the award for their album “The Kill”; however, they lost to AFI’s Miss Murder for best rock video. A Beautiful Lie reached platinum status in January since selling a record 1,000,000 albums!

The band has played many songs and is a hit with the young and old. Bassist Matt Watcher left the band in 2007 and was replaced by Tim Kelleher (not the well-known actor).


The band recently announced an upcoming concert tour starting soon!

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