Had tons of fun covering this one! lot’s of times I cover songs that require concentration in remembering the parts and not fucking it up.. but this song made it easy to just rock out and not think too much. as a side note, these days I’m focused on not slouching and hitting harder, and I think I did an ok job in doing so – so yay.

Album: A Beautiful Lie

Released: August 30, 2005
Labels: Immortal • Virgin • EMI

Album cover – A Beautiful Lie (2005)

30 Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band was conceived as a collaboration between brothers Jared Leto and Shannon Leto, who had been playing music together since their childhood. Current lineup includes Jared Leto (lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards), Shannon Leto (drums, percussion) and Tomo Miličević (lead guitar, bass, violin, keyboards, other instruments).

30 Seconds To Mars

The band’s second album, A Beautiful Lie, was recorded on four different continents in five different countries over a three-year period to accommodate lead singer Jared Leto’s acting career. The album’s title track, as well as three other songs, were composed in Cape Town, South Africa, where Leto was later met by his bandmates to work on the tracks. It was during this time that Leto conceived the album’s title. Prior to this, the album was tentatively to be released under the title Battle of One. It was leaked onto peer-to-peer file sharing networks almost five months before its scheduled release; the version of the album that leaked was unmastered. Because of this, the band was forced to set back the album’s release date.

Jared Leto and Shannon Leto

Fun Fact

The band played its first concerts under different names, before finally settling on the name “Thirty Seconds to Mars”, which was taken from a rare manuscript titled Argus Apocraphex. Jared Leto spoke of the name as “a reference, a rough translation from the book. I think the idea is interesting, it’s a metaphor for the future,” he explained. “Thirty seconds to Mars—the fact that we’re so close to something that’s not a tangible idea. Also Mars being the God of War makes it really interesting, as well. You could substitute that in there, but what’s important for my brother and I, is that it be imaginative and really represent the sound of our music in as unique a way as possible.”

30 Seconds To Mars live in Greece, 2011

Video Credits

Filmed & Edited by Marc Liscio @ 1st Degree Entertainment
Drums Mixed by Charles Kallaghan Massabo

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