30 Seconds to Mars
Kudos to Thirty Seconds to Mars and their director Bartholomew Cubbins (aka Jared Leto) for winning the Best Rock Video of 2013 in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards. The victorious clip was the band's 'City of Angels' video, which featured a number of familiar and not-so-familiar Los Angeles denizens speaking about their love affair with Tinsel Town while the song sets the tone.
Get used to hearing Jared Leto's name called this award season! The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman made a triumphant return to acting this past year, playing a transgendered AIDS patient named Rayon in the film 'Dallas Buyers Club' and he was rewarded with a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award on Sunday night (Jan. 12).
Thirty Seconds to Mars are riding high with their new album 'Love Lust Faith + Dreams' and their latest single 'City of Angels.' Singer Jared Leto and drummer Shannon Leto recently stopped by the Loudwire studio to discuss both the album and the single, along with a few other topics. With the short film for 'City of Angels' coming out today, we present the first portion of our interview with Jared and Shannon (above) along with the 'City of Angels' video (below).
There are many bands who continually pay respect to their hometown, but you'd be hard pressed to find a group as dedicated to their city of origin as Thirty Seconds to Mars. The rock trio took over Los Angeles' historic Hollywood Bowl on Saturday (Oct. 12) and in the process signified just how far they've come since playing in a sweaty garage in the "city of angels" all those years ago.
Thirty Seconds To Mars recently won a 2013 MTV Video Music Award for ‘Best Rock Video’ for their song 'Up in the Air' but unfortunately fans only tuning in to the actual broadcast of the ceremony would never have known because the band’s acceptance of the coveted moonman trophy only aired on the pre-show.