30 Seconds To Mars Clarify Break Up Rumors
For the past several months, there have been rumors swirling regarding the split of 30 Seconds to Mars. After several ominous statements about their future, the band members are finally setting the record straight…sort of.
After playing a Guiness World Record setting 300+ show tour in support of their 2009 album ‘This Is War,’ it’s understandable that the members of 30 Seconds to Mars would be feeling a bit burned-out. Last we heard, Jared Leto “didn’t know” if he had what it would take to get the ball rolling again w/ 30STM. Recently the band’s drummer Shannon Leto (better known as “Jared Leto’s brother”) told Kerrang, “We’ve never said this is ‘the end,'” to which Jared added:
“But I think there has been a question mark there for all of us. In part because people started to ask us so much about the future and our reaction is, ‘Well, let’s talk about the here and now.’ Which is important to us. We don’t know what the future has to hold, but we know we’re excited about it and this tour has been the gift of a lifetime. It’s been a journey that we’ll always look back on, as one of the most informative and fulfilling experiences of our lives. Over two years we’ve been pursuing this quest, traveling every continent besides one, playing over 300 shows, winning and losing and fighting and being at peace. [We fought] a $30 million lawsuit with our record company, financing an album ourselves called This Is War and here we are on the other side.”
In a related story, they broke up an hour after the interview — just kidding. Their Guiness World Record for ‘Most Consecutive Shows in Support of an Album’ will be challenged by South African rockers Seether this year, who have already played 150 shows in support of ‘Holding on to Strings Better Left to Fray’ and have another 300 planned for 2012.