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Jared Leto

Sued for Not Making Music

8/15/2008 8:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If you've been dying for the next 30 Seconds to Mars album, get in line, so is their record label.

In the breach of contract lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Virgin Records alleges Shannon and Jared Leto violated their recording contract by not putting out the agreed number of albums. The suit says the Leto Bros. agreed in 1999 to cut five records for the label, but on July 4 of this year, they say the Leto boys quit -- three albums short. Virgin is suing for "in excess" of $30 million.

A rep for the band cries foul, telling us that even though the band has been signed for nine years and have sold more than two million records -- and lived through five regime changes at the label -- they still haven't been paid. Paging TLC!

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Drew    

Jared Leto and his crappy band SUCK!!!

2071 days ago
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Drew P. Drawers    

I'm glad he didn't fulfill his contract. It gives me much less crappy music not to listen to.

2071 days ago
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jandean61    

He should go back to acting. The music industry is in shambles. Even selling 1Million + and headlining shows wont get you a big cut unless your smart and buy back the publishing rights. Its smarter to get into the publishing business and own your own tunes.

2071 days ago
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hahahaha!    

Saw them live at Bamboozle a couple years ago and they were actually very good.. Certainly worse bands out there, .. like say Coldplay, LOL

2071 days ago
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DrTruth    

These rappers, hip hoppers and grunge zombies churn out the musical equivalent of human waste every time they put out a new CD. But isn't it illegal to go to the bathroom in public? If the homeless do it, they get a night in jail. But pretend you're from the hood and you get an MTV crib, a pimp chariot and bling bling. What's up with that? I mean, what do they write their liner notes on, toilet paper?

2071 days ago
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Dragon Mama    

30 Seconds rocks. I don't buy the propoganda you are pushing.

2071 days ago
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common sense    

First!

2071 days ago
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common sense    

First!

2071 days ago
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common sense    

First!

2071 days ago
10.

annie    

So they broke up? I had no idea! I really like them :(

2071 days ago
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DrTruth    

Truth sells, kid. Any brain dead, tone deaf, generation bohemian psycho youth band that has made it within the last 15 years is not worth a molecule of an atom on a dingleberry from the rotting balls of Elvis, Sinatra or a dead Beatle's rotting corpse.

2071 days ago
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FunnyStuff    

Tenth!

2071 days ago
13.

Ryan    

30 Seconds to Mars is an awesome band,I hope to God they haven't broken up

2071 days ago
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lmao    

If they haven't been paid, then how do they pay their bills and support themselves?!

2071 days ago
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alyson    

30 seconds to mars does NOT put out crappy music! i saw them live at Taste of Chaos last year and they were AWESOME. true their music doesn't appeal to everyone but there are people who like it a lot besides teenage girls. your personal opinion of the 'crappy' band does not reflect everyone's opinion, so don't be stupid!!

2071 days ago
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