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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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Suzie    

30 seconds from mars is an awesome! love them! Hope that they are still together. Jared could sing the alphabet and I would buy it.

2239 days ago
17.

Kelly    

Jared is a NO TALENT ego maniac! He and his band suck more than a ten dollar whore!!!

2238 days ago
18.

Paul    

Hey people don't badmouth Jared Leto & 30 Seconds To Mars THEY ROCK! I've seen those guys at least twice. I'm sure 30 STM will record some new tunes.

2238 days ago
19.

Zara    

his band sucks. he's hot...

2238 days ago
20.

can't fool me    

Actually, the band is genuinely good - innovative sound, good lyrics. The "echelon" stuff is immature posturing, however, and Leto was way too old to be wearing the make-up.

2238 days ago
21.

JHAWK1    

30 Seconds to Mars is one of the best live rock bands out there and Shannon Leto is one of the best drummers I've ever heard. They were talking about putting another album out while they were touring in Europe so I don't really know what's going on but this is crazy. Screw Virgin!

2238 days ago
22.

America    

Didn't this article originally contain the word "crappy" in its title?

2238 days ago
23.

LadyBee09    

Whoa some of the comments are RUDE! lol
I actually think Leto's band is pretty good.
But Jared doesn't need to be wearing eyeliner. He's sexy without it!
:)

2238 days ago
24.

Kremi    

30 Seconds To Mars = the best band ever.

2238 days ago
25.

Echelon4Life    

That's bulls**t! Jared and the band make great music and only ppl who like f**kin commercial music like TH will write all that sh*t that's been left here! If the guys from the band are not making more music it's because they have a good reason to do so. I, as an Echelon member, am not happy that there won't be a new album soon, but still support their decision and will wait as long as it takes!
Provehito In Altum!

2238 days ago
26.

barry Gordy is genius    

I'm using a stolen laptop to communicate to you americans. Ha Ha Ha !!!

2238 days ago
27.

Jack Butters    

Jared will forever be cursed now for trying to exploit John Lennon and playing his killer Mark David Chapman in that movie that totally failed because people were appalled by a movie studio trying to glorify a killer that murdered one of the greatest Musicians in the 20th Century. Even the movie studios and movie theaters wouldn't even touch that movie and it was pretty much black listed. Notice ever since that movie bombed so has Jared Leto's career???

2238 days ago
28.

james mills    

the record company needs to stop, the band has two albums out, make another of acustics, the best of ,and then release an album of videos, the band 30stm is a bad ass band,

2238 days ago
29.

Shoehanger    

There is no new music because they have not been paid. They have been touring FOREVER because touring is where the actual money is. They label has been sticking it to them and they have been giving the finger back to the label. The label is pissed because they know a new CD would sell well and make them more money.

Pay 30STM and we will get a new CD.

Can anyone out there think of a CD that has had a longer commercial life than this one? It was released in 2005 and they very well may be up for a video award THIS YEAR for "Beautiful Lie."

2238 days ago
30.

Mr Right    

SUED FOR NOT MAKING MUSIC????

THIS ASSCLOWN SHOULD BE SUED FOR MAKING 'MUSIC'!!!!!

2238 days ago
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