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Thirty Seconds to Mars
Submitted by Tom Spinelli on 2008-08-18
Jared Leto Responds to Virgin Suing 30 Seconds To Mars

Virgin Records has sued 30 Seconds To Mars for $30 million. The label is alleging the band still owe them three more albums, according to a contract 30STM entered with the now-defunct Immortal Records in 1999.

Frontman (and renowned actor) Jared Leto responded in a recent statement, explaining "We had been signed to our record contract for nine years. Basically, under California law, where we live and signed our deal, one cannot be bound to a contract for more than seven years. This is widely known by all the record companies and has been for years. In fact, so aware of it are they that they desperately try to make deals outside of California whenever possible. It is a law that protects people from lengthy, unfair, career-spanning contracts. This law also gave us the legal right to explore other possible opportunities."

We┬┤ll keep you updated as the situation progresses.

The band is currently recording a new album in Los Angeles, having last released their sophomore full-length, A Beautiful Lie, in 2005.


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