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— Jared Leto, MARS300

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Jared Leto brings 'Artifact' to TIFF

TORONTO - When musician Jared Leto and his bandmates in 30 Seconds to Mars hatched the idea to do a making-of documentary for their third album, the 40-year-old singer was hoping to give fans a bird's eye perspective on the then-untitled record.

But instead of a candid look at the recording process, the film took a sinister turn when, as 30 Seconds tried to amicably amend their contract with Virgin/EMI, the group was sued for $30-million by the record company. Leto, his brother Shannon (who plays drums) and guitarist Tomo Milicevic, were no longer making an album. They were at war.

“I don’t know why they chose $30-million,” Leto said, after arriving in Toronto for the TIFF premiere of Artifact at the Ryerson Theatre Friday night (it repeats Sunday).

The suit was eventually settled, but the ordeal resulted in a film that is both a searing indictment of a music industry fuelled by greed, and an examination of a band coming together to produce one of their biggest selling albums.

CREDIT: Toronto Sun

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