30 Second To Mars Invite Fans To Be On The New Album

On Sunday, April 26, Jared Leto and his crew held a “Summit” in Hollywood, California to involve their breed of super dedicated fans in their follow up to 2005’s A Beautiful Lie. Drawing over 1,000 fans from here in the U.S. AND Europe, MTV news reported that it resulted in “a legitimate experiment in recording and crowd-control, with 30STM using the audience as a musical instrument.”

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“There were some things [we tried] that were left-field sound experiments — using the group, the collective, as a musical instrument,” he continued. “We did everything from percussive expression to whispering to things that were a little bit more familiar, like inviting the 1,000 people that were there to sing the chorus of a song. And those people who were a part of it all will be a part of the next 30 Seconds to Mars album. … It was quite simply one of the best things we’ve done as a band.”

Participants have been sworn to secrecy, but were any Buzznet kids inattendance?

The only info that Jordan Catalano Leto offered was a feel for what the album might be like:

“The longest song on there is, like, eight minutes. The shortest, probably five. … I don’t think we have one under five, that’s for sure,” he said. “I think we do a really good job at just chasing the feeling, the core of the song, and allowing the song the ability or right to go where it leads us, where it wants to go.”

Five to eight minutes? Who do they think they are, Angels and Airwaves?

Ah well, it’s still cool they’re involving the rabid fanatics. Must be a cool experience.

Tell us and proooove it.