Thirty Seconds to Mars Since their formation in Los Angeles in 1998, 30 Seconds To Mars has searched for a perfect lineup. Jared and Shannon Leto started the band on their own as a family musical project with Jared providing guitar, keyboards, vocals, and lyrics and Shannon playing drums. Jared also has a significant and prolific acting career. Shortly after forming, a bassist was added in the form of Matt Wachter who played with the band until 2007.
When he was younger, Bob Gruen spent a lot of nights crawling around on the sticky floors of concert halls surrounded by screaming teenagers, just trying to get the perfect shot. One of the best-known rock ’n’ roll photographers, Gruen has taken iconic pictures of John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, the Clash, the New York Dolls, and Debbie Harry. The music business has changed a lot since then, but Gruen is arguably bigger than ever. Last year he was the subject of a Showtime documentary, Rock ’N’ Roll Exposed. His book, Rock Seen, is in its third printing.