Here's something I didn't know about 30 Seconds to Mars:
Despite selling 3 million copies of their second album, A Beautiful Lie, the band found themselves more than 2.7 million dollars in debt to the label, claiming they never saw any money off the album, and wanted out of their contract.
That's a story as old as the record industry. Just talk to TLC -- their album CrazySexyCool sold 11-million copies, yet they were bringing home $35k/year.
"This was a very real lawsuit. It wasn't just a headline," Leto tells Rolling Stone. "We had a very real possibility of owing a corporation 30 million dollars, of having our music and our album tied up in the courts and never seeing the light of day and our careers an our dreams shattered."
Check out the trailer below, and look for Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and STP and Brandon Boyd of Incubus.
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