Over the past few years, we have lost some legendary musicians. This week, Jared Leto and his band 30 Seconds to Mars performed at BBC Radio’s Live Lounge where they honored some of the greatest singing voices with a pretty extraordinary tribute song. Leto masterfully fuses together all-time great songs from recently deceased superstars Prince, David Bowie, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. 30 Seconds to Mars and a backup choir performed a tremendous song that combined Prince’s “Purple Rain,” David Bowie’s “Heroes,” George Michael’s “Freedom,” Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” and Linkin Park’s “Crawling.” All perfectly melting into one another in one amazing tribute song to the dead legends.
Leto has stepped away from acting and being The Joker in “Suicide Squad” lately to focus on the new album by 30 Seconds to Mars. The new album, which has yet to have a title or a release date, will be the band’s first album since 2013’s “Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams.” Leto told Sky News that the new album will be “complete and total insanity.” The first single is “Walk on Water” and it is inspired by the political atmosphere in the United States right now.
“It is a documentary film that we shot in all 50 states on a single day – July 4th, our Independence Day – we had about 92 camera crews shooting all over the country, and we captured a portrait of America at, I think, a really important time,” Leto said. “I thought it was a really important time to tell the story of who we are, what kind of country we live in, who do we want to be, so I think it’s going to be a fascinating look at what’s going on in America right now.”