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'Dallas Buyers Club' soundtrack: Hear new songs from Tegan and Sara, Neon Trees, My Morning Jacket and more - EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE

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One of this fall’s most anticipated movies, The Dallas Buyers Club, tells the true story of Texas native Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), whose 1986 HIV diagnosis, received in an era before treatment was readily available, spurred him to start his own prescription drug-smuggling ring.

The movie, which also stars Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, and Jennifer Garner, doesn’t open until this Friday, November 1, but you can stream the soundtrack exclusively here today. The album features brand new compositions by the likes of Tegan and Sara, My Morning Jacket, Fitz and the Tantrums, Neon Trees, Cold War Kids, and Leto’s own band Thirty Seconds to Mars. The album kicks off with Shuggie Otis’ stoned-soul anthem “Sweet Thang,” and also includes two classic T. Rex songs.

If you buy the album on iTunes (where it goes on sale today), 40 cents of every sale will go to the AIDS relief charity Project (RED)‘s Global Fund.  Jared Leto will be taking over Project (RED)’s Twitter account today at 11:30 AM Eastern/8:30 AM Pacific to answer questions about the movie, the soundtrack, and AIDS awareness.

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Jared Leto on Thirty Seconds to Mars' record-breaking tour: 'It's been the journey of a lifetime'

Tonight’s gig at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom marks a momentous occasion for Thirty Seconds to Mars. Not only is the band wrapping up an international tour, they’re also breaking the Guinness World Record for  most shows performed during a single album cycle. Over the last two years, the band has circled the globe several times to promote their gold-certified third album, This Is War. “We’ve been virtually everywhere — not only once but twice and sometimes three times,” said frontman Jared Leto. “It’s been the journey of a lifetime.” From his hotel in Antwerp, Belgium, Leto spoke with EW about returning home after two years on the road, the social concert experience Mars is launching at tonight’s concert, their forthcoming live concert film, and what else is in store for 2012.

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Pukkelpop officially canceled after stage collapse, death toll at five

Organizers of Belgium’s Pukkelpop announced today that the remainder of this year’s three-day festival will be canceled after Thursday’s stage collapse. “Pukkelpop is in deep mourning. We feel much sympathy to the families and friends of the victims. Words cannot describe…,” a translated post on the festival’s site reads.

The death toll in the incident is now five, with about 140 people injured, officials said at a press conference earlier today, the AP reports. Many were hit by debris as a violent thunderstorm not only brought down tents, scaffolding, and stage lights, but also uprooted trees. Three patients remain in critical condition, a doctor told reporters.

Some of the bands scheduled to perform at the festival have tweeted their condolences. “Feeling so helpless at Pukkelpop. We’re so saddened by the news of 5 fatalities & countless injured. Our thoughts are with you all. J K,” wrote the Ting Tings. “Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the tragic events at Pukkelpop. For information +32 (0) 11 23 97 11,” the Foo Fighters offered. “Our hearts go out to all who lost their lives or were injured in today’s storm at Pukkelpop. This is not how it should be. Oof,” said Fleet Foxes. “Our deepest thoughts and sympathies to the families and friends of those who lost their lives today at the show in Belgium. We are absolutely devastated that this celebration ended in tragedy,” wrote Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto. “To those that were injured we are sending thoughts and prayers. Obviously under these horrible and dangerous circumstances, and out of respect for those who have passed, Thirty Seconds to Mars will not be playing. We love you all and hope tomorrow brings a better day.”

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Stage collapses at European music festival; several deaths already reported
Sugarland will hold memorial for 5 stage collapse victims

30 Seconds to Mars cover U2 for 'MTV Unplugged': Watch the EXCLUSIVE VIDEO here!

There are a handful of necessary elements that go into any great edition of MTV Unplugged.

There should be acoustic instruments, of course, but there should also be an almost uncomfortable level of intimacy between the artist and the audience (who always seem to be sitting extremely close to the action). And for it to become truly memorable, there should be at least one cover song thrown into the mix (or, if you’re Nirvana, covers should make up half of your set list).

For their Unplugged debut, 30 Seconds to Mars delivered all of the above, including a pretty stellar run through U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name” (for which they also invited a gospel choir). You can check out Jared Leto and friends’ exclusive performance of that U2 classic after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Jared Leto becomes Kurt Cobain: Touching tribute or horrible blasphemy?

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Yesterday, legions of rock fans remembered the seventeenth anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death with a spin of Nevermind or a viewing of “Heart Shaped Box.”

Jared Leto decided to do it another way:

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Thirty Seconds to Mars' controversial 'Hurricane' video: Watch the sexy clip here

30-seconds-to-mars-hurricaneAs of yesterday, Jared Leto was still deciding how to respond to concerns over the explicit content of his band Thirty Seconds to Mars‘ 13-minute “Hurricane” video. He appears to have found an answer already: A version of the clip with bold “CENSORED” boxes covering up parts of the raciest scenes is now available. The censored clip has been airing on TV as of this morning, and you can watch it right now in this post.

Click through to the jump to see the censored (but still possibly NSFW?) video for Thirty Seconds to Mars’ “Hurricane” (via MTV.com), and let us know what you think. Is this a good compromise? Do you like the video? READ FULL STORY

Jared Leto talks 'banned' Thirty Seconds to Mars video: 'It's an interesting double standard'

30-Seconds-to-MarsImage Credit: CobrasnakeJared Leto wasn’t completely surprised when TV networks refused to air his band’s racy “Hurricane” video. “We always knew there would be some images that would have a tough time getting through,” says the Thirty Seconds to Mars singer, who called the Music Mix while driving to the band’s next gig in Brighton, England today. “But we didn’t expect this kind of pushback that we’re getting now.”

In fact, the “Hurricane” clip that 30STM submitted for TV had already been edited down from the original. “I had always planned on having an explicit version and then a version that was not so explicit,” Leto says. “The version that we were trying to get on broadcast is not the explicit version, and that’s still having a really difficult time.”

Leto wonders just why the networks were so offended by the video’s sexual images. “I’m not interested in provocation for provocation’s sake,” he says. “I just think it’s interesting that when you turn on the news or whatever else catches your interest, how much violence and negativity is available out there. As soon as it comes time for sexuality, it’s a big shock that people are sexual beings. It’s an interesting double standard to me.” READ FULL STORY

Thirty Seconds to Mars' racy 'Hurricane' video 'banned' from TV, says Jared Leto

30-seconds-to-mars-gimpsThirty Seconds to Mars‘ provocative music video for “Hurricane” has been “BANNED FROM TELEVISION,” according to a new blog entry by frontman Jared Leto. The actor-singer posted a letter that he claims to have received from an unnamed network regarding the clip’s content.

The letter includes notes on nearly 40 violent and/or sexual images: “fight between gimp man and bystander,” “man grabs and squeezes lady’s breasts,” “couple in bondage gear and handcuffs,” and so on. Most of these are cited as reasons why “Hurricane” would be restricted to airing after 7 P.M., 9 P.M., or 10 P.M. One scene, whose description begins “woman’s finger running over other woman’s bottom in g-string,” is cited as “COMPLETELY RESTRICTED.” The band would have to remove this shot entirely for “Hurricane” to air even after 10 P.M.

Thirty Seconds to Mars has been posting teaser clips for the “Hurricane” video for a while now. Check out one of those creepy previews after the jump, then read the letter at Leto’s blog, and let us know what you think about this controversy.

UPDATE: Jared Leto talks “banned” Thirty Seconds to Mars video, Kanye West, and more

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Jared Leto talks new Thirty Seconds to Mars album, 'This Is War': A Music Mix Q&A

It’s a busy week for Jared Leto. The former My-So Called Life actor and his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, have just released their third album, This Is War, an expansive effort that brings the notion of audience participation to a whole new level: With 2,000 different album covers (each featuring the face of a fan or band buddy) and vocal contributions from Thirty Seconds to Mars followers all over the world, this is most certainly a record made both for and by the people. We caught up with Leto after he and bandmates Shannon Leto (yes relation: brother) and Tomo Miličević landed in L.A. for a couple days of promotion, including a swing by the Tonight Show on Thursday, where they’ll perform “Kings and Queens.” Seems like everybody wants a piece of Leto at the moment, but as he puts it, that’s “good problems.”

Entertainment Weekly: My first question is a technical question. I’m looking at the CD, and the Latin phrase looks like it’s spelled wrong. It reads “Prohevito in Altum,” but in the past, you’ve spelled that as “ProVEHito.”
Jared Leto: Yes. It was a mistake made by our record company. People make mistakes. Maybe we shouldn’t call them out on it.

I want to give you the opportunity to tell us what the new phrase means.
It’s been with us for a while. It means “Launch forth into the deep.” It’s really just a kind of call to arms, a motto.

But that’s the old phrase. What does the new phrase mean?
Oh, I don’t know. The misspelled one?

Yes! Let’s give it a definition.
Oh. I have no idea. The plane probably sucked what little creativity I have in my brain out completely.

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