; born March 9, 1970) is an American musician and songwriter best known as the drummer of rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars.
He co-founded the group in 1998 in Los Angeles, California, with his younger brother Jared.
His creative contribution to music has received praise from musicians and critics.
He is noted for his dynamic drumming style and his energetic live performances. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he and his younger brother Jared lived with their mother and their maternal grandparents William Lee Metrejon and Ruby Russell.
Their debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars (2002), was released to positive reviews but only to limited success.
I guess at some point, too, there’s a decision: Is this going to be my life? I guess that’s just the kind of fucked thing about a lot of drugs: The opportunity cost is too high. I wouldn’t do that again.” On Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker in “Heath did an impeccable, perfect performance as the Joker,” says Leto. My friend ran out of steam and kind of slowed down.A pair of Vans is an absolute must for all stylish gentlemen so if you haven't invested yet but you fancy getting some of Jared's cool in your wardrobe then click (right) to buy his checked sneakers now at Office.They're wearable all year round so work them with jeans and shorts, and even try slipping them on with sharp tailoring. From Givenchy to River Island there's a pair for every budget.2005 - 2005Audrina Patridge and Shannon Leto dated briefly in 2005.It was this year that Patridge was approached on the streets by MTV producers of 'The Hills.' Leto, the older brother of Jared Leto, is the drummer of the band, 30 Seconds to Mars.Celebrities clicked on in real-time: 454,704,511 times.1st Fire sign - 1st Cardinal sign (spring equinox) - Masculine In analogy with Mars, his ruler, and the 1st House Aries governs the head.I think for some people, especially girls at that time, it mirrored something in their lives. It did make an impact for people, but it’s always been so imbalanced with what the experience was for me in my own life.” “Even if I was in a relationship or maybe if I was having kids, I don’t know if I would share that information publicly,” he says, later adding, “You know what I’ve learned about women?[on his relationship with Thirty Seconds to Mars fans] It's a real natural thing for us. I remember when we were doing our first shows, we were always interested in how the audience was participating, and most importantly took those responses into consideration and respected it."I come from a pretty artistic family," he explained, "There were canvases and paint everywhere, instruments, and all sorts of stuff. I started playing on pots and pans at a very early age, so I just kind of flowed into it.It was just a natural progression." Leto has described his adolescence as a troubled time, in which he used drugs and dropped out of school.