JARED LETO: I’LL ROCK TILL I DROP! by Kim Carr [5/29/13]
JARED LETO: I’LL ROCK TILL I DROP!
By Kim Carr
HUNKY arena rocker Jared Leto is modelling himself on Mick Jagger and plans to rock on into his seventies like The Rolling Stones.
Fresh from storming Radio 1’s One Big Weekend with his band 30 Seconds To Mars, Jared, 41, hopes he can carry on making music until he’s a pensioner.
Jared, above, told me: “If I ain’t dead, I’d love to be rocking a stage like Mick Jagger at his age.
“I saw the Rolling Stones play in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago and they were incredible.
“They’re an example to us all. They could be hanging out on yachts but they’re still doing what they do, and they do it really well. If I can still do that in my seventies, I’ll be a happy man.”
Having switched from being a Hollywood heart-throb to starting his rock trio in 2002, Jared is warning fans to be careful when the trio play the Download Festival next month.
He laughed: “We’re going to make people’s eyeballs fall out of their heads and play so hard your skin will melt.
“Seriously, bring a diaper. You might s*** yourself at Download, or we haven’t done our job.”
The trio can afford to laugh with new album Love Lust Faith And Dreams their first UK Top Five this week.
Jared enthused: “Our first three albums felt like a trilogy and this one is the start of a new chapter.
“I’m always writing. I wrote a new song last week that’s pretty damn exciting.
“But I’m trying to park those new ideas as I feel I’ve earned the right to stay excited about this record for now.
“The new album has my most personal lyrics but I value my private life so I’ve not laid it all out there.
“I feel singers who are too explicit about their lives are pretty tactless – it’s an artless thing to do.”
The new album is definitely not artless, and deserves all its success.