Sure, I've gotten my share of interesting gifts over time. A card that depicted Satan hanging outside of the KRAB studio. Blood. However, Jared Leto got an ear. Like...someone cut their frickin' ear off and mailed it to him. And that is why he is a lead singer of a band and I am a lowly DJ.
The rocker explained, “Someone cut their ear off once and sent it to me, that was very bizarre … The Van Gogh move, it was very strange. And the note just said, ‘Are you listening?’ I never knew who it was, and I don’t know who’s missing their ear out there.” The vocalist joked of the gift, “I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace!”
In general, he says the band’s fan base, known as The Echelon, are very forthcoming when it comes to bestowing gifts on the band members. He explained, “Going to a show is kind of like visiting Japan, you expect gifts on your arrival. You get all kinds of wonderful things.” However, Leto urges fans not to try to top the idea of sending a body part. He concluded, “Just don’t put your entire body in a case and send it to me.”
Read the rest of the article and listen to an interview with Leto HERE
Yes, yes- 30 Seconds to Mars new album Love, Lust, Faith, and Dreams is out in May! Check out more at thirtysecondstomars.com and look below for some more from the band!