30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto takes the cover of the January 2010 issue of Nylon Guys...and just in time for the release of the band's new album This Is War, out today. To celebrate, Nylon Guys interviewed Jared for their latest issue. A few highlights:
On his really early days (childhood):
“I was born a poor white-trash boy… We were vagabonds, and I had a peripatetic childhood; our mother brought us on her journey of escape from the oppressive nature of the South… It’s been a journey of dreams, but it's also been heartbreaking and challenging.”
On his early days of exploring music:
“I thought art would be my life. It was either that or selling drugs. I always had an aversion to being part of some corporate structure or working in a clearly defined job. I like to explore different things.”
A few MORE PHOTOS after the jump, even more at Nylon Guys. In case you missed it, be sure to check out Jared and 30 Seconds to Mars in their much-anticipated "Kings and Queens" video, featured here last month.