They went to the brink and back to make This Is War, but now, more than a year after the album hit stores, 30 Seconds to Mars are stronger than ever, with a globe-spanning, arena-filling tour, a string of thoroughly epic music videos, and a die-hard fanbase that most bands would kill for.
So now, everyone is beginning to wonder: What's next?
On Thursday, we'll find out, when Jared, Shannon and Tomo stop by the MTV Newsroom for a live chat we're calling "30 Seconds to Mars: State of the Union," an in-depth discussion about the band's past, present and, of course, future. Streaming live on MTV.com at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT, the show will be an hour-long open-ended conversation, with the band's Echelon asking the questions.
Fans can submit their queries via Twitter, using the hashtag #ASK30STM, and we'll pick the best of the bunch to be answered during our live stream. The MTV Newsroom will also be packed with Echelon members, turning the entire show into one gigantic 30STM lovefest (or a close approximation of their "Closer to the Edge" video, at least).
So, if you love 30 Seconds to Mars, you've gotta watch the "State of the Union" ... and lend your voice to the conversation too. And if you know 30 Seconds to Mars — or their boundary-pushing videos for "Hurricane" and "This Is War," — you know there's no topic that's off-limits. It all goes down Thursday at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT on MTV.com!