New York author, Sandy Lo releases BREAKING THE MOON, a follow-up novel to 2010’s rave reviewed DREAM CATCHERS, which spawned the song “Haley’s Letter” penned by Sandy along with musician/actor James Manzello.REAKING THE MOON continues the journey of Haley Foster and Jordan Walsh, who are both at the brink of fulfilling their dreams. Jordan’s band, Tortured is already a success before the release of their debut album while Haley is set to graduate college and begin her career as a respected photographer.
Thirty Seconds TO mars ventures into new territory with the politically charged new video for “This Is War” debuting on Vevo. Band adds “Mars Theme Nights” to “Closer To The Edge” Tour starting April 8th.
More and more people around the world have been hearing about 30 Seconds To Mars. FINALLY! With the attention from MTV and VH1, it’s only a matter of time before the Echelon (3oSTM’s devout fans) will expand even more. Beware new 30STM fans: As the “Closer To The Edge” video states, “Yes, this is a cult.” In no way is that a bad thing, either. I had followed the band’s career here and there over the past 12 years. “The Kill” and “A Beautiful Lie” had been in my iTunes library for a long time, but it wasn’t until 2009 when I was looking for more rock music to inspire me while writing my novel “Dream Catchers” that I decided to give some of the band’s other songs a listen. Once I started downloading (legally, of course!), I couldn’t stop! I bought the first two albums by the band and had to know when the next one would be released! Their music is insanely infectious and intricately done. I’ve never seen any artist put so much into everything like these guys do.
Back in April, StarShine brought you a bunch of 30 Seconds To Mars tour coverage including a review of their Philly show with photos and an interview with Shannon Leto. We know you love this band, so we decided to throw in some new photos from their Atlantic City House of Blues show on September 4, 2010.
Author and journalist SANDY LO had the opportunity to speak with the musical inspiration behind her latest novel, DREAM CATCHERS earlier this month. In an interview for StarShine Magazine, Lo spoke with Shannon Leto, founding member of the popular rock band, 30 SECONDS TO MARS. Upon discussing his latest tour, she was able to inform Leto of the impact his music has had on inspiring TORTURED, Lo’s band in the novel. Leto was grateful and thought it was “very cool”.
“I am so fortunate to be in the position I am in to speak with my musical muse for Dream Catchers”, explains Lo. “30 Seconds to Mars are really amazing.” Mars’ front man and actor, Jared Leto even inspired the main character, Jordan Walsh, a bit. “As a teenager, I was a fan of ‘My So-Called Life’ and fell in love with Jared’s character, Jordan Catalano, which is why I named my main character Jordan,” Lo shares.