Miličević at the 2009 Buzz Bake Sale in South Florida
|Birth name||Tomislav Miličević|
|Born||Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR YugoslaviaSeptember 3, 1979 in|
|Genres||Alternative rock, hard rock|
|Instruments||Guitar, violin, bass, keyboards|
|Associated acts||Thirty Seconds to Mars|
|Gibson Les Paul
Tomislav "Tomo" Miličević ([ˈtoːmo miˈlit͡ʃevit͡ɕ][lacks tonal diacritics]; born September 3, 1979) is an American musician. He is the lead guitarist of the alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars.
Tomo was born in Sarajevo (then SFR Yugoslavia) to a Croatian family. He first came to the United States as a baby, and went back and forth until the family permanently emigrated to Troy, Michigan when he was in the 3rd grade. He is quoted as saying that if his family had not emigrated, he “...would be in the army by 16, fighting in the front lines by age 17”. In his teenage years, Miličević was standing outside his father's Dunkin' Donuts in Michigan when an errant bullet hit him in the leg. He is quoted as saying that he "didn't feel it, I just looked down and saw I was bleeding and I laughed." He wanted to keep the bullet, but the hospital would not let him. By the time Tomo was 18 years of age, his parents Tonka and Damir Miličević had opened a restaurant in Los Angeles, California.
Tomo has a brother, Filip Miličević, and their sister is actress Ivana Miličević. Tomo's uncle, Dr. Željko "Bill" Miličević, is a virtuoso violinist and orchestra teacher at Farmington High School in Farmington, Michigan.
He attended Athens High School in Troy, Michigan, and is a certified executive and pastry chef. Despite this fact, he has never cooked for his band mates. He married his longtime girlfriend, Vicki Bosanko, in Crete, Greece on July 4, 2011.
Tomo practiced to become a concert violinist from the ages of 3 to 19 years of age. He started writing his own music by the age of 17. After discovering heavy metal, Tomo told his father that he wanted to play the guitar, and so they made one together. The guitar was used to record the song "A Modern Myth" on Thirty Seconds to Mars's second album, A Beautiful Lie.
After graduating from culinary school as an executive and pastry chef, Tomo decided to sell all of his instruments and leave the music business. But then he was told about an audition for Thirty Seconds to Mars by Shannon Leto. Being that Tomo was already a fan of the group, he decided to audition. He was selected from 200 musicians not only for his talent, but also because he is kind and personable. Five days later, on February 3, 2003, he played with Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Matt Wachter on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.
- Gibson Les Paul Custom Ebony (Pickups: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker, 498T Alnico magnet humbucker - Tuners: Grover Keystone)
- Fender Jazzmaster (He is left-handed, but plays guitar right-handed)
- Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier with Mesa Boogie Cabinet
- Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
- Digitech Whammy
- Boss DD20 Giga Delay
- Boss FZ5 Fuzz
- Digitech Bad Monkey
- Boss Chromatic Tuner
- Boss BF3 Flanger
- Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
- Boss RC20XL Loop Station
- Boss Phase Shifter PH-3
- Boss Super Overdrive
Guitar Rig & Signal Flow
- A detailed gear diagram of Tomo Miličević's 2010 30 Seconds To Mars guitar rig is well-documented 
30 Seconds to Mars
- Verrico, Lisa (2007-09-19). "30 Seconds to Mars at Brixton Academy". The Times. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
- Dnevno.hr Ratko Martinović: Loš PR u dijaspori - Koje su svjetski poznate osobe podrijetlom Hrvati, a da to niste ni znali, 28. listopada 2012.
- Philip Anderson (2006-04-19). "KAOS2000 Magazine interview with Tomo Milicevic and Matt Wachter". KAOS2000. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Angel (2006-06-28). "Confront Magazine interview with Tomo Milicevic and Matt Wachter". Confront. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Kara (2009-10-07). "30 Seconds To Mars - Kings & Queens / EMI Australia's Music". The In Sound From Way Out. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
- "Morphic on SongPlanet". SongPlanet. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- Cooper, Adam (February 9, 2010). "Tomo Miličević's 2010 Thirty Seconds To Mars Guitar Rig". GuitarGeek.Com.
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- Tomo Miličević at the Internet Movie Database
- 30 Seconds to Mars Official Site
- 30 Seconds to Mars MySpace
- A Beautiful Lie Official Site
- Tomo's official Twitter