Published Apr 06, 2011Yesterday (April 5) was the 17th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. We all celebrated in our own unique ways -- listening parties, tribute nights, statue unveilings. As for 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto, he unveiled a really weird video that he filmed of himself as Kurt Cobain. It contains covers of "Pennyroyal Tea" and "Rape Me," as well as footage of Leto wandering around a forest.
He wrote this explanation on YouTube:
I heard today (April 5) was the day Kurt passed away 17 years ago. Can't believe it's been that long. So grateful for his contribution and inspiration. Not sure I'd be doing this if it weren't for him. He gave us all permission to create no matter what our skill set and reminded me that dreams are possible. Thanks for that. This made me recall a short piece of film I shot when I heard they were making a film celebrating his life. I made it to explore the character and explore creative possibilities. I never sent it to the studio or to anyone but thought I'd share it now...
Watch the head-scratching clip below.