Kurt Cobain died on April 5, 1994 — seventeen years ago yesterday — and his passing still affects many music fans to this day. One such fan happens to be 30 Seconds To Mars’ Jared Leto, who thought of no better way to honor the singer’s legacy than uploading a video of himself dressing up like Cobain while performing some Nirvana songs. Really.
Writes Jared on 30 Seconds To Mars’ YouTube page:
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…
- Jared Leto
Showing respect and admiration for one of your idols? Touching. Sharing with the world a video of you dressed up as him like you’re wearing a Halloween costume? Kind of creepy, dude.