Singer marks 17th anniversary of Cobain's death in an unusual way
Leto has posted a video, which you can watch by scrolling down and clicking below, which sees him dressing up as Cobain, complete with a blonde wig. In the video he performs acoustic covers of Nirvana‘s 1994 tracks ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ and ‘Rape Me’.
He also posted a lengthy tribute on his blog, Jaredleto.com/thisiswhoireallyam in which he explained why he filmed the video.
“I heard today (April 5) was the day Kurt passed away 17 years ago,” he wrote. “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 added: “I shot a short piece of film 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.”