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Jared Leto Pays Tribute To Kurt Cobain!

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We have to hand it to him, this is uncanny!

Jared Leto took to his blog yesterday to share with the world this video (above) of him dressed and performing like Kurt Cobain, in honor of the late Nirvana frontman's life and contribution to the music world.

He also wrote the following message:

I heard today 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…

Wow. This is pretty impressive.

And it's pretty wild to think that he's just chosen to keep it private for so long. Clearly, it's something incredibly personal and we're thrilled that he finally chose to share it, in honor of Kurt's passing.

Well done, Jared! We doubt Kurt's memory will soon be forgotten.

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50 comments to “Jared Leto Pays Tribute To Kurt Cobain!”



  1. 1

    17 years ago today a mediocre "artist" realized he was worth more dead than alive. Too bad he didn't take out that skank of a wife too.



  2. 2

    This was better than that lame Britney video. Just saying.



  3. 3

    I wonder if Courtney will sue?



  4. 4

    Nice job with the vocals, Jared's very talented.

    Dressing up like Cobain is one way to pay tribute to him I guess… though watching it kind of gives me a weird vibe.



  5. 5

    17 years later I am still sad when I hear his voice and see his image. I as a rule am not a fan of covers, but that was impressive.

  6. Looo says – reply to this


    6

    hey KIMBERBUNNY please rot in hell or crawl back in the dumpster where u belong you disgusting horrendous waste of a human. You use the word mediocre? You should be fucking blessed and thrilled if you could even be half described as medicore for you are nothing but a pathetic low life. Now go kill yourself like a good girl. kurt was amazing and the most talented artist of our lives.



  7. 7

    Kurt Cobain was a satanist, not impressed at all.



  8. 8

    Well done! Reminds me of Jared circa his Frozen Embryo days as Jordan Catalano. Penny Royal Tea is my absolute favorite Nirvana song as well. Very cool.

  9. Looo says – reply to this


    9

    haha KDIZELL ur a retard. Ur mom is satan

  10. Looo says – reply to this


    10

    KURT WAS AMAZING AND JARED LETO HAS MY RESPECT FOR THAT



  11. 11

    Wow, that was amazing. Not only did he get Kurt's voice and mannerisms down, but he also got the loner vibe. I am a big fan of Nirvana's music, and I was totally obsessed with them in high school. When Kurt died, it really did upset me. It's crazy that it's been 17 years. Jared is a talented guy. I like 30 Seconds to Mars, but if they ever need someone to play Kurt in a movie, there's the guy for it.



  12. 12

    I hope he doesn't get too into the role and feel like he has to bang courtney love or he might kill himself too.



  13. 13

    wow. that brought tears to my eyes. that was really amazing and clearly heartfelt. RIP Kurt



  14. 14

    Re: Tricky706 – winning for the my so called life reference. that was the first thing i thought too!



  15. 15

    Re: Looo – Wow, unlike you're hero Kurt Cobain, I have respect for the life and gifts I've recieved as a human being AND I would not want my child to grow up knowing that I cared so little for it that I killed myself when it was just a baby and left her to be raised by an unstavle drug addict because (whiny voice) "It's hard being a rich rock star. Wahhhhhhhhhhh"
    So, pull your head out of Kurt Cobain's rotten bung stop living in the last century. :)

  16. Coqi says – reply to this


    16

    I remember vividly the day Kurt died and the shock felt then can still be felt now. Jared's tribute was humble, somber and full of respect. I love my generation.

  17. mw says – reply to this


    17

    very interesting

  18. gooby says – reply to this


    18

    wow, that was amazing.. truthfuly, i never liked jared's band in the real world but i've always loved his acting. he just nailed this perfectly.. really welll done and a nice tribute.



  19. 19

    Perfect. This is so beautiful.



  20. 20

    oh jared "wanna be Kurt Cobain" leto no matter if you dress and try to sound like kurt cobain you wont ever be HIM.. so stop trying your efffing POSER !!!!



  21. 21

    Re: Kimberbunny – At least Kurt Cobain knew the difference between you're and your. Elementary school type stuff, you know? Go to a library and try to enrich your life instead of making light of depression and suicide. Since I'm trolling it up anyway, just go ahead and marry your cousin (since it's very apparent your parents are probably cousins, themselves).



  22. 22

    Re: misterfister – meaning she'll have him killed too?

  23. fiera says – reply to this


    23

    Good job Jared!!!



  24. 24

    I wonder if they're about to start casting for a Cobain biopic….? I'd say, well timed!



  25. 25

    Re: robokitteh – My eyes are rolling at you and YOUR childish little stone throwing. It's cute. When you grow up a bit come back try again. :)



  26. 26

    Re: robokitteh – And I seriously doubt that the drug addled loser could tell the difference between his mother and a phone book.

  27. Looo says – reply to this


    27

    KiMBERBUNNY: its simple..I figured it all out for you…go kill youself. May we somehow switch Kurt and you? I mean you are clearly an overweight pathetic lump of shit sitting at ur desktop and hurrying to be the first to comment something negative. I mean just let it go..people love Kurt people love Nirvana and people enjoyed this video. So fuck off and enjoy whatever garbage you lsiten to. Clearly, judging from your negative outlook on life your single, pathetic, overwight, hideous and got made fun of in school. Otherwise, you wouldnt be such a negative shitface. Enjoy ur day!

  28. Looo says – reply to this


    28

    Why dont you just let his fans enjoy this. Why be such a fucktard and get all deep in what you would or wouldnt have done with your kids. if you have kids I feel extremely sad for them..so lets start with that. Instead of taking care of them you're on PerezHilton bashing his blogs. Low life.



  29. 29

    Re: Kimberbunny

    Lmao! Look guys, it's negative Nancy!



  30. 30

    17 years ago today a fading star's greedy drug-addicted wife realized he was worth more dead than alive.

    I wanna say, for the record: THANKS TO JARED LETO, TODAY IS THE DAY KURT COBAIN BECAME AXL ROSE.

    THANKS JARED LETO, FOR GAYING UP NIRVANA. YOU'RE NOT GETTING THE PART.

    YOU AREN'T GETTING THE PART. MAKE A SEX TAPE, MAYBE YOU'LL GET SOMEWHERE.

    LAME.

  31. Dark says – reply to this


    31

    Not for anything .. But that was a great depiction of Kurt .. Look, vibe, voice, and left handed guitar ! . Well done Jared Leto !! RIP Kurt .. Truly one Amazing contribution to music and life ..

    That was super cool and really cool that he didn't let anyone see it, suits or otherwise until now .. new respect .. not that i didn't have it before for his work .. GREAT .. fuck all u argumentative freaks that don't have anything better to do or anything positive to say .. Lame . go get a life or get off on whatever it is that does it for you ;)



  32. 32

    Thanks for posting this Perez. I think he did an incredible job



  33. 33

    KIMBERBUNNY…..for one i LOATHE the name kimberly so thats a strike against u already, for two just because you didn't appreciate his music no reason to rip it apart. who are some of your favorite artists? i'd love to know. i mean since your tastes are so superior. you're old anyways it wasn't your generation.
    anyways i always said jared leto should be Kurt in a movie..and that was an awesome video…props to jared!!!!!



  34. 34

    i like Jared but this was HORRIBLE, as usual perez thinks its "impressive" because he isnt a REAL Nirvana fan…its quite silly and the wanna be raspy voice is just retarded….FYI, JARED DID TRY TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH COURTNEY YEEEAAARS ago and she KNEW HE WANTED THE KURT PART, so she was wise enough to keep her distance, what u find it hard to believe that the "horrible" CL has a brain and hasnt been used b4 because of KC's legacy?? If Kurt knew what kind of butthead "FANS" he would have, that would trash is wife (who didnt kill him theorists) he'd roll over in his grave. Also unfortunately his fans are now the kind of Alpha Males he hated or losers who try to be sensitive/ambiguous and "different" pfffffff



  35. 35

    Re: robokitteh – LMFAO!!! "At least Kurt Cobain knew the difference between you're and your."
    -u suck at life kimberbunny-



  36. 36

    Beautiful tribute. I can't understand thisRe: Kimberbunny – thought of him being mediocre when he has inspired so many musicians to date. But I suppose thats what you get from a lazy gutter rat who only listens to top 40 hits and whatever Perez recommends…



  37. 37

    Re: Kimberbunny – I am sure he is not as good as the miley cyrus justin biebr esque crap you love to listen to on a daily basis while you tweet about how the free clinics you frequent aren't as friendly as they used to be, but a lot of people happen to like the individuality he possesed and the poetic words he was talented enough to put into song



  38. 38

    Re: Kimberbunny – Clearly you know nothing about depression are an insensitive idiot.



  39. 39

    Re: Kimberbunny – You are very ignorant.



  40. 40

    Re: UhYeah – @Kimberbunny– Clearly you know nothing about depression and you insensitive idiot*!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  41. 41

    Re: catlover – I totally agree with u!!!



  42. 42

    I say everyone just ignores the ignorant trash coming out of Kimberbunnys mouth. She obviously just wants attention.



  43. 43

    Kimberbunny is a middle aged fat man.



  44. 44

    This is kinda creepy, he looks and sounds so much like him…



  45. 45

    borinnnnnnnggggg



  46. 46

    Re: Fresh2def313 – First, I don't care what you think of the name Kimberly. What's your name Jethro Azzfuker? Second, I was 20 years old when Nirvana came out. I bought the first album, realized that all but 2 songs sucked and moved on. I don't understand how all you little Emo twits can worship someone who treated his life and the loves of the people he claims to cared about with such little regard.



  47. 47

    The first time i cried.

    YES, I'M THAT LAME



  48. 48

    Re: Kimberbunny – YOU ARE PIECE OF SHIT. LITERALLY ATTACKING EVERYONE ON HERE. WE GET YOU DON'T LIKE NIRVANA BUT DON'T UNDERMINED THE FACT THIS MAN DIED. HE DID MORE IN HIS LIFE THAN YOU CAN SAY FOR YOURSELF. HE WAS ADDICTED TO DRUGS AND HAD DEPRESSION, YOU CAN'T HAVE THOSE SYMPTOMS AND BE PUT IN FRONT OF A CAMERA ALL DAMN DAY. YOU'RE A VERY SAD PERSON. AND HOW OLD ARE YOU? WHY ARE YOU PEREZ HILTON?



  49. 49

    Re: Kimberbunny – His skank wife killed him, dumbass.



  50. 50

    It's been 17 years since Kurt died and 9 years since Layne Staley died. Wow! The world lost two get guys on this day. Jared Leto did an awesome job paying tribute to Kurt Cobain.