Watch: Jared Leto Channels Dead Kurt Cobain


April 5, 2011 marked the 17th anniversary of the passing of Kurt Cobain, who rocked the music world when he committed suicide on April 5, 1994. As a tribute to the late and great Nirvana front man, actor/rocker Jared Leto posted a video of himself dressed up as Cobain and singing "Pennyroyal Tea" and "Rape Me."

Leto wrote: "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..."

Leto is currently on tour with his band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Their new video "This is War" debuts today on Vevo.