Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt of (500) Days of Summer, Inception and the upcoming epic The Dark Knight Rises also runs a collaborative group called HitRECord, which gathers musicians, filmmakers and writers to collectively work on projects together. The group got together to do some work Wednesday night at the Neptune Theater in Seattle, leading Gordon-Levitt to pay homage to one of his inspirations, Kurt Cobain.
“I just want to play this song, in this town,” he said before strumming the opening chords to Nirvana’s ”Lithium.”
September marks the 20th anniversary of Nevermind, the landmark album in which “Lithium” appears.
“It seems like every time people bring up Nirvana, people want to talk about how Mr. Cobain killed himself and I got to say, it doesn’t matter to me,” said Gordon-Levitt midway through the song. “It doesn’t matter that he’s dead. It doesn’t matter to me how he died. His songs are fucking awesome — that’s what matters.”