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Video: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Does A Drum Solo In A Metro Station

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In between acting and doing lip-sync battles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt also serves as director of hitRECord, which is described as an "online collaborative production company."

One of their latest initiatives—called "Everyday, Spectacular"— encourages people to "go into an ordinary setting, and make a spectacular moment out of that everyday situation." Which partly translates to getting people to perform out in public (and to record those performances). Gordon-Levitt led by example this weekend when he showed up at the Red Line stop at Vermont and Sunset with his drum kit, reports the NY Daily News. He set up his kit, sat down, and delivered a short-but-blistering set that would have made Animal blush.

Certainly, he caught the attention of a few curious onlookers. But it seemed as if no one recognized him. Really? L.A. commuters have never watched 3rd Rock From The Sun? In fact one guy called out to Gordon-Levitt to say, "You look like Pee-Wee Herman out there!"

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The project is a joint effort between hitRECord and mobile device company LG. Gordon-Levitt was not the first to perform for the Everyday, Spectacular project—other musicians had a head start, as evidenced on Twitter:

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