FOO FIGHTERS, SLIPKNOT, OTHERS TAKE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues to spread across the Internet, with Foo Fighters, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Fall Out Boy and Duff McKagan all pouring buckets of water and ice over their heads to help a campaign to raise awareness of the disease and spearhead funding for its research and treatment.
The Foos may have delivered the most creative and entertaining clip yet: after starting with Dave Grohl accepting the challenge from country star Zac Brown and challenging Jack Black, John Travolta and Stephen King in turn, the video turns into a spoof of King's classic novel and movie Carrie, complete with Grohl decked out in a prom dress and drummer Taylor Hawkins next to him in a powder blue tuxedo. If you remember the story you'll guess how the clip ends.
Meanwhile, McKagan turns to his hometown Washington Huskies for help with his video after being challenged by Pearl Jam's Mike McCready.
In his clip, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor mentions being challenged by three different people, adding, "It’s all for a good cause, so here’s my ice bucket challenge," before getting his freezing bath.
The campaign started as a tribute to Pete Frates, a former baseball player currently suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as "Lou Gehrig’s Disease."
The Challenge consists of athletes, musicians and regular people dumping buckets of ice over their heads on video to bring attention to the disease and encourage donations for its study and treatment.
People who take part must name who issued the challenge to them, then issue it to others, all while making a donation for ALS research within 24 hours of taking the challenge.
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