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PEARL JAM MEMBERS TAKE THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and guitarist Mike McCready are the latest celebrities to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, according to Loudwire. The movement 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.

Mike McCready was challenged by former New Orleans Saints football player Steve Gleason, a longtime friend of the band who himself is suffering from ALS.

McCready then issued the call to his Pearl Jam bandmates, as well as Duff McKagan and others. McKagan and some Pearl Jam members have yet to respond, but Vedder accepted the challenge and passed it along to Bruce Springsteen and actor Tim Robbins.

Pearl Jam will hit the road this fall for a 12-city tour that kicks off on October 1st in Cincinnati, wrapping up on the 22nd in Denver.

Watch Eddie Vedder take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Watch Mike McCready Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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