Eight notable musicians who took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

September 2, 2014

photo: roots ice bucketThe ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seems to be finally slowing down and it's been incredibly successful raising money for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) research. Donations have recently broke the 100 million dollar mark.

The challenge dares people to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and then nominating others to do the same, while at the same time encouraging donations to the ALS Association in the process. 

Here are a few notable musicians who took the plunge and helped fund ALS reserach:

Rick Rubin

World renowned producer Rick Rubin revived Johnny Cash's career, brought the world the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and is basically responsible for anything of quality on Kanye's album "Yeezus." He took the avante-garde route for this video.

Eddie Vedder

You might know him as the lead vocalist for Pearl Jam, but I'll always have a place in my heart for the compilation of solo songs he recorded on a ukulele.

Dave Grohl

Originally the drummer for Nirvana, now the frontman of Foo Fighters, Dave channeled the film "Carrie" for his Ice Bucket Challenge.

Jack Black

He didn't try very hard on this video, but who doesn't love Jack Black?

The Roots

Jimmy Fallon and his backing band The Roots were among the first to embrace the Challenge.

Weird Al Yankovic

Wasn't very weird in his ice bucket challenge video.

Richard Perry (Arcade Fire)

Took some time off from performing (literally in the middle of a concert) to dump ice on his head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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