Foo Fighters Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


Story by Charles Ken

Foo Fighters have taken on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease

Dave Grohl is showing off his feminine side for a good cause. The Foo Fighters frontman famously dressed up as a teenage girl for giggles in the Foos’ “Learn to Fly” music video, and now, he’s dressing up as a lady again, this time to help raise awareness of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Grohl and the Foo Fighters have posted a video of themselves taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, dumping ice water on their heads and then asking others to follow suite to raise money for ALS. In the video, Grohl plays out the recognizable scene from Brian De Palma’s 1976 movie “Carrie,” where a bucket of pig’s blood gets dumped on the lead character after she wins the title of prom queen. In the Foo Fighters’ version, Grohl dresses as the prom queen while Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins stands in and the prom king, while guitarist Pat Smear and bass player Nate Mendel conspire to throw ice water on them.

The Foos have posted the video on their official YouTube channel. Among the famous names they’re asking to follow suite are John Travolta, who starred in “Carrie”; novelist Stephen King, who wrote the book, “Carrie”; and Jack Black.

Grohl and company aren’t the only rockers getting in on the Ice Bucket Challenge. Anthrax drummer Charlie Benate took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on stage in front of 140,000 fans in Bogota, Colombia, on Monday (Aug. 18). He then asked ex-Pantera singer Phil Anselmo, Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser and producer Jay Ruston to take the challenge.

Watch the Foo Fighters Take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:



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