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TOP 40/POP NEWS: Foo Fighters Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
Known for their humor and creativity as a band, and especially in their music videos, The Foo Fighter’s took the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a whole new level. Frontman Dave Grohl not only accepted the Challenge from his friend/collaborator Zac Brown, but when Grohl and his band did their challenge they did so by paying tribute to “the famous bucket-of-blood scene from Carrie.” Grohl then nominated author, Stephen King, who wrote the book Carrie that the movie of the same name was based on, and also actor, John Travolta, one of the numerous stars of the film released in 1976. Grohl also nominated actor, Jack Black.
Soon after, a video appeared on Facebook of none other than Stephen King accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge and he went on to nominate author John Grisham. The Foo Fighters did a remarkable job reenacting Carrie’s climactic prom disaster, and in it they used actual footage from the movie, and used new footage of Grohl in full Prom Queen dress, with tears running down his face and he goes from joy to “unquenchable rage after he’s doused”. Fellow bandmates Nate Mendel and Pat Smear play the no do gooders who made the bucket drop on Grohl’s head.
Over a week ago, the band made their official announcement of their eighth album, titled, Sonic Highways, which was co-produced with Butch Vig who produced Nirvana’s seminal album, Nevermind, and this new Foos album was recorded in eight different cities. The album will be released November 10th, and will also be supplemented by an HBO documentary series also titled, Sonic Highways which begins October 17th.
“This album is instantly recognizable as a Foo Fighters record, but there’s something deeper and more musical to it,” Grohl said in a statement. “I think that these cities and these people influenced us to stretch out and explore new territory, without losing our ‘sound’.”
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-turn-ice-bucket-challenge-epic-carrie-tribute-20140819#ixzz3B3BUr0SS
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