Video: Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters’ ‘Carrie’-inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the sensation sweeping the nation, raising more than $31 million for the ALS Association since July 31. Your Facebook and Twitter timelines are loaded with videos of friends, follows and celebrities dumping buckets of ice water over their heads and challenging others to do the same for a great cause.

Along with the deluge of videos have been some rather grand declarations about somebody “winning” the Ice Bucket Challenge, producing a video of an ice water splash so creative that it just can’t be topped. The problem is that some sites (ahem — BuzzFeed) seem to make the declaration every day. Someone new is always winning, so is anyone (besides the ALS Association, of course) really winning?

But we truly may have a winner now. It’s difficult to imagine any individual or group besting Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters’ video, inspired by the movie Carrie.

(I’m going to presume this is a tribute to the 1976 Brian De Palma version, and not the 2013 Kimberly Peirce version.)

I always knew that Pat Smear guy was up to no good. (Except when it comes to creating awesome videos for charity, that is.)

Best of all, the Foo Fighters make sure to remind everyone what this phenomenon is all about and why it’s taking place.


About Ian Casselberry

Ian is an editor for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He has covered baseball for Yahoo! Sports,, Bleacher Report and SB Nation, and provides analysis for several sports talk radio shows each week. He currently lives in Asheville, NC.