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Videos: Corey Taylor, Mike Portnoy, Charlie Benante and Other Metal Cebrities Taking the A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge

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Until now I’ve purposely avoided posting about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. On one hand, $8.6 million was raised in a single day for A.L.S., also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, through the awareness spread by this viral marketing campaign, and that number’s impossible to fuck with. It’s a worthy cause if ever there was one. On the other hand, I think we can all agree it’s gotten kind of annoying and seems to have turned into a press stunt for the sake of a press stunt; when marketing execs in board rooms are suggesting their clients participate to get extra press, you know a trend’s jumped the shark.

So, this is an experiment: will this post get tons of traffic because of its celebrity-packed headline and of-the-moment topic? I will post an update in an hour and let you all know. At the very worst, hopefully it still spreads awareness and raises more funds for the A.L.S. cause. [UPDATE, 11:30am EDT: About as popular as any normal post on this website, aka not viral. -Ed.]

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour):

Josh Rand (Stone Sour):

Les Claypool (Primus):

Mike Portnoy:

Charlie Benante (Anthrax):

Duff McKagan (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Austin Carlile (ex-Attack Attack!, Of Mice and Men):

Linkin Park:

Bam Margera:

Foo Fighters:

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