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Eddie Vedder Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Urges Bruce Springsteen to Go Next

Remember when Mike McCready called on Eddie Vedder and the rest of his bandmates in Pearl Jam to join him in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Well, challenge accepted.

As you can see in the above video, Vedder didn’t get doused with freezing water while riding his skateboard as McCready memorably did. Instead, he opted to stand tall on a local beach. Vedder did, however, make a series of interesting requests for others to follow suit with a ceremonial soaking to raise awareness for the crippling disease.

Among them was actor Tim Robbins and (at the behest of his young daughters) Niall Horan of One Direction. But that’s not all. “I’d also like to challenge, and I know he’s just waiting to be challenged, Bruce Springsteen,” Vedder says. “The Boss, I know he needs to be cooled off.”

Meanwhile, Jon Bon Jovi has also joined a group of participating rock stars that also includes Pat Badger of Extreme. Vedder dedicated his drenching to Steve Gleason, a former NFL football player suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — the progressive neurodegenerative disease often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Next: Eddie Vedder Covers John Lennon

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