Saturday, August 23, 2014

VIDEO: KISS and Def Leppard take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge onstage in Indiana

Summer tourmates KISS and Def Leppard accepted Motley Crue’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge onstage at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana on Friday and the bands are sharing video from the event.

As part of the viral video campaign that is raising funds for the ALS Association, both bands donated $10,000 each to the cause and continued the tradition of passing on the challenge to others.

“KISS challenges Elton John, Rod Stewart and Deepak Chopra,” said Paul Stanley on behalf of the group.

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott added, "We are going to nominate David Coverdale, U2 and Prince."

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is surpassing all expectations as it continues to go viral. As of August 21, The ALS Association has received $41.8 million in donations compared to $2.1 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 21). These donations have come from existing donors and 739,275 new donors to The Association.

The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease – on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

To learn more about ALS and/or to donate, visit

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