Ronnie Wood has joined the growing list of celebrities to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The veteran rocker is the first Rolling Stones band member to undertake the icy splash to raise funds for those battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The Stones guitarist posted his ice bucket video on Aug. 25 to his official Facebook page. The ex-Faces and Jeff Beck Group star takes his soaking good-naturedly, holding out his arms while receiving the bucket of icy water over his head.
In the tradition of the challenge, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer nominated three friends to take the cold plunge, including: his son Tyrone, ex-Faces bandmate Rod Stewart and actor Woody Harrelson. Numerous other high profile rockers have already taken the bucket challenge, including: Kiss, Bon Jovi , Rush frontman Geddy Lee and Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl.
Wood and The Stones wrapped up the European leg of their hugely successful 14 On Fire Tour last month and are currently enjoying time off before touring Australia and New Zealand. Presented by Frontier Touring in association with AEG Live, the Down Under trek kicks off on Oct. 25 in Adelaide, Australia at the Adelaide Oval. Click here for more details.
Following The Stones tour, Faces drummer Kenney Jones has stated that the remaining members of The Faces, including Wood, Stewart and keyboardist Ian McLaglan will regroup for a tour in 2015. The Faces were scheduled to reunite for a performance at their 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, but Stewart cancelled last minute due to illness and was replaced at the show by singer Mick Hucknall.
Did you know? As well as being a member of The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood also hosts an award winning weekly radio program, "The Ronnie Wood Show," performs as a solo artist and is a well known visual artist.