Ice Bucket for a Crown? Coldplay’s ALS challenge

Ice Bucket for a crown? Coldplay’s ALS challenge.

We wandered when it was coming but Chris Martin has now completed the challenge set by his now ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow (and Shakira!), who took part in the #ALS Ice Bucket challenge a few days ago while nominating Chris, Stella McCartney and Cameron Diaz.

ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of Motor Neurone Disease. Chris dedicated Fix You at the Royal Albert Hall on the 2nd July to Jody Duff who has a form of Motor Neurone Disease and the band kindly donated £10,000 to the charity raising money for the registered charity, MDNA. The Ice Bucket campaign involved what you just saw Gwyneth do, pouring an ice cold bucket of water over themselves in the name of fundraising through entertainment. You must also nominate three other people to take part in the challenge. Its gone viral over the past few weeks and its all for a great cause!

Chris Martin and Stella McCartney both took part in the same challenge and were splashed from up above as the Coldplay’s frontman nominated U2’s frontman, Bono, along with Sir Paul McCartney and Angelina Jolie! You can watch the replay from Instagram below.

That’s not all though! The band, One Republic performed a show last night in Houston, Texas. They carried out the Ice bucket challenge live on stage in front of all their fans. After they were drenched in Ice cold water, One Republic’s frontman, Ryan Tedder challenged Vanilla Ice (quite apt!), The Queen of England and our very own, Coldplay! (thanks to for the video)

So Guy, Will and Jonny, its your turn! I will guess Chris will take part again too. There is supposed to be 24 hour deadline but I don’t know if the guy’s have heard this yet. It’s ok though if they do play the unreleased track, Bucket For A Crown (only performance 27th November 2006, charity gig with Chris Martin only). It would be very fitting indeed.