Pat Quinn was honoured with the Special Achievement Award on Monday (May 18)
The Webby Awards celebrates the best of the Internet world and innovation in technology, with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge founder Pat Quinn picking up the Special Achievement Award on the night. The Ice Bucket Challenge became a viral phenomenon during the summer of 2014 with participants filming themselves being drenched with ice water in order to promote awareness of the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Grohl, whose band posted their own Ice Bucket Challenge video inspired by classic horror movie Carrie, introduced Quinn by saying, “Trends happen quickly on the Internet and it’s easy to get distracted by a really awesome video of a monkey washing a cat. But we can’t unlearn what we’ve learned. One, we need to continue the fight until we defeat ALS. And two, the Internet is the most powerful megaphone we have to make sure that that message is heard.”
Quinn accepted his award with a succinct speech, declaring that the challenge will continue “Every August until a cure”. Watch below.
Foo Fighters will perform a series of shows in UK and Ireland from later this month ahead of their upcoming Glastonbury headline appearance. Scroll below to see Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis discussing the band’s booking in a video interview with NME.
Foo Fighters play the following headline dates:
Sunderland Stadium Of Light (May 25)
Manchester Emirates Old Trafford (27)
Ireland Slane Castle (May 30)
London Wembley Stadium (June 19, 20)
Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium (23)
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