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WATCH: All-Star Rockers Cover ‘Stand by Me’

Members of Anberlin, Underoath, and more play the classic song at a TWLOHA concert in Orlando.

By: William Goodman // January 13, 2010

Last Saturday night, singer/songwriter Mat Kearney, Aaron Gillespie (Underoath/the Almost), Bryce Avary (the Rocket Summer), Stephen Christian (Anberlin), Aaron Marsh (Copeland), and more gathered onstage in Orlando to cover Ben E. King’s 1961 classic “Stand By Me” — and they did it to fight suicide, addiction, and self cutting.

The occasion: Florida-based non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms’ annual Heavy and Light concert. Like last year — when a similar group of rockers covered the Beatles’ “A Little Help from My Friends” — the all-star cast (also including solo artists Zach Williams and Damion Suomi) took to the House of Blues’ stage, trading turns on the mic on a rough yet ultimately moving performance.

Watch video of the all-star jam below, then tell us what you think in the comment section. And to read SPIN’s review of the 2010’s Heavy and Light event, click here.

WATCH: To Write Love on Her Arms, “Stand by Me”