Bloomberg News -
'Bon Jovi, Tehran-Born Singer Madadian Record Message for Iran ... U.S. rocker Jon Bon Jovi and Tehran- born singer-songwriter Andy Madadian have recorded a music video of Ben E. King's 'Stand by Me' to bring a message of worldwide solidarity to the people of Iran following the country's disputed presidential election. The pair made the video in a Hollywood studio, with both singing in Farsi and English and backed by musicians including the Bon Jovi band's lead guitarist, Richie Sambora. Their cover version of the classic was posted to the mydamnchannel.com Web site in the hope it will reach Iranians, and isn't intended for sale, producer Don Was says in the video's introduction. 'It's not meant to be on the Billboard charts, wasn't meant to be a hit record, wasn't even meant to be pressed on a CD,' said Was, who played bass on the video, which he produced with John Shanks. 'It's intended to be downloaded and shared by the Iranian people, to give voice to the sentiment that all people of the world stand together.' The handwritten Farsi sign in the 'Stand by Me' video translates to 'we are one.''