Rise Against premiere video for 'Make It Stop (September's Children)' as part of It Gets Better Project: Watch it here

Earlier this year, Rise Against put out their excellent sixth album Endgame, which further solidified the Chicago quartet as the premiere agit-punk combo in the land.

They just released the second single from the album, “Make It Stop (September’s Children)”—a track written as a reaction to the rash of teen suicides in the face of homophobic bullying last year, including Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi and Indiana high school student Billy Lucas.

To address the grander theme of bullying, Rise Against reached out to Dan Savage, noted sex columnist and founder of the It Gets Better Project, which has become a crucial program to help bullied teens of all stripes cope with their abuse and remind them that life is worth living.

The result is a powerful clip that tackles these issues in a real and inspirational way. Watch it after the jump.

The clip was directed by Marc Klasfeld (Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These,” Katy Perry’s just-unveiled “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”) and shot at Rise Against frontman Tom McIlrath’s high school alma mater.

“Tim McIlrath has written a powerful song,” Savage said. “With the release of ‘Make It Stop’ and the accompanying video, Rise Against is sending the message to its fan base that the bullying and harassment of LGBT teens needs to stop and that suicide isn’t a solution.”

Rise Against join a large roster of musicians who have created videos for It Gets Better, including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Keri Hilson and Nicki Minaj.

Read more at EW.com:
Review: Rise Against, Endgame
President Barack Obama joins ‘It Gets Better’ project with video supporting bullied gay teens
Adam Lambert to bullied gay teens: ‘It gets better, but it’s up to you’


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  • tom sea

    I think it is a powerful and moving video. They did good.

    • the song

      sounds just like every other ra song. so booooooooooooooooring.

      • Scott

        go die in a hole.
        Rise Against is the best thing that has ever happened to this planet. obviously you’re just too ignorant to realize it.

    • Kelsey

      This song is not at all boring how would you feel if you had a kid & he/she killed themselves because they were gay

  • Larry S

    Gawd are these f@gs getting annoying

    • Roland

      Stay classy, Larry.

    • John

      Larry is probaly some big fat loser probaly has to pay for hookers or probaly in the closet. enough said.

  • A. Nonymous

    I’m glad these resources are out there for us. I wish there had been something like this when we were kids back in the 70’s and 80’s. As for the comment by Larry S, dude, I am praying for you that God will open your eyes and your heart to see the beauty in everybody and look past their private habits. Maybe if you helped stand up for us we wouldn’t have to annoy you so much.

  • Davis

    For once, it’s really nice to see a rock band speak out against bullying, especially in the LGBT community…Nice job guys on the video!!!

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