Bruce Springsteen and the Dropkick Murphys have teamed up on an EP to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The three-song EP, available now through iTunes, features Springsteen’s vocals on a new version of the Dropkick Murphys song’ “Rose Tattoo,” along with live acoustic versions of “Don’t Tear Us Apart” and “Jimmy Collins’s Wake,” which the band recorded live in Las Vegas just four days after the April 15th terrorist attack.
The EP, Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity, is out now on iTunes for $1.29, with all proceeds going to bombing victims through the Dropkick Murphys’ Claddagh Fund, a registered non-profit the band established to “serve the most vulnerable in our communities.”
“Innocent people being hurt by terrorists fits the core of that mission, and we’re proud to be able to help,” the band said in a statement on their website. The group has already raised more than $65,000 for victims of the bombings.
Springsteen has collaborated with the Dropkick Murphys before, lending his voice to “Peg o’ My Heart” from their 2011 album Going Out in Style, and appearing with the Boston rockers onstage.