Amazing how time flies, but we’re already one month removed from the bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured more than two hundred runners and spectators. Boston born-and-bred punks Dropkick Murphys were on the West Coast at the time, but quickly announced a three-pronged fundraising effort. First came the now-sold-out “For Boston” t-shirts. Next up was a benefit concert in their hometown, featuring the likes of Big D & The Kids Table and more.
Today, the Dropkicks finally revealed details of the third prong, and it’s a cool one. The band announced a special digital release that finds them teaming up with the one-and-only Bruce Springsteen for a reworked version of the band’s track “Rose Tattoo.” Also featured on the release will be two live tracks captured from a performance in California days after the bombings. The release is available for $1.29 at iTunes by clicking here. All proceeds benefit the Claddagh Fund.
“Rose Tattoo” appears on the Dropkick Murphy’s latest album, “Signed And Sealed In Blood.” Click here to read our interview with Ken Casey from the week after the bombing.