Bruce Springsteen and the Dropkick Murphys collaborated on a special three-song EP to be released for charity to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Springsteen re-recorded "Rose Tattoo" with the Murphys in the studio, while the Murphys also included acoustic performances of their songs "Don't Tear Us Apart" and "Jimmy Collins's Wake" from a show in Las Vegas.
Dropkick Murphys guitarist James Lynch told Backstreets "Bruce actually called us up the day of the bombing and asked what he could do to help. We didn't have to reach out. He was there for us." Springsteen and the Murphys had collaborated several times before on recordings and on stage as well.
The proceeds will go straight to The Claddagh Fund, and the EP can be purchased for $1.29 on iTunes here.