Hear 'Sons of Anarchy' star cover 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)'
Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter informed fans at Comic-Con that the show’s final ride will be too bumpy for Bobby (Mark Boone Junior) to take a timeout for another gig as an Elvis impersonator. But here’s a consolation for those wanting to hear Boone sing again—and it’s for a good cause.
Timed to the premiere of the FX drama’s seventh and final season, Rock the Cause Records will release Boone’s cover of the Sonny Bono-penned classic “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” featuring producer/singer/songwriter Kevin Bowe to iTunes on Sept. 9. Net proceeds of the song will benefit the nonprofit label, which has raised more than a million dollars for various charities, to help support the organization’s internal operating expenses. EW has the premiere below.
Though there are no plans to use the song on the show, it does have ties to Sons: Last March, Boone and his castmates Kim Coates (Tig) and Theo Rossi (Juice) toured Australia for a series of moderated Q&As and invited Bowe to serve as the house band. Each night, Boone joined Bowe onstage to reimagine the song Nancy Sinatra made famous. A few months later, back in Los Angeles, Boone laid down the deep, dark vocals to Bowe’s backing tracks at the home studio of Three Dog Night’s Danny Hutton.
While the song itself is having a moment—Lady Gaga and Beyoncé have also recently covered it—it’s especially fitting as anxious Sons of Anarchy fans wait to see who will survive the show’s epic conclusion. Sutter has said two club members will be dead before the credits roll on the series finale Dec. 9.
Kurt Sutter’s original series, starring Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, and Katey Sagal.