Music by the iconic Rolling Stones, including a never-before-heard track, will rock exclusively throughout the seventh season finale of COLD CASE, Sunday, May 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The song, “So Divine (Aladdin Story),” will be one of 10 never-before-heard bonus Stones tracks to be included when their classic album, Exile on Main Street, is re-released on May 18.
The episode’s additional songs are “Tumbling Dice” (also from Exile on Main Street), “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker),” “Beast of Burden,” “Slave,” “Undercover of the Night” and “Winter.”
Exile on Main Street is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums in rock ‘n’ roll history and is one of the most definitive in the Stones’ catalog. The 10 previously unheard tracks to be featured in the re-released album were originally recorded during the Exile era, and were recently discovered while working on the reissue project. These tracks have undergone a unique evolution while staying true to the essence of the 1972 album.
In the episode (aptly-titled “Shattered”), Valens (Danny Pino) joins forces with Rush (Kathryn Morris) to track down her abducted drug-addicted sister (Nicki Aycox) as Jeffries (Thom Barry) looks into a new lead on the case of a murdered teenaged girl that has haunted him for 17 years. Erica Hubbard (“Lincoln Heights”) plays the victim in Jeffries’ case, and Kevin Chapman (“Brotherhood”) portrays one of the original officers who worked on it. The episode was directed by Jeannot Szwarc.
“We jumped at the chance to marry the Rolling Stones’ sound to picture, to really drive home the story in our season finale,” said series executive producer Greg Plagemen, who co-wrote the episode with Elwood Reid, one of the series’ co-executive producers. “The Exile era was a thing of dark beauty, and the unreleased track in the episode has that grit and swagger you expect from the Stones. A few of the bigger hits are in the episode, but Elwood and I are Stones junkies and also managed to slip in a few obscure gems and personal favorites. The music to picture really grabs you by the throat; we hope the episode leaves viewers gasping for more.”
Past single-artist episodes of COLD CASE have featured the music of Ray Charles, John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Tim McGraw, U2, Bob Dylan, Santana, Bob Seger, The Doors, Pink Floyd, and, in the two-part sixth season finale, Pearl Jam.
COLD CASE stars Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford, Thom Barry and Tracie Thoms. It is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Meredith Stiehm, Jennifer Johnson and Greg Plageman are the executive producers.