Tony Hawk proved once again why he is just a wonderful human being when he recently hopped on stage with a Tony Hawk cover band called The 900 in the UK to sing a few songs to a very surprised audience.
Hawk took to Twitter to share a video of him and The 900 singing Agent Orange’s Bloodstains, which was featured in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 at Signature Brew Haggerston. Hawk also said that Bloodstains was a big inspiration for him when creating the soundtracks for his games.
My/our rendition of Agent Orange’s Bloodstains from last night’s show at @SignatureBrewE8. This was one of the first punk songs I heard as a kid, and it was a catalyst in shaping THPS game soundtracks. Thanks to @The900Banduk for calling me onto the stage! ➡️⬇️⭕️ pic.twitter.com/wR49DWUx0z
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) July 31, 2022
“My/our rendition of Agent Orange’s Bloodstains from last night’s show at @SignatureBrewE8,” Hawk wrote. “It was one of the first punk songs I heard as a kid, and it was a catalyst in shaping THPS game soundtracks. Thanks to @The900Banduk for calling me on stage!”
Hawk and The 900 also sang Goldfinger’s Superman, who appeared in the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and again in both Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2.
— Isabel Davies (@IsabelDavies_) July 30, 2022
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is the latest entry in the long-running and beloved skateboarding franchise, and in our review we said it’s “such a massive twist on 2015’s disastrously dark Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 that it’s hard to believe they even share a hint of DNA.The accessible but tricky skating is serious old-school fun, the wonderful-looking levels are lovingly crafted odes to the past, and the music is like an old pal’s warm hug of childhood.
For more on Tony Hawk, check out our look at how Tony Hawk’s pro skater made games cool for ’90s kids, the making of the THPS soundtrack, and our interview with Tony Hawk on his journey from skateboard superstar to video game icon.
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