Few video game soundtracks are as beloved as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater them – especially by rock, metal and punk fans – so it makes sense that the cover band The 900 performed select tunes at London’s Signature Brew last night (July 30). What was surprisingly, however, it was that Tony Hawk himself joined them for their rendition of Goldfinger’s “Superman.”
As reported by Higherthe independent brewery – whose support of heavy music previously led them to release more artist-oriented beersincluding Mastodon’s black tongue – held it Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater soundtrack celebration without any knowledge that Hawk would be there.
Therefore, it came as a complete shock to everyone in attendance when Birdman (as he is commonly known) not only appeared, but jumped on stage to help the British group do justice Higher notes is “the very first song to appear on a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game.” (Of course, “Superman” originally kicked off the ska-punk band’s second LP, 1997’s Hang-ups.)
Walking up to the microphone, Hawk greeted the crowd by asking, “What’s up, London? How are you?” He then shook hands with some fans as patrons cheered him on. “Are you guys having fun? How good are these guys? This is amazing. Thank you. Okay, okay, jeez. No pressure,” he continued.
“I want to thank you all for coming out and I want to thank these guys. It’s such an honor that there’s even a cover band for the songs in our game,” he enthused, before concluding: “I was have to join the party. Have fun. Here we go, you might know this song.”
Luckily, they’re making a killer version of “Superman,” so Goldfinger would surely be as proud as Hawk.
You can see Signature Brew’s Twitter post about the surprise collaboration below:
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