Hear Tony Hawk cover one of his favorite songs from his own game

Tony Hawk (left) and Steve Caballero
(Image credit: Mikey And His Uke/YouTube)

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk's Pro Skater video game series (and, for younger writers like this one, the Tony Hawk's Underground series that succeeded it) remains a touchstone for millions who got their first dose of skateboarding culture through its immersive levels and challenges.

Aside from being invariably fun to play though, the Hawk-branded games were also famous for their incredible soundtracks – which contained choice selections of punk, classic rock, metal and hip-hop tunes, from artists both world-famous and obscure.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.