Tony Hawk took over Depeche Mode’s facebook page yesterday and posted a video of all his sickest footage from 2011 – 2017. The soundtrack is ‘Never Let Me Down’.
He’s still pushing the creative boundries like nobody can. Ally-oop backside boneless footdrag on vert?! Never heard of such a thing. And it’s packed with doubles tricks that they make look effortless. Old dudes are killing it.
ICYMI, Depeche Mode is letting a different fan take over their facebook page every day for a year, and Tony called on Trent Reznor to help out.
Trent’s contribution reveals the turning point in his life that inspired the focus and motivation he needed for Pretty Hate Machine, which happened to be a DM concert:
“It was the summer of ’86. I’d dropped out of college and was living in Cleveland trying to find my way in the local music scene. I knew where I wanted to go with my life but I didn’t know how to get there. A group of friends and I drove down to Blossom Music Center amphitheater to see the Black Celebration tour. DM was one of our favorite bands and the Black Celebration record took my love for them to a new level.
I’ve thought about that night a lot over the years. It was a perfect summer night and I was in exactly the right place I was supposed to be. The music, the energy, the audience, the connection… it was spiritual and truly magic. I left that show grateful, humbled, energized, focused, and in awe of how powerful and transformative music can be… and I started writing what would eventually become Pretty Hate Machine.
Many times, particularly when we’re playing an amphitheater, I’ll think of that show while I’m onstage and hope someone in the audience is in the midst of a perfect summer night feeling how DM made me feel so many years ago.”