Watch Tony Hawk cover NIN’s “Wish” (with a cameo from Trent Reznor)

I’m paraphrasing here, but I seem to recall that Trent Reznor once referred to Nine Inch Nail’s Broken EP as “an ultrafast chunk of hot death.” That’s a perfect description because the EP features some of the hardest songs in the NIN canon.

That was rather attractive to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. Long a fan of this kind of music, he teamed up with an all-star backing band to cover “Wish,” a single from Broken. The band features former members of The Bronx, Every Time I Die, and The Dillinger Escape Plan in a come-together-over-Zoom performance. Oh, and Trent shows up. Watch carefully.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Watch Tony Hawk cover NIN’s “Wish” (with a cameo from Trent Reznor)

  • May 17, 2023 at 12:18 am

    I love this. My fave band covered by my fave skater. Hats off to the whole group.


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