Tony Hawk trades in his dunks

Skateboarding icon lists his fave pop stars

If skateboarding has a face, it's Tony Hawk. He and a handful of other athletes brought skating to the mainstream, leading legions of tween boys to squawk about how "skateboarding is not a crime!" Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam tour hits the Lakewood Amphitheatre Thurs., July 24, at 6:30 p.m. Here, he ponders the top five rock or rap stars he'd like to be if he weren't, you know, Tony freakin' Hawk.

1) Joe Strummer: "He pioneered a genre of music and continued to refine it until his last day."

2) Perry Farrell: "He seems endlessly creative and he must have some ridiculous stories from the early days of Jane's Addiction."

3) Beck: "I like all of his work. Well, some of the remixes are a little much. I once talked to one of his producers, Mike Simpson of Dust Brothers fame, and he said, 'Beck never has a bad idea.'"

4) Mark Mothersbaugh: "A nerd's superhero. Although I'd hate that most people only knew me from 'Whip It.'"

5) DMX or Flavor Flav: "I want to know what goes on in either of their heads, and how it can possibly make sense."

More By This Writer


Wednesday August 13, 2008 04:04 am EDT
One student's dolce vita | more...


Wednesday August 13, 2008 04:04 am EDT
So you think you can dance? | more...


Wednesday July 30, 2008 12:04 am EDT
By Boy George, she's got it | more...


Wednesday July 16, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Record shop manager ponders the island life | more...


Wednesday July 9, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Clermont Lounge dancer gives you a piece of her mind | more...
Search for more by Cameron Hubbard

[Admin link: Tony Hawk trades in his dunks]