Project 8 booms 56 tracks

In-game soundtrack for upcoming skater features usual dose of hip-hop, punk, rock; Gnarls, NIN, Toots, Hieroglyphics on board.

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Ollies, McTwists, acid drops, and Saran Wraps just don't have street cred when performed to the tunes of Perry Como, Celine Dion, or polka king Jolly Joe Timmer. For the soundtrack of Tony Hawk's Project 8, Activision culled songs from recent memory and yesteryear, and there's not a waltz, muzak, or easy-listening tune in earshot.

Hello, we're here to pick up your daughter.
Hello, we're here to pick up your daughter.

The soundtrack is populated with 56 songs from rock, hip-hop, and punk artists all spanning a few decades. Among the new acts, such as Gnarls Barkley ("Gone Daddy Gone"), Wolfmother ("Woman"), and Kasabian ("Club Foot"), are classic bands, including Joy Division ("Interzone"), Kool and the Gang ("Summer Madness"), and The Ramones ("I Wanna Live"). The full soundtrack is listed over at MP3.com.

The new band featuring former Blink-182 members, Plus-44 (pictured), is using the soundtrack to debut a song from their forthcoming album When Your Heart Stops Beating. Gamers will be able to hear the song "Lycanthrope" in Project 8 a week before the album is released in mid-November.

Tony Hawk's Project 8, rated T for Teen, is scheduled for release November 7 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox. A PlayStation 3 version is also in the works and will be released later this year. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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