In front of the late rocker Kurt Cobain’s birthday taking place this Monday (February 20), pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk took to Instagram to reveal he bought the musician’s Iron Maiden-themed skateboard at an auction last year.
The artwork was originally made by Cobain himself, according to rolling stone, on a model by skateboarder Jeff Phillips, who tragically died three months before Cobain. It features the classic Iron Maiden logo with an image of their axe-wielding skeleton creature.
Because of this, Hawk revealed that he has something planned – related to Cobain’s skateboarding – to benefit those with mental health issues. Although his post is still a bit of a secret, he noted that he will share more next week.
“Two icons who had an immense influence on their respective fields, who both died tragically and far too young,” Hawk wrote. “I even tracked down the original owner to understand where it came from. With the incomparable help of @dupedupe, we hope to do something good with this acquisition by raising awareness about emotional health and helping provide resources for those who experiencing mental difficulties. More to come on February 20 (Kurt’s birthday).”
Hawk Fans, Cobainand even Iron Maiden are very interested in joining in the comments section.
“That’s amazingly cool,” one wrote.
“Ask your friends who are really nice and always seem happy how they are and how they feel,” added another.
For now, check out the photos of Kurt Cobain’s original skateboard above.