Remember busting 900s to Goldfinger's 'Superman'? We do. The music of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was integral to the overall experience, but the HD reissue - which will incorporate bits from both the original game and its immediate sequel - may well not feature a number of the track that so defined the experience twelve years ago.
As Activision community guru Dan Amrich explained on his website, "music licensing is a one-time deal. The songs from the original games were only licensed for those specific games on those specific platforms at that specific time. Any other versions created later would need new licensing deals. This is also why not all songs from earlier Guitar Hero games are importable into later games: They only signed permission for it to be used in that one game. Any change means it’s a different deal."
There is a Facebook page where you can submit requests for the new game's soundtrack, but from licensing perspective it's very much "back to square one".
Amrich also suggests that with the series previously being used as a springboard to feature breakthrough artists, something similar might happen with this HD redux - with the game's soundtrack perhaps featuring songs both old and new, although Amrich notes that "if that turns out to be the case, all you can hope is that some of those classic tracks are the ones you remember."
Here's a little reminder, just for nostalgia value...