You have never heard Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” quite like this.
Motley Crue added a dash of metal to an all-time Madonna classic for their recent cover of “Like a Virgin”. The song is featured in Netflix’s new Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt”.
“I went over to Tommy [Lee]’s house, and [producer] Bob Rock was over there,” Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone. “I said, ‘I’m gonna play you something and go in the other room so in case you don’t like it, you won’t punch me in the face.’ And Tommy started laughing. I started playing it and all of a sudden, you just saw Tommy’s face light up.”
Sixx said the cover started as a “bad idea but pretty funny” to a total revelation.
“I heard the demo, and it was like, ‘This is f**king genius,’” Lee added. “When it drops down into half-time, it gets so heavy. This is right up our alley and sort of ironic that Vince [Neil] is singing ‘Like a Virgin,’ which is not even close. Or for that matter of fact, all of us.”
“The Dirt” premieres March 22 on Netflix and features the band’s first new material since their farewell concerts.