Mötley Crüe’s biopic, The Dirt, premiers on Netflix on March 22nd. The band shared a cover they included on the soundtrack. The band gives their take on Madonna’s 1984 jammer “Like a Virgin.”
The band recorded four new songs for The Dirt soundtrack including this cover. bass player Nikki Sixx original had the idea for the cover while walking his dog. “When my mind’s open like that, these ideas pop in,” he said in an interview with Billboard. “And popped in my head, and I sort of like looked up, as if to laugh at God, and went, ‘You’re pretty funny.’”
But even Sixx didn’t love the idea of a Madonna cover. “Actually a really horrible idea.”
The band recorded the songs with producer Bob Rock in Vancouver and Sixx impressed him with his take. Sixx says the track “does this little gahnk-guh-guh-guh-guh-guh-gahnk that Mick does, a bit of a nod to Metallica because Metallica heard the Dr. Feelgoodalbum, used Bob Rock to make the Black Album. It’s kind of a nod back to those guys because we were workin’ with Bob again.”
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