In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Nikki Sixx explained how the Madonna cover went from “bad idea but pretty funny” to actual recording. Sixx first demoed his minor-key version before bringing “Like a Virgin” to band mates –
“I went over to Tommy [Lee]’s house, and [producer] Bob Rock was over there,” 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.”
“I heard the demo and it was like, ‘This is f*cking genius,’” Tommy Lee said. “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.”
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