Next Friday, Netflix‘s highly-anticipated film adaptation of Mötley Crüe‘s wild 2001 autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, will arrive onto the video streaming service. Today, a week ahead of the film’s arrival, the famous hair metal band shared their new cover of Madonna‘s “Like A Virgin”, which appears on the biopic’s official soundtrack. The hard-hitting cover of the 1980s pop hit is the second song shared by the band to appear on the soundtrack, following the recent release of‘ “The Dirt (Est. 1981)”.
In typical Mötley fashion, the band swaps out synths for heavy distortion from guitarist Mick Mars to match a thunderous drum beat courtesy of Tommy Lee. Mötley Crüe was just starting to break into the national spotlight when Madonna’s hit single arrived on Halloween in 1984. Both artists would go on to dominate the pop charts throughout the remainder of the decade, although it’s a safe bet to assume that none the fellas in Mötley Crüe ever thought they’d make headlines with a cover of the Madonna classic. Singer Vince Neil really steps up with that high vocal range of his to deliver a performance worthy of one of the biggest hit songs of that decade. Fans can listen to the audio-only video below to hear Mötley’s new take on the old song.
Mötley Crüe – “Like A Virgin”
[Video: Motley Crue]
The Dirt – Official Trailer
While the members of the notorious hard rock band remain professionally amicable enough to record together, the band will never again perform together under the Mötley banner after completing their successful farewell tour a few years ago. According to a recent interview with Billboard, the band had only intended to write and record one new original song for the film’s soundtrack but actually wound up with three.
Fans can relive Mötley’s wild ride through the 1980s and beyond when The Dirt arrives onto Netflix on March 22nd.