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Mötley Crüe have released a cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” for the upcoming Netflix biopic about the band The Dirt.

The band’s Nikki Sixx recently talked to Rolling Stone about the way the cover came to be.

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“I went over to Tommy (Lee)’s house, and Bob Rock was over there,” Sixx said. “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 fucking 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.”

You can listen to the metal version of the song below.

Mötley Crüe teased their “Like A Virgin” Madonna cover late last month, stating that it would pay homage to Metallica.

The cover is one of a few recordings the band made for the upcoming movie, out March 22. The film stars Machine Gun Kelly, who plays Lee. Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson also appears in the film.

The Dirt is based on the group memoir the band wrote in 2001 of the same name. 

You can check out the trailer for The Dirt below.

What do you think of the band’s cover? Sound off in the comments below.

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