Top 10 Interesting Facts About Aerosmith's Dude (Looks Like a Lady)Metal_Treasure The song Dude (Looks Like a Lady) was released in 1987 on the album Permanent Vacation.
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In his book 'The Heroin Diaries', Mötley Crüe's bassist Nikki Sixx also claims that the song was specifically inspired by their lead singer Vince Neil.
But Vince Neil says different things - in an interview for Swedish television he said the title of the song originated from a New York bar crawl where Tyler and Neil had drinks at a bar where the waiters were dressed in women's clothes. This, according to Neil, prompted Tyler to comment, "Dude looks like a lady! " - Metal_Treasure
Aerosmith's last hit before this single of 1987 was a 1978 remake of the Beatles' "Come Together"... Between 1978 and 1987 they had years of poorly selling records (and drug addiction). - Metal_Treasure
Desmond Child said in 2012,
"They had never written with an outside writer, and they were not happy to see me. They were going along with it to please John Kalodner, but they were not that happy about it." - Metal_Treasure
Desmond Child told this story:
"Steven (Tyler) was much more friendly [than the other band members], as he is, and was very generous, really, and showed me a song that they had started, called 'Cruisin' for the Ladies.' I listened to that lyric, and I said, 'You know what, that's a very boring title.' And they looked at me like, 'How dare you? '
And then Steven volunteered, sheepishly, and said that when he first wrote the melody he was singing 'Dude Looks like a Lady.' It was kind of a tongue twister that sounded more like scatting. So I grabbed onto that and I said, 'No, that's the title of the song.' - Metal_Treasure
After the success of Dude (Looks Like a Lady), Aerosmith were happy to work with Desmond Child again, resulting in Crazy (Grammy winner), Angel, Hole In My Soul, What It Takes, and several more songs. - Metal_Treasure
Joe Perry is the Aerosmith guitarist - Metal_Treasure
And the scene with this song was very funny - Metal_Treasure
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2. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) was Aerosmith's comeback single written with the help of the professional songwriter and hit master Desmond Child
3. An executive at Aerosmith's label A&R (John Kalodner) convinced the band to write a song with Desmond Child but initially Aerosmith weren't happy with the idea to work with an outside writer