In a recent interview with Celebrity Access, songwriter Desmond Child talked about Aerosmith’s song ”Dude (Looks Like a Lady)”, saying the song is about Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil.
“It was Steven who came up with the title ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady),’ but he had turned it into ‘Cruisin’ for the Ladies’ because they thought that ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’ would be offensive to the gay community. I said, ‘I’m gay. It’s not offensive. It’s great.’ And I convinced them to go down that path.
”We basically told the story that he had told me … he had gone into a club and saw this gorgeous creature at the end of the bar with teased-up platinum mullet and black nails and porcelain skin and jewelry and with a curvy waist. Then the creature turns around, and it’s Vince Neil of Motley Crue. Then they were like, ‘My God, that dude looks like a lady.”