Slash, Corey Taylor, PAPA ROACH‘s Jacoby Shaddix and others were among the rock artists asked by Metal Hammer if they remembered what song was playing when they lost their virginity.
SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recalled: “It was a DEPECHE MODE live album. It was right after it had come out and I was dating a girl who was really into them. I was into them but that album — or it could have been the sex — really made me turn the corner with them.”
Jacoby Shaddix of PAPA ROACH said he was listening to “Kick” by INXS, but added: “It was a horrible experience. I was, like, 16. My mom walked in so the chick jumped off me… I didn’t even get to finish up — my mom made me take her to the door. Does she know me now? Oh yeah, she knows.”
Slash explained: “I nearly first had sex to AEROSMITH‘s ‘Rocks’. I’d been courting this girl for months, finally got in her apartment while her mom was away and she put it on. I played it over and over until she said, ‘You might as well go!’ Usually, it’s the girl’s music that you end up having sex to. So it was probably something like [FLEETWOOD MAC‘s] ‘Rumours’ which was very popular with the girls back then!”
Nikki Sixx of MÖTLEY CRÜE shared his story, saying: “It was SEALS & CROFTS [‘Summer Breeze’], unfortunately, ha ha! I can remember the song but not the girl. I remember her mom’s cookies. And that’s why it happened because we were waiting for her mom’s cookies and I’m so fast that it just worked out perfectly.”
Duff McKagan of GUNS N’ ROSES recalled: “The girl was older than me: I was just a punk rock kid. She fuckin’ loved the song ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’ by Ian Dury — yes, I know that the title is totally appropriate. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but she did, because she was 18 and I was 14, ha ha! I was like, ‘Whoa, I’m in another league now!’ It was kinda weird.”
FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho had a quick anecdote of his own, saying: “SAIGON KICK! It wasn’t a ballad, it was a song called ‘Feel The Same Way’. I probably haven’t listened to it since, but that was the tune that I had my first 12-second sexual experience to.”