Music producer Mickey Jack Cones, who is currently riding a wave of country music success with Dustin Lynch, remembers a session he engineered for Motley Crue nearly a decade ago as “eye-opening.” And for reasons that had nothing to do with the sex, drugs or rock and roll detailed in the band’s own autobiography, The Dirt.

Cones tells Rolling Stone that he was stunned by the band’s “dynamic” when producer Desmond Child hired him to twiddle the knobs on a remake of “Home Sweet Home” with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. He recalls that,”They each had their own manager. They each had to have their own room at [the studio], which made it feel like having four different bands.”