The song was covered by Sixx: A.M. on their 2014 album, Modern Vintage
. Regarding the decision to record their own version, Nikki Sixx said: "We had started going down the street of [the Elvin Bishop
hit] 'Fooled Around And Fell In Love
.' One day I called [vocalist James Michael] up and just sang the opening line to 'Drive', and [he] said, 'That's a Sixx: A.M. song!' I think it was an opportunity to cover a song that is so defined that you have to be very careful not to wreck it. That song is so loved by so many people, including us, that we really wanted to pay a real tribute to it, and I believe we have."
"It's such a simple song - the original version was so simple, but that's what was exciting about it," Michael added. "In a way, it's a blank canvas, but you need to respect the simplicity … that's what was so fun about the version we did, especially when [DJ Ashba] started doing his guitar solo. Even that had to be carefully structured around what the original song was."