By now, we’re guessing you have probably seen Metallica and Lady Gaga’s performance at the GRAMMYs. The duet of “Moth Into Flame” did not precisely go to plan as Hetfield’s mic wasn’t plugged in at the beginning of the performance, allegedly because of a stagehand accidentally unplugging a chord. Metallica eventually released dress rehearsal footage to show what it would’ve sounded like.
Shortly after the performance, Ulrich mentioned he thought of Gaga the “quintessential excellent fifth member of this band.” It also seemed like a matter of when and not if the 2 entities would collaborate with Lars saying “We already began fast-forwarding to the next chapter when we can do more of this.” Perhaps he ought to have checked with his vocalist first?Download Our App
In a brand new excerpt from James Hetfield’s interview with Chilean newspaper La Tercera, journalist Claudio Vergara finally got James on the record together with his thoughts in regards to the performance and his mic cutting out:
“The actual show, live on TV, I was very angry, yes. All the rehearsals, everything was perfect; up to there, everything was working. But, you know, out of my control. Something happened… I don’t know what happened. But the silver lining is that Lady Gaga and me were singing closer, and [there] was a little more collaboration. She’s an amazing person — very talented.”
It was an absolutely superior moment when the 2 vocalists made one of the best of the situation and began sharing a mic. Asked if he sees the band collaborating with Lady Gaga in the future, James Hetfield responded bluntly:
“No. But even just talking with her, being around her, her energy was very, very exciting. She has lots of ideas, and she likes to push the boundaries like we do. So it was a good fit.”
So I guess we can exhale about any potential Lulu-like collaborations from Metallica and Lady Gaga. However who knows what the future holds?