METALLICA performed its track “Moth Into Flame” with pop superstar Lady Gaga earlier tonight (Sunday, February 12) at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. After opening with an awkward staged mosh-pit, with Gaga emerging from the crowd of “moshing” backup dancers, it became shortly clear that Hetfield’s microphone wasn’t working, visibly frustrating the the band frontman as Lady Gaga carried on performing. To remedy the situation, the 2 singers shared a mic till his was fixed.
Lady Gaga herself took charge of the performance, which took place in front of gyrating dancers, flashing lights and flames. Gaga even jumped into the viewers and briefly crowd-surfed at one point earlier than returning to the stage to close out the track.Download Our App
At the finish of the performance, Hetfield knocked down his mic stand and threw his guitar offstage.
Prior to her appearance with METALLICA, Lady Gaga honored the band by getting a brand new tattoo — a large moth with skull. She posted a photograph of the tattoo on her Instagram and captioned it “The Moth & Metallica,” as an apparent homage to “Moth Into Flame”.
METALLICA was up for a Grammy for “Best Rock Song” for the song “Hardwired” from its new album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, however lost to the late David Bowie’s “Blackstar”.
Following the Grammy Awards, METALLICA will play an intimate show later tonight for round 3,000 or so followers at the Hollywood Palladium.