Metallica will be joined by Lady Gaga when they perform at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on February 12.
While neither artist has formally announced the news at press time, various media outlets - including Rolling Stone and music industry publication Billboard - have confirmed the pairing following a tweet from a Gaga fan on Monday that shared a video clip of a TV commercial for the event that stated “Lady Gaga duets with Metallica."
Hard rock and metal fan Lady Gaga made headlines around the world with her February 5 halftime performance at Super Bowl 51 in Houston, TX.
Metallica previously confirmed plans to perform at the annual awards show in sync with their nomination for “Hardwired”, the lead single from their latest album, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct.”
The track is nominated in the Best rock Song category alongside tunes by David Bowie (“Blackstar”), Radiohead (“Burn The Witch”), Twenty-One Pilots (“Heathens”) and Highly Suspect (“My Name Is Human”).
“It’s been three years since we were lucky enough to participate in the awards show when we last performed with world-renowned Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang and we’re thrilled to be asked back.
“We have something very unique and special planned for this celebratory night, so tune in to watch.”
The 59th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12 on CBS-TV starting at 8:00 PM EST.
Metallica are currently playing a series of shows at the new Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark; the group were forced to postpone a February 5 concert there after frontman James Hetfield was put on vocal rest by doctors due to an illness but did return to action on February 7 for the third of four scheduled nights.
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