Friday, August 25, 2017

VIDEO: Metallica stream Grammy Awards rehearsals with Lady Gaga

Metallica are streaming footage from rehearsals with Lady Gaga prior to their appearance on the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 12.

The pair can be seen mapping out plans for their performance of the “Hardwired…To Self Destruct” single, “Moth Into Flame.”

During the Grammys broadcast, the band suffered through a technical glitch by producers when James Hetfield’s microphone failed to work during the first verse, forcing him to share Gaga’s with her as they ploughed through the blazing track from their US No. 1 album.

At the end of the performance, a visibly frustrated Hetfield kicked over his mic stand and threw his guitar offstage.

"In the heat of the battle,” drummer Lars Ulrich later told Grammys host James Corden on CBS-TV’s The Late Late Show, “you're out there and you're playing, when it's a technical issue, you don't really know — 'Is it going to the house?' 'Is his vocals going to the truck? 'Maybe it's just the monitors.' — so you've just gotta keep playing.

“We get off stage, we get back there, and I haven't seen him [James] like that in twenty years. I mean, he was livid. He's aged really well and he's a pretty chill guy, but the first five or ten minutes in that dressing room was not a lot of fun.

“But, like they say, the show must go on, and we fought through it,”
Ulrich added. “And with the fire and Gaga in my lap for about a minute at one point, it was just, 'Keep going, keep going, keep going.' So we fought through it, and a lot of people said that at least it made for great television, which is really the point of doing the Grammys to begin with."

Metallica wrapped up a four-month North American tour with a hennemusic live broadcast stream of their final show from Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB on August 16, which can be seen in its entirety here.

The band will begin a European arena tour in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 2.


See also:

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets classic in San Francisco
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