Lars Ulrich Comments On Grammys Mishap; Considers Lady Gaga Metallica's "Fifth Member"

February 14, 2017

The duet between Metallica and Lady Gaga was supposed to be the grand-slam of all acts at the 59th annual Grammy awards. Although a stagehand was reportedly responsible for the technical error that left James Hetfield mute for the first half of their song "Moth Into Flame," drummer Lars Ulrich says that it didn't fluster them from delivering a pulse-pounding performance.

"There was a slight technical snafu, but that's not really something you can do much about," Ulrich tells Rolling Stone. "You just learn to live with that side of it. It happened to Adele last year; I guess this year it was our turn."

Ulrich spoke about Metallica embracing their collaboration with Lady Gaga, calling her the "quintessential perfect fifth member of this band." Gaga exhibited an equal level of enthusiasm of shifting from Pop to Rock. "Her voice, her attitude, her outlook on everything is so awesome," says Ulrich. "[The performance] was so effortless and organic and she just has the spirit of hard rock and metal flowing through her veins. It comes really easy for her. There's nothing contrived; she just has this super warm, easy energy."

Although Hetfield and the people watching the awards from home were cut off from the frontman's opening verse, some web-streamers managed to recover his missing vocals and add them into the performance, which can be viewed here!

The mishap is nothing more than water off of a duck's back for Metallica, because they've got a massive North American tour to embark on for 2017! WAAF is even giving away tickets to their show at Gillette on May 19th! Click here for more details.

(source: Rolling Stone)