Metallica's James Hetfield has mic problems during performance with Lady Gaga
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 14, 2017,
Feb 14, 2017, 1:58
James Corden is hosting the music awards ceremony which includes performances from Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry.
When word leaked out that Lady Gaga and Metallica would be performing together at the Grammys, inquiring minds immediately wanted to know how exactly that would work.
Despite such gaffs, however, the stars carried on, following the age-old adage that the show must go on. Explaining how all bands begin somewhere and that the greats usually begin in a garage, basement or empty warehouse and that a bit of that always stays with the good ones, Cox then said, "Eight-time Grammy winners and six-time Grammy award victor - Lady Gaga!", completely missing mention of Metallica's name in the intro. The song restarted and she nailed it! "Every second I wanted to give the world and my fans what they deserve, a great show". "I can't do it again like previous year". "Not for him. Can we start it again?"
In that light, the Metallica/Lady Gaga performance at the 2017 Grammys is not another case of the band allegedly selling out to the mainstream scene, and it's not an insult to heavy metal or an insult to the band's legacy either. Continuing the tradition of live performances during the awards, musicians spanning vastly different genres will appear, including The Weeknd, Daft Punk, Adele, Demi Lovato, Chance the Rapper, Carrie Underwood, and A Tribe Called Quest. She later explained that during the changeover, a microphone had fallen onto the piano strings. Although he was clearly singing the group's 2016 song "Moth Into Flame", audience members and viewers at home couldn't hear anything. We're told a stagehand did it by accident, but the damage was done - Hetfield's mic was dead through most of the performance. One of her posts shows off her red carpet outfit, which is actually a little more conservative than what she's worn in the past even though it shows some major underboob. But Hetfield was obviously not pleased, as he kicked down his mic stand when it was over.
First, presenter LaVerne Cox failed to mention Metallica. while she was introducing Metallica.
In her speech she said: "We all begin somewhere".
"And if they're really good, part of them always stays there".
Side note: Shout out to Lady Gaga's new tattoo honoring her Metallica collab.
As you can see in the above tweets, it's still sad to note that many a rock band has been accused of "selling out" by taking the pragmatic approach and realizing that there's more to the genre they started out playing, or even revolutionized.
Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, made her own fashion statement in a colourful gown from Balmain. Specific tribute segments are set for Prince and George Michael.