As ‘Tallica and Gaga launched into the Metallica track ‘Moth Into Flame’, the group’s frontman, James Hetfield, had the painful realisation that his microphone wasn’t working.
Since the performance, TMZ has reported that a source close to the production said Hetfield’s mic wasn’t working because a stagehand had accidentally unplugged a wire underneath the stage, between the mic check and the performance.
The other major stuff-up was actually just prior to the performance, when actress Laverne Cox, who was tasked with introducing Metallica and Lady Gaga’s performance, forgot to say Metallica’s name but did mention Lady Gaga’s.
Cox has since apologised to Metallica in a tweet, saying:
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) February 13, 2017
The performance itself saw Gaga duet with Hetfield while wearing a Metallica-branded shirt. She also crowd-surfed at one point, before returning to the stage to close out the song.
Watch Metallica and Lady Gaga’s drama-filled Grammys performance in full, below, and a list of the night’s Grammy Winner’s right here.
— Lady Gaga (@MONSTERSXGAGA) February 13, 2017
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 13, 2017