At the 59th annual Grammy Awards, Lady Gaga joined rock icons Metallica for a blistering performance of their new song, “Moth into Flame.”
One week after performing a heavily pop influenced halftime show at the Super Bowl, Gaga put on her best eyeliner and leather to scream with James Hetfield of Metallica.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 13, 2017
For the first half of the performance, audio engineers did a big disservice to Hetfield as his microphone was inoperable. What was meant to be a duet between he and Gaga started off with only Gaga. Eventually, the two shared a microphone, though Hetfield looked visibly annoyed throughout the set.
Gaga, who has also done high-profile performances with easy listening crooner Tony Bennet and performed a rock tribute to David Bowie last year, showed off a new side of her voice. Social media users quickly began praising Gaga for her musical range.
Gaga gives 1000% to literally whatever she does.
Super Bowl? Got it.
Tony Bennett? Totally!
AHS Forest Witch? OK!
— jeff chatterton (@jeffchatterton) February 13, 2017
At the end of the performance, Gaga hit the floor in exhaustion, as Hetfield knocked over his mic and angrily threw down his guitar.