Metallica and Lady Gaga performed together at the Grammys last night, but if you went by Laverne Cox’s introduction, Lady Gaga and Lady Gaga alone performed! While introducing their performance, Laverne totally forgot to say Metallica’s name. You had ONE job, Laverne! Laverne’s fuck-up was some foreshadowing shit. Laverne wasn’t the only one who forgot about Metallica. It seems like whoever was in charge of turning James Hetfield’s mic on forgot about them too.
The Grammys kept up their tradition of audio problems, because a quick second into MetalliGaGa’s performance of Moth Into Flame, it was clear that James Hetfield’s mic was as busted as Gaga’s gigantic moth tattoo. James growled into it, but nothing came out. Lady Gaga’s mic worked perfectly, though, so I will not be surprised if TMZ posts exclusive backstage footage of a pack of Little Monsters unplugging James’ mic before running off while cackling. They should’ve done everyone a favor by unplugging everything, because that performance turned out to be a dumpster fire of a mess. It was almost as bad as that pathetic excuse for a Bee Gees’ tribute starring Demi Lovato and other tricks who probably had no idea who the Bee Gees were until they showed up for rehearsal. UPDATE: TMZ says a stagehand “accidentally” unplugged James’ mic. Uh huh.
James eventually realized that his mic was not going to cooperate and he screamed into Gaga’s mic. But well, he should’ve just quit that bitch completely and walk offstage. Shit, James should’ve quit during rehearsals when he found out their performance was going to feature extras in costumes pretending to mosh and a choreographed stage dive that was about as metal as a pastel polo shirt with a popped-up collar. Although, I did appreciate Gaga grinding like a deranged truck stop stripper who just snorted the wrong stuff.
— xoxo, Angel (@MonstersSpain) February 13, 2017
The most hardcore thing that happened during that performance was James throwing his guitar at the end. The rest of that performance was like a production of Rock of Ages at a Christian high school. No offense to productions of Rock of Ages at Christian high schools.