It was a tough night for thrash legends Metallica as their big night on the Grammy Awards was plagued by faux pas after faux pas. Their track “Master Of Puppets” was performed as rivals Megadeth – fronted by Dave Mustaine, who was as soon as a member of Metallica – went to accept their Grammy for Best Metal Performance; later, Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox botched her introduction of Metallica’s extremely anticipated performance with Lady Gaga and during what was supposed to be their big moment, James Hetfield’s microphone went out for the first half of “Moth Into Flame”.
At all times professional when it comes to their reveals, Metallica pushed on and by no means gave any indication that anything was wrong and performed via the worst of it, Hetfield sliding over to share a mic with Lady Gaga till the issue along with his microphone was resolved however by then, the damage was done.
The show went on and because the performance of “Moth Into Flame” drew to a close, James actually kicked his microphone stand over earlier than angrily throwing his guitar offstage, no doubt frustrated with the night time. It is a testament to their professionalism and years onstage that Metallica dealt with the situation with such grace when they had each right to walk offstage and whereas Lady Gaga did an amazing job of holding issues together and drawing attention away from the situation, metal followers wanted to see – and listen to – Metallica last night, and those guys deserved a a lot better deal than they got. Here’s hoping that subsequent yr’s Grammys are error free and will actually give Metallica the time and professionalism they deserve!