Metallica has now commented on the mic mishap that happened at the Grammys Sunday.
Metallica's performance with Lady Gaga at the Grammys didn't exactly go as planned. The performance got off to a thunderous start, but James Hetfield's mic wasn't working for 20 seconds, resulting in long, unintended instrumental moments. The mic eventually worked, but it was difficult to look past the unfortunate incident.
Drummer Lars Ulrich spoke with Rolling Stone about the snafu in a new interview, admitting that they are essentially moving on.
"There was a slight technical snafu, but that's not really something you can do much about," Ulrich said. "You just learn to live with that side of it. It happened to Adele last year; I guess this year it was our turn."
Ulrich added that Gaga was the "quintessential perfect fifth member of this band," noting. "Her voice, her attitude, her outlook on everything is so awesome. [The performance] was so effortless and organic and she just has the spirit of hard rock and metal flowing through her veins. It comes really easy for her. There's nothing contrived; she just has this super warm, easy energy."
They performed Metallica's song, "Moth into Flame" which comes from their most recent album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct.
Ulrich also revealed that they were hoping to do more collaborations like this in the future, hopefully with Gaga herself.
"We already started fast-forwarding to the next chapter when we can do more of this," he said. "It's not one of those '20 lawyers, strategists and managers trying to force two people from two different worlds to figure out how to spend four minutes together on a national telecast.' Of any of these undertakings, this is about as organic and authentic as there's ever been one. We're just getting started."