Metallica and Lady Gaga: A Grammy Collaboration to Remember

An Unforgettable Grammy Performance

James Hetfield of Metallica and pop superstar Lady Gaga delivered a memorable performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. On February 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, this duo electrified the audience with their rendition of “Moth Into Flame,” creating an indelible mark in Grammy history.

The Genesis of an Iconic Duo

This unique collaboration between Metallica and Lady Gaga originated from a chance encounter at a dinner hosted by actor Bradley Cooper. Metallica’s drummer, Lars Ulrich, seized the opportunity to invite Gaga to join them for the Grammys, an offer she enthusiastically accepted. This fusion of metal and pop was previewed in their dress rehearsal performance for the show.

Lady Gaga’s Metal Affinity

Lady Gaga, known for her diverse and eclectic music style, has been an avid metal fan, attending concerts by Iron Maiden and Anthrax and expressing admiration for Metallica’s song ‘Metal Militia’. In preparation for their Grammy performance, Gaga showcased her commitment by arriving hours before Metallica for rehearsals. James Hetfield, speaking on The Howard Stern Show, commended her as an “extremely creative and fearless artist.”

Experience the dynamic energy of Metallica and Lady Gaga’s Grammy rehearsal performance in the video below.