After a Grammy performance that didn't go exactly as planned, Lars Ulrich is very positive about Metallica's collaboration with Lady Gaga, calling the pop superstar the "quintessential perfect fifth member of this band."
Speaking with Rolling Stone, the drummer called their Grammys mishap "a slight technical snafu." Jame Hetfield's mic was reportedly unplugged by a stagehand during their performance of "Moth Into Flame" and his vocals were muted during the first half of the song. "That's not really something you can do much about," he continued. "You just learn to live with that side of it. It happened to Adele last year; I guess this year it was our turn."
He also was praised Gaga for her vocal performance on the song, calling her the "quintessential perfect fifth member of this band." He elaborated, "her voice, her attitude, her outlook on everything is so awesome," he says. "[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."
"We already started fast-forwarding to the next chapter when we can do more of this," Ulrich said with his eyes on the future. "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."
Metallica announced on Monday their plans for the North American side of their WorldWired Tour. Check out the tour dates here.
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