The band has uploaded video footage of Metallica’s dress rehearsal with Lady Gaga for their efficiency at this yr’s Grammys.
The band mentioned: “Perhaps you’ve heard by now that we experienced a slight bit of a technical difficulty when we hit the stage at the Grammy Awards with Lady Gaga a little over [two weeks] ago … hmm, would that qualify as an understatement?!? For those of you who missed it, we’ve posted the live broadcast version.
“We’ve had so many of you ask and wonder ‘what if,’ so we thought it might be fun to also share with you what happened just a few hours earlier that day at the dress rehearsal with all cylinders firing just right. Collaborating, hanging and performing with Gaga was easily one of the most exciting, inspiring and enjoyable experiences of our career — she BRINGS IT every single time!! All we have to say is that we absolutely cannot wait until next time!”Download Our App
Drummer Ulrich mentioned that he knew right from the beginning that the Metallica’s collaboration with Lady Gaga at the Grammy Awards would be a huge success. He spoke The A.V. Club: “Listen, I knew this was going to work. I mean, Gaga is a metal chick at heart. There was no way this was not going to work. It was completely in her DNA. It was completely in her wheelhouse. This was not not going to work. The only question was at what level it was going to work.”
Lars Ulrich continued: “We did one run-through. The way her and James’s [Hetfield, METALLICA frontman] voices worked, it jelled so well together we all kind of stood there like, ‘Huh?’ It was really fucking next-level. I think we rehearsed it twice, maybe three times on Friday night. And it was just dialed. There was no sort of, ‘Oh, my god, what are we doing here?’ This was as natural and organic as you could imagine this type of stuff being. This was a home run from the get-go.”
Ulrich additionally elaborated on his previous prediction that the band’s collaboration with Gaga on the Grammys would end up being just the start for the unlikely combo.
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