Who's to Blame for Metallica's Technical Issues at Grammys

And now Metallica drummer Ulrich has offered her a permanent spot in the band, inviting the Poker Face singer to join the band onstage whenever her schedule allows.

The Metallica duet with Lady Gaga at the Grammys was doomed by a stagehand who got reckless with James Hetfield's mic seconds before they went live.

Just a week after making headlines with her show-stopping Super Bowl performance, the New-Yorker is set to do it again with an unforgettable collaboration with the heavy metal band. "I always used to say to people, when they would say, 'Oh, she's the next Madonna.' No, I'm the next Iron Maiden".

If you watched the Grammys last night, there's a lot to discuss regarding Metallica's performance with Lady Gaga. Gaga showed off her musical talent by using a keytar, a keyboard in guitar form, for "Just Dance" and her athletic ability by jumping off the stage at the end of her performance.

Adele, 28, suffered audio glitches a year ago during her Grammy performance of "All I Ask".

Unfortunately, singer James Hetfield's mic was producing no sound for the most of the performance.

Metallica's much-hyped Grammy Awards performance with Lady Gaga on Sunday night was timed to prime fans for a series of stadium shows this summer by the metal act. Literally. The flames in the background upped the intensity, and Gaga even jumped into the crowd, proving to those who doubted this team-up that she can rock. But Hetfield was obviously not pleased, as he kicked down his mic stand when it was over.

But then her excitement rather clouded matters. "I'm sorry if I really offended anyone anywhere", she said, before going on to thank members of her team, including the song's co-writer Greg Kurstin.

  • Ernesto Newman