Even though we hate Grammys as an institution and don’t believe that has anything with Rock ‘N Roll or Heavy Metal culture still we will post some news from the last weekend ceremony. Not because many readers actually like gossiping or because we are living in the ages where posts like “10 Haircuts of Metallica we Like” and so hit many clicks. Nope! It is so fuckin’ great trolling on Megadeth and damn man Metallica is the biggest band on earth right now, this is why we are posting it!
METALLICA performed its song “Moth Into Flame” with pop superstar Lady Gaga on Sunday, February 12 at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los ANGELES. After opening with an awkward staged mosh-pit, with Gaga emerging from the crowd of “moshing” backup dancers, it became quickly clear that James Hetfield’s microphone wasn’t working, visibly frustrating the METALLICA frontman as Gaga carried on performing. To remedy the situation, the two singers shared a mic until his was fixed.
At the end of the performance, Hetfield knocked down his mic stand and threw his guitar offstage. Prior to her appearance with METALLICA, Gaga honored the band by getting a new tattoo — a large moth with skull. She posted a photo of the tattoo on her Instagram and captioned it “The Moth & Metallica,” as an apparent homage to “Moth Into Flame”.
METALLICA was up for a Grammy for “Best Rock Song” for the track “Hardwired” from its new album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, but lost to the late David Bowie’s “Blackstar”.
The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category were as follows:
BARONESS – “Shock Me”
GOJIRA – “Slivera”
KORN – “Rotting in Vain”
MEGADETH – “Dystopia”
PERIPHERY – “The Price Is Wrong”
As MEGADETH approached the stage to accept the award, the house band inexplicably played the song “Master Of Puppets” from MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine’s former band METALLICA…