METALLICA will perform with pop superstar Lady Gaga at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. According to a leaked production schedule from tonight's (Sunday, February 12) event, they will team up for a rendition of the METALLICA song "Moth Into Flame", taken from the band's latest album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct".
Gaga told Apple Music's Zane Lowe that the idea for the pairing came about when she "was at [actor] Bradley's [Cooper] house with Lars [Ulrich, METALLICA drummer], and we were just, like, hanging out…" She went on to call Ulrich "amazing," before adding: "I've gotta tell you something: I went to see [METALLICA] live. I mean, I've seen them a couple of times live, but I saw them live recently, and we were watching the show and I'll tell you something, those guys play better than they've ever played in their whole lives."
The Grammy Awards will air live at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.
METALLICA had previously promised "something unique and special" for its Grammys performance.
The band is up for the Grammy Award for "Best Rock Song" for the track "Hardwired" from its new album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct".
Following the Grammy Awards on Sunday, METALLICA will play an intimate show for around 3,000 or so fans at the Hollywood Palladium.
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