It looked like the sandman may have entered the Grammys ahead of Metallica, as the awards show was often asleep at the wheel when it came to the legendary metal band.
First, presenter LaVerne Cox failed to mention Metallica... while she was introducing Metallica. Setting up their performance of "Moth Into Flame," Cox announced: "Ladies and gentleman, all my gender non-binary people watching tonight, eight-time Grammy award winners and six-time Grammy winner, Lady Gaga."
Yes, she forgot one key word. And while Lady Gaga was indeed onstage, she was just there singing backup for the 110-million-record selling -- and eight-time Grammy winning -- band.
Cox later apologized.
But it’s a good thing Gaga showed up for her cameo, because after roaring into a pyrotechnic laden intro, singer/guitarist James Hetfield stepped up to his mic only to find that it didn’t work. At all. Which meant after a couple aborted verses he had to scurry over to Lady Gaga’s mic and share hers.
Well/ Metallica and Lady Gaga was still great, regartless of the Mic screw up. #Grammys— Big D (@BigKahuna2207) February 13, 2017
But that’s not all.
Megadeth, fronted by Metallica’s original lead guitarist Dave Mustaine, took home the night’s Grammy for Best Metal Performance. But instead of playing a Megadeth song as the band made its way to the stage, they instead played a classic Metallica song, “Master of Puppets.”
You can bet Hetfield was not happy about that, either.
Way to screw Metal over again! Megadeth wins and you play Metallica, Metallica plays and they don't get announced. Het's mic not on #GRAMMYS— Ron Zombie-Celentano (@RonZombie34) February 13, 2017