By Amanda Wicks

Metallica’s performance with Lady Gaga at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday (February 12st) suffered from significant audio issues that crippled the first minute of “Moth Into Flame.”

Related: Metallica and Lady Gaga Bring Metal to the GRAMMYs

James Hetfield’s microphone wasn’t turned on or wasn’t working, and it wasn’t until he walked over to Gaga’s microphone over a minute into their performance that viewers at home could finally hear him.

Now, RoLoad–the official Metallica Chapter in Bucharest, Romania–posted the entire performance on Facebook featuring intact audio. When asked how they managed to get the rip, RoLoad explained the web feed didn’t have audio difficulties. It was only the live broadcast on TV that seemed to have a problem.

Considering Hetfield recognized there was an audio issue almost immediately and had to walk over to Gaga, it seems unlikely the web broadcast miraculously avoided the same issue occurring on stage and screen. It seems more likely some clever technician has instead stitched in Hetfield’s vocals from another performance. But at least now fans can hear what it would’ve sounded like without audio issues.

Watch below.


Comments (2)
  1. Metallica should have given me the tickets to win to see them at the Grammys.Now they wrote and said sorry you lose.So I thought sorry you lose also.So one of my inside Metallica show roadie’s sabotaged the live show by pulling the mic sound cord on James Hetfield’s mic.No sound.Than my Sister that introduced them only announced Lady Gaga.Not Metallica.Than she did a I’m sorry tweet to cover her behind.If I enter a Metallica contest I better win or get tickets to that show or SABOTAGE shall happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Mary Wheeler says:

    why is cbs not letting us have the song? a bad version or good version i liked it and want to hear it again, its like a big secret or something, i saw it on the grammys and i just heard it again on sirus xm last night, i would like it available to be heard all the time, i had no problem with metallica having lady gaga perform together

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