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Lady Gaga And Metallica's Grammy Performance Had Tough Technical Difficulties

13/02/2017 08:13 SAST | Updated 13/02/2017 08:16 SAST
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Recording artists James Hetfield (L) of music group Metallica and Lady Gaga perform onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)

The 59th annual Grammy Awards could be remembered for the numerous technical glitches and mistakes during the broadcast.

Shortly after Adele had to stop and restart her performance during a tribute to the late George Michael, Lady Gaga and Metallica's collaboration started with multiple problems. First, the award show only announced Lady Gaga's name when introducing the act. Then, the metal band's frontman, James Hetfeld, didn't have a working mic.

The rocky start frustrated Hetfeld enough to cause him to kick gear around until he decided to join Gaga on her working equipment.

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GaGa apparently got a full-back tattoo as a tribute to the band before the show, but it's pretty unclear whether it's even real.

The Moth & Metallica 🦋------->🖤#ink #tattoo #MothIntoFlame #MetalliGa #metal #grammys @metallica

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Viewers weren't shy about criticizing the performance right away.

Some people still liked it, though.