The Metallica and Lady Gaga performance at this years Grammy Awards was a complete and total train wreck, and we are finally getting an apology. The ‘Moth Into Flame’ duet was ruined by inexcusable errors by the sound guy, which left James Hetfield livid, and someone from The Grammys is FINALLY apologizing for the miscues. In an interview with the Associated Press, Grammy Producer Ken Ehrlich had this to say, “These kinds of things are horrible when they happen. That’s one of the risks of live television. Obviously, we apologize to the band. ”
As to what happened, he answered: “My guys say that the mic cable was connected. My guys’ theory was that … one of the extras (on stage) accidentally kicked out the cable that went to the mic.”
You can read more at Billboard.com, but honestly, does this even matter? The Grammy Awards have never cared about heavy metal. The fact that it took FOUR days after the performance to apologize is more proof of that fact. It’d be best just to leave heavy metal out of the awards show. We are doing quite fine without it.