“METALLICA GOING GAGA” by David Maloney
METALLICA played its third concert in Copenhagen, Denmark Thursday night (February 9) as part of what was initially supposed to be the final of a four-night stand at that city’s Royal Arena. The first show was cut short on Friday night (February 3) when frontman James Hetfield took ill.
Hetfield was put on complete vocal rest the next day, forcing the band to postpone the second show on Sunday (February 5). METALLICA returned to the stage Tuesday night (February 7).
As previously reported, METALLICA will perform with pop superstar Lady Gaga at the 59th annual Grammy Awards this Sunday night (February 12). The news about the collaboration, which had not been officially announced, broke on Monday night (February 6) after a Gaga fan saw the collaboration promoted on a TV commercial for the Grammys and tweeted about it.
It’s not yet known which song METALLICA will play at the event, which will air live Sunday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.
The band had previously promised “something unique and special” for its Grammys performance. The group 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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