Most of Metallica‘s performances include hot blasts of pyrotechnics.
Drummer Lars Ulrich spoke on the technical issues the heavy metal band was faced with on Sunday, which forced frontman James Hetfield to deal with a faulty microphone from the moment the set began.
Stopping by The Late Late Show on Tuesday, the 53-year-old explained the band’s lead singer was “livid” after the performance, telling James Corden:
“I haven’t seen him like that in 20 years. I mean, he was livid. I mean, he’s aged really well and he’s a pretty chill guy, but the first five or 10 minutes in that dressing room [were] not a lot of fun.”
But even with the technical difficulties, Metallica and GaGa powered through a fiery performance of Moth Into Flame.
In hindsight, Ulrich admitted the live mishap “made for great television” — and noted it wasn’t the first time the rock group was faced with a tech problem on stage.
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