Lady Gaga, Metallica's Grammys Duet Plagued by Sound Issues — Watch

Just seven days after blowing the roof off Houston’s NRG Stadium, Lady Gaga set her sights on Los Angeles’ Staples Center for a slightly less memorable performance at the Grammys.

Known for crafting iconic Grammy moments — need we remind you of her 2010 duet with Elton John, or when she arrived in 2011 via a giant egg? — Gaga attempted to kick things up yet another notch this year, sharing the stage with Metallica. Though Gaga wasn’t nominated for any awards this time around, Metallica’s “Hardwired” was up for Best Rock Song.

Was it a duet that Gaga fans asked for? Probably not. Was it a duet that Metallica fans asked f0r? Definitely not. Alas, it is a thing that happened — and not without a major technical glitch. It seems that someone forgot to turn on Metallica frontman James Hetfield’s microphone, causing the performance to get off to a rocky start. No, really, he was not pleased:

Still, everyone gave it their all, and Gaga gets extra points for that stage dive. So watch the full performance at the top of the post, grade the unorthodox team-up below and drop a comment with your full review.