Metallica planning something “insane” for the GRAMMYs

by Martin


Metallica are one of the many performers set to grace the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards (The GRAMMYs).

The band are due to perform their song ‘One’ with Lang Lang, a Chinese concert pianist in a performance that the band are promising will be “insane”.

The GRAMMYs will take place on Sunday the 26th of January 2014 and Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, Lorde and Daft Punk are just some of the names who are set to perform.

For Metallica however they have spoken in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine and admitted that they’re working hard to get the performance just right.


Speaking from his home in San Francisco, guitarist Kirk Hammett commented: Lang Lang has interjected himself into the song in a way I don’t think anyone else has ever done in the course of our career.”

“He’s going to be playing major parts of the song. He’s going to be playing through the melody.”

The track Lang Lang and Metallica will be performing (“One”) is a GRAMMY Award winning song for the band and was the main song from their 1988 album ‘…And Justice For All’.

Hammett also commented on Lang Lang and said that the band had been working on a demo of the track with his contributions and they were happy with how that sounded.


He said: “He’s going to be weaving in and out of my guitar solos, which is amazing for me, because I’ve never played with another instrument that’s been able to do that so effortlessly.”

As we said the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday January 26th 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the event will be broadcast live on CBS from 8-11:30pm (ET/PT).

Check out the full list of nominations for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards by clicking here.

Listen to “One” – the track the band and Lang Lang will be performing on then night below.