In what was one of the most anticipated appearances of the night, legendary metal giants Metallica took the stage on Sunday night at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards to perform their song “One,” accompanied by renowned Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang, and audiences were not disappointed.
Video of the explosive performance is now online – watch it there below.
Metallica, whose Through The Never film soundtrack was nominated this year for a Grammy for Best Recording Package, was the first hard rock band to perform at the Grammy Awards back in 1989, where they were nominated for the then-new category Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for the album …And Justice For All. They performed “One” at the ceremony, but in one of the most memorable and controversial moments in Grammy Awards history, they lost to classic rockers Jethro Tull. Sunday’s performance was the band’s first time back on the Grammy stage since 1992.
[Backdrop to Metallica/Lang Lang set at The Grammys 2014.]
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards was broadcast live on CBS to the East Coast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Metallica – Through the Never will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 28, 2014.
Below are photos that Metallica posted to their Facebook page of the band’s Grammy rehearsal with Lang Lang.