Lady Gaga impressed me says Trujillo

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has heaped praise on Lady Gaga insisting he was wowed by both her vocals and her attitude during her famous Grammy’s collaboration with the band.

The thrash legends joined forces with the pop star at the 59th Grammy Awards for a live performance of ‘Moth Into Flame.’ The performance didn’t go to plan due to the stage crew not turning on James Hetfield’s mic.

The first verse and chorus had no vocals from Hetfield before he was forced to share a mic with Gaga. The clearly rattled frontman booted down a mic stand at the end and threw his guitar to the ground.

But reflecting on the performance Trujillo said he was very impressed with Gaga.

He tells Brazil's Cauê Moura: “I have an appreciation for Lady Gaga, because she can really sing and I didn't know that before her performance on the halftime show for the Super Bowl. I was impressed. Hey, me personally, I was impressed. And when I met her and I heard her singing the Metallica song 'Moth Into Flame' at rehearsals, I was really impressed by her and her attitude towards, hey, music… She could play, she could sing, and it was honest and sincere and the attitude was there. I always love attitude. I love people that [approach performing like] it's all about having fun and kicking ass.”

After the Grammy’s performance drummer Lars Ulrich ragged Lady Gaga as the ‘quintessential perfect fifth member of this band.’

He commented: “Her voice, her attitude, her outlook on everything is so awesome. [The performance] was so effortless and organic and she just has the spirit of hard rock and metal flowing through her veins. It comes really easy for her. There's nothing contrived; she just has this super warm, easy energy.”

eric@newrocktimes.com