During their performance of “Moth Into Flame” with Lady Gaga at the Grammy Awards, Metallica experienced some technical difficulties with a non-working microphone. Drummer Lars Ulrich joked about the incident on last night’s episode of “The Late Late Show With James Corden.” In an early segment, Corden (who hosted the award ceremony) greets Ulrich in the green room, only to have a microphone malfunction again. “Sorry, man, the mic wasn’t working,” Ulrich says after grabbing a handheld mic nearby. Watch it go down here, starting around the 8:30 mark.
Elsewhere in the show, Ulrich discusses the incident in depth, revealing that frontman James Hetfield was especially outraged by it. “I haven’t seen him like that in 20 years,” Ulrich says. “He’s aged really well and he’s a pretty chill guy, but the first five or 10 minutes in that dressing room was not a lot of fun. But, like they say, the show must go on.” He later notes, “A lot of people said it at least made for great television.” Watch the interview below.