Lady Gaga has been announced as a performer for the 2017 Grammys. Hot off her Super Bowl Halftime Show and the announcement of her next world tour, the Recording Academy confirmed that she’ll take the stage at the annual music awards show. Unlike her halftime show, Gaga won’t be going solo. She’ll be joined by iconic rockers Metallica.
With 14 Grammys between the Mother Monster and the metal band, the performance could be a mashed up hit parade. Other than their packed trophy cases, the singer and the band have something else in common. Both have been involved in Grammy controversies in the past.
In 2016, Kanye West used Gaga as an example in a rant about how the Grammys changed the rules to make room for her. Metallica was on the other side of a similar issue when the band was famously snubbed in the first ever “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental” award in 1989.
Check out the announcement from the Recording Academy below.
(Photo credits: Metallica and Lady Gaga Instagram accounts)