Grammy Awards 2014: Metallica and Lang Lang Perform ‘One’ Like Never Before (Video)

Photo Credit: Zombie Prophet

Photo Credit: Zombie Prophet

Tonight has been a night of firsts at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. We have seen the closest we may ever see to a full on Beatles reunion (other than their upcoming special of course,) as Sir Paul McCartney took the stage with his longtime band mate Ringo Starr to perform McCartney’s song “Queenie Eye” and we saw country music legends like Kris Kristofferson take the stage with the likes of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Blake Shelton. However, one of the highlights of the night was watching Metallica take the stage with world renowned concert pianist Lang Lang to perform their hit song “One.”

Now, we have heard different renditions of this song before. For those of you who haven’t heard Apocalyptica’s version of the song by means of four cellos, you are missing out and should go do that right now. However, this performance was truly something special.

While we should not be surprised, there is no denying that Metallica lead singer James Hetfield still has it. You would never know that Metallica started on their musical journey back in 1981.

In case you missed it, here is a look at the performance from the Grammys tonight.

What did you think of Metallica and Lang Lang’s performance of “One”? Would you like to hear more of this in the future? Maybe on a new Metallica album? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Make sure you stay tuned right here at FanSided.com where we will keep you up to date on all the winners, performers, presenters, and all the other wild and crazy moments that commence in tonight’s show.

Topics: Grammy Awards 2014, Lang Lang, Metallica, Music, One, Rock

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  • Murat Aziz Yalçın

    Forever Metallica

  • Deborah Hallsted

    They’ve still got it, still kickin’ it.

  • Ştephanie Lewis

    I absolutely loved the performance! All the collaborations tonight have been amazing…but nothing can top the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performance!

  • Patricia Clark

    In support of veterans!! Thank you. Much more impt. than the gay agenda that was shoved at us
    Great performance

  • Randy Faucheux III

    That was embarrassingly bad. It sounded like Easy Listening Metallica, even the “thrashy” part. Metallica has just completely lost it.

  • Guest

    Metallica made me. That was a joke. Lars can hold a beat anymore. Just no!

  • Larry Rollen

    Metallica my all time fav but that was terrible. Lars cant hold a beat anymore. Maybe they should listen to their own album or perhaps even one of their old concerts….you know, try to get it half way right.

  • karen

    Absolutely loved it. And I remember the first time they did it on rthe Grammys in 1989. This was better. Why? Because it had the effects and the video soldiers behind it, to help folks (there are some) who didn’t know the lyrics. And because we’re STILL IN A WAR folks, lest you forget. These guys were singing the truth about our veterans coming home. They rocked. Lang Lang rocked. Show respect to them AND the vetrans and stop hating!

  • Bobbie

    Metallica haven’t made a good record since 1986. Since then, it’s been sellouts and gimmicks like this nonsense. Once Mustaine (and his songs) left the band, they sucked.

  • Alex Duval

    I have been a metallica fan since i was 12 years old, I am now 32. For someone to say they have “lost it”
    is an obvious omission of your lack of knowledge of the band. The performance at the grammys was incredible, it couldnt have been any better! It was one of their greatest live performances of all time, it even sounds better than the original. I have it on my DVR and have watched it about 20 times! James has the perfect mix of his signature growl and singing voice. They have not lost a step. Metallica, keep rocking

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