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You’ll Never Guess Why James Hetfield’s Mic Was Unplugged at the Grammys

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Musicians James Hetfield of Metallica (L) and Lady Gaga perform onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

As you’ve almost certainly heard by now, James Hetfield’s microphone didn’t work for the first half of Metallica’s performance with Lady Gaga at last night’s Grammys. But why didn’t it work? Today, the mystery was revealed: A stagehand unplugged it accidentally, according to TMZ.

Also, Laverne Cox apologized for not mentioning Metallica during her introduction speech. Rough night for the band.