Well, this is a little surprising.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is on his knees for Lady Gaga after the pop-star's performance of "Moth Into Flame" with the band at the Grammys a few weeks back.

He told the AV Club, "Listen, I knew this was going to work. I mean, Gaga is a metal chick at heart. There was no way this was not going to work. It was totally in her DNA. It was totally in her wheelhouse. This was not not going to work. The only question was at what level it was going to work."


Oh yeah?

He also hints that it won't be the last pairing of Metallica and Lady Gaga.

"As you spend 72 hours with somebody, and there's this connection and this intimacy, part of it is that maybe you don't want it to end. When these moments work, you always leave them open to reconnection. So obviously, we're not sitting in a recording studio today writing songs for a record or anything. I think that our weekend together was so seamless and so authentic and such a natural fit that the idea of revisiting this at some point down the road… As we were walking off one of the soundchecks, she said to me, 'We gotta do something again together. This is just too good to leave.' And I said, 'I agree with you. It's just too real.' Obviously, we haven't sat around and talked about this yet. But if there was ever an opportunity to revisit something like this, this is about as pure as it could get. So we'll see."

Fantastic.

I'd also like to point out that Lars and the 'tallica gang are seemingly more welcoming to Gaga after one shoddy-at-best TV performance than they ever were to former bassist Jason Newsted, despite the fact that he spent almost 15 years in the band.

Whatever.