Entertainment Lady Gaga's visual director promises 'wow factor' during Coachella set

16:25  15 april  2017
16:25  15 april  2017 Source:   Cover Media

Metallica rule out further Lady Gaga collaborations

  Metallica rule out further Lady Gaga collaborations Well, you can forget about Metallica and Lady Gaga working together again after the band’s frontman James Hetfield nixed the idea. The metal veterans teamed up with the pop icon at the Grammys earlier this year to perform ‘Moth Into Flame’ from their new album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, but sadly the performance was marred by a technical difficulty that saw Hetfield’s mic cut out. You’d have thought that was enough of an omen but drummer Lar Ulrich told Rolling Stone that Gaga was the “quintessential perfect fifth member” of Metallica. Perhaps so, but when asked by Chilean newspaper La Tercera (via Metal Injection) if they’d work together again, Hetfield replied: "No. But even just talking with her, being around her, her energy was very, very exciting. She has lots of ideas, and she likes to push the boundaries like we do. So it was a good fit." Hetfield’s mic malfunction saw him share Gaga’s mic, an experience that had some positive by-products. He said: “The actual show, live on TV, I was very angry. All the rehearsals, everything was perfect. Up to there, everything was working. “But the silver lining is that Lady Gaga and me were singing closer, and there was a little more collaboration. She's an amazing person – very talented.” As displayed by Lulu, their collaborative effort and widely-panned effort with the late Lou Reed, Metallica are probably best left to their own devices rather than working with others. But let’s cut them some slack. Here’s the rehearsal footage with Lady Gaga with absolutely no malfunctions or cock-ups whatsoever. Metallica return to the UK in October and will play: 22/24 The O2 Arena, London 26 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow 28 Manchester Arena, Manchester 30 Birmingham Genting Arena, Birmingham Tickets are on sale now and available here.

Lady Gaga visual director Richy Jackson promises risks, high energy, and ‘ wow ’ at Coachella . Since then, Mother Monster’ s choreographer and visual director , Richy Jackson, has been in rehearsals “pretty much every day,” he tells EW.

Lady Gaga visual director Richy Jackson promises risks, high energy, and ' wow ' at Coachella . Since then, Mother Monster’ s choreographer and visual director , Richy Jackson, has been in rehearsals “pretty much every day,” he tells EW.

Lady Gaga's visual director has promised her headline set at Coachella will be full of surprises.

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The Born This Way hitmaker was drafted in to replace Beyonce as the Saturday (15Apr17) headliner at the Californian festival back in February. Beyonce had been scheduled to perform but pulled out after announcing she is expecting twins with husband Jay Z.

Gaga is taking her headliner duties seriously, and has been in rehearsals "pretty much every day" since agreeing to play the festival, her long-time choreographer and visual director Richy Jackson revealed.

"We had to get in those creative meetings quick, we had to start thinking faster because we don’t have a lot of time to put together a show where she’s headlining Coachella - this was sort of out of nowhere because we all thought Beyonce was going to be doing it," he told Entertainment Weekly.

Watch the Coachella webcast this weekend

  Watch the Coachella webcast this weekend Gutted that you can’t make Coachella in California this weekend? Don’t be! Simply head on over to their YouTube channel and watch the performances from the comfort of your home with none of the hassle of walking from stage to stage. In blazing sunshine. Among the artists being streamed are: Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Lorde, The xx, Bon Iver, Future, ScHoolboy Q, DJ Khaled, New Order, Justice, Father John Misty, Mac DeMarco, Future Islands, Crystal Castles, DJ Shadow, Röyksopp, Gucci Mane, Sampha, Róisín Murphy, Warpaint, Local Natives, Bonobo, Moderat, Kaytranada, Car Seat Headrest and Little Dragon. Here’s the full schedule to help you plan your viewing pleasure. All timings are in British Summer Time so you’d best be prepared for a few late nights and early mornings.

Lady Gaga visual director Richy Jackson promises risks, high energy, and ' wow ' at Coachella . Since then, Mother Monster’ s choreographer and visual director , Richy Jackson, has been in rehearsals “pretty much every day,” he tells EW.

If you're headed to Coachella this weekend to see Lady Gaga here's one thing you should not expect: the set from her upcoming Joanne world tour. According to longtime choreographer and visual director Richy Jackson ("Bad Romance," "Born This Way," "Applause"), who became Gaga ' s artistic

And Jackson revealed that Gaga is "up for anything" for her headline set, but refused to divulge any more information about her highly anticipated performance.

"Well, you know, there's always a 'wow' with Gaga at some point That's all I can say," he teased. "There's always something.

"For the crowd at Coachella, they are there for so many different reasons, so as far as our show, what I can tell you, it is going to be high energy, we are going to play with some of her various genres she has within her as an artist and figure out a way to allocate those things throughout the show, and take some risks and some chances and have a good time, because we’re out there at Coachella."

The 31-year-old singer is the first woman to headline the festival since Bjork in 2007, and will return to the festival next Saturday (22Apr17) for her second headline set at the two weekend festival.

Lady Gaga dedicates Coachella performance to cancer-stricken friend .
Lady Gaga dedicated one of her songs from her Coachella headlining set to a friend battling cancer. The 31-year-old Bad Romance hitmaker took to the stage on Saturday (22Apr17) for the second weekend of the Californian festival to perform a hit-laden set including tracks Love Game and her Beyonce duet Telephone.

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