Metallica Responds to ‘Master of Puppets’ Scene in ‘Stranger Things’

Metallica officially endorses Eddie Munson’s epic rendition of “Master of Puppets” in Season 4, Part 2 of “Stranger Things”.

The legendary heavy metal band took to Instagram on Tuesday to praise the hit Netflix series for including their classic hit in the heartbreaking finale.

They also gave a special shout-out to actor Joseph Quinn, who portrayed the leader of the “Hellfire Club” and absolutely shredded on the guitar.

“The way The Duffer Brothers have incorporated music into ‘Stranger Things’ has always been next level, so we were beyond psychic for them to not just include ‘Master of Puppets’ in the show, build a pivotal scene around it,” their statement began, referring to show creators Matt and Ross Duffer.

“We were all excited to see the end result and when we did we were completely blown away…it’s done so extremely well, so much so, that some people could guess the song by holding a few seconds of Joseph Quinn’s hands.” the trailer!! How crazy cool is that?”

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Metallica said they were “totally blown away” by Joseph Quinn’s “Master of Puppets” guitar scene in Season 4 of “Stranger Things”.
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The James Hetfield-front band closed their post by saying it was “an incredible honor” to be “such a big part” of Eddie’s journey.

“MOST. METAL. EVER. 🤘♥️,” the official Instagram account for “Stranger Things” replied in the comment section, featuring “Game of Thrones” actor Jason Momoa, adding, “amazing ️”.

Meanwhile, fans voted it the “best scene of the entire series, no debate” and “the most metal concert in the history of the world!!” to name.

“Master of Puppets” was originally released in 1986 and featured on Metallica’s album of the same name. The 8-minute, 38-second song has once again impressively topped the global charts after being featured in the 1980s-focused series.

The guitar-heavy track was featured in a scene where Munson (Quinn) teamed up with Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) and used music as a way to distract the demobats and evil Vecna ​​(Jamie Campbell Bower) in Upside Down.

Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson
Quinn, pictured here, shredding on the guitar in character as Eddie Munson.
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While their plan ultimately helped keep friends Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer), Steve Harrington (Joe Keery), and Robin Buckley (Maya Hawke) safe, Munson — spoiler alert! – died as a hero trying to go back inside and distract the monsters again.

“It was another one of those ‘this has got to be this song’ moments,” the show’s music director, Nora Felder, told Variety, noting Metallica was silhouetted on the field.

“This part of the story was expected to be a pivotal and most of all chilling scene where Eddie heroically stood up for the fight of his life.”

Joseph Quinn and Gaten Matarazzo
The actor shared many scenes with Gaten Matarazzo during season 4 of the hit Netflix series.
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Felder added: “I believe the Duffer Brothers felt that playing ‘Master of Puppets’ in the extended scene was the obvious choice. No other song was discussed further and we jumped in to clear it right away.

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo later revealed on Instagram that his 17-year-old son, Tye Trujillo, helped record tracks for Quinn’s guitar solo, with help from Kirk Hammet.

“**Spoiler Alert** That’s my boy! Proud of you Tye,” wrote Robert on July 2. “Stranger Things finale shreds it on ‘Master of Puppets’ and big thanks to @kirkhammett for helping!”

“Stranger Things” is now streaming on Netflix.


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