Joseph Quinn, the actor who plays Hellfire Club leader and metalhead Eddie Munson in the fourth season of Stranger Things, got to meet and jam with Metallica backstage ahead of their headlining performance at Lollapalooza this week. They, of course, played ‘Master of Puppets’, the song Munson covers during the season finale of the show. Metallica also gifted Quinn a custom B.C. Rich guitar and signed it. Check it out below.
“I’m a big fan of [Stranger Things], have been since season 1,” frontman James Hetfield told Quinn. “My kids and I, it’s been a bonding experience for us.” Quinn then told the band about learning how to play the track song on guitar. “It’s all I was listening to for two years,” he said. “I feel very connected to you guys.”
Reflecting on the experience, he later told Netflix’s Tudum: “It was amazing! Opportunities to play ‘Master of Puppets’ with the most iconic metal band of all time don’t come around very often. A story for the grandkids.”
Following its placement on Stranger Things, ‘Master of Puppets’ cracked the Top 40 in both the UK and US for the first time since its release 36 years ago. “It’s an incredible honor to be such a big part of Eddie’s journey and to once again be keeping company with all of the other amazing artists featured in the show,” the band said in a statement.
Currently losing my mind over @Metallica duetting with Eddie Munson on Master of Puppets! pic.twitter.com/CKyhaLVRiB
— Netflix (@netflix) July 8, 2022