Metallica headlined Lollapalooza in Chicago last night (July 28) and gave Stranger Things character Eddie Munson a shoutout while playing “Master of Puppets”. In the Netflix show, Munson plays the song in the Upside Down in an attempt to defeat the villain Vecna.
Metallica played songs like “Enter Sandman” and “Nothing Else Masters” and covered AC/DC’s “It’s A Long Way To the Top (If You Wanna Rock N’ Roll)” during their Lollapalooza set. The band then returned for an encore after playing the AC/DC song and paying tribute to it Stranger Things while playing “Master of Puppets”.
While Metallica played “Master of Puppets” at the end of their set, they gave the Netflix show and the actor a shoutout by showing the scene where Eddie Munson plays the same song on screen.
The song has seen a rise on the charts and a 5,000 percent Google search increase ever since the season finale with Munson playing the same song aired. “Master of Puppets” landed a spot on Spotify’s Top 50 Global Chartwas number one on Apple’s iTunes Rock Chart after the episode came out and entered Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for the first time ever because of the show.
Metallica on Instagram have stated that they are blown away by the season finale. “The way the Duffer brothers have incorporated music into Stranger Things has always been next-level, so we were blown away that they not only included ‘Master of Puppets’ in the show, but to have such a pivotal scene built around that.” stated the band. “We were all excited to see the final result and when we did we were completely blown away…it’s so extremely well done, so much so that some people were able to guess the song just by looking a few seconds of Joseph Quinns drop off trailer!! How freaking cool is that?”
They went on to show how honored they are to be a part of the show, commenting: “It’s an incredible honor to be such a big part of Eddie’s journey and once again to be joined by all the other amazing artists who are on the show.”
Actor Joseph Quinn, who plays Eddie Munson, said during one interview with Jimmy Fallon that playing “Master of Puppets” during the Season 4 finale of Stranger Things “was kind of like a rock concert. And I got to feel like a rock star for a night. And it was pretty amazing.”
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