Watch Stranger Things’ Eddie Munson rehearse the Metallica scene

Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson in Stranger Things

The man, the myth, the legend

It may not have caught up Kate Bush‘s “Running up that hillas the anthem of Weird stuff season fourbut Eddie “Not a Hero” Munson’s specifically heroic guitar solo-a tactic to distract who has pesky bats in the Upside Down- made Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” a close second.

Earlier today the Weird stuff writers’ room official Twitter account posted this nice video of actor Joseph Quinn rehearsing the scene. Although we know Tye Trujillo, son of the present Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, performed the version of the song heard on the showQuinn’s play along this feels convincing musician authentic,” not just “actor-playing-a-musician authentic.Even without the long-haired wig Quinn wore as an ’80s metalhead Eddie, that is.) See!

The fame of the song in Weird stuff Season four’s epic finale episode—and the legions of new fans no doubt listening to their music right now—inspired Metallica to create a (now insanely popular) TikTok from the band play along with Eddie in the scene† Metallica also posted an enthusiastic endorsement of the scene on Instagramnoting “we were beyond psychic for them to not just include “Master of Puppets” on the show, but build such a pivotal scene around it. We were all excited to see the end result and when we did we were completely blown away… It’s an incredible honor to be such a big part of Eddie’s journey and to once again be company with all the other great artists featured on the show.” We have to agree; even we didn’t think about the second part of Weird stuff‘ fourth season was flawlessit was hard to find fault with any part of Eddie’s part in it. Horn up!

Weird stuff season four is shredding now, eh, streaming on Netflix.

[h/t Deadline]

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