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Metallica “blown away” by Stranger Things sync

By | Published on Thursday 7 July 2022


Metallica have welcomed their Kate Bush moment – having their song ‘Master Of Puppets’ played prominently in the Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’.

The 1986 song forms a prominent part of the final episode of the fourth series, as the character Eddie Munson (played by Joseph Quinn) performs it on the roof of a house to distract a horde of demonic bats. We’ve all done it.

In an Instagram post, the band said: “The way The Duffer Brothers have incorporated music into ‘Stranger Things’ has always been next level, so we were beyond psyched for them to not only include ‘Master Of Puppets’ in the show, but to have such a pivotal scene built around it”.

”We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away”, they went on. “It’s so extremely well done, so much so, that some folks were able to guess the song just by seeing a few seconds of Joseph Quinn’s hands in the trailer! How crazy cool is that? It’s an incredible honour 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”.

Since the final two episodes of the series arrived on Netflix last week, streams of ‘Master Of Puppets’ have reportedly seen a boost that could propel the song back into the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

This all, of course, follows the success of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’, which featured in earlier episodes of the series. The song has now been at number one in the UK for three weeks, having initially been held back by Official Chart Company rules.