Last night (July 28th), Metallica performed as one of the headliners for this year’s Lollapalooza music festival. Lollapalooza is a big music festival located in Chicago that features a variety of musical acts (from all different genres). Along with providing an amazing set, the band also decided to pay tribute to Stranger Things character Eddie Munson!
By now you are more than likely aware of Eddie Munson (played by actor Joe Quinn), but to provide a brief recap – towards the end of Stranger Things season four, Munson performs Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.” The song appears in an incredibly bad ass scene, with the music elevating the tension fueled suspense of what’s going on.
So how exactly did Metallica pay tribute to Eddie? Well, as part of the band’s live set-up, they have these huge TV monitors on stage; later on in the evening, when the band start to perform “Master of Puppets,” they feature scenes from Stranger Things on these TV screens! And of course who else would appear but Eddie Munson (specifically, the scene where he is playing the classic song).
You can check out the full “Master of Puppets” performance from this year’s Lollapalooza festival below:
How awesome is that! We love to see the band express their Stranger Things fandom.
In other Metallica related news, band guitarist Kirk Hammett wrote the afterword for a book about Shudder’s Creepshow! The band also just released a brand new animated music video for “Master of Puppets” as well!
And while not exactly Metallica, YouTubers Anthony Vincent and Steve Terreberry, along with Trivium singer Matt Heafy, performed the Kate Bush song “Running Up That Hill,” but to the style of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.”