Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” topped the iTunes rock charts 36 years after the song was first released.
The 1986 title has seen a resurgence of interest after being featured in Netflix’s new season stranger things.
After resonating with young fans on social media, who praised Eddie Munson’s “most metal” guitar solo of the series, the song began to climb charts around the world.
On Tuesday (July 5), Metallica posted to Instagram in support of the creators of Netflix hit, The Duffer Brothers.
“The way the Duffer Brothers incorporated music stranger things has always been at the next level, so we were over the moon that they not only included ‘Master of Puppets’ in the show, but built such a central scene around it,” reads the post.
In the second installment of the show’s fourth season, Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) performs an instrumental version of the heavy metal band’s song while battling demonic bats at The Upside Down.
The band – currently consisting of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo – gave their full-bodied approval of the scene, complete with guitar chords from actor Quinn.
“We were all thrilled to see the end result and when we saw it we were absolutely blown away. It’s so well done that some people were able to guess the song just by seeing a few seconds of Joseph Quinn’s hands in the trailer!! How crazy is that?”
Earlier this summer, Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ hit number 1 on the UK Official Singles Chart after starring heavily in the latest season of stranger things. This song peaked at number 3 when it was released in 1985.
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Bush, like Metallica, was grateful for the resurgence of their music. In a post shared on her website, she thanked fans for their renewed support.
“You may have heard that the first installment in the fantastic, compelling new series by stranger things was recently released on Netflix,” Bush wrote.
“It features the song ‘Running Up That Hill’ which is brought to life by the young fans who love the show – I love it too!”
All nine episodes of stranger things The fourth season is available to stream now. You can read our reviews of volume one and volume two.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/stranger-things-metallica-eddie-solo-b2116292.html Stranger Things: Metallica were “over the moon” with Eddie Munson’s guitar solo.