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Here’s What Metallica Think Of Their ‘Stranger Things’ Scene

6 July 2022 | 10:50 am | Dan Cribb

“It’s an incredible honour to be such a big part of Eddie’s journey."

(Metallica pic by Andy Boyle)

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Metallica have broken their silence over seminal track Master Of Puppets soundtracking THAT Stranger Things scene.

The world became fixated on Kate Bush’s 1985 classic Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) in late May after its crucial role in part one of the show’s fourth season, and now fans are obsessed with how Metallica’s ‘80s classic was featured in the finale.

The US outfit are featured during a scene in The Piggyback, where fan favourite Eddie Munson (played by Joe Quinn) shreds the classic in The Upside Down and it turns out James Hetfield and co were just as captivated as the rest of us, sharing their thoughts via socials today.

“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,” Metallica said.

“We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away... 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?

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“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.”

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly in late May, Quinn revealed he “listened to a lot of heavy metal” preparing for the role and that he’s played guitar since he was seven.

"I wouldn't consider myself a brilliant guitarist, but I can play it. That was very lucky because those scripts came out, I think, at some point in the pandemic. I did start practicing pretty furiously."

Recently, the eye-watering sum earned by Bush in the wake of her Stranger Things popularity was revealed.

According to music sales data from Luminate, Bush has earned US$2.3 million in streaming royalties from Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) since season four of the Netflix series premiered in late May.

The track played a key role in the latest season for fan favourite character Max Mayfield and was frequently heard across multiple episodes as background noise bleeding out from headphones connected to a Walkman alongside an epic feature in chapter four, Dear Billy.

After the episode hit Netflix, Bush’s popularity across the globe surged, with the track topping numerous charts, including the ARIA Single Chart, where it returned to #1 this past week, marking its third week in that position since the show dropped.

In a rare interview last month with BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Bush reacted to the song’s new life: “It's just extraordinary. It's such a great series, so I thought that the track would get some attention. But I just never imagined that it would be anything like this. It's so exciting but it's quite shocking really — the whole world's gone mad."