recordings of stranger things Star Joseph Quinn practices Metallicas Master of the Dolls — who played a central role in the show’s season four finale — has surfaced online.
Quinn, who played the lovable metalhead Eddie Munson on the show, can be seen strapped to his stranger things BC Rich Warlock electric guitar for the behind the scenes clip and appears to be in the zone as he runs through the track’s opening riff.
Some of the verse chords and other rhythm parts are also tried on for size, with Quinn striking an impressive power stance and playing through what appears to be a Silver Face Fender guitar amp.
The identity of the track on the show was the subject of intense debate for some time prior to its release Stranger things 4 volume 2and many flocked to social media to guess what title Munson was playing in the official trailer.
After it turned out that Munson was actually shredding Master of the Dolls In the season finale, Quinn explained that he filmed the scene with a body double – guitarist Aidan Fisher – who stepped in to give the more complex fingerings a little more believability.
Quinn said that radio times (opens in new tab) that his background in guitar helped him when trying to capture the scene.
“I’ve tried to be realistic about what I can do,” Quinn said. “As if I played [guitar] since I was a kid, but I’m not a virtuoso. So I had most of the song done, but for the solo we had to fly someone in, a black belt metal guitarist, to help with that. The rest of it? I had a try, yes.”
Similar to Kate Bush running up That Hill, Master of the Dolls has found a whole new generation of fans – something the band say are “stoked”.
So much so, in fact, that they recently responded to a fan trying to challenge the band’s “fake fans” by saying, “Everyone is welcome to the Metallica family. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a fan for 40 hours or 40 years, music connects us all.”
And to further capitalize on the sudden surge in popularity their track is currently enjoying, the Metallica members decided to get in on the action and took to TikTok to duet with Quinn’s scene from the show.
Appropriately dressed in Hellfire Club attire – the Dungeons & Dragons group that Quinn’s character leads – a lip-synching James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett can be seen swinging their ESP Snakebyte and ESP Karloff Mummy guitars, respectively, to the to rip along the scene.
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The entire band is also involved, including drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo, with the latter recently revealing that his son – Tye Trujillo – has been recruited to record additional guitar parts for the show.
“That’s my boy,” Robert wrote alongside a video of the credits list. “Proud of you Tye! stranger things Finale tears it up Master of the Dolls and a big thank you to Kirk Hammett for his help.”
In response to the news, Hammett himself said on social media (opens in new tab)“Very proud of my little brother, Tye Trujillo, who has taken the lead Master of the Dolls for the Netflix show stranger things – and he’s not a guitarist, but a bassist like his pop!”
Since Stranger things 4 volume 2 aired, Master of the Dolls has experienced a surge in popularity, climbing to seventh place on Spotify’s Top 50 USA playlist, as per Digital Music News (opens in new tab).
Of the response, Metallica wrote, “The way the Duffer Brothers put music into them stranger things has always been next level, so we were over the moon that they didn’t just get picked up Master of the Dolls in the show, but to have built around such a central scene.”