The monumental scene in the Stranger Things season 4 finale in which Eddie Munson — the show's Dio backpatch-wearing high-school hesher — shreds along to Metallica's "Master of Puppets" is a gift that keeps on giving. Since the episode premiered on Netflix, we've seen Metallica "duet" with the sequence on TikTok, Stranger Things cast members react to the scene, actor Joe Quinn (who plays Munson) practice the thrash anthem ahead of filming, and aerial video of a cornfield imprinted with massive Eddie Munson tribute art.
Today (July 29th), it all culminated in awesome new footage of Quinn finally meeting Munson's heroes, Metallica themselves. The epic hang went down backstage at Lollapalooza yesterday — and included the actor jamming with the band on "Master" in their rehearsal room. Everyone got along royally (it turns out Hetfield is a fan of the show) and Lars Ulrich even announces that Quinn is now a member of the new "five-piece" Metallica. Eddie would be proud.