Robert Trujillo's Son Plays Eddie Munson's Metallica Guitar Solo in 'Stranger Things 4' Finale
Tye Trujillo provided additional guitar tracks to the version of "Master of Puppets" that Joseph Quinn's character shreds
Published Jul 04, 2022Music can make or break a TV show. With its current season, Stranger Things has proven so much to be true; look no further than the Kate Bush-ification of the charts or the personalized Spotify playlist that wields the power to save you from Vecna. Since the second half of the Duffer Brothers' phenomenon's fourth instalment hit Netflix on Friday (July 1), the next viral musical moment from the show has already begun to reveal itself.
Place your early bets for the new "Running Up That Hill" on Metallica's "Master of Puppets," which metalhead character Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) performs in the Upside Down during a critical finale scene. But Metallica's ties to Stranger Things run even deeper than you'd expect: Tye Trujillo — the 17-year-old son of the band's bassist, Robert Trujillo — actually played guitar on the version of the song used in the series.
The proud papa posted some screenshots and a video of him pointing to the finale's credits on Instagram, touting his son's extremely metal achievement with a classic "That's my boy!"
Trujillo also offered thanks to bandmate Kirk Hammett — who recently debuted his solo project in the first instance of an active member of Metallica releasing material separate from the band — for helping Tye nail the solo from the title track of the 1986 album.
Members of Korn, Suicidal Tendencies, Machine Head and Cradle of Filth, as well as actor Jason Momoa, have shown their support in the comments section.
While Bush maintains her grasp on the No. 1 spot, "Master of Puppets" is currently No. 26 on Spotify's Global Top 50 chart.
With a strong spoiler alert, you can watch the scene of Eddie shredding on his beloved Warlock guitar below — and know one of Metallica's own progeny is playing puppeteer.
Soon you'll be able to listen to Master of Puppets on the most metal turntable ever, which would equally suit Bush's Hounds of Love.