Thanks to the fourth season of Stranger Things, Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" and Metallica's "Master of Puppets" are making their waves on the music charts again as today's generation is discovering the two 80s hits as a result of being heavily featured in the series. Bush has shared her reaction to her song's regained popularity and, now, the iconic heavy metal band is chiming in as well.
Metallica recently posted on their official Instagram account their reaction to the series' inclusion of their song in the fourth season finale in which they praised The Duffer Brothers for how they incorporated music into their series and expressed how "stoked" they are about the use of "Master of Puppets" in a pivotal scene of the episode.
You can check the post below:
In the fourth season finale, Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) played "Master of Muppets" on his guitar as a way to get the attention of the demonic bats in the Upside Down as the gang is battling against Vecna. It became one of the most-talked-about moments in the episode.
Prior to the band's post, bassist Robert Trujillo revealed that his son Tye recreated the song's guitar riffs for the series with help from guitarist Kirk Hammett. This confirms that Metallica themselves were somewhat involved in the show's use of their song and aware that it will be featured prior to the episode's release.
It is awesome to hear that Metallica has given their appreciation and public approval of the show's use of the song and perhaps they also love the fact that it has made its way to the current music charts as fans are discovering it thanks to the show. Who knows, this could also lead to a new generation's appreciation of the iconic heavy metal band, which is still rocking up to this day.
The entire fourth season of Stranger Things is available to stream on Netflix. You can check the updates on the fifth season here.