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Here's How That Epic Stranger Things 4 Guitar Scene Came Together
By JENNA BUSCH AND HANNAH SHAW-WILLIAMS
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This story contains spoilers for "Stranger Things" Season 4.
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/Film participated in a roundtable where Joseph Quinn (Eddie Munson) described how one of the most memorable scenes from the fourth season came to be. The four-phase plan to defeat Vecna has Munson breaking into a guitar solo, covering Metallica's “Master of Puppets,” to distract the fiendish bat creatures as the others carry out the mission in the Upside Down.
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Quinn got a few “quite elusive texts” from showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer during volume 1 asking if he could play guitar, and when he received the final script for volume 2, he went out and bought a guitar to “start practicing a lot.” The showrunners had a specific song in mind even during pre-production, with music supervisor Nora Felder saying, “It was another one of those 'it has to be this song,' moments.”
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Quinn described the scene feeling “Totally earned and it feels silly, but it feels right and it feels just inspired and I felt so lucky to be able to have a [part of it].” Felder said the scene was a “pivotal and especially hair-raising scene in which Eddie heroically stood tall for the fight of his life,” and explained licensing the song was easy, as Metallica are fans of the show.
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