A C2E2 assistant cosplaying Stranger Things’ Eddie Munsen rips open Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” in front of a crowd.
A cosplayer dressed as Eddie Munsen from stranger thingsas a fan-favorite character, shows off his impressive guitar skills.
Shared by TikTok user irish_princess1973, the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo video shows cosplayer iixvicostumez with his own NJ Warlock guitar playing the opening riff to Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” in front of a grateful crowd. The same cosplayer also joined a flash mob of people dressed as stranger things characters and swayed together in classic metal.
Played by Joseph Quinn, Eddie Munsen made his debut on stranger things in its fourth season. An archetypal metalhead and president of Hawkins High’s Dungeons & Dragons group, the Hellfire Club, Eddie quickly became a fixture among fans of the Netflix hit. His crowning glory came in the season finale “The Piggyback,” when he drew in a gaggle of demobats with a performance of “Master of Puppets” before ultimately sacrificing himself to save Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and the rest of the Left.
Since the release of “The Piggyback,” streams for “Master of Puppets” have skyrocketed. Additionally, Metallica has personally expressed their appreciation for stranger things‘ using one of their greatest songs, saying ‘The way [series creators] The Duffer Brothers integrated music into stranger things has always been on the next level, so we were beyond thrilled that they would not only include “Master of Puppets” in the show, but also have such a pivotal scene built around him… It’s an incredible honor for being such a big part of Eddie’s Journey and again keeping company with all the other amazing artists featured on the show.” The band even paid tribute to Eddie during their set at this year’s Lollapalooza.
Currently, the Duffers and their team are in the early stages of setting up stranger things‘ fifth and final season. While details are unknown at this time, it’s confirmed the story will pick up from the Season 4 cliffhanger, with Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) beginning to break down the barrier between Hawkins and the Upside Down. “Usually at the end of a season, we tie things up with a nice knot before a little matchstick that says, ‘Wait, something is coming undone,'” co-creator Matt Duffer explained. season 5, we don’t have to. There will be no reset from where we finish this season.”
stranger things is available to stream on Netflix.
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