Metallica gatekeeper shut down by band and ‘Stranger Things’ fans (2022)

Metallica gatekeeper shut down by band and ‘Stranger Things’ fans (1)

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Via Netflix

An old-guard Metallica fan took it upon themselves to make new fans who discovered the band’s music through‘Stranger Things’feel unwelcome. However, the band blasted the gatekeeper on TikTok.

Redditor 76doremi posted a screen capture of the exchange, which saw TikToker nirvanaisgodtier3 write to the band, “I’m sorry Metallica for all the fake stranger things fans love ya.”

Metallica fired back, “Don’t be sorry. Everyone is welcome in the Metallica Family. If they like Puppets, chances are they’ll find plenty of other songs to get into.”

The band’s response was praised across social media. Another Redditor, MajorasShoe, shared the band’s sentiment that gatekeeping is ridiculous.

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Redditor AgentBrittany chimed in to condemn discouraging new fans from discovering music.

Interest in the heavy metal legends’ music has surged since their songMaster of Puppetsaired in the Season 4 finale of Stranger Things. The song is following the chart trajectory of the Kate Bush classicRunning Up That Hill (A Deal With God),which hit the top of the charts for the second time since its release back in the 1980s.

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The band is thrilled to be connecting with a new generation of fans around the use of their music in a pivotal scene of the iconic Netflix series. Per Loudwire, they shared the following message on TikTok:

FYI – EVERYONE is welcome in the Metallica Family. Whether you’ve been a fan for 40 hours or 40 years, we all share a bond through music. All of you started at ground zero at one point in time.

Stranger Things is currently streaming on Netflix.

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FAQs

Did Metallica comment Stranger things? ›

They wrote in an Instagram post: “The way The Duffer Brothers have incorporated music into Stranger Things has always been next level, so we were beyond psyched for them to not only include Master of Puppets in the show, but to have such a pivotal scene built around it.”

What did Metallica say about stranger things? ›

It's an incredible honor to be such a big part of Eddie's journey and to once again be keeping company with all of the other amazing artists featured in the show,” Metallica added.

What are some Metallica songs? ›

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Who are the Metallica band members? ›

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What did Metallica think of Stranger Things Season 4? ›

They said it was ”an incredible honour to be such a big part of Eddie's journey and to once again be keeping company with all of the other amazing artists featured in the show”.

Did Eddie really play Master of Puppets On Stranger Things? ›

Metallica And Eddie Munson Actor Finally Meet, Play “Master Of Puppets” Together. It was only a matter of time before this happened: Stranger Things actor Joseph Quinn, who plays Hellfire Club leader and beloved metalhead Eddie Munson, got to meet Metallica, whom he famously covers in Stranger Things Season 4.

Why did Stranger Things pick Master of Puppets? ›

“This part of the story was anticipated to be a pivotal and especially hair-raising scene in which Eddie heroically stood tall for the fight of his life. I believe the Duffer Brothers felt that playing 'Master of Puppets' throughout the extended scene was the clear choice.

What episode is the Metallica scene in Stranger Things? ›

Currently losing my mind over @Metallica duetting with Eddie Munson on Master of Puppets! “Master of Puppets” has enjoyed a Kate Bush-esque resurgence with a younger generation thanks to its pivotal placement in the finale of Stranger Things' fourth season.

What song is Billy listening to in stranger? ›

"Rock You Like a Hurricane" - Scorpion.

Which is the greatest song of all time? ›

Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' named Greatest Song of All Time by Rolling Stone. (WTRF) – Rolling Stone has released its latest list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and the Queen of Soul is at the top. Aretha Franklin's “Respect” topped the list as the No. 1 song, according to the entertainment magazine and website ...

What is Metallica's favorite song? ›

James Hetfield's favourite songs:

'Gloomy Sunday' – Pallbearer. 'Surfer Girl' – Bill Frisell. 'Mad World' – Gary Jules. 'Indian Reservation' – Paul Revere and The Raiders.

What is Metallica's longest song? ›

Mercyful Fate is the Disc 1 seventh track from 1998's album Garage, Inc. It was written by King Diamond and Hank Shermann, and has a length of 11:10. It's the longest Metallica song featuring in a studio album.

What is Metallica worth? ›

Their net worth of approximately $900 million. According to Forbes 2019 “World's Most High-Paid Celebrities List” included Metallica. The band has nine Grammy Awards and is one of the richest and most successful music bands. (But the total net worth is changed to approximately: $950 million in 2022.)

How much does Lars Ulrich make? ›

Lars Ulrich is a Danish musician, producer, and songwriter who has a net worth of $350 million. Lars Ulrich has earned his net worth as one of the founding members of the American heavy metal band Metallica.

Is Metallica a good band? ›

Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold over 125 million albums worldwide as of 2018. Metallica has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by magazines such as Rolling Stone, which ranked them at no. 61 on its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

Did Joseph Quinn actually play the guitar in Stranger Things? ›

The best part? Joseph Quinn actually played some guitar in the now-famous scene in which Eddie shreds to Metallica's 1986 single, "Master of Puppets" (which has spiked to No. 1 on the charts since Stranger Things Vol.

Is Eddie Munson really playing the guitar? ›

This vital, heroic moment saw actor Joseph Quinn actually play the guitar for most of the scene, although he also had a double stand in to handle the trickier parts. A video has now been published Sunday to YouTube showing Quinn practicing the difficult guitar section.

Who was playing the guitar in Stranger Things Season 4? ›

Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn has revealed a secret behind his Metallica guitar solo scene. The actor played Eddie Munson, a character who became a fan favourite throughout his time in the hit Netflix show's fourth season.

Did Metallica sue their fans? ›

On May 2nd Metallica Inc. took unprecedented legal action against more than 300,000 alleged fans, under a bad piece of federal legislation called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Who actually played Master of Puppets Stranger Things? ›

Watch Metallica and Stranger Things' Joseph Quinn Play “Master of Puppets” Backstage at Lollapalooza 2022. Joseph Quinn, the actor who portrays guitar-shredding metalhead Eddie Munson in the new season of Stranger Things, paid a visit to Metallica at Lollapalooza on Thursday (July 28).

How much did Stranger Things pay Kate Bush? ›

Like, a lot of money. CBS reports that, according to Luminate, the song has earned Kate about $2.3 million in streaming royalties since Stranger Things dropped (specifically between May 27 and June 23).

What song is Billy listening to in stranger? ›

"Rock You Like a Hurricane" - Scorpion.

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