Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn performs Master Of Puppets with Metallica at Lollapalooza

Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn performs Master Of Puppets with Metallica as he hangs with the metal legends backstage at Lollapalooza

Metal legends Metallica headlined the first night of Lollapalooza 2022 in Chicago‘s Grant Park on Thursday.

And while the band played many of their most recognizable hits like Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters and One, they would close out the blistering set with a rousing rendition of Master Of Puppets, complete with a cameo from the Stranger Things character Eddie Munson playing on the large screen behind them.

The clip was taken from the hit show’s season four finale where Eddie, played by Joseph Quinn, 29, shreds a version of the song.

Rockin' out! Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn got to meet Metallica and then jam with the band on their classic song Master Of Puppets

Rockin’ out! Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn got to meet Metallica and then jam with the band on their classic song Master Of Puppets

The love fest between Metallica and Stranger Things didn’t end there, as Quinn would go backstage before their headlining show and meet the band, and then jam out, for real, on Master Of Puppets.

The meet and greet and jam session was all documented in a video that was posted on Metallica’s Instagram page.

‘Hey there, I am backstage at Lollapalooza about to meet Metallica,’ Quinn says off the top of the video.

Pumped: The actor, 29, who plays Eddie Munson on season four of Stranger Things, got pumped for his meeting and jam session before the band took to the Lollapalooza stage in Chicago

Pumped: The actor, 29, who plays Eddie Munson on season four of Stranger Things, got pumped for his meeting and jam session before the band took to the Lollapalooza stage in Chicago

The British-born actor then proceeds to introduce himself to each of the band members that includes James Hetfield (vocal, guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Kirk Hammett (guitar) and Robert Trujillo (bass).

It didn’t take long before Hetfield confessed he’s the big Stranger Things fan.

‘I’m the big fan of it and have been since season one,’ he tells Quinn, who is more than flattered by his support.

The meet and greet and jam session was documented in a video that was posted on the Metallica Instagram page

The meet and greet and jam session was documented in a video that was posted on the Metallica Instagram page

Time to met the metal legends: 'Hey there, I am backstage at Lollapalooza about to meet Metallica,' Quinn, 29, says off the top of the video

Time to met the metal legends: ‘Hey there, I am backstage at Lollapalooza about to meet Metallica,’ Quinn, 29, says off the top of the video

Rocker a Stranger Things fan: The band's frontman James Hetfield (right) confessed he is the real Stranger Things fan

Rocker a Stranger Things fan: The band’s frontman James Hetfield (right) confessed he is the real Stranger Things fan

Family bonding: Hetfield revealed he has been watching Stranger Things with his kids since it first dropped, and that 'it's been a bonding experience for us'

Family bonding: Hetfield revealed he has been watching Stranger Things with his kids since it first dropped, and that ‘it’s been a bonding experience for us’

The band’s frontman adds, ‘My kids and I; it’s been a bonding experience.’

‘Thank you for letting us use the track,’ Quinn says of the Stranger Things finale that featured Eddie Munson shredding Master Of Puppets. 

‘Thanks for doing it justice, by the way. You definitely did,’ Hetfield shoots back in a reference to his performance.

Meet and greet: Quinn thanked the band for letting the show use the band song Master Of Puppets

Meet and greet: The actor confessed Metallica is all he listened to for two years, ahead of his filming of the scene

Uber fan: The British-born actor shared how he feels ‘connected to you guys’ after listening to the band for the past couple of years

Props: The Metallica singer and guitarist thanked Quinn for 'doing it justice', in regards to his shredding scene on Stranger Things in the season four finale

Props: The Metallica singer and guitarist thanked Quinn for ‘doing it justice’, in regards to his shredding scene on Stranger Things in the season four finale

It's at this point that the band's bassist, Robert Trujillo (second right), suggests that they all go jam together, for which Quinn confesses that he 'may be rusty and need a lesson

It’s at this point that the band’s bassist, Robert Trujillo (second right), suggests that they all go jam together, for which Quinn confesses that he ‘may be rusty and need a lesson

Quinn goes on to reveal that Metallica is all he’s listened to for the past two years

‘Yea, I feel very connected to you guys,’ the actor adds.

It’s at this point that Trujillo suggests that they all go jam together, for which Quinn confessed that he ‘may be rusty and need a lesson.’

The scenario switches to the tuning room where Ulrich takes the lead and tells Quinn he will give a four count and go straight into the opening riffs of Master Of Puppets.

The actor was focused at certain points, and then all smiles as he lived out his rock and roll dream.

The jam: Metallica's drummer Lars Ulrich takes the lead in the jam room and tells Quinn and the band that he will give a four count into Master Of Puppets

The jam: Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich takes the lead in the jam room and tells Quinn and the band that he will give a four count into Master Of Puppets

Shredding: Quinn showed he has some guitar chops in the video

Shredding: Quinn showed he has some guitar chops in the video

Rock legend: Guitarist Kirk Hammett showed the actor a thing or two with his six-string

Rock legend: Guitarist Kirk Hammett showed the actor a thing or two with his six-string

Pumped: Hetfield was enthused by the jam at the end

'Alright': Quinn yelled out with joy as the band ended the rendition of the classic Metallica song

Tight: The band and Quinn sounded tight during their jam session

New member: Ulrich announced the band would now be a five-piece, in reference to Quinn

New member: Ulrich announced the band would now be a five-piece, in reference to Quinn

Jazzed: The video periodically showed Quinn rocking out to Metallica during their set at Lollapalooza, and ended with more visuals of the actor and the show

Jazzed: The video periodically showed Quinn rocking out to Metallica during their set at Lollapalooza, and ended with more visuals of the actor and the show

After a blistering rendition, Hetfield yells out, ‘Your hired,’ which Ulrich follows suit and stares into the camera to announce that ‘Metallica are now a five-piece guys’. 

The band proceeded to present the actor with a guitar that they would all sign.

The video ended with clips of Metallica rocking out at the first night of Lollapalooza.

‘Glad to see you right side up, @josephquinn,’ the band wrote in the caption of the Instagram post. ‘Thanks for coming to jam with us backstage at @lollapalooza.’

Rock n' roll: Stranger Things fans have lauded Quinn's guitar solo in the season four finale as the 'greatest scene of all time'; Pictured in a still from Stranger Things

Rock n’ roll: Stranger Things fans have lauded Quinn’s guitar solo in the season four finale as the ‘greatest scene of all time’; Pictured in a still from Stranger Things

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