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Does Eddie actor Joseph Quinn play guitar and from what age?

July 4, 2022

There are two camps of viewers after watching Stranger Things Season 4.

Some argue that Eddie Munson absolutely stole the show. The other side is the losing side. The minority.

29-year-old actor Joesph Quinn debuted in the first episode of the final season and an idol was born with his intro scene. Ever since then, audiences have absolutely fallen in love with Joseph’s character and flawless performance.

Destined to be his most iconic scene, the Season 4 finale has Eddie rocking to Metallica’s beloved song Master of Puppets — from the album of the same name — in Upside Down.

However, fans are curious how real the streak was. So, does Joseph Quinn play guitar?

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Does Joseph Quinn play guitar?

Yes, Joseph Quinn has been playing guitar since he was a kid and during the Master of Puppets scene he played the instrument for real.

Speaking to Metal Injection, he explained that he has been performing since he was just 7 years old.

However, he reveals in a conversation with the Radio Times that there was a section of the song that he couldn’t play for real and that they had to bring in another guitarist to make sure the moment was the best it could be.

The Duffer Brothers asked him in advance if he could perform and he said yes, although he was not fully aware of the daunting task he had taken on. After all, this is Metallica we’re talking about.

After receiving the script and finding out the song choice, he “went to buy a guitar and then practiced maniacally for months until [they] ended up shooting the thing.


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“I was trying to be realistic”

Later in the Radio Times interview, Joseph addressed his limitations and how they overcame the hurdle of giving fans the best version of Master of Puppets they could offer:

“I was trying to be realistic with what I could do. As if I had played [guitar] since I was a kid but I am not a virtuoso. So I had most of the song, but for the solo we had to bring in someone, a belt black metal guitarist, to help us out. The rest ? I got a stab, yeah.

He added: “It was so exciting to do that day – me and Gaten [Matarazzo] were at the top of the trailer in the middle of the Upside Down playing Metallica. And it was great fun!

Hats off to you Joseph Quinn – that must have been just as fun for us to watch.

Fans can’t forget the Metallica scene

Audiences continue to express how impressed they are with Eddie’s guitar scene on Twitter.

Check out a selection of tweets:

Stranger Things Season 4 Part 2 is now streaming on Netflix.

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