What song is Eddie Munson shredding in the Stranger Things season 4 trailer? The internet debates

Eddie Munson shreds in the trailer for the fourth season of the popular Netflix show, Stranger Things
(Image credit: Stranger Things/YouTube)

Since it premiered on YouTube two months ago, the trailer for the fourth season of the Netflix show Stranger Things has racked up an incredible 24 million views.

Of course, everyone wanted to see what adventures (and horrors) awaited our favorite denizens of Hawkins, Indiana, but our eyes were inevitably drawn to an ever-so-brief clip of the show's Eddie Munson dramatically shredding on a B.C. Rich Warlock electric guitar

Visible from 2:42 - 2:44, the clip shows Munson atop some kind of creepy-looking structure, playing an as-yet-undetermined song. Given that the scene the clip is taken from doesn't appear in the recently-released first volume of Stranger Things' fourth season, viewers have been forced to do their own detective work to suss out the mystery song from that ever-so-brief glimpse.

From what we can see, Munson's fretwork – particularly at 2:43 – looks a lot like what's required to play Metallica's 1986 classic, Master of Puppets, but other viewers have come to different conclusions.

The F# power chord Munson is playing at the very beginning of his appearance, for instance, has led some to hypothesize that he's playing Europe's 1986 smash hit, The Final Countdown.

Others have expressed the opinion that the mystery figure is from Guns N' Roses' equally ubiquitous Sweet Child o' Mine, AC/DC's Thunderstruck (given that this season of the famously period-accurate Stranger Things is set in 1986, and that those songs came out in 1988 and 1990, respectively, these options seem a bit unlikely) or even an original piece of music. 


♬ original sound - Charlie Harris

We GW writers have come to our own conclusions, but we're curious to know what you think.

Cast a vote for what you think Munson's playing in the poll below. We'll almost certainly figure out the answer definitively next month, when the second half of Stranger Things' fourth season drops.

In other guitar-related Stranger Things news, BC Rich recently celebrated the Warlock's prominent appearance in the show with a grisly limited-edition Warlock in Relic Crackle or Liquid Black, with a Hellfire Club-embossed neck plate and Stranger Things logo-adorned control cavity cover.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.