It’s settled: James Hetfield had the best Halloween costume this year

[L-R] James Hetfield of Metallica and Eddie Munson from Stranger Things
(Image credit: Metallica/Instagram / Netflix)

When Master of Puppets was featured in the finale of the fourth season of Stranger Things earlier this year, Metallica were thrust into the mainstream, thanks to a torrent of new listeners eager to learn the origins of the 1986 thrash metal classic that main character Eddie Munson nails during the episode.

So perhaps we should have seen it coming – admittedly, we didn’t – that a member of Metallica would pay tribute to the show during this year’s Halloween festivities.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.