Young busker praised by Metallica after absolutely smashing Master of Puppets cover

Young busker playing guitar
(Image credit: Josh Blockwell/TikTok)

Thanks in part to Netflix’s Stranger Things, Metallica’s Master of Puppets is now the heavy metal anthem of a whole new generation, after it was heard in quite spectacular fashion on the small screen during 2022’s most talked-about TV show.

Now, as if we needed any more evidence of Metallica’s age-traversing appeal, a TikTok user named Josh Blockwell has uploaded a video of a young ‘Tallica fan performing – and absolutely nailing – this year’s hottest metal song.


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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.