James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, Kerry King and more to feature in new Flying V documentary

Singer and guitarist James Hetfield of the heavy metal quartet Metallica performs onstage in circa 1985.
(Image credit: Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

A new DVD release, Flying V, will tell the story of the iconic electric guitar model through interviews with a slew of metal artists who have helped to make the V famous, including Metallica’s James Hetfield, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Slayer’s Kerry King and Michael Schenker.

Other players on board include former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing, current Priest men Richie Faulkner and Andy Sneap, Scorpions’ Matthias Jabs, Mercyful Fate’s Michael Denner and Hank Sherman and Accept’s Wolf Hoffmann, as well as Diamond Head’s Brian Tatler, King Diamond’s Andy La Rocque, Wishbone Ash’s Andy Powell and Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott. 

Part of the “Inside Metal’ series, the 67-minute doc was directed by Peter Hansen and produced by Hansen and Michael Denner, and “chronicles the origin of the most unique guitar on earth and its incredible influence on the history of rock and roll and heavy metal.”

You can check out the trailer above, and head to MVD Shop to pick up a copy.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.