“That wasn’t in the job description”: This metal guitarist mistook a photographer for his guitar tech – and accidentally launched his guitar at him

Sullivan King throwing his guitar at a photographer
(Image credit: Sullivan King/TikTok)

The one thing you should probably never do after being honored with a signature guitar is destroy it. Unfortunately, Sullivan King has done just that in an internet-breaking case of mistaken identity. 

Just weeks after the launch of his signature, blood-splattered Schecter Banshee, metal guitarist and DJ Sullivan King has accidentally trashed one of his new models by launching it at an individual he thought was his guitar tech. 


0 days with out incident on the job site

♬ original sound - Sullivan King

♬ original sound - Sullivan King

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.