Hulk Hogan claims he almost played bass in Metallica; Lars says no way

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 8:18 AM (PST)

As far as weird metal news goes, this one is definitely up there.  It turns out that back in January Hulk Hogan was quoted saying in an interview:

“I used to be a session musician before I was a wrestler. I played bass guitar. I was big pals with Lars Ulrich and he asked me if I wanted to play bass with Metallica in their early days but it didn’t work out.”

Well, Lars recently had an opportunity to respond and this is what he had to say:

“You know what?! I’m blessed or cursed, depending on how you look at it, with having more or less a photographic memory for pretty much anything that I’ve been a part of.  ”That one, when that showed up two or three months ago, I was scratching my head over that one. Unless he went by… I don’t know Hulk Hogan, I don’t know enough about him… I’m not a huge wrestling [fan]… Unless he went by, like, his Christian name or something, and I don’t know if anybody knows what his Christian name was — Dave Smith or something — if there was a whole thing that we had with him under a different name, but I certainly have no recollection of doing anything with quote Hulk Hogan endquote. That one, I was scratching my head on that one, too.”

First things first, his name is Terry, and since we have that out of the way it’s pretty apparent that Lars is embarrassed to be a huge closet wrestling fan and doesn’t want to admit that Metallica can’t handle the Hulkamania.  It’s no surprise really, who can?

Anyways, to read a quote from The Hulkster that completely contradicts the first one AND tells us how he almost joined…The Rolling Stones…click here..

Hulk Hogan had this to say back in 2009:

“When Metallica was looking for a bass player, I called and never heard a word back from them . . . I would have quit wrestling in a heartbeat to be a bass player for Metallica.”

“I was in England presenting an award with Jerry Hall, Mick Jagger’s ex, and she told me The Rolling Stones were looking for a bass player. I sent her a ton of merchandise that she asked for and said ‘Tell Mick I’m a great bass player.’ I never heard a word back.”

Seriously, who in their right mind thinks that they can bribe their way into The Rolling Stones…with shitty wrestling merchandise?!


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