Published Jan 26, 2012Before Hulk Hogan was a rope-jumping, tanktop-tearing wrestling legend, he was a studio musician. Back in those old days, he was apparently close friends with a little-known drummer named Lars Ulrich, who, at one point, asked him to join an upcoming band called Metallica.
Speaking with UK newspaper the Sun [via NME], the Hulkster explained, "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."
Had that happened, some of us would have missed out on our childhood wrestling hero. Then again, maybe it's not too late for a sequel to Lulu. Metallimania, anyone?
Hogan had quite a lot to say about music in the interview, actually, revealing, "Jerry Hall also asked Mick Jagger if I could play bass with the Rolling Stones. Mick never got back to me."
He also called out UK rock group Kasabian for using his name when they check into hotel rooms.
"I heard about these guys," Hogan said. "They have made a show about UK wrestling in the '80s, called 'Walk Like A Panther.' I know Rollerball Rocco, he's in it. He's my guy. I'll be his tag partner and sort them out for trashing hotel rooms under my name."
While Kasabian will be shaking in their boots as they await an appearance from the real-life Suburban Commando, the Hulkster is sitting by waiting for that Stone Roses reunion to happen.
"I love the Stone Roses," he said. They're getting back together, right? That's cool man. I used to work out to some of their songs."