Lars Ulrich: Hulk Hogan In Metallica? Never!
Lars Ulrich has denied claims by Hulk Hogan that the wrestling superstar was once asked to become Metallica’s bassist.
Talking to The Sun newspaper earlier this year, the Hulkster said: “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.”
But now Blabbermouth reports that when asked about this just a couple of days ago, Ulrich commented: “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.
“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.”
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