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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