This is the kind of revelation that can really spin your head if you read about it while under the influence (not that we EVER drink and blog. Just saying….)
American wrestler and reality TV star Hulk Hogan has revealed that he almost joined an early version of Metallica when he was hanging out in the Bay Area with drummer Lars Ulrich in the 1980s.
Britain’s NME (citing racy tabloid The Sun) quotes the bleached and buff 58-year-old as saying: "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 thank heaven for that, otherwise the worlds of professional wrestling and metal would have been dramatically different, and not necessarily in a good way. In the interview, Hogan reveals himself to be a big music fan (who knew?), name-checking both the Stone Roses and Kasabian.
"I love the Stone Roses,” Hogan says. “They're getting back together, right? That's cool man. I used to work out to some of their songs."
Presumably, Hogan pumped iron to “I Wanna Be Adored.”