Crisis Averted: Hulk Hogan Was Almost In Metallica

    Hulk Hogan, America’s last living hero, used to be close friends with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. The WWF champ, who was a session bassist before becoming a professional wrestler, said the two were “big pals” back in the day. “He asked me if I wanted to play bass with Metallica in their early days,” Hogan told The Sun, “but it didn’t work out.” Does anybody have a guess what Hogan sounded like on bass? I wonder if there are any recordings out there. I wonder what his take on Cliff Burton’s “Pulling Teeth,” off Metallica’s 1983 debut, Kill ‘Em All, would have been.

    The Hogan Knows Best star also talked about digging The Stone Roses. “They’re getting back together, right? That’s cool man. I used to work out to some of their songs.” Furthermore, Hulk also said that he’s aware English rockers Kasabian use his name when checking into hotels, joking that he’d “sort them out” for trashing rooms under his identity. There you have it, three pieces of whacky Hulk Hogan-related facts. [NME]