Lars Ulrich Denies Hulk Hogan Almost Joined Metallica

In his version of history, Metallica drummer invited Hulk Hogan to play bass in an early incarnation of the band.

Lars Ulrich Denies Hulk Hogan Almost Joined Metallica
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In his version of history, Hulk Hogan was once "big pals" with Lars Ulrich, and the two were so chummy that the Metallica drummer invited him to play bass in an early incarnation of the band. Sadly, the wrestling superstar told Britain's Sun newspaper earlier this year, "it didn't work out", and he was forced to find fame as a grappler, not a headbanger. It's a great story, but according to Ulrich, it's not true. "You know what?! 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," Lars said in a recent interview with Howard Stern, Blabbermouth.net reports. "That one, when that showed up two or three months ago, I was scratching my head over that one." While Ulrich left open the possibility that he somehow crossed paths with Hogan - who also claims to have lobbied for a spot in The Rolling Stones - he's dubious, to say the least. "I don't know enough about him ... I'm not a huge wrestling [fan]," he said. "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." Thanks for the report to Noisecreep.com.

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    Leather Sleeves
    I.shower.naked wrote: lol, lars's pictures are always funny.
    I like how it looks like Lars was Hulking up on Hogan.
    bradd101
    Lol, this is hilarious. I had Hulk Hogan's autobiography when I was like 12. Never mentioned this once, and as any current or former wrestling fan knows, Hulk Hogan is a huge egotist and a liar. SO yeah, I call bull
    metallica-#1
    Kirk, Lars and Rob should start playing Hogan's "Real American" entrance theme in the middle of one of the next concerts while James does the Hogan Shirt Rip.
    killektrika
    jordo246 wrote: Getting bored of 'hate lars' bandwagon now
    I'm sure you're not the only one.
    Eifler121
    link no1 wrote: Also, who still says Christian name? *sigh* Have you ever filled out any kind of paperwork that asks your name? They all say either 'Christian name' or 'Forename'. The only people who use 'real name' are people talking casually or people who don't know the proper term.
    Well, we're talking about a normal conversation here, and not paper work, so I think what I said is relevant. I've seen forename, but never Christian name. I'm fairly certain that would lead to a lawsuit nowadays, and is probably why it's faded out. Most paper work just says Please Print First, Last, and Middle Initial (M.I.)
    Lacebad
    link no1 wrote: Also, who still says Christian name? *sigh* Have you ever filled out any kind of paperwork that asks your name? They all say either 'Christian name' or 'Forename'. The only people who use 'real name' are people talking casually or people who don't know the proper term.
    or ya know..those billions of people in the world who aren't christian.
    judo_john
    cbabb7 wrote: You cant spell bass without a-s-s.....brother!
    can't spell a-s-s without Lars. I kinda hoped this was remotely true about Hogan, because it was something i kinda liked about him. lol
    Eifler121
    X DogBert X wrote: Eifler121 wrote: It's still true as far as I care or am concerned. what? why? you didn't explain why you think it's true at all, why do you think he really did play in metallica when a member of said band says he obviously didn't? You're dumb
    It's true because I want it to be true. I like the idea that Hulk Hogan could have played for Metallica in some universe. It entertains me. Does it matter if he almost but wasn't, or if he was never related at all? No. There is absolutely no relevant difference either way. Hulk Hogan was probably joking in the first place. You're calling me dumb for what was simply a joke that you were a little too short to get.
    link no1
    Also, who still says Christian name?
    *sigh* Have you ever filled out any kind of paperwork that asks your name? They all say either 'Christian name' or 'Forename'. The only people who use 'real name' are people talking casually or people who don't know the proper term.
    Eifler121
    It's still true as far as I care or am concerned. Also, who still says Christian name? What about real name, or legal name, or anything that is still relevant. On top of that, we do know what Hulk Hogan's Christian name was. It was Kratos, and prior to becoming a professional wrestler, he held an intern position with his father's company. Eventually, they had to just shut it all down. It went so badly, that he grew a mustache, bought a wig, and clung heavily to 1970's blaxploitation slang. Brother.
    Igamikun
    You know it's still a possibility. Lars said he didn't know the Hulkster by his real name, and Hulk Hogan does play bass. There's videos of him playing bass on youtube, and other media outlets. He can play, and probably was a whole different person back then.
    archaicenigma
    Leather Sleeves wrote: I.shower.naked wrote: lol, lars's pictures are always funny. I like how it looks like Lars was Hulking up on Hogan.
    looks the the axl rose pic from last week
    MegaGreg
    It still would have been cool. You just can't say no to Hulk Hogan if he wanted to join your band, though that's depending if you like him or not.
    X DogBert X
    Eifler121 wrote: It's still true as far as I care or am concerned.
    what? why? you didn't explain why you think it's true at all, why do you think he really did play in metallica when a member of said band says he obviously didn't? You're dumb