Metallica Drummer Denies Hulk Hogan Claims Of Joining Band

Justin LaBar

Several months ago, Hulk Hogan made comments that in the early days of Metallica, they offered him the spot to play bass in the band.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, who has been with the band from day 1, recently made comments shooting down those claims. An article on Musicradar.com highlights quotes from a recent appearance Ulrich made on the Howard Stern Show.

Ulrich said:

"Unless he went by… 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 'Hulk Hogan'. That one, I was scratching my head on that one, too."

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