I was asked to join Metallica: Hulk Hogan

Updated: Jan 28, 2012, 08:59 AM IST

London: Wrestler-turned-reality TV star Hulk Hogan has said that he was once asked to consider joining heavy metal band Metallica.

The 58-year-old former WWF star was a session musician before he turned to the ring, and he says his career almost took a very different path, reported Sun online.

"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," he said.

His love for music never left him and Hogan said that he has always been a huge fan of reunited British group the Stone Roses and he used to work out to their songs.

"I love the Stone Roses. They`re getting back together, right? That`s cool, man," he added.