The wrestler details his attempts to make it in the music world
Hogan recently detailed a chance encounter with Mick Jagger’s ex-wife, Jerry Hall, which could have potentially led to him playing bass for the band.
“I always loved music and was in the UK for some award show,” he told Noisey. “Jerry Hall, Mick Jagger’s old lady, was walking out with me to present this award. I heard her talking on the phone to Mick about, ‘Oh, you got to find a bass player and you’ve only got two different choices.’ “
Hogan continued: “She had already told me her kids were big fans and she wanted merchandise. I said, ‘Look, I used to play bass. I know all The Rolling Stones songs. Tell Mick if you guys need a bass player, I swear to god I could show up.’ I got home, sent her all the merchandise – and never heard a word back.”
Despite this, the former WWE star reveals how his ultimate dream would be playing with Metallica.
He said: “I heard Metallica needed a bass player, and I was writing letters, made a tape of myself playing, and sent it to their management company. I kept making calls trying to get through. I tried for two weeks and never heard a word back from them either.”
He added: “I would have quit wrestling to play in The Rolling Stones or Metallica. I was hoping for a call from them but never got one. All the haters were like, ‘You never auditioned for Metallica!’ Of course I didn’t – but I tried.”
The Rolling Stones recently were forced to cancel a gig in Hanging Rock, Australia, with Mick Jagger suffering from a sore throat.
Meanwhile, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich recently described Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis as “the greatest rock star in England”.