Hulk Hogan: Bass Player for Hire

Hulk HoganBeing widely known for his prowess in “the cage” and his shirt ripping affinity, Hulk Hogan has recently spoken about his past dreams of bass stardom.

Hogan’s love for music and the bass guitar may be unknown to many of his wrestling fans, but says that long before wrestling was in his life, he wished to be in a successful band. So, it goes without surprise that he had contacted different groups, on more than one occasion, to be their bassist.

“When Metallica was looking for a bass player, I called and never heard a word back from them. I would have quit wrestling in a heartbeat to be a bass player for Metallica,” Hogan states.

It didn’t stop there.

“I was in England presenting an award with Jerry Hall, Mick Jagger’s ex, and she told me the Rolling Stones were looking for a bass player,” Hogan said. “I sent her a ton of merchandise that she asked for and said ‘Tell Mick I’m a great bass player.’ I never heard a word back.”

While the idea of “The Hulkster” playing for a world-renowned band may be interesting to our ears, the premise of bass reaching so many places and capturing the hearts of those that pick it up, is always a welcomed thought. Hopefully, this idea will spread like wildfire, and before we know it, bass will be taking over the world.

Or at least that Hulk will find a band. Here’s his demo reel:

Get daily bass updates.

Get the latest news, videos, lessons, and more in your inbox every morning.

Share your thoughts

  1. thats awesome i wanna see hulk play bass in a big band!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tunning wild on you!

  2. …needs to stick to reality TV or Wrestling.

  3. This was fun… who knew, right? Only problem was, in his own words: “he wished to be in a successful band”. Not to put in what it takes to be successful. I think both Metallica and the Stones chose wisely, don’t you? :)

  4. hey…we are talking about his bass playing! Way to go Bruther!

  5. It’s like a Band of Deuches.

  6. I’ve heard worse playing.

  7. I know Johnny B Good isn’t insanely difficult or anything….but aside from nailing it he actually looks the part!

  8. I love it. Cool points just went up a little higher. Hey, how many critics can go out there and get in the ring? I’ve definitely heard worse! Way to go hulkster