Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s son just got a big gig: playing with Korn
When it comes to metal music, you’ve got to make sure to raise the next generation to carry the torch of metal.
That’s what’s happening with Metallica bass player Robert Trujillo. His 12-year-old son, Tye Trujillo, has just been tapped to perform bass – what else? – with nu-metallers Korn on the band’s South American tour. Korn’s current bass player, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, is unable to appear with the guys in South America due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
For a 12-year-old, Tye already has some good experience—he currently plays in a group called the Helmets. Tye will perform bass guitar for Korn at their gigs this month in Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Chile and Peru.
Fieldy will be back to perform with Korn when the band hits the stage at the 2017 Carolina Rebellion festival on May 6. Fieldy will also likely be at Korn’s summer North American stops with Stone Sour.
“We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run but excited to do a few gigs with a young player like Tye,” Korn stated on Facebook. “We look forward to welcoming our brother Fieldy back when we return to the States in May.”
Tye’s dad, of course, has a busy summer ahead that includes a lengthy tour with Metallica to promote the band’s latest studio album, “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.” The Metallica tour kicks off May 10 in Baltimore.
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