Watch a Short Film on Robert Trujillo’s Son Tye on Tour with Korn


Story by Charles Ken

Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica bass player Robert Trujillo, has some major bass chops

Sometimes music runs in the family, and that’s certainly true when it comes to Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica bass player Robert Trujillo. 

Earlier this year, the nu-metal guys of Korn took 12-year-old Tye on the road to play bass guitar with the band on their South American tour.

If you missed the low-end action, Korn videographer Sebastien Paquet has created a 15-minute documentary about that trek. The clip is streaming via

“Tye is truly a musical prodigy,” Paquet said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “His skills on the bass, especially for his age, are extraordinary. It’s in his DNA. He was always slapping his bass, practicing, jamming and improvising. I have never witnessed a musician being glued to his instrument like that before.”

The short film is called “Korn and the Prodigy Son.” Robert narrates the film, and he’s the guys to do it, especially since he traveled with his son on that tour.

“I didn’t have to help [Tye] with anything,” Robert told the publication. “When you see your kid with that much pride, energy and focus, it was a beautiful experience.”

Tye went on tour with Korn when the band’s bass player, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu had to drop off the trek due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Fieldy is currently back on tour with Korn.



Posted by Charles Ken | Music, Rock, Rock News