Metallica bassist’s 12-year-old son will play bass for Korn concerts next week

Sometimes it is through young brilliant minds that new ideas spawn and the old and usual are reborn into something better.

In an official Facebook post made by metal band Korn last Saturday, they said that their bass guitarist “Fieldy” is unable to make the South American shows, and filling in for the bass duties will be Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old son of Metallica’s bassist Robert Trujillo.

Korn’s legitimate bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu had to skip the entire South American tour due to “unforeseen circumstances”, said the group. He will be rejoining his band on its North American tour on May 6.

“We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run but excited to do a few gigs with a young player like Tye,” said Korn.

On April 17 Korn is heading down to South America for a run of dates in Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. …

Posted by Korn on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tye Trujillo will play with KORN on the following schedule:

April 17 – Gran Carpa de las Américas – Bogota, Colombia
April 19 – Espaço Das Américas – São Paulo, Brazil
April 21 – Live Curitiba – Curitiba, Brazil
April 23 – Pepsi On Stage – Porto Alegre, Brazil
April 25 – Estadio Malvinas Argentinas – Paternal, Argentina
April 27 – Teatro Caupolican – Santiago, Chile

Tye is following his father’s footsteps as his dad Robert is the bassist of the internationally acclaimed, legendary metal band “Metallica”. (trivia: Robert Trujillo is the 4th bassist that Metallica had; played for the band since 2003 – present)

Tye Trujillo with father Robert (Image by Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP photo

Robert Trujillo told The Huffington Post about his son Tye: “My son is an amazing bass player and a really great writer. The bass lines that he’s writing and the riffs, I’m like, ‘Man, I wish I had written that.’ He’s coming up with stuff on his own, but he’s also been influenced by players like Jaco Pastorius, but also Miles Davis or BLACK SABBATH or LED ZEPPELIN. We even listen to bands like QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and TOOL. He’s like a sponge. He loves funk. He loves James Brown, he’s this little 12-year-old who’s soaking up and embracing all this different music and I can tell that it’s helping him creatively in what he’s writing with his band.”

Image by monsterchildren

Started playing the guitar when he was just six years old, Tye became a member of the all-kids band “The Helmets” at age 8. As seen in the following video, they seem to be nailing it:

In an era where dancy or pop genre seem to have dominated the music scene, an “all the same sound” from today’s top 20 charts and countdowns of various music channels and media, it is always good to have fresh new talents from different angles and genres.