Korn Hires Metallica Bassist's 12-Year-Old Son for South America Tour

Tye with his dad Robert Trujillo
Tye with his dad Robert Trujillo | (c) Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP/REX/Shutterstock

Most 12-year-olds dreaming of being in a band are busy practising air guitar at home and perfecting their headbanging skills.

However, Tye Trujillo has outdone them all after being hired by to play for Korn. He’ll be going on tour with them to South America while their bassist Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu is out of action.
Tye is the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, so to say he’s well-connected is an understatment. But he’s super talented too – just check out this clip of him jamming hard with his other band The Helmets.

Korn decided to make the announcement on their Facebook page, saying: ‘Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fieldy is unable to make the shows so the band will be joined by a special guest.
‘Filling in for bass duties will be Tye Trujillo, the 12-year old son of Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo and member of NorCal group The Helmets. We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run, but excited to do a few gigs with a young player like Tye.’
The band also stated that they were looking forward to welcoming Fieldy back in May, when he returns to the states. The tour will see them visiting Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru from April 17.

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