Tye Trujillo is filling in for KORN‘s bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu on band’s South American tour. Tye Trujillo is the 12-year-old son of Metallica‘s bassist Robert Trujillo. He’s handling the bass duties and he recently made his concert debut with the band during a show in Bogota, Columbia. You can check out his first show with KORN here.
Though fan-shot footage recently surfaced, KORN issued a professionally shot video package primarily focusing on young Tye’s day with the band. You can check out the video below.
Robert Trujillo told Brazil’s GloboPlay: “I never forced him on music. I always felt that if he wanted to embrace an instrument, great; I’d try to help him with it. So initially, at first, it was drums. And then around that same time, when he was one, he had a little plastic guitar, and he would play it all the time, just strumming it — always strumming it everywhere, to the point where the plastic was worn down.“
He continued: “It’s a beautiful thing, ’cause he’s still a 12-year-old, and he still acts wild and crazy, as a twelve-year-old should, but when it comes to music, he’s very focused. And with Korn, it’s funny, because I haven’t shown him anything at all for the Korn stuff. I’ve been too busy and I’ve been out of town a lot — and he’s taking this opportunity very serious.“
KORN says in a statement: “We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run but excited to do a few gigs with a young player like Tye. We look forward to welcoming our brother Fieldy back when we return to the States in May.”
Tye Trujillo will play the following shows with KORN:
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