Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo says son is taking KoRn gig very seriously

Posted by on April 19, 2017

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s 12-year-old son Tye is having the time of his life right now, sharing the stage with KoRn filling in for bassist Fieldy who was unable to make it to the band’s South American tour dates. Just yesterday (18) we saw a few fan-filmed clips of their performance from Monday’s set at the Gran Carpa de las Américas. Today, the band shared a professionally-shot video from the same performance that showed a behind-the-scenes look with Robert coaching his son.

Check it out below:


Kicking off our Latin American tour in Bogota with Tye Trujillo. We love you, Colombia! Tickets: Korn.com/tour

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Robert assured an interviewer that Tye is taking this opportunity with the band very seriously. At least that’s what he said to Brazil’s Globo Play.  

He expressed (transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“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. 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 showed 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.”

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