As the current generation of metal musicians retires, there’s going to need to be a new generation to come up and claim the throne. We’re still a ways off from many of our favorites calling it quits, hopefully, but 12 year-old Tye Trujillo is quickly becoming the bassist to beat. The kid might not have even hit puberty, but the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has already been on the road with Korn in South America for a bit. This past Sunday, he got to jam with one of his dad’s old bands, Suicidal Tendencies.
The bassist took the stage for Suicidal’s soundcheck at their ill-fated free show in Los Angeles. Dude is definitely proficient on bass, and given that his dad played bass in Suicidal Tendencies and it’s offshoot, Infectious Grooves, it’s pretty awesome to see him play with the band. Who knows if he would have gotten to play with the band during the show it if hadn’t been shut down by the po po? Regardless, Suicidal has another cool milestone in their career, and Tye Trujillo is a badass little kid.