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Metallica Bassist Rob Trujillo's Son To Stand-in For Upcoming Korn Tour

Rob Trujillo
Rob Trujillo
It was recently revealed Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo's very own son will be filling in for long-time Korn bassist Reginald 'Fieldy' Arvizu on the bands upcoming tour across the Americas. Whilst at current the reasons behind the bassist's absence are unspecified, he is expected to make a return on the second leg of their tour at the Carolina Rebellion on May 6.

Tye Trujillo plays in his own band 'The Helmets' and despite his young age has managed to establish himself as a more the capable musician who frequents his local music scene in California. Having played guitar since the age of six years old Tye has developed his own unique playing style and musical influences, much like his father Robert. Speaking to about his son to the Huffington Post in a recent interview Robert stated:

" 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."

The band's official statement regarding the replacement read as follows:

" On April 17 Korn is heading down to South America for a run of dates in Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fieldy is unable to make the shows so the band will be joined by a special guest. Filling in for the bass duties will be Tye Trujillo, the 12-year old son of Metallica's Robert Trujillo and member of NorCal group The Helmets. Says the band, " 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. "

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By Josh Hummerston

Posted on 10 Apr 2017 12:42 to category : Instruments News

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