12-year-old bassist joining Korn for South American tour

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 09:56AM
A 12-year-old bassist with music rooted deep in his DNA has been tapped for a very high profile gig.


SAN FRANCISCO - A 12-year-old bassist with music rooted deep in his DNA has been tapped for a very high-profile gig.

Young Tye Trujillo is the son of Metallica's Robert Trujillo and he's been chosen to join the metal band Korn on their South American tour.

Tye Trujillo plays bass on stage in this undated photo.


Trujillo also plays with his own band, The Helmets, based in Northern California. The young rock group has played at festivals like BottleRock in Napa and at the Lollapalooza kid's stage.

Tye is filling in for Korn's longtime bassist, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, who is not able to make it for Korn's six-date tour in South America.

Fieldy plans to rejoin the group in North America next month.
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