Robert Trujillo’s 12-Year-Old Son Playing Bass for Korn
If you haven’t heard already, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo’s son, Tye, has made his live debut with Korn. The 12-year-old is touring with the band in place of Korn’s regular bassist Fieldy, who was unable to make the band’s South American tour due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
Robert Trujillo told Brazil’s Globo Play that Tye is taking the gig “very seriously.” He also added, "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."