April 19, 2017


Korn Share Pro-Shot Tribute to Preteen Touring Bassist/Metallica Offspring Tye Trujillo

Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old bassist son of Metallica bass-man Robert Trujillo, is filling in for Fieldy on Korn's South American mini-tour. Yesterday we were wowed by fan-shot footage of his Bogota, Colombia debut, and now the Bakersfield nu-metal innovators have shared a professionally filmed video. 

The Instagram clip features Tye Trujillo prepping for the show and hanging out with a costumed character inspired by the Issues cover art. You'll also catch brilliantly lit live footage, of course. Fieldy, 47, had to bail on the tour due to "unforeseen circumstances." 

Tye Trujillo has experience fronting his own band, The Helmets. "The bass lines that he's writing and the riffs, I'm like, 'Man, I wish I had written that,'" Rob Trujillo told the Huffington Post. Korn & Tye play their second show tonight in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Then they've got five more gigs, hitting Brazil twice more before headbanging on to Argentina, Chile and Peru.

Next, watch guitarist Brian "Head" Welch talk about his addiction struggles from back in the days when Korn could deeeefinitely not have a 12-year-old subbing in: