Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s 12-year-old son Tye made his live debut with Korn in Colombia last night (17th April).
Earlier this month Korn announced that their bassist Fieldy was pulling out of their South American tour due to unforeseen circumstances and they were drafting in Robert Trujillo’s impossibly young son to fill in for him.
They said at the time: “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."
Tye made his debut at Korn’s sold out show at Chamorro Entertainment City Hall in Bogota on Easter Monday and powered through the 16-song set with note-for-note precision.
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You can check out fan-filmed footage of Tye performing with Korn below.
Speaking about his son to Huffington Post, Robert Trujillo said: "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."