Twelve-year-old Tye Trujillo is cute as a button, but he's a mean bass player!
This much is clear from the younger Trujillo's tenure as fill-in bassist for Korn on the alternative metal band's South American tour, which just wrapped up this weekend. Tye was filling in for full-time Korn bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, who at the last minute was unavailable for the trek.
Tye's father, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, has been praising his son's ability publicly for years and was supportive of him getting some arena stage experience last month with Korn.
On the final night of Korn's tour, Robert joined the band and his son on stage for the song "Blind."
"My son is an amazing bass player and a really great writer," the Robert told the Huffington Post regarding Tye in 2016. "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."
Robert Trujillo is currently gearing up for the next leg of Metallica's WorldWired Tour 2017. Get the full dates here.
Korn, meanwhile, canceled all but three of their May tour dates in the United States due to "unforseen circumstances." The band says the shows will be rescheduled and they are offering refunds to those who can't make the rescheduled dates.