Robert Trujillo's 12-year-old-son to play bass in Korn

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At just 12 years old, Tye Trujillo has achieved more than most, as the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo is set to perform with Korn across South America.

Regular Korn bassist Fieldy is unable to play the shows, so the nu-metal favourites have recruited Tye to fill in for dates in Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru, starting on 17 April, before Fieldy returns on 6 May.

In a statement, Korn said, “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.”

Helluva gig, that. Tye already plays in his own band, The Helmets, and has some impressive chops worthy of his dad - just watch the solo below.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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