Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica’s bassist Robert Trujillo, will play bass for the band Korn on their current tour – Trujillo is only 12-years-old.

Trujillo will be replacing Korn’s regular bassist, Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu for select shows during the South American leg of their tour, The Serenity of Summer Tour.


“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fieldy is unable to make the shows so the band will be joined by a special guest. Filling in for bass duties will by Tye Truillo,” Korn posted on their Facebook page over the weekend.

“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,” the band commented further.

The older Trujillo joined Metallica in 2003, a few years before his son, Tye, was born.

Tye Trujillo, as mentioned in Korn’s Facebook post, is the currently in a band called The Helmets. The band is comprised three other boys, all around the same age as Trujillo.

Trujillo, who frequently posts images and videos of his bass on Instagram, recently posted the video below of The Helmets rehearsing – both their music and their head banging.

“Jamming on the aria bass,” Trujillo’s caption reads.

Jamming on the aria bass @cliffburtonfamily

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Trujillo’s introduction into rock n’ roll is comparable to another child prodigy’s career – Derek Trucks, former guitarist in The Allman Brothers Band and co-founder of The Tedeschi Trucks Band. Trucks, who’s uncle, Butch Trucks was a founding member and drummer of The Allman Brothers Band, started playing with the band when he was only a teenager.

Trujillo will play with Korn in Peru, Argentina, Columbia, Brazil and Chile.