Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Korn‘s bassist Fieldy will be unable to participate in the band’s upcoming South American tour in late April. Never fear though as there is a Trujillo coming to the rescue!
Don’t assume it’s the legendary bottom-ender Robert from Metallica (and Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, etc.). No, in fact, Robert’s 12-year-old son Tye Trujillo, who plays in the Northern Cali-based band The Helmets, is the one. Says Korn in a statement:
“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.”
Papa Trujillo also commented about his son, saying:
“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.”
Tye Trujillo will play the following shows with Korn
April 17 – Gran Carpa de las Américas – Bogota, Colombia
April 19 – Espaço Das Américas – São Paulo, Brazil
April 21 – Live Curitiba – Curitiba, Brazil
April 23 – Pepsi On Stage – Porto Alegre, Brazil
April 25 – Estadio Malvinas Argentinas – Paternal, Argentina
April 27 – Teatro Caupolican – Santiago, Chile
Fieldy will rejoin his Korn bandmates at the Carolina Rebellion festival on May 6th.