The 12-Year-Old Son Of Metallica Bassist Is Korn’s Newest Band Member

The apple certainly didn’t fall far from the tree. The newest Korn band member is the 12-year-old son of Robert Trujillo, the Metallica bassist. Now, this isn’t a full-time gig, as that would be a lot to handle for any 12-year-old, even the son of a Metallica member!

Tye Trujillo will be temporarily filling in for Fieldy Arvizu, the regular bassist for the band, while they tour South America.

“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 says on Facebook.

In the meantime, there’s a lot to look forward to for the Trujillo family. I mean, watching your son play with a major band is a pretty big deal, after all.

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Tye also plays for the teen band known as The Helmets, so he has some performance experience under his belt. Although, this tour will clearly be taking his talents to a bigger stage and a wider audience.

I suppose something like this comes as second nature when your dad’s also the bassist for a super famous band. Little Tye’s even got to play alongside his dad on stage before, and it really is the most amazing father-son moment. Just a couple of guys living out their bass-playing, head-banging dreams. Pretty great stuff.

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Tye isn’t the only celebrity child that goes on to follow in their parents footsteps, however. Kaia Gerber grew up to be a model and Cindy Crawford look alike, for example. Personally, I never get tired of seeing celeb parents with their mini-me versions!

Korn is heading to Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru with Tye in tow starting April 17. This is definitely a dream come true for most music-loving 12-year-olds, and if you happen to be in South America, I highly recommend you check this out.