Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo responds about his 12 year old son Tye, who is currently playing bass for Korn on their current South American tour. Korn has previously stated that Fieldy will be returning to the band on bass when the band comes back for their spring tour dates in the USA. Check out the live videos of Tye Trujillo performing with KORN in South American.
“I never forced him on music. I always felt that if he wanted to embrace an instrument, great; I’d try to help him with it. So initially, at first, it was drums. And then around that same time, when he was one, he had a little plastic guitar, and he would play it all the time, just strumming it — always strumming it everywhere, to the point where the plastic was worn down.
It’s a beautiful thing, ’cause he’s still a 12-year-old, and he still acts wild and crazy, as a twelve-year-old should, but when it comes to music, he’s very focused. And with KORN, it’s funny, because I haven’t shown him anything at all for the KORN stuff — I’ve been too busy and I’ve been out of town a lot — and he’s taking this opportunity very serious.”