Metallica bassist's 12-year-old son fills in at first Korn concert

  • 19/04/2017

If you're a metal fan, remember the name Tye Trujillo - the pre-teen bass player just performed a full-length show with illustrious heavy rockers Korn in front of tens of thousands of screaming fans.

The 12-year-old son of legendary Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo was filling in at a show in Bogota, Colombia for Korn's usual bassist Fieldy, who was unable to make it on the band's South America tour due to "unforeseen circumstances".

Far from simply being a novel way to plug a gap for a single concert, the young Trujillo will also be playing a series of other shows in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru.

"We are bummed Fieldy can't join us on this run but excited to do a few gigs with a young player like Tye," the band said in a statement following the announcement a week ago.

"We look forward to welcoming our brother Fieldy back when we return to the States."

The decision to pick Tye Trujillo over an older, more experienced bassist did not go down well with the band's South American fans when they made the announcement - but the youngster proved himself a competent musician at his first show on such a large scale.

Fieldy is expected to return to the band's live set-up when Korn perform at Carolina Rebellion, a hard rock music festival they are headlining on May 6.