Korn Explains How Rob Trujillo’s 12-Year-Old Son Ended Up Playing Bass For Them

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Korn guitarist “Munky” talked about Rob Trujillo’s 12-year-old son Tye temporarily replacing Fieldy in Korn, saying “It’s good, we’re having fun! He’s having a great time. “His dad’s out here with us, just hanging out, shootin’ the shit and catching up. Tye knows like 17, 18 Korn songs, and he knows them really well, it’s crazy. All the stops, and the breaks…

“It’s crazy to see somebody that young so talented. He’s gonna be a professional musician, and to know that at that early of an age is just inspiring.”

Munky added “When we go to the shows, he’s got people wanting his picture and his autograph, he’s a little overwhelmed, but he’s handling himself just like his dad, which is cool, collected and modest.”

Munky explained how they met “There was a moment when a couple of the guys from Metallica and Jonathan Davis and Fieldy kinda bumped into each other in some airline lounge, and Robert was like, ‘Hey, have you checked out my son playing bass?!’

“They were watching some videos and Jonathan and Fieldy were like, ‘Woah, he’s so good!’ When we found out Fieldy wasn’t gonna be able to come on this trip with us, he suggested Tye.

“It’s not just some replacement, this is the DNA of Robert Trujillo, one of the greatest bass players on the planet! You can see it, it’s crazy how much you see his dad in him.”

“Him and his band The Helmets are mixing some original music that they’ve recorded. It would be really sweet actually if The Helmets would support Korn on future tours.” Munky concluded.