What an opportunity of the lifetime! Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica’s bassist is filling in on bass for Korn on a few South America dates.
Over the weekend Korn released a statement on their Facebook:
On April 17 Korn is heading down to South America for a run of dates in Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fieldy is unable to make the shows so the band will be joined by a special guest. Filling in for bass duties will be Tye Trujillo, the 12-year old son of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and member of NorCal group The Helmets. Says the band, “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.”
Fieldy will resume Korn’s 2017 tour at Carolina Rebellion on May 6.
It is not known why Fieldy can’t perform but he will be back this summer. The out pour of admiration for this young guy is amazing. The energy he has displayed in the few videos of him playing are pretty amazing. However there are some people who aren’t impressed.
Peirre Gutierrez states “Are you —— serious???? Fuck that. You don’t come often to southamerica, some people waited for YEARS and this happens. I’m not blaming Fieldy, he Must have good reasons but at least show some respect adding a proffesional player like Ryan from Mudvayne like you did some years ago. This —- sucks!
Ps. I’ve seen 3 videos of the kid playing, not impressed, he is just good for his age.People is paying good money to see the complete line up.”
All in all this isn’t a permanent deal. Its the opportunity for Tye to showcase his skills for a very big band and even though we are all jealous let’s wish this guy a fun run and safe travels.