Watch: Korn Performs With Rob Trujillo's 12-Year-Old Son for the First Time

...with a 3-string bass?

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Watch: Korn Performs With Rob Trujillo's 12-Year-Old Son for the First Time

Last night at the Gran Carpa de las Américas in Bogota, Colombia, Korn performed their first show with Rob Trujillo's 12-year-old son Tye, who is filling in for Fieldy throughout the band's ongoing South American run.

The band previously stated: "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."

The gang further stated: "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 is set to rejoin the trek at Carolina Rebellion on May 6, footage with Tye on bass is available below.

Korn tour dates with Tye Trujillo

04/21 - Curitibia, BRA - Live Curitiba
04/23 - Porto Alegre, BRA - Pepsi on Stage
04/25 - Mendoza, ARG - Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
04/27 - Santiago, CHL - Teatro Caupolican
04/29 - Lima, PER - Estadio Nacional de Lima

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    Three strings on the bass? Weird, I've never come across that before. Sounds pretty good though! Rob would be proud.
    Actually it's 5 strings. I guess the 3 which can be seen better are DR Neons, the 2 between them are darker (blue I guess). But if you want to see someone with 3, check this:
    Give this guy a medal, he´s got the solution for our confusion! It´s a 5 string!
    Ha! I totally missed that. You can sort of make them out in the first video in the article. Was really confused at first, wondering how three strings would be better for playing. 
    Good for him! It's funny that he's taken to the bass like his dad. I don't think my dad and I enjoy much of the same... Where's Fieldy anyway?
    It's nice for Roman Reigns to take his kid out to the baseball game!
    I liked this band when I was 12, so I guess it makes sense that a 12 year old is now in the band.
    Apparently you can replace "Fieldy" with a twelve-year old who only has three strings, who knew?! But seriously though, it sounds really fucking tight, Tye is really good for being so young and I'm sure he has a bright future ahead of him \M/
    Anyone else think this downgrades Korn a bit? Like the kid is 12 & he's good on the bass no doubt, but he hasn't really cut his teeth. Bit nepotistic & lame really.
    Hmm, on the otherhand you could say this might inspire young kids to pick up the bass, and put down the iphone
    Back on the first hand though you could say if you have a rich famous Dad you don't have to go through the same trials as everyone else. Honestly I'm just sad to see one of my favorite bands act like a novelty group. 
    Vicryl 2.0
    how is it novelty though? its not like he'll record with them. and give the kid a break he pulled it off just fine.  silverchair started when they were a bunch of 13 year olds.
    How is it not a novelty? Yeah a lot of bands start young, but that's all together & all at the same level & they cut their teeth together. I'm not saying he's a bad player, I'm saying he's only there because of his Dad. That makes it less than genuine. 
    Vicryl 2.0
    its nepotism at best but at the end of the day its still the skills thats being considered. Korn's management wouldn't just allow a 12 yr old kid to play the bass just cause of the father's influence. given the same opportunity, i would grab it if the band trusts me enough to allow me to play. sure, the whole blood, sweat and tears in cutting teeth together in a band is a different experience entirely but to play with your favorite band temporarily, ill grab it. 
    That's all well & good like what layman wouldn't grab the shot, doesn't stop this being a publicity stunt though. I love Korn & have done since the 90's so I'm just disheartened to see em give way to nepotism. 
    what happen to the mosh pits all i see are people with phones recording the gig. the whole point of going to korn is to release some tension.