Korn’s Newest Member Is The 12-Year-Old Son Of Metallica’s Bassist

Remember Korn? The popular nu-metal band that was all over the airways in the late 90s and early 2000s is still going strong today but probably looks a little different than you remember.

Korn has enlisted the services of 12-year-old Tye Trujillo to fill in for their regular bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, who won’t be available for the South American leg of the band’s tour.

If that name sounds familiar, it’s because young Tye is actually the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. For his regular gig, the younger Trujillo is a member of California band The Helmets and will be playing with Korn until May 6.

“We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run,” read a statement on Korn’s Facebook page, “but exicted 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.”

Formed in 1993, Korn released their 12th studio album, The Serenity of Suffering, in 2016. The album made it to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of singles “Rotting in Vain” and “Take Me.”

Nick Steinberg (@Nick_Steinberg)

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