Robert Trujillo Speaks on His 12-Year-Old Son’s Gig in Korn
With Robert Trujillo’s 12-year-old son Tye playing bass for Korn on the band’s current tour of South America — and both fan-filmed and pro-shot footage of his performances now making the rounds — one’s got to wonder: what does his old man think of all of this?
If you guessed “extremely proud of his son” — because duh — you’d be correct. The elder Trujillo said of his offspring to the Brazilian publication Globo Play:
“I never forced him on music. I always felt that if he wanted to embrace an instrument, great; I’d try to help him with it. So initially, at first, it was drums. And then around that same time, when he was one, he had a little plastic guitar, and he would play it all the time, just strumming it — always strumming it everywhere, to the point where the plastic was worn down.
“It’s a beautiful thing, ’cause he’s still a 12-year-old, and he still acts wild and crazy, as a twelve-year-old should, but when it comes to music, he’s very focused. And with KORN, it’s funny, because I haven’t shown him anything at all for the KORN stuff — I’ve been too busy and I’ve been out of town a lot — and he’s taking this opportunity very serious.”
We’d still love to known exactly how it came to pass that Tye got the Korn gig, but that’s probably one of those things that will never be publicly shared… at least until Tye’s a huge rock star and decides to publish a tell-all memoir. Meanwhile, there’s this: