Video: 17-Year-Old Son of Metallica Bassist Plays Live with Suicidal Tendencies
Suicidal Tendencies bassist Ra Diaz has spent the past few weeks playing live with Korn, whose usual bassist, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, is sitting out the band’s summer tour to focus on “personal issues” and “bad habits.”
So who did Suicidal Tendencies tap to play bass for their show this past Saturday (September 11) at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, VA? The fella who previously filled in for Korn: Tye Trujillo, the 17-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo! (Robert played in Suicidal in the early ’90s).
Tye first made headlines in 2017 as a 12-year-old when he was asked to fill in for Fieldy, who at the time cited “unforeseen circumstances” that rendered him unable to tour South America with Korn. Two years later, Tye and his father both joined Suicidal Tendencies on stage for a cross-generational reunion of sorts.
Which brings us back to the present, a virtual swap between Korn and Suicidal. You can check out some fan-filmed footage of Tye’s performance with Suicidal Tendencies — who also now feature ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman in their ranks — below. The kid is looking more and more like a true pro up there, a long way from the shy pre-teen who took the stage with Korn over four years ago!
Tye also has his own band, Ottto, who released new music earlier this year.