As a result of “unforeseen circumstances,” KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu will be unable to make the band’s upcoming South American tour in late April. Filling in for him will be Tye Trujillo, the 12-year old son of METALLICA‘s Robert Trujillo and member of NorCal group THE HELMETS.
Says KORN in a statement: “We’re bummed Fieldy cannot join us on this run however excited to do a couple of gigs with a young player like Tye. We look forward to welcoming our brother Fieldy back once we return to the States in May.”Download Our App
Tye Trujillo will play the next shows with KORN:
April 17 – Gran Carpa de las Américas – Bogota, Colombia
April 19 – Espaço Das Américas – São Paulo, Brazil
April 21 – Live Curitiba – Curitiba, Brazil
April 23 – Pepsi On Stage – Porto Alegre, Brazil
April 25 – Estadio Malvinas Argentinas – Paternal, Argentina
April 27 – Teatro Caupolican – Santiago, Chile
Fieldy will rejoin his KORN bandmates at the Carolina Rebellion festival on May 6.
The 52-year-old METALLICA bassist told The Huffington Post about Tye: “My son is a tremendous bass player and a really nice writer. The bass lines that he is writing and the riffs, I am like, ‘Man, I wish I had written that.’ He is coming up with stuff on his own, however he is also been influenced by players like Jaco Pastorius, but also Miles Davis or BLACK SABBATH or LED ZEPPELIN. We even listen to bands like QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and TOOL. He is like a sponge. He loves funk. He loves James Brown, he is this little 12-year-old who’s soaking up and embracing all this different music and I can inform that it is helping him creatively in what he is writing along with his band.”
Tye reportedly began picking up the guitar when he was about 6 or 7 years old. “He is great. He has his own ideas, and if I help him through a track, it is usually with arranging,” Robert advised Today On-line. “It is a beautiful thing to see him confident in what he does… and when he has an exciting idea. It makes me happy. I’m at all times there to advise him, however it’s perfect as a result of the strength of the songs he writes are the strength of his ideas.”
THE HELMETS cite their influences as TOOL, ALICE IN CHAINS and METALLICA. And so they’re quite vocal about their hatred of pop music.
“We hate pop, we despise it,” Tye Trujillo advised Billboard last yr. “It is all the same sound.”