Korn's new bass player is the 12-year-old son of Metallica's bassist
Proving that pre-teens these days are way cooler than they used to be, nu-metal band Korn have announced that their new bass player is just 12 years old.
What?! The only 12-year-old musicians we had back in our day were the S Club Juniors.
Over the weekend, the band revealed that they will be touring South America with “special guest” Tye Trujillo instead of their regular bassist, Fieldy.
Despite being so young, this is not Tye’s first venture into the world of rock as he is actually the son of Metallica’s bassist, Robert Trujillo.
In short, this is one schoolkid who has rock and roll in his blood.
Posting a statement on social media, Korn explained: “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.”
Tye is currently the bass player in a band called The Helmets, with his famous dad previously joining him onstage for a couple of gigs in the past.
Korn’s decision was praised by fans, with one commenting on Facebook: “12 years old! That’s amazing!! What an opportunity for Tye!
“Good luck bro! I’m looking forward to seeing some awesome pics and videos through out the tour!”
Another added: “The fact that you guys chose Tye to fill in shows you believe in his ability and i think is is an amazing opportunity for him! I wish i could see this live!”
And we reckon that it’s safe to say that the work experience has cemented Tye Trujillo as the coolest kid in his school.
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