Nu Metal band Korn found themselves a new prodigal bass player with a rock star lineage.
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as his 12-year-old son Tye is filling in as Korn’s new bass player for the South American stretch of the band’s tour.
Korn’s Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu is unavailable for the group’s upcoming South American dates and so the decision was made to bring in the young musician. “We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run,” Korn said on their Facebook page, “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 a member of California band The Helmets. He will first perform with Korn on April 17 in Bogota, Colombia and wrap up his epic tour in Lima, Peru on April 29.
Korn’s 12th studio album, The Serenity of Suffering, dropped last year and rocked to No. 4 on the Billboard 200.