12-Year-Old Bassist Joining Korn, Briefly

He's filling in for the band's regular bassist
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2017 5:10 PM CDT
Korn Will Briefly Have a 12-Year-Old Bassist
Metallica's Robert Trujillo, right, poses for pictures with his son Tye before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies Friday, May 6, 2016, in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Korn is a hard-rocking metal band ... with a 12-year-old bassist, at least for a brief time. The pre-teen in question, Tye Trujillo, is the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. He'll be filling in for Korn's regular bassist, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, during the South American leg of the band's tour because Arvizu isn't available, Entertainment Weekly reports. The band starts the South American run of shows April 17, it explains on Facebook, and will be back in the States with Arvizu on hand in May. (More heavy metal stories.)

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