As strange as this may sound, mega-metal band Korn has announced that the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist, Robert Trujillo, will join the band for their South American tour. Tye Trujillo is a member of the group The Helmets and he will replace bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu for a series of dates in Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru, beginning next week.
A statement from the band says that Fieldy is “unable to make the shows… due to unforeseen circumstances” but will join the group’s tour again in May. The band added this statement: “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.”
Korn made the announcement on their Facebook page: