Tye Trujillo, the 15-year-old son of Metallica bassist and former Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves bassist Robert Trujillo, played with ST this weekend at (October 5) at the SoCal Hoedown in San Pedro, California. He was filling in for regular Suicidal Tendencies bassist Ra Diaz who had to miss the gig. Tye has previously toured with Korn as a fill-in bassist. Watch video of Tye with ST that the band posted below! Metallica also shared video of Tye and wrote in an accompanying caption: “Like father, like son!! So proud of Rob’s son Tye for bringing it full circle and throwing down with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES last weekend!”
The band commented on the post:
“Wow… It’s been 30 years since Robert Trujillo joined ST and did his firST shows with the band in Europe on tour with ANTHRAX.
“That firST show Robert came out like a beaST, going wild on ST all while slapping and bashing his bass with precision and a purpose. After the show, they were all ‘where did you find this guy?’
“An amazing bass player, incredible person, and of course also co-founder of INFECTIOUS GROOVES, that was the STart of a lot of great shows, moments, memories and helping take ST to another level!
“Flash forward to laST Saturday night in San Pedro at the SoCal Hoedown. HiSTory repeats itself as a young Trujillo STeps on STage and bashed around it like a true Cyco!
“Huge thanks to Tye Trujillo for filling in for Ra for this one show. For showing what a bad ass he already is on bass, and at juST 15 years old, has already accomplished a lot, but huge things are STill coming his way. His youthful enthusiasm was contagious, his bass skills undeniable.
“JuST like Robert and Chloe, we were all super proud of him and an absolute blaST to be able to share a STage with him.
“On a side note, we warned him, over and over ‘watch out for Ben, watch out for Ben!’ So firST song, ‘You can’t bring me down’, and guess what… It’s Cyco that knocks him over!
“Well as we always say, you get knocked down in life, you get back up… And not only did Tye get back up… But with a smile and didn’t miss a beat or a STep! There’s a lesson there… Be like Tye!
“Again huge thanks to the Trujillo family and all people that came out to the feSTival to support us.”