Rock Father, Rock Son: Watch Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo’s 15-Year-Old Jam With Suicidal Tendencies

2019-10-09T09:50:35+00:00October 9th, 2019|News|

Slappin’ da bass hasn’t skipped a generation in the Trujillo family. Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s 15-year-old son, Tye, paid homage to the old man at the SoCal Hoedown on Saturday night (Oct. 5) in San Pedro, California, during the headlining set by his pops’ old band, punk thrashers Suicidal Tendencies. Tye jumped up and performed with the long-running Cali institution and the band’s members were blown away at his second gen skills.

“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,” they wrote on Facebook [erratic capitalization courtesy of the band]. “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! 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!”

Metallica also posted the video, writing, “Like father, like son!! So proud of Rob’s son Tye for bringing it full circle and throwing down with Suicidal Tendencies last weekend!” Tye, who filled in on bass for nu-metalers Korn when he was 12, also got some love from current ST drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), who wrote, “Incredible show (as always) with @OFFICIALSTIG last night. Also, I can officially say I have shared the stage with both father and son… @RobertTrujillo & @Tye_Trujillo. Tye, you kicked ass last night. Looking forward to watching and listening to what your future holds.”

Check out footage of Tye rocking, getting knocked down and getting back up again below.

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