In an interview with The CW In Washington, Robert Trujillo described his thoughts about his 12-year-old son Tye’s touring with Korn. Rob said:

“I was amazed at the level of passion for that band and also how physical that band is and how physical my son was. It was nerve-wracking for me because I didn’t know what to expect. I’m thinking, ‘I hope he doesn’t get sick!’ He’s playing niniety minutes and it was a very, very new experience for me and he was fearless.

They even have these improvisational moments in their show and he was doing stuff and I was, like, ‘Wow, that’s amazing.’ I would never think of him doing that. He’s not traditionally a five-string bass player and he likes slapping, but it’s not totally his thing. He was just covering in getting into new territory as a player.

Rob also says that he was a tour assistant for his son. He said:


“He’d get off stage and he’s still a 12-year-old. For me, it was a bonding experience, too. I was really, of course, his father, but also like a tour assistant. It’s kinda humbling. You come into a situation like Metallica, but you’re on tour with this other band and you’re there for your son and washing clothes by hand in the hotel room. If anything, it’s a great statement for young people.

I believe in rock and roll and heavy music in general. There needs to be a movement from the youth. He proved to the world that at 12 years old he could do it legitimately as good as any adult, and I mean even physically. I don’t know if I could do that. I don’t know if my neck could do that. I was impressed with him on a lot of different levels and the fact I didn’t help him with anything. He did it all on his own. It was really impressive. It was crazy. Focus, dedication and hard work for him.

You can watch the entire interview from here.