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When Korn found out they were going to need a fill-in bassist for their South American tour run, they recruited 12-year-old Tye, son of Metallica's Robert Trujillo. You can now watch this talented, up-and-coming musician in his own 15-minute documentary so appropriately titled, Korn And The Prodigy Son.

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In an interview with NME, the members of Korn discuss how the first hooked up with Tye for their South American tour run. 

“A couple of the guys from Metallica and Jonathan [Davis, Korn vocalist] and Fieldy kinda bumped into each other in some airline lounge,” explains Korn guitarist Munky, “and Robert was like, 'Hey, have you checked out my son playing bass?!' They were watching some videos and Jonathan and Fieldy were like, 'Woah, he’s so good!'”

Munky continues, “When we found out Fieldy wasn’t gonna be able to come on this trip with us, he suggested Tye. It’s not just some replacement—this is the DNA of Robert Trujillo, one of the greatest bass players on the planet! You can see it—it’s crazy how much you see his dad in him.”

Robert Trujillo narrates the documentary about his son, which he created with Korn's official videographer Sebastien Paquet. The mini-documentary is available for viewing below via Rolling Stone.

What do you think of this amazing 12-year-old bassist? Let us know in the comments below.

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