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[photo: Suicidal Tendencies/Spotify]

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s son is following his dad’s footsteps by performing bass live for Suicidal Tendencies during a gig over the weekend. 

Trujillo previously played bass for Suicidal Tendencies, joining in 1989 for the band’s tour and contributing to three of their records. 

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While he’s been with Metallica, his son took a stab at playing bass with the band during SoCal Hoedown in San Pedro, California on Saturday. Tye Trujillo, 15, totally rocked it like a pro. 

Suicidal Tendencies shared a video of Tye’s performance with the band on Facebook along with some kind words. 

“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,” the caption read. “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?”.

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“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,” the post continues. “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.”

You can see the video below. 

Robert contributed to Suicidal Tendencies’ records Lights, Camera, Action (1990), The Art Of Rebellion (1992) and Still Cyco After All These Years (1993). 

More news

Metallica are being forced to postpone their upcoming Australia and New Zealand tour as frontman James Hetfield enters rehab.

The band have offered a lengthy statement about the issue and are offering fans refunds for tickets they’ve purchased.

Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Rob Trujillo penned a lengthy statement about Hetfield’s addiction issues over the years on their website.

You can read the entire statement below.

We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand.

As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.

We fully intend to make our way to your part of the world as soon as health and schedule permit. We’ll let you know as soon as we can. Once again, we are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows. We appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you for being a part of our Metallica family.

All tickets purchased to the shows in Australia and New Zealand, including Enhanced Experiences and Black Tickets, will be fully refunded. More details on how to obtain your refund are below.

The band were set to perform with Slipknot opening the shows starting Oct 17. Details for refunds are below.

We wish Hetfield all the best on his journey to recovery.

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