Korn’s bassist Fieldy will be taking a temporary hiatus
By David Sands
April 11, 2017
Korn’s regular bassist, Fieldy (AKA Reginald Arvizu), won’t be able to make some of their upcoming shows in South America. So, as fate would have it, the band will be relying on a 12-year-old to fill in for him.
While this arrangement certainly sounds a little unusual, it’s worth noting that the 12-year-old in question is Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. He also happens to be a member of the Helmets, a preteen metal band based in Northern California.
Trujillo will be playing bass with Korn from April 17-29 during tour of South America that will take the nu-metal band to Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. According to Korn’s Facebook page, Fieldy has had to temporarily step away from his bass duties due to some “unforeseen circumstances” that weren’t described in detail.
“We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run but excited to do a few gigs with a young player like Tye,” reads the band’s post. “We look forward to welcoming our brother Fieldy back when we return to the States in May.”
Fieldy is expected to resume touring with Korn again on May 6 for the Carolina Rebellion festival at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
FBPO interview with Fieldy
Fieldy working on jazz fusion album
FBPO interview with Robert Trujillo