Tye Trujillo fills in for Fieldy
Tye Trujillo is a member of the group The Helmets and is replacing bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu for a series of dates in Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru.
Watch Tye perform with Korn in the Colombian capital of Bogotá in the fan-shot videos below.
A statement from the band previously said that Fieldy is “unable to make the shows… due to unforeseen circumstances” but will join the group’s tour again in May. Korn added: “We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run but excited to do a few gigs with a young player like Tye. We look forward to welcoming our brother Fieldy back when we return to the States in May.”
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Meanwhile, Metallica’s James Hetfield recently refused to share his opinion of Donald Trump. Speaking to Chilean newspaper La Tercer, the frontman said: “Everyone has an opinion about Donald Trump, I think. My opinion stays with me.” He added: “I’m a singer and guitar player in a rock band. I hate politics. I don’t wanna talk about politics. It’s not important to me. What’s important to me is connecting people with music. Politics, religion… they separate people… If I sit here and say that I hate Trump or I love Trump, someone will think, ‘Oh, I don’t like his music anymore.’ It’s silly. So I like to keep it about music”
The singer’s bandmates have been vocal about their anti-Trump views in recent months. Drummer Lars Ulrich recently criticised Donald Trump’s plans for a Mexico border wall on Mexican TV, while in January, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett hit out at Trump, writing on Twitter: “Pay attention people! Stand up for truth, compassion and togetherness. Don’t settle for anything less. Reject lies, fear-mongering, misguided anger. The system wants us divided, so it’s easier to control us emotionally.”
Korn released their latest album ‘The Serenity of Suffering’ in 2016. It was their twelfth full-length to date.