Robert Trujillo Biography
Robert Trujillo is an American musician and songwriter. Since 2003 he has been the bassist of the American heavy metal band Metallica. Robert was also a member of crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies, funk metal supergroup Infectious Grooves, heavy metal band Black Label Society, and has worked with Jerry Cantrell and Ozzy Osbourne.
Robert Trujillo Full Name
Roberto Agustín Miguel Santiago Samuel Perez de la Santa Concepción Trujillo Veracruz Bautista
Robert Trujillo Age
Robert was born on October 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. He is 56 years old.
Robert Trujillo Height
Robert stands at a height of 1.75 m.
Robert Trujillo Family
Roberto was born in Santa Monica, California, and grew up in Culver City, California, where his father was a teacher at Culver City High School. Robert is of Mexican descent.
He was exposed to music when he was a child, his mother was a huge fan of Motown, particularly musicians like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and Sly and the Family Stone. Robert stated that “Jaco [Pastorius] was my hero growing up”, and that the iconic jazz bassist changed his view of what the instrument could play: “Hearing him was like hearing Eddie Van Halen doing “Eruption” for the first time: You thought, ‘What instrument is that?’ I loved jazz fusion and branched out from there.
But Jaco had an edge that far exceeded his jazz persona. He was funk, he was rock, he was soul. And his whole attitude was punk.” Robert began playing in “a lot of backyard party bands”, playing music by Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Rush, and Led Zeppelin. He attended jazz school when he was 19 with the intention of becoming a studio musician, but he maintained his passion for rock and metal.
Robert Trujillo Wife
Trujillo is married to Chloe. The couple has two children a son, Tye, and a daughter, Lullah. Tye performed with Korn in April 2017 during their South American tour, filling in for longtime bassist Reginald Arvizu. Robert’s wife, Chloé, has also created a pyrography design of the Aztec calendar on one of his basses.
Robert Trujillo Son
Tye Trujillo, son of Robert, touring with Korn this past spring in April 2017 was an incredible sight to witness.
Robert says that his son doesn’t even play five-string bass, really. And he’s not a slap-bass player per se; he slaps for fun. He had an afternoon with Munky, the guitar player, where they ran through the songs, and I was there basically to offer him snacks and water.”
Korn’s official videographer Sébastien Paquet concurred on Tye’s expertise, saying, “Tye is truly a musical prodigy. His skills on the bass, especially for his age, are extraordinary. It’s in his DNA. He was always slapping his bass, practicing, jamming, and improvising. I have never witnessed a musician being glued to his instrument like that before.”
Robert Trujillo Music Groups
- Jerry Cantrell
- Black Label Society
- Infectious Grooves
- Suicidal Tendencies
- Glenn Tipton
- Mass Mental?
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Various artists
Robert Trujillo Net Worth
Robert has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Robert Trujillo Bass
On February 24, 2003, Robert began playing bass for Metallica. Previously he had met and befriended his future bandmates when Suicidal Tendencies supported Metallica during the Nowhere Else to Roam tour in 1993, and again during the Shit Hits the Sheds tour one year later.
He received one million dollars from the band as an advance for joining Metallica. His audition and hiring as well as his million-dollar payment offer appear in the documentary film Some Kind of Monster. As the current bassist for Metallica, Robert was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside all current members of the band, as well previous bassists Jason Newsted and the late Cliff Burton.
- St. Anger (2003) (Credited but does not play. Features on the deluxe edition, live DVD, and music videos)
- Death Magnetic (2008)
- Lulu (with Lou Reed) (2011)
- Beyond Magnetic (EP) (2011)
- Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (2016
Robert Trujillo Audition
Robert has an audition in 2003 to replace METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, as captured in the 2004 band documentary “Some Kind Of Monster“. He said (hear audio below): “It was a very surreal day for me. But when you get a gig like that, it’s so… strange. Really, strange is the word. Because I remember going up there. I was late. I was always late back then.”
Robert Trujillo Suicidal Tendencies
- Lights…Camera…Revolution! (1990)
- The Art of Rebellion (1992)
- Still Cyco After All These Years (1993)
- Suicidal for Life (1994)
- Freedumb (1999)
- Year of the Cycos (2008)
- Mad Mad Muir Musical Tour (2011)
Robert Trujillo Ozzy Osbourne
- Down to Earth (2001)
- Blizzard of Ozz (reissue) (2002)
- Diary of a Madman (reissue) (2002)
- Live at Budokan (2002)