Korn recruit Metallica bassist's 12-year-old son for South America tour

Presumably the tour is taking place while school is out

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Korn have brought in Tye Trujillo to replace Reginald 'Fieldy' Arvizu for the band's South American live dates and made your childhood look decidedly less awesome.

The 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujilo is a member of The Helmets and will play with Korn for dates in Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Brazil from next week. 

A statement released by the band explained that Fieldy was "unable to make the shows... due to unforeseen circumstances" so the band would be "joined by a special guest".

"Filling in for bass duties will be Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old son of Metallica's Robert Trujillo and member of NorCal group The Helmets."

While he's obviously well-connected, Tye can definitely play - see him perform with The Helmet's below:

The band 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."