October 23, 1964
From: Santa Monica, California
Plays: Bass / Equipment list
Vitals: Brown eyes, dark hair, 5'9"/1.75 meters tall, weighs
180 lbs/82 kilos
STORY OF ROBERT
got rhythm, and he is most certainly got music. Now Robert Trujillo's
also got the job of being Metallica's new bassist and family member...
one that will doubthless fit most righteous and cheerful of Souther
Californians like a glove.
he sometimes does use a pick, Trujillo is best known as a baaaad
motherplucker, a finger-playin' bass monster who's dextrity, tones
and attitude have seen him grace the best Suicidal Tendencies,
Infectious Grooves and Ozzy Oscourne'S band since his first professional
work with Suicidal in 1989. It all stems back to a childhood filled
with variety and spice.
up in Venice Beach "Dog Town". Trujillo heard everything
from Led Zeppelin to Motown with a chunk in between. Joined with
a young love of surfing. Trujillo developed a rhythm and a vibe
that saw him play with a variety of local bands through his early
20s until he met Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies via his High
School buddy Suicidal Tendencies guitarist Rocky George. The two
got on infamously well, and began a rich and fruitful relationship
whiþch saw Rob establish himself as one of the most exciting
bass talents in the rock world.
early 90s, he and Muir formed the experimental fuck-rockers Infectious
Grooves, and then in the mid 90s Trujillo joined up with Ozzy
Osbourne. Together with drummer Mike Bordin, Trujillo formed one
of the most soild and reliable rhythm units.
name first floated by Metallicamp during Suicidal's supporting
role on the Summer Shed tour of '94, when all the band noted his
enthusiastic style and performances. Thus when it was time to
who could step up and take the bass full-time in Metallica, Rob'S
name was an obvious choice.
was the first band Rob played in?
are Rob's influences on the bass?
- Jaco Pastorious, Geezer Butler, Larry Graham and so many more
are Rob's favorite movies?
- Silence of the Lambs, Pulp Fiction.
music what's Rob's favorite things to do on free time?
- Surf, snowboard, going out to lunch with my mom, haning with
he using a pick?
age did Rob start to play the bass?
Rob play any other musical instruments?
- I am soo bad on other instruments I chose not to mention them,
though I do dabble on the piano.
is Rob's favorite color?
car does Rob have?
- Black Subaru Outback for the mountains and the beach.
member of Metallica did Rob know best before he joined?
- Kirk Hammett
are Rob's favorite sports?
- Surfing, snowboarding, and world cup soccer.