12 FACTS ABOUT ROBERT TRUJILLO FROM THE METALLICA GROUP
October 23, 1964 was born Robert Trujillo, an ex-member of Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne and the current bassist of Metallica. On the birthday of Robert Trujillo, we suggest you get to know him better.
Born in Santa Monica, California. Joining Suicidal Tendencies (in 1989), Robert made funky notes in the sound of the band, which is especially heard on Lights … Camera … Revolution! and The Art of Rebellion. As a result, Rob infected the leader of Suicidal Tendencies, Mike Muir, with funk music and the two of them organized the Infectious Grooves project to play more funky music.
In the late nineties, Robert joins Ozzy Osbourne’s group.
On February 24, 2003, Trujillo became bassist for Metallica. The process of listening and accepting Rob into the group is shown in the documentary Some Kind of Monster.
Rob often moves around the stage with a kind of “crab” gait with a low-lying guitar, makes creepy grimaces, jokes, portrays something with smooth movements of his hands. Almost always performs in Bermuda shorts. At the beginning of his career at Metallica, Rob didn’t sing much, but eventually became the band’s main backing vocals.
A few facts about Trujillo
Trujillo, Mexican American, was born in Santa Monica, California.
Music always sounded in his house as a child: Robert’s mother was a big fan of Motown Records (for example, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and Sly And The Family Stone)
At first, Trujillo played in many garage groups, performing compositions of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Rush and Led Zeppelin.
At the age of 19, Robert went to a jazz school with the intention of becoming a studio jazzman, but in his soul he kept a passion for rock and metal.
While working with Ozzy Osbourne, Robert founded the experimental super-group Mass Mental, which released one studio and one live album.
In 1993 and 1994, Suicidal Tendencies warmed up Metallica during the Nowhere Else to Roam and Shit Hits the Sheds tours, respectively; then Robert and met with future colleagues.
Trujillo is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as Metallica bassist.
In 2003, Robert appeared in Nickel Creek’s Smoothie Song clip as a double bass player, but he did not participate in the recording of the song.
Robert’s girlfriend (currently wife) burned out the Aztec calendar on his bass.
Trujillo had several television roles: dumb in the movie Home Call, negligible in Honest Scout, the role of Flippy in the drama TV series CHiPs and the cameo in the movie Encino’s Guy
Trujillo mainly plays with his fingers, but on some live performances he uses a pick, and also uses the technique of slap.
Robert developed and uses his own encoding to record bass arrangements.