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Although he sometimes does use a pick, Trujillo is best known as a baaaad motherplucker, a finger-playin` bass monster who`s dexterity, tones and attitude have seen him grace the bass of Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves and Ozzy Osbourne`s band since his first professional work with Suicidal in 1989. It all stems back to a childhood filled with variety and spice.
Growing up in Venice Beach "Dog Town", Trujillo heard everything, from Led Zeppelin to Motown with a chunk of funk 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 guitarist Rocky George. the two got on infamously well, and thus began a rich and fruitful relationship which saw Rob establish himself as one of the most exciting bass talents in the rock world.
In the early `90s, he and Muir formed the experimental funk-rockers Infectious Grooves, and then in the mid-`90s Trujillo joined up with Ozzy Osbourne. Together with drummer Mike Bordin, Trujillo formed one of rock music`s most soild and reliable rhythm units.
Rob`s name first floated by the 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 consider who could step up and take the bass full-time in Metallica, Rob`s name was an obvious choice.
By all accounts, Trujillo`s audition dared the band NOT to give him the job, and even producer Bob Rock was heard saying how complete and unequivocally whole the band sounded with Rob playing.
And so it was that on Thursday, February 24th 2003, Robert Trujillo walked in to the HQ and saw Ulrich, Hammett and Hetfield immediately start applauding him. Again, Rob is the perfect fit, a calm, even-keeled man with experience and full bass props...and genuinely one of the nicest guys around. It all adds up to the 4th member, an equal part of the Metallica family and an exciting new stage in Metallihistory
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Culver City High School, Culver City, California
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Roberto Agustín Miguél Santiago Samuel Perez de la Santa Concepción Trujillo Veracruz Batista
James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
Bassist, Vocalist, Songwriter
Roberto Agustin Trujillo (born October 23, 1964) better known as Robert Trujillo, is an American musician known for his role as the current bassist of American heavy metal band Metallica. He also was a member of crossover thrash metal band Suicidal Tendencies, funk metal supergroup Infectious Grooves, heavy metal band Black Label Society, and he has worked with Jerry Cantrell from the grunge band Alice in Chains, and Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. He is currently touring intermittently with experimental metal group Mass Mental.
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Heavy metal, Thrash Metal, Funk Metal, Crossover Thrash, Hardcore Punk, Hard Rock
Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Warner Bros., Elektra, Megaforce
Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Mass Mental, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Medication, Jerry Cantrell, Glenn Tipton
thrash metal, funk metal, crossover thrash, hardcore punk, hard rock
Bass guitar, vocals, double bass
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