What happens when your bassist can’t make it to your band’s show? When it comes to Suicidal Tendencies, the answer is “call his dad.” And that’s exactly what happened last Thursday as the band hit the stage in Mexico City, as they got Metallica bassist and former bandmate Robert Trujillo to hold down the low end.
For those that don’t know, Trujillo used to play with Suicidal Tendencies from 1989 to 1995, so the dude’s got some history with the band. In recent years his bass playing 19-year-old son Tye Trujillo, who’s also played in Korn and his own band OTTTO, has held down that spot in the band.
Unfortunately, Tye was unable to join the band on their Mexico City date because of previous commitments with OTTTO. According to a social media post by frontman Mike Muir, the plan to have Papa Trujillo stand in as a replacement was a secret until they touched down in the airport, and even then they tried to make it special for fans.
“We were Stoked to get a call from Vans about playing their House of Vans in Mexico City. We played the old House of Vans in Brooklyn twice and of course have a long history with Vans, going before the band even started.
“Unfortunately Tye Trujillo already had a gig booked with his band OTTTO and neither date could be moved.
“His father and good friend of mine said let me see if we can figure something out.
“We kept a secret till the plane landed in Mexico City, and did our best to keep it down after, but last night at HOV was an absolute blaST and we all were so thankful to be able to get up and play with Robert one more time.
“So words can’t express the gratitude we have for everyone that helped us at Vans, starting with STeve Van Doren and Pete and all the HOV crew in Mexico, Jeff Bass and all the ST crew, and all the people that were lucky enough to get tickets.
“And of course Robert Trujillo who made it all be such an amazing memorable event for so many people….and yes I did see a few tears in several peoples eyes.
“A night we’ll never forget.
“We are Family.
See you back in Mexico next week with Tye and STay Cyco.”
It’s super fucking cool to see this sort of thing happen. Naturally, this kind of thing doesn’t happen often since Metallica’s been crazy busy with their own world tour, but since they’re currently cooling their heels before the second leg of their M72 World Tour, it made sense to have Rob help the guys out.
Thankfully, someone filmed parts of the show. You can check out the full video below and the entire setlist was as follows:
“You Can’t Bring Me Down”
“I Shot The Devil”
“Memories Of Tomorrow”
“Send Me Your Money”
“War Inside My Head”
“Possessed To Skate”
“Two Sided Politics”
“I Saw Your Mommy”
“Pledge Your Allegiance”
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