It's been 30 years since Rob Trujillo, now of Metallica, joined crossover thrash icons Suicidal Tendencies. The group gave a nod to their past at a recent show, inviting Rob's 15-year-old son Tye onstage to play with them.

In a clip posted on Suicidal Tendencies' Facebook page (seen below), we see Tye leap off the drum riser, catching an elbow from frontman Mike Muir, which knocked him straight to the ground. The incident is instantly reminiscent of a video guitarist Ben Weinman shared on Instagram, where he jumped onto a road case, slipped on the wheel and totally ate it.

After joining the band on tour in 1989, Rob Trujillo proceeded to play on four full length albums: Lights... Camera... Revolution (1990), The Art of Rebellion (1992), Still Cyco After All These Years (1993) and Suicidal for Life (1994).

Reflecting on their past with Rob and the opportunity to come full circle by bringing Tye onstage, Suicidal Tendencies wrote,

Wow... It's been 30 years since Robert Trujillo joined ST and did his firST shows with the band in Europe on tour with Anthrax.

That firST show Robert came out like a beaST, going wild on ST all while slapping and bashing his bass with precision and a purpose. After the show, they were all "where did you find this guy?".

An amazing bass player, incredible person, and of course also co-founder of Infectious Grooves, that was the STart of a lot of great shows, moments, memories and helping take ST to another level!

Flash forward to laST Saturday night in San Pedro at the SoCal Hoedown. HiSTory repeats itself as a young Trujillo STeps on STage and bashed around it like a true Cyco! 🙂

Huge thanks to Tye Trujillo for filling in for Ra for this one show. For showing what a bad ass he already is on bass, and at juST 15 years old, has already accomplished a lot, but huge things are STill coming his way. His youthful enthusiasm was contagious, his bass skills undeniable.

JuST like Robert and Chloe, we were all super proud of him and an absolute blaST to be able to share a STage with him.

On a side note, we warned him, over and over "watch out for Ben, watch out for Ben!". So firST song, "You can't bring me down", and guess what... It's Cyco that knocks him over!

Well as we always say, you get knocked down in life, you get back up... And not only did Tye get back up... But with a smile and didn't miss a beat or a STep! There's a lesson there... Be like Tye!

Again huge thanks to the Trujillo family and all people that came out to the feSTival to support us.


Tye naturally crushed his guest spot in Suicidal Tendencies, much like he did filling in for Fieldy on one of Korn's 2017 tour legs. Head here to revisit that moment.

By the way, you can watch that clip of the self-endangering Weinman from August below.

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