Robert Trujillo was born on 23rd October 1964 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is a Mexican-American bassist who is currently with Metallica, an American heavy metal band.
Biography and Career:
Robert Trujillo was born in Santa Monica and brought up in Culver City, California. His mother is from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. His grandfather is from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Trujillo studied in Culver City High School.
Trujillo started playing in a few local bands. In 1989, he joined Suicidal Tendencies band. He was one of the main person responsible to add funk influences to the band that was seen prominently on albums 'Lights..Camera..Revolution!' and 'The Art of Rebellion'.
He turned his band mate Mike Muir on to funk music, and the two formed the band I
nfectious Grooves to play more funk-oriented music.
In late 1990s, he became a member of Ozzy Osbourne's band and remained there for several years. He has also played Black Label Society and Jerry Cantrell. On 24th February 2003, he joined Metallica after the audition replacing Jason Newsted as permanent bassist.
Also in 2003, Trujillo was seen playing an upright bass in the Nickel Creek music video, 'Smoothie' Song. With Metallica, he is most often seen playing Fernandes Guitars.
Robert Trujillo married Chloe, who did a pyrography design of the Mayan Calendar for him on his bass. He has two children; a five year old son and three year old daughter.
Few of his discography includes 'Degradation Trip volumes 1 & 2' for Jerry Cantrell, in 2002, 'The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...It's the Infectious Grooves' for the Infectious Grooves in 1991 and many more. For Suicidal Tendencies, 'Lights...Camera...Revolution!' in 1990, 'The Art of Rebellion' in1992, 'Still Cyco After All These Years' in 1993, 'Suicidal for Life' in 1994 and many more. For Ozzy Osbourne band, 'Down to Earth' in 2001 and 'Live at Budokan' in 2002. For Metallica, 'Death Magnetic' in 2008.
Birth Name: Roberto Agustin Miguel Santiago Samuel Trujillo Veracruz
Nickname: Rob, the Whiskey Warlord
Height: 5' 9' (1.75 m)
Why do we like Robert Trujillo?
We like Robert Trujillo because he is a famous Mexican-American bassist.
Why is Robert Trujillo famous?
Robert Trujillo is famous because he adds funk influences to the band.