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Robert Trujillo, born October 23, 1964, is a bassist, who has played for Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Cyco Miko, Jerry Cantrell, Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne before joining Metallica in 2003.

He grew up in , and was a standout among other local musicians. He played in a few local bands before joining Suicidal Tendencies in 1989, replacing the band’s second bassist Bob Heathcote. His work with Suicidal Tendencies is considered to be outstanding, and he is responsible for adding in funk influences to the band seen prominently on albums Lights. …Camera…Revolution! and especially on Art Of Rebellion. He eventually turned bandmate Mike Muir on to music, and the two formed Infectious Grooves to play more oriented music.

Although at times Trujillo has been known to use a pick, he prefers to use his fingers, like the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, but unlike Trujillo’s predecessor Jason Newsted (who used a pick almost exclusively).

Robert Trujillo became Metallica’s current bassist on February 24, 2003 after auditioning for the band and fitting right in with fellow band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett. The members of Metallica offered him $1 million up front, on top of the percentage he would earn by being in the band. The audition and hiring appear in the film Some Kind of Monster.

Robert collaborated with Benji Webbe of Skindred & Dub War on a project called Mass Mental and released an album in Japan entitled “How to write Love Songs”. He was also Jerry Cantrell’s bassist for a short period of time.


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  • Fantria

    it is depressing to see so-called music fans come here and just shit all over a musician like rob. it's fine to say you prefer the other bassists, everyone has favorite artists etc but to deny his talent the way you do is coming from some other place of hatred because it's not coming from the fan of music in you. he is an amazing bassist, there is no question, just say he's not your cup of tea...dont come here spewing this childish venom like you are doing it is completely undeserved. grow up

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    LOL, Poor Metallica.

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • BlackMetallizer

    Good basist.

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • MegaZmiya

    Roberto Agustín Miguel Santiago Samuel Trujillo Veracruz - I'm just LOL'ed

    27 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Lechusz

    shut the fuck up... robert isn't so bad.

    21 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Slamic4

    Jason was muuuuuuuuuch better! Trujillo is shit.... and it's not back... never be!

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Jason was much better [2]

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • NinaBurton

    Metallica and Suicidal Tendencies *--* At least he deserves respect

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ArminRocksOn

    i LOVE him! he ABSOLUTELY fits to the band!

    13 Jun 2010 Reply
  • piotrek2114

    The proof of darwins theory.. hahahha

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • xbrzytwa

    I hate him, he does not fit into the team

    15 May 2010 Reply
  • petrolhead99

    bass + robert = mastermind

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Bruno_Gallina

    robert rulez ,

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Junaz


    24 Mar 2010 Reply
  • hurricane_mario

    @myself - wow, epic fail, what kind of fan am I. Mixed it up with Blackened. *fetal position in corner* Still wondering about the singer though...

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
  • hurricane_mario

    This is amazing. Both a tribute to maybe how Cliff would have played it, and how the bass should have sounded on that album. Who is the singer on Battery? Sounds like Mustaine, but It can't possibly be, right?

    5 Jan 2010 Reply
  • NiggaNiggaJB

    why would anyone compare him to a dude whose been dead for 23 years? dead. 23 years. if cliff was 40 something like the rest of metallica, he wouldnt be in any form similar to his 1986 self either.

    6 Dec 2009 Reply
  • OneForAll

    The tags are HILARIOUS!

    1 Dec 2009 Reply
  • yagyujubei

    bu adamnın gitar çalış şekline bir türlü alışamadım Orangutan gibi çalıyor resmen adam yaa XD

    19 Nov 2009 Reply
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