METALLICA’s very own Robert Trujillo stepped up to the bass plate for SUICIDAL TENDENCIES at their electrifying October 26th gig at the House Of Vans in Mexico City
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, whose touring lineup boasts Robert‘s talented 19-year-old son, Tye, as their bassist, had to call in Robert to save the day when Tye couldn’t make it due to prior commitments with his other band, OTTTO. You can check out the fan-filmed footage below.
On Saturday (October 28), Muir shared a photo to SUICIDAL TENDENCIES‘ social media and included the following message: “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 [for the Hell & Heaven festival on November 3] with Tye and STay Cyco.”
Robert, who was once part of the SUICIDAL TENDENCIES crew, made a triumphant return to the stage with his former bandmates on September 9th at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. They rocked out to the classic tune “I Saw Your Mommy…” during METALLICA‘s rescheduled second concert in Arizona, where SUICIDAL TENDENCIES were the opening act.
Back in 1989, Robert Trujillo was first lured into the world of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, joining them on a European tour alongside East Coast thrash masters ANTHRAX. During his time with the band, he left his mark on some of their most iconic albums: “Lights…Camera…Revolution!” (1990), “The Art Of Rebellion” (1992), and “Still Cyco After All These Years” (1993).
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any groovier, Muir and Robert teamed up for some funkier, more progressive sounds under the moniker INFECTIOUS GROOVES. Their creative partnership spawned hits like “The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move…” (1991), “Sarsippius’ Ark” (1993), and “Groove Family Cyco” (1994). This dynamic duo have certainly left their mark on the world of badass, heavy music!
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