Robert Trujillo performing live with Metallica at Wembley Stadium in London, England, July 7, 2007. Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
|Birth name||Roberto Agustín Miguel Santiago Samuel Trujillo Veracruz|
|Also known as||Stymee|
|Born||October 23, 1964 |
Santa Monica, California, USA
|Genre(s)||Heavy metal, funkcore,|
hardcore punk, thrash metal
|Associated acts||Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne|
|Website||Official Metallica website|
Roberto Trujillo [Pronounced "Troo-Hee-Yoh"] (born on October 23, 1964) is a bassist who played in Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society, Jerry Cantrell, and Ozzy Osbourne's band before joining Metallica in 2003. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Funk rock (also typed as funk-rock) is a music genre that fuses Funk and rock elements Hardcore punk (now usually referred to as simply hardcore) is a subgenre of Punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s Thrash metal (sometimes referred to simply as thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal that is characterized by its fast tempo and aggression A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in. Suicidal Tendencies (also known as ST or Suicidal) is an American Hardcore punk and heavy metal band The Infectious Grooves are a Funk metal band led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. Black Label Society is a heavy metal band formed by Zakk Wylde, with seven studio albums released to date John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. A bass player (bassist is a Musician who plays a Double bass, Bass guitar, keyboard bass or wind Suicidal Tendencies (also known as ST or Suicidal) is an American Hardcore punk and heavy metal band The Infectious Grooves are a Funk metal band led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. Black Label Society is a heavy metal band formed by Zakk Wylde, with seven studio albums released to date Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr (born March 18, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in.
He was born on October 23, 1964 as Roberto Agustín Miguel Santiago Samuel Trujillo Veracruz; grew up in Culver City, California where his father was a teacher at the local high school (Culver City High School). Culver City is a city in western Los Angeles County California. Notable alumni Todd Baker Big Boy (aka Kurt Alexander Fred Bronson Jack Black (freshman
He played in a few local bands before joining Suicidal Tendencies (in 1989) and fellow Culver City native, Rocky George, the guitarist for the band at the time. Culver City is a city in western Los Angeles County California. Rocky George (born January 9, 1964 in Culver City California) is an American Heavy metal guitarist best known for being the Robert replaced the band's second bassist Bob Heathcote. Suicidal Tendencies (also known as ST or Suicidal) is an American Hardcore punk and heavy metal band He is responsible for adding in funk influences to the band seen prominently on albums Lights...Camera...Revolution! and especially on The Art of Rebellion. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul LightsCameraRevolution! is the fourth full length album (not counting the Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit The Art of Rebellion is the 5th full length album by Suicidal Tendencies. He eventually turned bandmate Mike Muir on to funk music, and the two formed Infectious Grooves to play more funk oriented music. Mike Muir (born March 14, 1964) is the singer for Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves. The Infectious Grooves are a Funk metal band led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir.
He was a member of Ozzy Osbourne's band for a number of years starting in the late 90s. Trujillo was the subject of controversy for rerecording Bob Daisley's bass tracks on Osbourne's albums Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman due to Daisley's claim of not receiving proper royalties. Robert "Bob" Daisley (born February 13, 1950 In Sydney Australia is a Hard rock Bass guitar player and Lyricist who Blizzard of Ozz is a heavy metal album by Ozzy Osbourne, recorded in Surrey U Diary of a Madman is an album by Ozzy Osbourne. It was released on November 7, 1981, and re-issued on August 22, 1995 This achieved additional notoriety for giving no notice on the outside of the CD to the buying public that they were not purchasing an original recording.
Robert Trujillo became Metallica's bassist on February 24, 2003 after auditioning for the band and fitting in with fellow band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963, in Downey California) is the main Songwriter, co-founder vocalist and Rhythm guitarist Lars Ulrich (born December 26 1963) is a Danish Drummer best known as the co-founder of the American heavy metal Kirk Lee Hammett (born November 18, 1962) is the Lead guitarist and a songwriter in the band Metallica and has been a member of the band Trujillo received 1 million dollars from the band as an advance on the percentage he would earn by being in Metallica. His audition and hiring appear in the documentary film Some Kind of Monster. Some Kind of Monster is a 2004 American Documentary film featuring the heavy metal band Metallica.
Also in 2003, Robert was seen playing an upright bass in the Nickel Creek music video, Smoothie Song. The double bass is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed String instrument used in the modern symphony orchestra. Nickel Creek is an American acoustic music trio Although the group's music has roots from bluegrass, the trio describes itself as "progressive acoustic" " Smoothie Song " is a Grammy -nominated single by the Progressive bluegrass band Nickel Creek from their second album However, he did not play bass for the band during the song's recording.
Trujillo is primarily, but not exclusively, a fingerstyle player. He has been known to play with a pick for some of his work, primarily recordings and live playing with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society. Often called a pick or plec, a plectrum is a small flat tool used to pluck or strum a stringed instrument. John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer Black Label Society is a heavy metal band formed by Zakk Wylde, with seven studio albums released to date In order to achieve the attack and speed of pickstyle playing with his fingers, he has perfected an unusual fingerstyle technique, which involves using both plucking fingers in a down-and-up motion, or sometimes using three fingers to attack the strings instead of the more usual two. It should be noted that Trujillo's predecessor in Metallica, Jason Newsted, was almost exclusively a pickstyle player, while the late Cliff Burton, Newsted's predecessor and bassist on Metallica's first three albums, played fingerstyle exclusively. Jason Curtis Newsted (born March 4, 1963 in Battle Creek Michigan) is an American bassist best known as the former bassist of Metallica Clifford Lee Burton (February 10 1962 &ndash September 27 1986 was a bass guitarist best known for his work with the American heavy metal band Metallica
Trujillo is also a very skilled slap bass player, as ably demonstrated in his work for Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves, where he used the technique extensively. He usually takes an extended solo in Metallica's live shows where he utilizes many of his different playing techniques, as well as using various effects.
With Metallica, he is most often seen to play Fernandes Guitars Gravity 5-string basses, particularly a model with a silver finish, blue flame decals, and EMG pickups. Fernandes is a Guitar and guitar accessory manufacturer Their brand of guitars carry the same name He also has a signature bass model, the Sonus RT, manufactured by Zon Guitars. Zon Guitars is a manufacturer of professional-level Bass guitars founded in 1981 by Joseph Zon Prior to Metallica, he was most often seen to play Tobias, ESP and Musicman basses (all 5-strings), as well as a Fender Precision Bass with Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation of Quincy Illinois is a manufacturer of stringed instruments such as solid-body Electric guitars including the The Fender Precision Bass (sometimes shortened to the " P Bass " is an electric bass guitar, and was the first widely-available model of the instrument As of May 2008, Robert has also been seen sporting a Yamaha TRB5-P2 5-string bass for live work, although there is no official word on whether he is now a Yamaha endorser. For amplification, he uses Ampeg amplifiers and cabinets. Also, Robert recently collaborated with Jim Dunlop to create his new Icon signature bass strings - these strings are taper-core stainless steel, in gauges 45-130 (5-string).