Robert Trujillo is a songwriter and musician best known as a member of the heavy metal band Metallica. The bass guitar instrumentalist, who plays primarily in fingerstyle, is known for using the slap bass technique to offer his concertgoers a rousing extended bass solo. He has since been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with all other current Metalica band members.
Robert Trujillo: Biography, Age
Robert Trujillo was born in Santa Monica, California, on October 23, 1964, but grew up in Culver City, California, where his father was a high school teacher. At a very young age, Trujillo fell in love with music, especially jazz and soul, which his mother liked to listen to at home. He finally began to fall in love with his own sound after listening to jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius, who added some funk, rock, soul, and punk to his sound.
While attending high school, Trujillo refined his bass playing, performed at a number of garden and house parties, played music from acts such as Ozzy Osbourne and Led Zeppelin, before enrolling in a jazz school at the age of 19. His original intention was to become a studio musician, but his passion for the sound he had fallen in love with drove him in a different direction.
In 1989 Robert Trujillo joined the crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies, as he also worked with the funk metal supergroup Infectious Grooves. As part of Suicidal Tendencies, Trujillo appeared on albums like Lights…Camera…Revolution! (1990), The Art of Rebellion (1992), Still Cyco After All These Years (1993), and Suicidal for Life (1994). With Infectious Grooves, where Suicidal Tendencies also had lead singer Mike Muir as their own vocalist, Trujillo appeared on albums such as The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move…It’s the Infectious Grooves (1991), Sarsippius’ Ark (1993), Groove Family Cyco (1994), and Mas Borracho (1999).
In the late 1990’s Trujillo began working with his idol Ozzy Osbourne and collaborated on a number of his albums before joining the heavy metal band Metallica in 2003. As part of the group, Trujillo appeared on albums such as Death Magnetic (2008), Lulu (2011), Beyond Magnetic (EP) (2011), and Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (2016). Some of the other bands he has performed and worked with include Black Label Society and Mass Mental?
It is reported that Robert Trujillo has net assets estimated at approximately $20 million. The bassist, who first gained fame and popularity as a member of the Suicidal Tendencies, was able to accumulate such a huge fortune through music sales and royalties, especially through the various music tours he and his numerous associates were on.
Trujillo is known to have received one million dollars in advance for his membership of Metallica.
Family – Wife, Son
Robert Trujillo is married to Chloe Trujillo, a visual artist, designer, painter, and musician. Chloe Trujillo’s love of the arts is due to the fact that she grew up in Paris, France, and was raised by fashion designer parents and grandparents who were classical musicians. However, despite all the creativity that surrounded her as a child, Chloe Trujillo did not begin a career in the arts early in life. She did so after spending some time studying the structure of matter and quantum mechanics.
Today she is known for her colorful works, combining aspects of ancient Aztec designs to skulls, eyes, flowers, and birds. Her artwork can be seen on various canvases around the world, but she is also known for applying these designs to clothing accessories such as bags, bikinis, snickers, but also to skateboards and guitars like her husband’s.
It is not clear how and when Chloe met her husband Robert, but the couple has two children, a son named Tye and a daughter named Lulah. Tye follows in the footsteps of his father, who started playing bass when he was six years old. He performed as a member of the band The Helmets, which famously played at the Lollapalooza festival. He made further headlines when he stepped in as a bass player on the South American tour of the metal band Korn.
The average height of a male white American is about 5 feet 10 inches. Robert Trujillo’s height of 1.75 m (5 feet 9 inches) is one inch below this mark. Nevertheless, height is not a prerequisite for reaching the peak of his chosen career, where the rock star is visibly doing well.