Groove – Episode #100: Robert Trujillo
We are here. Welcome to episode #100 of Groove – The No Treble Podcast. We thought we would do something (extra) special to celebrate 100 months (over eight years) of gathering, recording, and preserving these incredible oral histories of bass players from across the world and across genres. So, for the first time, we decided to invite one bass player back for a second appearance. And, with his band’s latest album, 72 Seasons, about to be released, we knew it had to be none of than Robert Trujillo from Metallica.
Trujillo was our first guest back in January 2015. The catalyst for that conversation was his involvement in creating the amazing Jaco Pastorius documentary, Jaco. And, for those who don’t know, he was responsible for ensuring that the Pastorius family got back Jaco’s famed Bass of Doom.
Along with spending the past 20 years holding down the groove for Metallica, Trujillo’s career also includes Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, and playing with Ozzy Osbourne. Trujillo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Metallica in 2009. He is heavily influenced by funk, jazz, and Motown. He is known for his intricate basslines and thunderous grooves. Trujillo’s contribution to Metallica’s music and legacy cannot be overstated. As one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time, Metallica has sold over 125 million albums worldwide and won numerous awards. Trujillo’s musicianship and passion for the bass have helped to solidify Metallica’s status as one of the greatest bands of all time.
Cheers to another one hundred episodes! Enjoy the conversation…