Chat session with Rob Trujillo at Metclub March 28th 2003
rockstar98: Hey Rob!!! How's fucking metallica land dude?
Rob: Wonderful funkofied
screwy74: has it been hard learning all the new shit?
Zyngia: What's it like jamming with the guyz, and knowing what kinda group following Tallica has in the club as well as outside the club??
Rob: For starters its an honor and a privilege to rock with Metallica, and it will be an honor and a privilege to be a part of the 'Tallica society.
Rob: Yes, hard learning the new shit. The new music is challenging, long, dynamic and details are necessary and we are soo busy, time must be utilized efficiently, but not really
NikkiB: Rob, in the video with you and the guys it seemed like you all got along very well, you really seemed like a family, do you get that feeling also?
Rob: Yes indeed, these guys have been sooo cool to me and we are all on the same groove and that is special.
Kirk Jr: Are you looking forward to the MTV Icon, maybe a little nervous?
Rob: Not nervous, excited, it is such a special moment for Metallica.
Phoncible: What is your relationship to metallicas earlier albums? Do you have any favorites? What do you think of the new stuff (st. anger) compared to the old stuff? What do you think of load/reload compared to the "really old stuff" ? (MOP, RTL, AFJA)
Rob: I love the old stuff. Cliff was the king. MOP, RTL I love the new stuff, it is magical, it is progressive, dynamic and HEAVY AS SHIT!
Vanwack: Besides music what's your favorite thing to do on your free time?
Rob: Surf, snowboard, going out to lunch with my mom, haning with my ladie (s).
furshdan: What's your musical influence?
Rob: Everything from James Brown to Black Sabbath.
flamingweasel: I've seen you play for BLS and Ozzy and you kicked ass, what's it like playing with Metallica compared to Ozzy/BLS?
Rob: It's all incredibly special and so intense. I give 100% always so I look forward to getting on the big stage with my Metallica boys - BRING IT ON!
callousfrigidchillin: Yo Rob, do you ever use a pick? Your intensity on the bass is awesome - welcome to Metallica family bro!
Rob: Yes sometimes tho i dont know if I will with Metallica.
Woody666: Will you be meeting club members backstage this tour?
metalli-damo: How did the filming for the DVD go?
Rob: It was fun, it felt very good and naturally to me, except I ran into Wayne Isham a couple of times.
FlyingV: What age did you start to play the bass and can you play any other musical instruments?
Rob: I started when I was about 14. I am soo bad on other instruments I chose not to mention them, though I do dabble on the piano.
briman73: Are you going to wear shoes on stage?
Rob: I've only not worn shoes for 2 months of an Ozzy tour because Ozzy kept spraying me with water and it was summer and I was wearing sandals anyway, but I havent gone barefoot in 7-1/2 years. So step up.
Helvete: Where are you originally from Rob?
Rob: Born in Santa MOnica, CA and reside in Venice Beach.
SeeknDestroy: Have the guys played any tricks on you...if so what?
Rob: No time for tricks, too busy.
larstore: Hey rob, what's your favorite movie?
Rob: Silence of the Lambs, Pulp Fiction.
gotrock: Who was your influence on the bass?
Rob: Many players, Jaco Pastorious, Geezer Butler, Larry Graham and so many more to mention. No time now, trying to finish the album.
jamesman: What was the first band you played in?
Rob: A backyard party band called Oblivion, we played everything from Sabbath to Van Halen and Rush.
Gottlieb: What kind of bass do you play Rob?
Rob: I play Tobias, custom Fernandes and Fenders in the studio.
Streak: Who is fixxxer?
Druid: What is your favorite color?
crazyassmcgee: what cars do you have?
Rob: Black Subaru Outback for the mountains and the beach and I am currently looking into an old Buick Riviera, low rider style.
ex-250: What's your favorite city to play live in?
Rob: Every city is my favorite. Beaches and mountains rank high.
Grivier: When you went to the audition did you leave there with the feeling you'd be the one to be chosen or was it a complete surprise?
Rob: I take life a day at a time. I knew the guys felt great about me and I knew I did the best job I could do. I thought it was quite possible and hwere I am. It was a surprise as well.
Briman73: Did you help finish lay any bass tracks for St. Anger?
Rob: No the bass tracks were finished already.
St. Anger: Which member of metallica did you know best before you joined?
Mattalicfuk: What's your favorite after show beverage?
Rob: Water and Crown & Ginger.
Satanical Eve: Is Lars really that funny?
Rob: He is funnier.
DrBeat5411: Ever surf with Kirk?
Zakktallica: Rob do you promise to kick our ass at every show?
Rob: Only on stage.
Druid: Who's better at surfing?
Rob: Me or you? Me of course. But Mike Clark (Suicidal Tendencies guitar) is better. Kirk is great because he has only been surfing for a short time, he charges.
hacigo: Hey Rob can you tell some new song names?
Rob: Sure...Here you go.. Enter Sandman, Send me your money, Crazy Train, Whisky Warlord.
Evlunknwn: Do you still kick it with anyone from suicidal?
Rob: Rocky, all the time.
Satanical Eve: Do you have any pets?
Rob: Yes, two black chows, Fozzy and Melrose and my mom's dog who is Boo Boo Bear. They're all crazy.
metallicafan510: Which is more difficult to play, new shit or old Metallica?
Rob: It's all challenging and that's what I love about it.
Bylov: Come on Rob, tell us who is the best table tennis player...you or Lars?
Rob: Best question yet! We shall see, talk to me in a week.
Quinn: What's your favorite sport?
Rob: Surfing, snowboarding, and world cup soccer.
Johso: Are you learning Danish?
Metallizombie: Will you chat with us for another 8 hours?
Rob: No, maybe another time. I got 2 new songs to learn. We are going very soon...STEP UP!