Metallica Explains How Their Kids Keep the Music Alive: “They’re doing their own thing.”

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Metallica have been producing music for almost 40 years, yet each member will tell you that their greatest creations are their children. And, while the metal band is as important as ever with the imminent release of 72 Seasons, their children have lately made their mark in the music business.

Metallica Explains How Their Kids Keep the Music Alive

Bassist Robert Trujillo’s son Tye is already a seasoned musician at age 18, having filled in on bass with Korn when he was just 12 years old. The talented four-stringer has also been in a number of his own bands, including the up-and-coming OTTTO, who just released a new album. Meanwhile, Tye’s 16-year-old sister Lullah plays drums, piano, and bass, recently stepping behind a drum kit to rock the “Ultimate Jam Night” at the Whisky a Go Go with her dad and mom, Chloe.

The eldest sons of drummer Lars Ulrich, Myles, 24, and Layne, 21, are receiving recognition as the garage-rock duo Taipei Houston, with a sound evocative of The White Stripes, The Black Keys, and Royal Blood. Frontman James Hetfield’s 22-year-old son Castor is a drummer in the band Bastardane, while guitarist Kirk Hammett’s adolescent kids Angel and Vincenzo are also musicians, albeit in a more private capacity for the time being.

When the late-night host brought up the members’ musical children and their bands during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Lars pondered whether Metallica would one day “hand the keys to the hard-rock kingdom” to their offspring, to which the late-night show quipped, “What if there was a Metallica Jr.?”

In general, Trujillo feels that if a youngster shows a passion for music, it is worthwhile to pursue. “It’s important for our youth, and I’m not just talking about my kids, James’ kids, or Lars’ boys… if you love music and believe in yourself, do it, and do it soon.” Because, as you know, age is just a number, but in our profession, it’s a lot more favorable number if you’re younger, kicking ass, and ready to take that trip.”

Fans can catch Metallica and their kids’ bands playing shows throughout the year. The metal legends will kick off a 2023-2024 world tour in support of 72 Seasons later this month.

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