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Robert Trujillo: Facts Of Life

* Trujillo's big musical hero while growing up was Jaco Pastorius, the late Weather Report bassist. In fact, he has recently finished producing a documentary on him titled Jaco. This will open in November.

* He was the bassist on Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton’s 1997 solo album Baptizm Of Fire.

  • Trujilli was also the bassist on Jerry Cantrell’s 2002 album Degradation Trip.

  • He had a non-speaking role in the 1978 movie House Calls, which starred Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson.

* He played himself in the 1992 film Encino Man, appearing with the rest of Infectious Grooves.

  • On the 1989 Suicidal Tendencies album Controlled By Hate/Feel Like Shit…Déja Vu, he was credited as Stymee.

  • Trujillo caused controversy in 2002 when he re-recorded the bass parts for the classic albums Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman. You can hear him on the reissued versions of these albums.

* In 1998, Trujilo formed a short-lived band called Mass Mental?, with Benji Webbe then of Dub War. They released one album, How To Write Love Songs, but it only got a Japanese release.

  • Trujillo was given a million dollar advance when he joined Metallica.

  • In 2003, he appeared in the video for the Nickel Creek track Smoothie Song. He is seen plaing upright bass. But Trujillo didn’t actually play on the song. Nickel Creek are a progressive acoustic trio, and at the time had the same managemenrt as Metallica.

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Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica (opens in new tab), published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. He would later become a founding member of RAW rock magazine in 1988.

In the early 90s, Malcolm Dome was the Editor of Metal Forces magazine, and also involved in the horror film magazine Terror, before returning to Kerrang! for a spell. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009. He was actively involved in Total Rock Radio (opens in new tab), which launched as Rock Radio Network in 1997, changing its name to Total Rock in 2000. In 2014 he joined the TeamRock online team as Archive Editor, uploading stories from all of our print titles and helping lay the foundation for what became Louder.

Dome was the author of many books on a host of bands from AC/DC to Led Zeppelin and Metallica, some of which he co-wrote with Prog Editor Jerry Ewing.