Former Queens of the Stone Age Bassist Nick Oliveri Arrested

TMZ reported today that it took a Los Angeles Police Department S.W.A.T. team  to coax former Queens of the Stone Age Bassist, 39-year-old Nick Oliveriout of his Hollywood duplex and into custody yesterday.

According to the tabloid, Oliveri had a fight with his girlfriend two days ago. He allegedly struck her, prompting her to leave. When she returned to retrieve some personal items, the couple got into an argument. The police were reportedly called but Oliveri would not grant them access to the house. That's when TMZ says the SWAT Team was called in. After a  two hour standoff, Oliveri let his girlfriend leave, then gave himself up. When police entered his residence, they reportedly found a loaded rifle. 

Officer Rosario Herrera, a spokesperson with the LAPD, only had only minimal information on the incident and wasn't able to confirm whether or not the SWAT team had been dispatched. She added that Oliveri was taken into custody yesterday on an unspecified felony charge by LAPD's Hollywood division and was held in lieu of $100,000 bail. According to Herrera, Oliveri was released from custody today at 6 a.m. In addition to QOTSA, Oliveri also collaborated with bandmember Josh Homme in the band KYUSS (it disbanded in 1997). Oliveri has since reunited the band, sans Homme, under the moniker KYUSS Lives.

KYUSS Lives is scheduled to play the Fox Pomona on October 8. Will the show, as they say, go on? Stay tuned. 


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