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Nick Oliveri

Nick Steven Oliveri (born October 21, 1971 in Los Angeles) is an American musician from Palm Desert, California. He plays bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and is a vocalist. His main music project is Mondo Generator, which he has fronted since 1997, although he is most widely known for his work with Queens of the Stone Age. He is currently touring with a reunited version of Kyuss (without guitarist Josh Homme) called Kyuss LIVES!, with John Garcia, Brant Bjork, and Bruno Fevery. Oliveri began his career in 1987 with John Garcia, Brant Bjork, Josh Homme and Chris Cockrell under the band name Katzenjammer. In early 1988 after Oliveri's departure to play in other bands, the band would change its name to Sons of Kyuss, later shortening the name to Kyuss. He later rejoined the band, playing on the albums Wretch and Blues for the Red Sun. Oliveri would leave Kyuss again in early 1992, shortly after his father died in a car accident.

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Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy -- No Jail Time After S.W.A.T Standoff

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No Jail Time After S.W.A.T Standoff

Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri just dodged a major bullet after his 4-hour standoff with a S.W.A.T. team last year -- cutting a MAJOR deal with prosecutors that will keep him… READ MORE >

Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy -- I'm No Cop-Thwarting Gun-Toting Druggie

Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy
I'm No Gun-Toting Cop-Thwarting Druggie

Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri insists he wasn't packing heat OR drugs during a tense standoff with a S.W.A.T. team in L.A. last summer -- pleading "not guilty" today to all… READ MORE >

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Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy CHARGED After S.W.A.T. Standoff

Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy
Charged After S.W.A.T. Standoff

Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri has been charged with four felonies after a tense standoff with a S.W.A.T. team in L.A. last month -- and now faces up to 15 years in prison.As… READ MORE >

- 1075 days ago
Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy -- S.W.A.T. Standoff

Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy -- S.W.A.T. Standoff

A former member of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age got into an intense standoff with a S.W.A.T. team at his L.A. home last night ... where cops found a high-powered LOADED rifle. TMZ has… READ MORE >

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