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Former Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss Bassist Nick Oliveri Involved In Altercation With Police

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TMZ.com is reporting that former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri (also in Kyuss Lives!, formerly of Kyuss) was involved in a standoff with Los Angeles area SWAT officers on the evening of July 12, 2011 at his personal residence.

Cops were called to the home of 39-year-old Nick Oliveri after a neighbor called 911 to report a domestic disturbance between the man and his girlfriend. The girlfriend, who was unnamed, told police the rocker struck her during an argument the day before and she had come back to the home to collect her stuff so she could move out. That's when the two got into another heated argument and the former Queens of the Stone Age bassist had locked themselves inside the duplex. When cops arrived, Oliveri refused to allow cops inside the residence and would not let his girlfriend leave.

A SWAT team was then called to the home and a standoff ensued. After two hours, Nick finally agreed to let his girlfriend leave the apartment and two hours later finally giving himself up without further incident. When police searched the residence they found one high powered rifle which was fully loaded.

Oliveri was booked on felony domestic violence. He has since been released after posting $100,000 bail.

Source: TMZ

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1. omg666 writes:

what is going on????

# Jul 13, 2011 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

Its always the bassist...

# Jul 13, 2011 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Nunya writes:

echem, copyright infringement much rapture?

# Jul 13, 2011 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Rychemn writes:

At first I was gonna say..."Damn women"...but after reading the story, Nick is acting goofy........just let it go dude, your making yourself look like a lunatic....

# Jul 13, 2011 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

I had to rehash that comment, it was too much for me.

# Jul 13, 2011 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

Hope the fkr gets 50 years!

# Jul 13, 2011 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. OlafBerzerker writes:

Sooooo does this mean they arent coming to Canada ?

# Jul 13, 2011 @ 10:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RememberMetal? writes:

This seems pretty much in line with why he was drummed out of QotSA.

# Jul 14, 2011 @ 6:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Ryanopuffs writes:

@Metal_Rapture I was SERIOUSLY just talking to my friend about that. I thought I was the only one that noticed its always the damn bassist!

# Jul 14, 2011 @ 9:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. deathbringer writes:

Would be a shame if it screwed up the Kyuss Lives! tour. I hope I get to see them still. (not to make light of what happened here)

# Jul 14, 2011 @ 9:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hewhoshallnotbenamed writes:

can't they just call up scott reeder? i think he was in kyuss as long as or longer than nick oliveri

# Jul 14, 2011 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. R10 writes:

Exactlty last post! Heard Reeder would play in Kyuss for beers. Hopefully this situation is ironed out, cause i got advanced tics for Kyuss' Sept. Worcester show! And i missed out on the fun back in the day,seeing them for the first time. Maybe...

# Jul 14, 2011 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. kpura33 writes:

How many bassists does it take to change a lightbulb? One, but the guitarist has to show him first... Also this is tragic

# Jul 14, 2011 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. dmasa writes:

f*** the Police.

# Jul 14, 2011 @ 8:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Hsl writes:

Is this a true story? I mean, look at the source! Can I turn on tmz and see footage? Rediculous!

# Jul 14, 2011 @ 10:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. KickAssDuke writes:

"Everybody knows that you're insane!!!!"

# Jul 15, 2011 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. hewhoshallnotbenamed writes:

^ funny, but oliveri didn't play on that cd

# Jul 15, 2011 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. OlafBerzerker writes:

september show would be nice to see. Reeder would be just the ticket. They can play all of Welcome to.... and il smoke a cigarette shortly after

# Jul 15, 2011 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. metal-man writes:

want a f*** head.

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