Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri is breathing a little easier today. TMZ reports that the musician was able to reach a plea deal that will keep him out of jail so long as he remains out of trouble for three years and completes his anger management and community service obligations.
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme may be in the news lately for suing his former Kyuss bandmates over Kyuss Lives! naming trademark issues, but the singer/guitarist is making waves in a whole other way. Homme partnered with British diva Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine to do a yin-yang, male-female vocal duet on the Johnny Cash and June Carter tune 'Jackson.' Boy did, Homme and Flo make this classic song their own with their unforgettable rendition.
Queens of the Stone Age, who last released an album in 2007 in the form of 'Era Vulgaris' and whose frontman and lead guitarist Josh Homme went on to moonlight in Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones, are creeping back into action.
Former Queens of the Stone Age/Kyuss and current Kyuss Lives! bassist Nick Oliveri is facing a massive heap of legal trouble after an incident last month during which he engaged in a five-hour standoff with a SWAT team in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, the bald 'n' bearded bassist is staring down four felonies and up to 15 years in prison as a result.