Posted in music on July 13, 2011

by BBG

Nick Oliveri

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.

...Cops were called to the home of 39-year-old Nick Oliveri after a neighbor called 911 to report a "disturbance" between the rocker and his girlfriend.

Sources close to the couple tell us Nick's GF 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 Nick locked themselves inside the duplex.

When cops arrived, Oliveri -- who played bass with the Queens for years before parting ways with the group -- refused to allow cops inside the residence and would not let his girlfriend leave.

A S.W.A.T. team was called to the scene -- and a standoff ensued. After two hours, Nick finally agreed to let his GF exit the duplex and two hours after that, he gave himself up without further incident.

When cops searched the home, we're told 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. -[TMZ]

What is it with bass players going off the deep end this week... first from Coheed & Cambria and now Olivieri. No word on if/how the arrest may affect Olivieri's involvement in the forthcoming Kyuss Lives reunion shows (they are scheduled to play overseas this week), but we'll keep you informed. Kyuss Lives is scheduled to play Terminal 5 on 9/23 with The Sword (tickets). Updated tour dates are below.

Oliveri also did time (rimshot!) in The Dwarves who are celebrating 25 years with a dates that include two NYC stops this week: July 15th at Knitting Factory and July 16th at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for both the Knitting Factory date and the Studio date are still available.

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KYUSS LIVES - 2011 TOUR DATES
Thu July 14 BELGIUM DOUR DOUR FESTIVAL
Fri July 15 NORWAY TRONDHEIM JORDDUST FESTIVAL
Sat July 16 NORWAY TROMSO BUKTA FESTIVAL
Tue August 2 BELGIUM LOKEREN LOKERSE FEESTEN
Wed August 3 GERMANY DORTMUND FZW
Thu August 4 GERMANY HAMBURG STADTPARK
Fri August 5 GERMANY WACKEN WACKEN OPEN AIR
Fri September 16 CANADA TORONTO THE SOUND ACADEMY
Sat September 17 CANADA GUELPH GUELPH CONCERT THEATRE
Sun September 18 CANADA MONTREAL OLYMPIA DE MONTREAL
Tue September 20 USA WORCESTER THE PALLADIUM
Wed September 21 USA PHILADELPHIA TROCADERO
Fri September 23 USA NEW YORK TERMINAL 5
Sat September 24 USA WASHINGTON 9:30 CLUB
Sun September 25 USA ASHEVILLE ORANGE PEEL
Mon September 26 USA ATLANTA MASQUERADE
Wed September 28 USA NEW ORLEANS HOUSE OF BLUES
Thu September 29 USA HOUSTON WAREHOUSE LIVE
Sat October 1 USA AUSTIN STUBB'S
Sun October 2 USA DALLAS SOUTHSIDE MUSIC HALL
Tue October 4 USA DENVER THE SUMMIT MUSIC HALL
Wed October 5 USA SANTA FE SANTA FE BREWING COMPANY
Thu October 6 USA TEMPE MARQUEE THEATRE
Fri October 7 USA LAS VEGAS HOUSE OF BLUES
Sat October 8 USA POMONA THE FOX THEATER
Wed November 9 MEX MEXICO CITY CIRCO VOLADOR
Fri November 11 CHILE SANTIAGO TEATRO TELETON
Sat November 12 ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES TEATRO COLEGIALES
Sun November 13 BRAZIL SAO PAULO THE CLASH CLUB

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Comments (91)

It's time to find a new alternative to hummus, BrooklynVegan. Change the comment section for the better

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:35 AM

As if we needed further proof that this guy is SCUM.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:36 AM

SCUM and well hung, if I remember correctly.

Also, why is it that TMZ is getting to these music stories quicker than music sites themselves?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:37 AM

I don't really care if rock stars are junkies, drunks, assholes, sleep around, etc. But beating your girlfriend is indefensible.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:37 AM

What good's a rifle if it isn't "FULLY LOADED"? Of course it was loaded.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:37 AM

Met this guy a ton of times over the years and I could never describe him as anything other than 'troubled.' Not a huge surprise, since he was a meth user and booted from Queens for knocking his girlfriend around.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:38 AM

Whatever happened to "Brody Dahl"?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:44 AM

white trash acting like white trash...I'm shocked.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:46 AM

It's posts like this where BV commentators should be shitslinging the musician at hand with negativity and yet, it won't happen and we'll continue thinking that Fleet Foxes, Animal Collective and Fucked Up are guilty of war crimes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:47 AM

Change the comment section for the better

Posted by street team for trendy band recently murdered in the comments | July 13, 2011 11:53 AM

Keep the comments section as is. May nothing stand in the way of pure, unadulterated hummus jokes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:56 AM

Ted Leo's retarded ass STILL doesn't understand how show business works, and because of that people want to change the comment section? Please...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:57 AM

We want to change the comment section so that this place serves its purpose of meaningful discussion rather than hate speech because some commentators can't stand to see others happy or successful.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:06 PM

11:56: Death by firing squad.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:07 PM

what's the fucking point of having comments anymore anyway? what is this, 2003?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:09 PM

no 12:06 you want to change the comments section to what YOU want it to be. God, reformers are the absolute worst.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:16 PM

oh nick. dude will never learn and never change. this shit has been going on for how many years now? every time it seems like he's getting better, something like this happens.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:19 PM

more like "rimjob!"... am i right, ladies?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:22 PM

12:19: Yeah, I see no reason why he did this. Especailly since he won the "Who's the bigger douche? contest", beating out Josh Homme.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:25 PM

"Yeah, I see no reason why he did this. "

The reason he did this is because he's a white trash hillbilly.

Let the lesson be learned. There is a reason we make fun of all these fake machismo tattoo metal bands....

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:35 PM

C-C-C-C-COCAAAAAAAAINE

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:36 PM

It's time to find a new alternative to hummus, BrooklynVegan. Change the comment section for the better.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:42 PM

12:35-well said

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:43 PM

12:16 so yesterday everyone is up in arms about rumors stated as truth and made up gossip, and today we're all for it? Okay...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:45 PM

^I was all for jokes yesterday too dumbass. God can you imagine if they changed the comment section? It would be a bunch of earnest little wieners announcing their nerdiness over and over again. If you're into that sort of thing I would direct you over to Albini's board...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:49 PM

12:35

Where do you see a metal band?

Queens of the Stone Age was never a metal band.... You Camp Bisco loving Queer

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:50 PM

^eh anything with screaming/sludge/vague notions of 'doom' or tattoos. I'm not into making micro-distinctions.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:52 PM

also, I'm sorry I offended your hillbilly sense of aesthetics, but that's no excuse for homophobia...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:53 PM

Hey, don't drag a whole genre into the actions of one asshole. I think that we could easily find plenty of similar assholes of all genres, races, creeds, sexual orientations, etc. that, if we made similar ignorant statements about them, would have us looking like biggots. And you know something, it would be accurate.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:55 PM

^ except people aren't born with, say a neck tattoo, dummy. It's a choice an individual makes and is absolutely reflective of character.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:57 PM

Kind of pisses you off that a scumbag like this gets to walk around with that long meat between his legs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:59 PM

So, 12:57, the neck tattoo is what made him load the gun and beat his girlfriend? You really are an ignorant asswipe, aren't you? I think that you are the waste of sperm, you judgmental freak.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:02 PM

"Let the lesson be learned. There is a reason we make fun of all these fake machismo tattoo metal bands...."

So because one asshole in a band (that isn't even metal) does something shitty and that justifies talking shit about every "fake machismo tattoo metal band"? Yeah, makes sense...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:06 PM

Why would anyone get a neck tattoo? Seriously? I'm not saying everyone with a neck tattoo is a meth head woman beater, but I would venture that the odds of a someone being a meth head woman beater go up exponentially if they have a neck tattoo.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:06 PM

seriously anyone care to explain this? Why do people cover themselves in tattoos? I get that it is a fashion trend w/ gen y dopes, but really what is the thought process there? There is zero function involved, so it must be some sort of psychological thing. No?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:09 PM

You know, it really PISSES ME OFF when people jump to judgemental based on appearance. In the past year I've met a skinny hipster guys who ended up being a huge jackwad and mental abuser to his ex and then I've also met a brawny gorilla muscle bro that's all tatted up who actually works as a medic, saved a child and has been with the same woman for 7 years (and now getting married to her.) Are we still 14 years old here?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:10 PM

Yes we are, wanna make somethin' of it?

Posted by 14 year old | July 13, 2011 1:14 PM

He got kicked out of QOTSA for hitting Josh Homme's girlfriend not his own.

Posted by Rinjo Njori | July 13, 2011 1:14 PM

What kind of idiot isn't judgmental based on appearance? It's human nature to be judgmental about appearance. You're either and idiot or a liar if you say you don't. I think maybe you're the one with a 14 year old's sense of morality.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:15 PM

lol at the meltdowns here! where is the 7 1/2 inches guy? now THAT shit is comedy gold! nitrous mafia!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:16 PM

"Why would anyone get a neck tattoo? Seriously?"

lol at no one even trying to come up with a justification for it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:19 PM

1:16pm, I'm right here! I've been trying to point out many times that Nick Oliveri is widely known to be well endowed at more than 7 1/2 inches. I'm a bit disappointed no one is taking the bait.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:27 PM

What I've learned on BrooklynVegan in the past day:
1) Ted Leo is a lesbian
2) The chick from Screaming Females beats her girlfriend
3) Nick Olveri is a caring husband who once reluctantly toured for the sole purpose of raising money for his wife's medical bills
4) If musicians had health care, the bassist from Coheed and Cambria wouldn't had to rob a Walgreens for painkillers.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:30 PM

"God can you imagine if they changed the comment section? It would be a bunch of earnest little wieners announcing their nerdiness over and over again. If you're into that sort of thing I would direct you over to Albini's board..."

lol

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:40 PM

say what you will, but musicologists will be poring over oliveri's writing for centuries. i just feel bad for the current generation of critics. they were born too soon to have a chance at comprehending wretch, the dwarves are born again, or anything in between.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:48 PM

women are evil

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:03 PM

I am truly disappointed, you meat puppets. THIS story had all the makings of having EPIC comments, and it has degenerated into a bunch of old queens that just like to read their own words on a page.

For lo, young lads ... for lo ...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:04 PM

1:10, the only reason you'd position your 'shocking' anecdote that way in the first place is because they're obvious EXCEPTIONS to the rule. No, having a neck tattoo doesn't make a person white trash. OF COURSE. IT'S JUST INK, NOT A MOOD-ALTERING TOXIN.

But let's not forget -- most people who are NOT white trash would never consider getting a neck tattoo, much less follow through with it. To stare that fact in the face and yet declare that, pitting any random blue-shirt-and-khakis office monkey up against any pierced-and-bearded thug covered in Everlasting Jobstoppers, you believe there's a completely equal chance that both have hit a woman once in their lives, is backwards cowardly PC thinking uninterested in addressing reality.

Also, I question the effectiveness of your first example. Judging on appearance alone, nobody pictures a productive member of society when they see a 'skinny hipster.' So, stereotype matches reality.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:06 PM

this always happens in threes
who will be next?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:06 PM

Nick DiPaolo shakes his head at the displays of character here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:07 PM

2:06 thank you. People are finally getting a little smarter.

Generation Y? what are you going to do when this tattoo fashion trend is over? Yes, every generation has it's fashion trends, but bell bottoms could be taken off, high top fades could be cut etc.

And I still haven't gotten a semblance of a reasonable answer as to why people do this to themselves...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:11 PM

Nick Oliveri is NO honey badger

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:11 PM

"People are finally getting a little smarter"

THIS is the funniest thing I have read on BV in maybe a year. And that is saying a lot.

If you honestly think that this statement is true, I have a bridge I can give you a steal on.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:13 PM

I can't wait for this episode of cops

Posted by Will Hubbell | July 13, 2011 2:15 PM

i like how the people who are complaining how it's so "white trash" and terrible to have a neck tattoo, are the same "cool" people who get tattoos on their forearms of stuff like bicycles, mustaches, sunglasses, and exclamation points.

come on kids. who cares?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:16 PM

@ 2:11:
for the thrill, aesthetics, symmetry (making your marks consistent throughout your corpus), etc. Obviously these aren't the most compelling reasons and cannot be likened to your justifications for seeking out venereal disease and coffee but it's as good as it will get

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:16 PM

and ladies! with the breastplates! stop it!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:17 PM

"for the thrill, aesthetics, symmetry (making your marks consistent throughout your corpus), etc"

haha, as long as the pluses outweigh the negatives.

Wait...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:19 PM

2:16 I think all tattoos look trashy....neck tattoos are just one of the more egregious locations for this type of nonsense...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:20 PM

If you've tattoos covering your arm, it's called a "sleeve"
What is it if you have nice big titties and you have them covered with tats? a "bra"?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:21 PM

Since we're doing the whole tattoo debate, I never saw the appeal. Old people have them of WWII eagles and naked sailor girls on their forearms and biceps, but the style of tattoos people from our generation have them won't possibly look good when they're old and wrinkled up. Guys with muscles who use tribals to accentuate their peaks are going to be so disappointed when their arms are saggy and skinny, and the ink draws attention to it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:22 PM

Wai, I confuse. Who heeya ohdah Pok An Rice?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:23 PM

why do you feel compelled to drink coffee all the time? or live in brooklyn? these things equally defame your character as tattoos and are ultimately innocuous. plus you sound like your 80 year old aunt from tampa complaining about body art

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:24 PM

Nah, he's a foolish man-child that needs to get his ass kicked and get assigned to a good rehab.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:24 PM

2;21 I nominate calling them "daddy issues"

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:25 PM

I love the term "Body Art". That's just great. Madison Ave. would be proud. What a great way to euphemize this retarded decision and retarded culture...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:30 PM

Queens of The Stone Age suck and Kyuss is overrated. At least Mark Lanegan has some genuine talent to compensate for his crack-smoking habits.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:31 PM

2:30, thanks for the rap aunt phyllis!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:35 PM

Josh Homme >>>>>> Mark Lanegan

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:40 PM

2:35 - his ball sack is longer than his dong
like Johnny Knoxville old man balls

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:41 PM

2:41 he needs to rock no fly zones

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:43 PM

beat your girlfriend in the name of love. smart.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:54 PM

Is it police brutality if the cops take him aside, say "Starsky...Hutch...Baretta...SWAT!!!" and smack him upside the head when they say "SWAT!!!"?

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | July 13, 2011 3:11 PM

"Josh Homme <<<<<< Mark Lanegan"

I agree.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:12 PM

^^ hey, I saw what you did. you put that backwards. I call bullshit on that. Lanegan is a pussy compared to Homme.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:17 PM

man, i feel dumb now about that neck tattoo i got yesterday.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:30 PM

Yeah, but Homme is a douchebag compared to Lanegan :)

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:51 PM

Wny neck tats? TO COVER UP THE TRACK MARKS.

Posted by nygrump | July 13, 2011 4:53 PM

I just got a thought of Nick Olivieri swooning aunt phyllis.

Either I've been at work too long or I need more drugs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 5:00 PM

Nick DiPaolo >>>>>> Nick Oliveri

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 5:06 PM

yeah ... he's always had an attitude problem but this destructive nature is what gave Qotsa the edge they are sorely missing now ..he was the ugly angry side .. now all that's left is sappy smoochie-face josh homme

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 5:09 PM

I don't really get the appeal of tattoos either. You'd think that how tediously mainstream they are would make hipsters embarrassed to get ink, but no. There's really nothing like a bunch of scrawny hipster beta male twats and no-muscle-tone twatresses sporting something so (historically) badass.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 5:47 PM

You know what helps people with bad attitudes?
A nice robust hummus platter with ALL the fixens. (pita triangles, baby carrots, celery sticks, etc)
Too bad there wasn't a chickpea intervention at this household. :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 9:05 PM

The real mystery is tattoos on black people.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | July 13, 2011 9:29 PM

i wonder what percentage of people who got neck tattoos which they hadn't.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 9:48 PM

I have a tattoo of a pita triangle getting dipped into hummus as my neck tattoo.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 9:52 PM

@9:52: That's hilarious. Hahahahahahaha. Nice.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 12:03 AM

@1:14 - no, it was for hitting his own girlfriend.
-Guy who knows both of them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 12:13 PM

I WAS IN A BAND WITH THIS EVIL PIECE OF SHIT. I FOUND OUT AFTER THE BAND'S INEVITABLE DEMISE THAT HE WAS BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF HIS (THEN)GIRLFRIEND. HE IS ALSO A HARDCORE RACIST AND A SONG THIEF.

Posted by TexasGitSlinger | July 23, 2011 12:57 PM

Nick DiPaolo was special

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 1:25 PM

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