Nick Oliveri arrested after standoff with S.W.A.T team
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.
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