Nick Oliveri

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 we previously reported, Oliveri was arrested on July 12th -- after a fight with his girlfriend escalated into a four-hour standoff with police. Oliveri was booked on felony domestic violence -- and after police searched his home, they found a fully-loaded rifle.

But that's not all they found -- according to the charging docs, police also found cocaine and methamphetamines.

Oliveri is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.

If convicted on all counts, the 39-year-old faces a max of 15 years in prison. -[TMZ]

Scott Reeder (Goatsnake/The Obsessed/Kyuss) recently filled in for Nick Oliveri on bass at four Kyuss Lives shows in Europe. It remains to be seen who plays with them for the upcoming North American tour with The Sword. Tickets are still available for the September 23rd show at Terminal 5. Updated Kyuss Lives dates are below.

Kyuss Lives - Green Machine -- Live At Lokerse Feesten 02-08-2011

Kyuss Lives - Odyssey -- Live At Lokerse Feesten 02-08-2011

Kyuss Lives - Gardenia -- Live At Lokerse Feesten 02-08-2011

Sep 20, 2011 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Sep 21, 2011 New Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Sep 23, 2011 New York, NY Terminal 5
Sep 24, 2011 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sep 25, 2011 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Sep 25, 2011 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Sep 26, 2011 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Sep 28, 2011 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Sep 29, 2011 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Oct 1, 2011 Austin, TX Stubbs BBQ
Oct 2, 2011 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
Oct 4, 2011 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
Oct 5, 2011 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co Patio
Oct 6, 2011 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
Oct 7, 2011 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Oct 8, 2011 Pomona, CA Fox Theater
Nov 9, 2011 Mexico City, Mexico El Circo Volador
Nov 11, 2011 Santiago, RM Chile Teatro Teleton
Nov 12, 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina Teatro Colegiales
Nov 13, 2011 Sao Paulo, SP Brazil Caricoa Club

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