Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme

When it was announced the Dave Grohl had rejoined Queens Of The Stone Age, some commenters theorized/joked that maybe Nick Oliveri would be next to rejoin the band. Considering the apparent acrimony after Josh Homme booted Oliveri in 2004 (and especially after Oliveri was charged with numerous criminal counts in 2011), that seemed … unlikely. At best. Well, never say never. According to a post on the Facebook wall of Oliveri’s project Mondo Generator, the ex-QOTSA bassist has recorded vocals on the forthcoming QOTSA album. He’s also rejoined Kyuss! Per MG’s Facebook update:

NEWS: Nick has re-joined Kyuss, and has recently recorded his vocals on a new Queens of the Stone Age song! Stay tuned.

“Stay tuned”? Huh. Can a full-scale getting-the-band-back-together reunion be far behind? Or … what? Stay tuned!

Comments (10)
  1. Considering Homme’s longstanding tradition of performing at Coachella… I’d expect QOTSA on the 2013 line-up.

  2. this might be sacrilege, and maybe if it does happen it could make for an overall better record, but at this point i don’t even miss the guy. Homme has proved time and again that he can do just fine without Oliveri. i am gonna miss joey castillo on the drums though.

  3. Songs for the Dads , but in all seriousness I’m excited for this, now they just have to finish it up already.

  4. ‘Maybe if you really like him he’ll beat the shit out of you too.’

    • Predictably, someone downvoted you. I swear to God, there is a shocking percentage of Stereogum readers to whom it is inconceivable that a musician they like might actually be more evil than good, even if all the evidence is right there.

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