Ex-QOTSA Bassist Faces 15 Yrs In Prison

Amrit Singh | August 15, 2011 - 10:35 am

Nick Oliveri has been charged with “two counts of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer,” according to TMZ. You may remember Nick from his fruitful tenure as bassist for Queens Of The Stone Age, or from his dismissal by Josh Homme when the QOTSA leader learned of Oliveri’s domestically abusive ways, or from last month’s four-hour S.W.A.T. team stand-off stemming from yet another domestic abuse call. During that incident, police found a fully loaded rifle, coke, and meth in Oliveri’s home. Hence the charges. Kids: Don’t do drugs, possess loaded firearms, beat your partner, or engage in stand-offs with the S.W.A.T. team for anything more than like three hours. It just doesn’t pay.