Queens Of The Stone Age Reunion Rejected

Former Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri says his request to rejoin the band on stage was denied by frontman Josh Homme.

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Former Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri says his request to rejoin the band on stage was denied by frontman Josh Homme.

"I saw [Queens Of The Stone Age] play in L.A.", Oliveri told UGO.com. "I was down there and I mentioned to them, 'Why don't I come up and do "Millionaire" or something, and sing it and not play bass?' [Homme] was like, 'Nah, I don't think that's a good idea yet'".

Oliveri, who left Queens Of The Stone Age in 2004, now plays bass for the newly reunited Kyuss renamed Kyuss Lives! Homme also once played in the band.

Despite the recent rebuff, Oliveri says he and Homme are on good terms.

"Whenever I'm in L.A. and [the Queens Of The Stone Age are] in L.A., I'm going to go see them play", Oliveri said. "I recorded in [Homme's] new studio and it's a nice place. It was great. He came down every day and said 'Hey.' It's been seven years; it's been some time. It's crazy to think that it's been that long. It's good to be able to see him and hang out with him. It's great."

Thanks for the report to Ellen Barnes, Gibson.com

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    rain-man
    uk.mace wrote: That's probably just cos if he had played, the fans would speculate that they were going to "reunite", and the QotSA sound has evolved quite a bit since Nick left.
    That makes some good sense. Josh Homme doesn't seem like the kind of guy who'd be on a nostalgia thing anyways.
    uk.mace
    That's probably just cos if he had played, the fans would speculate that they were going to "reunite", and the QotSA sound has evolved quite a bit since Nick left.
    biff022
    Saw QOTSA back with Nick, and saw them last night. They were better last night.
    JAHellraiser
    Johnashley0416 wrote: he should start a new band called "Kings Of Modern Times"
    lol good one
    areese82
    I thought Josh and Nick hated eachother now...glad to know thats not the case
    dan0z
    When is that new Mondo Generator album coming out? saw them in australia last year around july i think and they played new songs for an upcoming album that was soon to be released but never has. anybody know? i've searched high and low on the internet for any info but come up with nothing.
    vonWerra
    I thought he was kicked out of Queens after he beat his girlfriend up, does that ring a bell with anyone And why is my question mark coming up , this is not a French question per say. Anyway, could well be that Oliveri would exaggerate how he and Josh are on good terms.
    MrSir4
    vonWerra wrote: I thought he was kicked out of Queens after he beat his girlfriend up, does that ring a bell with anyone And why is my question mark coming up , this is not a French question per say. Anyway, could well be that Oliveri would exaggerate how he and Josh are on good terms.
    You are right, Nick never "left" the band, as this article claims. Josh kicked him out after he found out he was violent with his girlfriend. If they are on good terms then Nick apparently got his act together. I like everything QOTSA has ever done, but I like them better with Nick. Songs for the Deaf is one of my favorite albums of all time, but I do see where Josh is coming from. Nick did not want to reunite, as the article yet again inacurately claims, he wanted to perform a song he used to play with them. I would have said no like Josh did, just to avoid speculation.
    Slap-happy
    rain-man That makes some good sense. Josh Homme doesn't seem like the kind of guy who'd be on a nostalgia thing anyways.
    Which is why Josh turned down the chance to play with Kyuss. And th fact they are touring as Kyuss Lives since Homme has rights to the name.