Queens of the Stone Age Share Stage With Former Bassist Nick Oliveri for First Time in 10 Years

Oliveri sings lead vocals on 'You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire' at Portland show.

Queens of the Stone Age Share Stage With Former Bassist Nick Oliveri for First Time in 10 Years
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Queens of the Stone Age reunited with former bassist Nick Oliveri on stage for the first time in 10 years on April 15.

AS NME notes, Oliveri, who previously worked with Josh Homme in the band Kyuss, left Queens of the Stone Age in 2004 but provided backing vocals on the band's latest studio album "... Like Clockwork" on the track "If I Had a Tail."

Earlier this week, they reunited once more, with Oliveri joining the band onstage to sing lead vocals on "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire" during their gig at Portland's Keller Auditorium - the first time they have performed together in over a decade. Watch fan-filmed footage of the performance below.

Queens of the Stone Age will share the headline slot at this years' Reading and Leeds with Paramore. The two US acts will play this years' bash, which take place on August's bank holiday weekend.

Speaking to NME, QOTSA keyboard player/guitarist Dean Fertita said: "I think everybody's competitive to a degree. It's good competition. To have another band you can watch that inspires you to play even better just to try and one-up them is a good thing! It's great for the audience and great for everybody."

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    Everlong729
    Thank god, he still has his beard/goatie :') Glad to see him up there with Josh again
    Mr. Baloonhands
    Kickass! the song was never the same without Nick singing it. Its still pretty cool with josh on vocals, but I've always wondered why Mikey never sang this during the set, he's got a pretty killer scream, so i know he could own it.
    Dodovoodoo9
    I don't think Mikey would be able to do it throughout the whole song without a problem, it's a tough one. I do think his screams are spot on though.
    Exwic
    I love QOTSA as its been but I feel like the musical chemistry that Nick added to the group is notably not there in all the work they've done without him. Maybe Nick can be with Josh more in the future. Hopefully beyond guest work.
    Elegitii
    Agreed, I hope we see the Homme/Lanegan/Oliveri (maybe even Grohl aswell!) lineup again whether that's with a new project, QotSA, Masters of Reality or maybe even another Desert Sessions album!
    Anjohl
    I miss his vocals, but not this style. I miss the style he used on "Another Love Song". A band led by him where he sang in that style exclusively would be my favorite band ever.
    offhand632
    I don't care how great his (admittedly awesome) vocals were, I don't want that abusive sack of trash back in QotSA.
    benjixoath
    why even bother posting that footage you can't ****ing hear it well enough to even know what's going on