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Former Queen Of The Stone Age Nick Oliveri Faces Prison
The Quietus , August 15th, 2011 06:35

Bassist faces up to 15 years on counts of possessing controlled substances and a firearm

After being arrested last month at his LA home following a two-hour standoff with police and a SWAT team, current Kyuss/former QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri has been charged with several counts that could land him up to 15 years in prison.

According to TMZ, last July the police were called over a 'domestic disturbance' between Oliveri and his girlfriend at his home. A standoff ensued after he apparently wouldn't allow her to leave. Two hours later, when the police finally entered his home, they allegedly found a fully-loaded rifle, cocaine and methamphetamines.

Oliveri has been charged with one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a police officer, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. If convicted on all counts, he could face a maximum of 15 years.

Oliveri had recently been playing as part of reformed desert rock monoliths Kyuss, minus guitarist Josh Homme, who continues to wring out scorched stoner pop with Queens Of The Stone Age.