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Former Queens of the Stone Age Bassist Nick Oliveri Arrested After S.W.A.T. Team Face-Off

by Unknown // Wednesday, July 13, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

If you thought Nick Oliveri - the goateed former bassist for Queens Of The Stone Age - was scary looking, your instincts are pretty good...

According to TMZ, the rocker has been arrested for felony domestic violence in extremely dramatic fashion after an incident that led to a stand-off with a S.W.A.T. team.

Apparently, Oliveri's girlfriend "told the police the rocker struck her during an arugment the day before....and she had come back to the home to collect her stuff so she could move out. That's when the two got into another heated arugment...and Nick locked himself and his girlfriend inside the duplex."

Police arrived, responding to a 911 call, and Oliveri wouldn't allow them to enter the house or his girlfriend to leave. A S.W.A.T team was called to the scene and negotiations ensued. Oliveri allowed his girlfriend to leave after two hours, and turned himself in after another two. Inside the house, police found a fully loaded high-powered rifle.

After postin $100,000 bail, Oliveri was released from jail.

Moral of the story: Don't date this guy.


Watch Nick Oliveri blow off some steam by rockin' out in his band Mondo Generator's music video for "Lie Detector."