Former QOTSA man in two hour stand off with police

By | Published on Thursday 14 July 2011

Nick Oliveri

So, earlier in the week the bassist from Coheed And Cambria held up a pharmacy with a fictional bomb, and now Nick Oliveri, formerly of Queens Of The Stone Age, has had a two hour face off with a SWAT team from the LAPD. It’s all kicking off on planet rock.

According to TMZ, police officers swooped on the LA home of Oliveri, who now fronts his own band Mondo Generator, after reports of a domestic incident. The rocker initially refused to allow them into the property and, with fears he had a high powered rifle to hand, police chiefs called in a SWAT team resulting in a two hour siege.

Oliveri eventually gave himself up. He was arrested on charges of domestic violence and released on $100,000 bail.