Nick Oliveri and Queens of the Stone Age have had a bit of a tumultuous past, thanks in large part to Oliveri’s erratic and dangerous behavior outside of the group. Like, for instance, his standoff with a SWAT team in 2011 over a domestic dispute, and possession of drugs and firearms. That kind of erratic and dangerous behavior. And Oliveri was originally fired from the band after frontman Josh Homme discovered that Oliveri was physically abusive to his girlfriend. But that’s — at least for one night — all in the past, it would appear, as NME reports Oliveri is reuniting with his former bandmates for an elaborate Halloween performance in Los Angeles at the Forum. He’ll also be playing a solo opening spot. The Kills will also perform at the show.
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