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Former Queens Of The Stone Age Bassist Arrested After SWAT Standoff

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Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri is facing felony domestic violence charges after a five-hour standoff ended with his arrest Tuesday night.  According to the “Los Angeles Times,” police found the rocker locked up in his Hollywood home after responding to a domestic violence call.  SWAT officers were called in once it was discovered Oliveri was holding his girlfriend inside the house as well.  LAPD Commander Andrew Smith says the woman was eventually released unharmed and Oliveri was arrested two hours later without further incident.  However, TMZ.com reports cops found a fully loaded high powered rifle after searching the home.  Oliveri was arrested and booked on domestic violence charges.  He was released from police custody after posting 100-thousand dollars bail.
Nick played with Queens of the Stone Age from 1998 to 2004.  He was fired from the band by frontman Josh Homme after the extensive touring that followed the 2002 release “Songs for the Deaf.”

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