Oliveri told UGO he is still on good terms with his former bandmates, and approached the group with the idea of joining them on one track at their recent Los Angeles gig, only to find the chance rejected by Homme.
“It’s kind of in his court for stuff like that,” Oliveri said. “I don’t think he wants to give anyone the wrong idea, and he’s got a great band — he’s taking the band in the direction he wants it to go. Hey, it’s all good.”
Amidst rumours of Oliveri’s stage antics and hedonistic lifestyle causing friction within Queens Of The Stone Age, the bassist was dismissed in 2004. Since then, he has restarted a former band under the banner Kyuss Lives!, which is currently touring Europe and plans to hit the US shortly.