Josh Homme on reuniting with Nick Oliveri: “I don’t think that’s a good idea yet”
Nick Oliveri’s request to reunite with Queens of the Stone Age on stage last August was rejected by Josh Homme, according to a new interview with the naked an bearded bass player.
While the reunion wouldn’t have been an ongoing thing, Oliveri recently suggested that it might be a good idea to join QOTSA on stage last August at a benefit gig for Eagles of Death Metal bassist Brian O’Connor who had been diagnosed with cancer.
“I saw them play was a benefit for Brian in L.A., from the Eagles,” Oliveri told Ugo, “I was down there and I mentioned to them, “Why don’t I come up and do Millionaire or something, and sing it and not play bass?” [Homme] was like, “Nah, I don’t think that’s a good idea yet.”
“It’s kind of in his court for stuff like that,” Oliveri explained, “I don’t think he wants to give anybody the wrong idea. I don’t necessarily know if that would happen. And he’s got a good band – he’s taking the band in the direction he wants it to go. Hey, it’s all good.”
Josh Homme’s former bass playing side-kick also revealed that he doesn’t think Josh Homme was even asked if he wanted to participate in the Kyuss Lives tour, which hits Australia in May, as they simply assumed that he was too busy with Them Crooked Vultures, Eagles of Death Metal and Queens of the Stone Age.
However Oliveri claims that he’s on good terms with Homme and that the Queens’ leader has given his blessing to the Kyuss Lives tour. Oliveri recorded the new Mondo Generator album, Hell Comes To Your Heart, at Homme’s studio says that he asked Homme: “Is it cool if I go and do this thing [Kyuss Lives]? What do you think?” and he said, “Go do it man. Have some fun!” According to Oliveri, Homme even has a framed poster of ‘Garcia Plays Kyuss’ in the studio.
Oliveri has also confirmed that when Kyuss Lives! has completed touring the reunited band plans to record a new album.