The new release from Queens of the Stone Age is becoming quite the reunion. Earlier this month it was confirmed that Dave Grohl would drum on the record, and now another familiar face is joining the band in studio.
Oliveri’s side project Mondo Generator posted to its Facebook, announcing Oliveri’s involvement on the new Queens of the Stone Age album.
“NEWS: Nick has re-joined Kyuss, and has recently recorded his vocals on a new Queens of the Stone Age song! Stay tuned.”
News of Oliveri’s contribution to the new album might come as a shock to fans. In 2004, Josh Homme shocked fans by booting the longtime bassist from Queens of the Stone Age. Last year, Oliveri was charged with four felony counts after a domestic dispute with his girlfriend that ended in a standoff between him and a S.W.A.T team. Homme also filed a lawsuit against Kyuss Lives!—a band comprised of former Kyuss members, in which Homme did not participate—in March for trademark infringement and consumer fraud.
Despite the legal issues, it appears that he has made amends long enough to contribute to his former band’s new album. The new Queens of the Stone Age album is still without an official title, but is expected to have a 2013 release. As of now, it is unclear what Oliveri’s full involvement in the project is, and the QOTSA camp has not confirmed his involvement. Both Grohl and Oliveri appeared on the band’s 2002 album, Songs for the Deaf.