NICK OLIVERI, along with Josh Homme, has been a key member of both Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss, and can arguably claim his place as a significant figure in American alternative rock and metal.
From California, Oliveri grew up listening to Black Sabbath, KISS, the Ramones, Rush, and Van Halen. In 1989 he became a member of Kyuss, a band Allmusic.com has called, "something like a heavy metal equivalent to The Velvet Underground...widely acknowledged as pioneers of the booming stoner rock scene of the 1990s".
After Kyuss broke up in 1996, Oliveri joined Homme in Queens Of The Stone Age between 1998 and 2004, playing bass and providing backup and lead vocals on two of the band's biggest albums - Rated R and Songs for the Deaf - in addition to co-writing most of the album's songs with Homme. He also sang lead vocals on QOTSA tracks like 'Auto Pilot', 'Tension Head', 'Quick and to the Pointless', 'Another Love Song', 'Gonna Leave You', 'Six Shooter', and 'You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar but I Feel Like a Millionaire'. Always busy in numerous projects, Oliveri has led his own punk-metal band, Mondo Generator, since 1997, and has, since 1993, been a member of the Dwarves.
Nick Oliveri will play a solo acoustic show, drawing from all aspects of his long and diverse career, in the Róisín Dubh on Friday April 12 at 8pm. Support is from New Valley Wolves. Tickets are available from www.roisindubh.net; the Ticket Desk at [email protected], Shop Street; and The Róisín Dubh.