Report: Former QUEENS OF THE STONE Bassist Attacks Sound Engineer
XFM Online is reporting that former QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist was forced to leave the tour bus he was traveling on with his MONDO GENERATOR bandmates in Germany after getting into a fight with a sound engineer.
The problems seem to have begun when Oliveri took a disliking to what he thought was a bad sound during a MONDO GENERATOR and jumped off the stage, fought through the audience to take up his grievance with a soundman, according to XFM Online. Unfortunately letting his fists do the talking, he was finally pulled away, but not before he managed to break the nose and teeth of the engineer.
"I'm sorry to have to cancel the accoustic (sic) show in Cervia…" he explains on the MONDO GENERATOR web site. "I have never in 16 years of playing shows and touring canceled (sic). I am extremely angry about this and will make it up to you. The truth is I was asked to leave the bus we have been touring on, and was left on the side of the road in Germany somewhere."
Oliveri is scheduled to release his first solo album, "All Is Forgotten", later this year through Duna Records, the label run by MONDO GENERATOR and former KYUSS drummer Brant Bjork.
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