Abort TV's Grimm Culhane spoke to Nick Oilveri (ex-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS), Ian and Spud from MONDO GENERATOR on the Canadian leg of their tour supporting TURBONEGRO. Watch the 13-minute interview below.
In a recent interview with KTVU.com, Nick Oliveri was asked why MONDO GENERATOR ended up doing only a handful of dates on the Ozzfest tour before dropping out. "Well, we dropped off because we couldn't afford to stay on, to be honest with you," he said. "This year it was free for the crowd, which was a great thing, but essentially the bands were playing for free too and we just couldn't afford to do that. It didn't make any sense for us to do that. We're not kids anymore; we've all got our rent and our bills to pay, you know? I needed to pay the guys in the band, so I cut my losses short. It was fun while we were on. We had a great time doing what we did. I don't know if we were the right kind of metal for the crowd…"
Asked to what extent he keeps up with what QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are doing and if he had any opinions about their new record, Nick said, "Yeah, I picked up the new record. I bought the last two records from my old band. It's good. It's different. I don't know, it sounds weird in a way, to have to the brand name QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE on it. But it's Josh's band, so he can take it in any old direction he wants to [laughs]."