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Queens of the Stone Age Reunite With Nick Oliveri at Halloween Gig

Former bassist rejoins his old QOTSA bandmates for the six-song encore at their tour-ending Los Angeles concert

As promised, Queens of the Stone Age reunited with their former bassist Nick Oliveri at the band’s “The End of the Road” Halloween-themed performance at Los Angeles’ the Forum. Oliveri, who was fired from Josh Homme’s group in 2004, joined the band for their six-song encore Friday night.

With their former bassist back in the fold, Queens of the Stone Age dusted off a handful of Oliveri-sung tracks that hadn’t been performed live in a decade, like Songs From the Deaf‘s “Another Love Song” and “Gonna Leave You,” Consequence of Sound reports. Oliveri also joined his old bandmates for “Auto Pilot” and “Quick and to the Pointless” off 2000’s Rated R.

Back in April, Oliveri rejoined QOTSA onstage for the first time in a decade when he performed “You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire” with the band in Portland, Oregon. That one-off, as well as Oliveri contributing background vocals to “If I Had a Tail” of 2013’s …Like Clockwork, opened the door for the Halloween reunion, which also featured Queens playing “You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar…”

“Josh [Homme] asked me to come up and do six songs with Queens, like an encore set,” Oliveri said recently. “A reunion, but not a reunion. I’m going to get up and play some bass and sing some songs at the end of the show. It should be an interesting night.” Oliveri’s new project Uncontrollable also served as an opener for “the End of the Road” show, which marked the final date of Queens of the Stone Age’s long trek in support of …Like Clockwork.

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