Bassists are sick of being music's punching bag, and this week is the week they are fighting back. First Coheed & Cambria's bassist gets arrested for trying to rob a pharmacy and now this. Bassist Nick Oliveri, formerly of Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss was arrested last night after a dispute with his girlfriend.
Apparently the two had been fighting in the days prior to the incidient, and the woman came to pick up her belongings when Oliveri locked her and himself in his home and continued to argue. Cops arrived and Oliveri refused to let them in, thus forcing the S.W.A.T. team to pay him a visit. After a two hour stand-off, Oliveri released his ex-girlfriend and then another two hours later, he gave himself up. Oliveri is booked on felony domestic violence, that's serious shit. He's put up the $100,000 bail for now.
What have we learned this week, junkies? If you are looking into picking up an instrument, maybe the bass isn't the way to go. [ via TMZ ]