Nick Oliveri has been in the news quite a bit, most notably with that whole altercation with the SWAT team over a domestic dispute. He also happened to get back together with some former bandmates and reformed Kyuss, calling themselves Kyuss Lives! Oliveri recently spoke to Antiquiet and has announced that he's over Kyuss, and he's focusing on his own band, Mondo Generator. He was a bit flustered throughout the whole interview, especially when pressed about the situation with his potential jailtime:
“Umm, yes… and no. Hopefully no. But yeah, you know there’s some… the thing with that is… It’s a really bad scene, because I uh… Basically it comes down to, I can’t talk too much about it because I have a court date coming up next month.
You can ask my lawyer…. He’ll tell ya. I have a really good lawyer and he’s taking great care of me. The thing is that I screwed up because I didn’t… When the police came to my house, which nobody in my house called, a friend of ours came over and we didn’t open the door for her. And she called the police — which is absurd.
So it’s a bad scene right now, it’s a bad scene, and I don’t even know how I’m supposed to say that… But basically at the end of the day I screwed up cause I didn’t open the door. I was like ‘I’m not going to open, I don’t have to open the door.’ I didn’t think you have to open the door… (laughs) You have to open the door. A robot came and knocked down my door. (laughs)
And I don’t mean to laugh because it was a bad scene but uhh, I just look at it like I pay a lot of rent. I want to be the king of my castle man, I want to be the king of my castle. I want to have the final say like when I come in and when I can go and who comes in and who doesn’t.”
He also stated that the drugs found in the house were not his, and if they were, he would've flushed them during the 4-hour standoff. Fair enough. He also claimed there was no actual violence, it was all just a neighbor calling the cops on them. Oh, and that loaded gun? Just a present from his dad, before he died, which he kept under his bed to protect himself. See, Oliveri has a perfectly good explanation for everything. The entire interview is pretty fascinating and worth the watch, if you could deal with him constantly uh-ing.