And lo and behold, he's gone all acoustic...
Former Queens Of The Stone Age bassist NICK OLIVERI has finished recording a solo album, called ‘ALL IS FORGOTTEN’.
The LP features Oliveri’s acoustic songs which fans have been treated to on his recent one-man unplugged tours of the US and Europe.
He said: “It was a hard record to make. I never made an acoustic record before. Some of it is just me and an acoustic [guitar] recorded live in the studio, just singing and playing. But I added a lot of other guitars and other stuff, acoustic bass. There’s no drums or anything like that.”
The album – due for release later this year – will feature 21 tracks on CD format, while a 15-track vinyl will also come out.
Songs set to feature on ‘All Is Forgotten’ include ‘Brown Pussy’, ‘One More Time In Hell’, ‘Demolition Day’, ‘Paper Thin’ and ‘All That I’ve Got’ – a track Oliveri originally wrote for the next Queens Of The Stone Age record.
According to Rolling Stone, the album will also include new versions of the Queens Of The Stone Age track, ‘Auto Pilot’ as well as a re-working of ‘Simple Exploding Man’ from the Oliveri side project Mondo Generator.
‘All Is Forgotten’ will be released through Duna Records -a label run by Mondo Generator and former Kyuss drummer Brant Bjork.
Oliveri said: “Brant wanted me to just be me – live with an acoustic, but I was like, ‘Well dude, I’m hearing these other parts that I want to throw down.’ So I added some trinkets and bobbles, if you will. I put horns on some stuff, and it really turned out cool.”
As previously reported on NME.COM, Oliveri was sacked from Queens Of The Stone Age in February. Guitarist Josh Homme said that his close friend’s behaviour had started to drive the pair apart and described Oliveri as “a tornado”.