Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri ‘shaken up’ after being involved in car crash

Auto-accident occurred earlier this week

Former Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri was involved in a car accident earlier this week, according to reports.

It is unknown whether Oliveri sustained any serious injuries in the auto-accident, but his band Mondo Generator posted a message on their official Facebook account revealing that he was “shaken up” after the collision.

“We’re sending many many well-wishes and hang in there’s to Nick!” they wrote. “He was involved in an auto accident late Monday night. He was shaken up, and you can probably see why if you look at the car, but it’s nothing he won’t recover from. Get well soon brother!” They also posted several photos of Oliveri’s car as it appeared after the accident, which you can see by clicking here.

Oliveri left Queens Of The Stone Age in 2004 amid rumours he had been violent towards his then girlfriend but provided backing vocals on the band’s latest studio album ‘…Like Clockwork’. Speaking to NME about how the collaboration came together, singer Josh Homme said: “Nick recorded his record at my studio and he was dropping some vinyl off and was like, ‘Er, need background vocals?’ and I was like, ‘Yeah’. So he sang on ‘If I Had A Tail’.”

He added: “Him and Mark Lanegan are going “Oooohohohoooo”. It’s just friends, you know. And that’s good enough for me. It’s what it is, not what it was. I know people get hung up on stuff but what am I supposed to do, go door to door and explain the situation?”

Queens Of The Stone Age recently added another date at London’s Wembley Arena as part of their November UK and Ireland tour. They will play:

Glasgow Hydro Arena (November 16)
Dublin O2 Arena (17)
Belfast Odyssey (18)
Manchester MEN Arena (20)
Birmingham NIA (21)
London Wembley Arena (22, 23)

To check the availability of Queens of the Stone Age tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.