As predicted by the former bass player/singer himself, Nick Oliveri joined Queens of the Stone Age onstage once again, at the band’s special Halloween gig, which took place last night at L.A.’s The Forum. The performance, which was preceded by opening gigs from The Kills, JD McPherson, and Nick Oliveri’s The Uncontrollable, marked the Queens’ very last gig of their successful tour behind the also successful …Like Clockwork.
Unlike the first time Mr. Oliveri joined the band this year, he sang just the last verses of You Think I Ain’t Woth a Dollar but I Feel Like a Millionaire, then stayed for another four of his signature songs: Quick and to the Pointless, Auto Pilot, Another Love Song and Gonna Leave You. Notably missing from this selection was Tension Head, which Oliveri’s band had already played earlier on, so it’s understandable. A complete video of the reunion can be found below – seeing the devil-horned Oliveri get closer to Josh Homme in a priest costume is really, really something:
It should also be noted that Scissor Sister’s Jake Shears joined QOTSA to sing on set opener Keep Your Eyes Peeled, reprising his role from the album version of the same track, but more prominently:
Last, but not least, the night’s setlist featured relative rarities Someone’s In The Wolf and Regular John, which made their tour debut just the night before, in Phoenix, AZ: