Nick Oliveri is facing a possible 15 years in jail.
The Kyuss bassist, who recently had a stand-off with police in LA, has been in trouble after an argument with a former girlfriend who he prevented from leaving.
After finally giving himself up, he was charged with domestic violence and according to reports, additional charges of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer have been laid.
Nick Oliveri has been arrested following a standoff with Police.
The former Queens of the Stone Age bassist, who is currently a part of the Kyuss Lives tour, barricaded himself in his Los Angeles home and stayed inside for five hours. Reports say that Oliveri was arguing with his partner and refused to meet the Police when they called for him. He finally surrended and was charged on domestic violence charges before posting bail of $100,000.
Oliveri had been booted out of QOTSA after Josh Homme discovered he had been physically abusive to his then-partner.
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