Nick Steven Oliveri from Palm Desert, California, is most widely known as a bassist with Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Dwarves, and has also performed with the reunited Kyuss under the names Kyuss Lives! and Vista Chino. As a bandleader, his main project is Mondo Generator, a punk/metal hybrid that he formed in 1997. Oliveri began his career in 1987 with John Garcia, Brant Bjork, Josh Homme and Chris Cockrell, with the band Katzenjammer. In early 1989, after Oliveri's departure to play in other bands, the band would change its name to Sons Of Kyuss, later shortening the name to Kyuss. He later rejoined the band, playing on Wretch (1991) and Blues For The Red Sun (1992). Oliveri would leave Kyuss again in early 1992, shortly after his father died in a car accident. He joined The Dwarves as an on-again-off-again bassist under the moniker Rex Everything. However, he is perhaps best known as a member of Queens Of The Stone Age from 1998 -2004. Oliveri is also a solo artist and frequent contributor to his friends' albums and tours, including Winnebago Deal, Mark Lanegan Band, Masters Of Reality, Turbonegro, Moistboyz, and The Knives. In the past he has been involved with The Desert Sessions Vol. 4 and Vol. 6. Oliveri is known for playing bare-chested and sometimes naked at gigs. Most memorably, he was arrested in Brazil, after performing nude on stage at the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro. He is also one half of the acoustic duo The Uncontrollable, with The Dwarves frontman Black Dahlia.