from an interview taken at Leeds: Was it good to catch up with Nick Oliveri? "Yeah, I love Nick. Hes a good old friend. Hes a crazy mo*********r, but hes the best bass player in the world. That guy can stay up for six days, drink more than anyone you know, take more drugs than anyone youve ever seen, and still have f**** better time than most drummers. Hed become my metronome. Hes been up for, like, a week!" I would post a link to the entire interview, but as you can see, there are some words not allowed here. In that comment you have the best and worst things about the former QOTSA bass player. I think it's nice for Dave to say some good things about Nick, everyone has been against him when speaking to the press. Oliveri has been one of my favorites for a long time. Solid playing with some nice fills, and what a tone. Some old Ampegs red-lining into 8x10s and a P bass with a Seymour Duncan QP sounds fantastic to my ears.