Bassist Oliveri Reunites with QOTSA, AC/DC Dominate iTunes

From Left: Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri

Good morning everyone and happy Friday. Let’s check out what’s happening in the rock world this morning.

First we heard the news that Dave Grohl would be contributing drums and now we have word that former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri – who many of you might remember as the bald shirtless guy with the cool goatee in their video for “No One Knows” – has reunited with his old band for the group’s upcoming record.

According to a Facebook post from Oliveri’s current band, Mondo Generator, reads: “NEWS: Nick has re-joined Kyuss, and has recently recorded his vocals on a new Queens of the Stone Age song! Stay tuned.”

Kyuss by the way was the band that Josh Homme and Oliveri played with before forming QOTSA, of which Oliveri was let go from in 2004.

And while we are on Facebook posts, looks like The Doors’ 1986 live concert at the Hollywood Bowl will be premiering digitally on that very site December 5th – but it’s just not free.

Facebook will be charging $4.99 a pop (forn non-Qello members, Qello being the HD streaming service providing the concert) which grants you access to the concert film for 30 days along with a live Q&A session with Ray Manzarek immediately following the movie’s initial debut.

It will be hosted by Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres who was the last known reporter to interview Jim Morrison before his death.

And finally, we spoke earlier this week about AC/DC’s entrance into the iTunes store and it turns out that they have become instant best sellers, dominating both the iTunes Rock chart and the Billboard Hard Rock Singles chart.

The band currently holds 8 out of the top 10 spots on the Rock chart and a whopping 12 tracks Billboard’s Hard Rock Digital Songs chart this week.

The band released their catalog on iTunes on November 19th. Billboard reports that for the reporting week ending November 25th, the band's album catalog sold 48,000 copies and they sold 696,000 individual songs in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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