The GO WITH THE FLOW rocker is determined to forge ahead without Oliveri, who he kicked out of the group for his wild behaviour - something he couldn't tolerate anymore.
Homme boast his new songs are the best he's ever written, but admits he'll miss his colleague Oliveri.
He says, "Right now I just want to write for a while to beat the new songs or see if I can. I think it's the best s*** I've ever written.
"I've been Nick's shield for years. When you're a tornado, you never see the damage.
"Nick is the most bad-**s, intense individual I've every played with. He's the real deal. He's completely rock 'n' roll without one ounce of fake in his whole body and I love that.
"But I can't do this in Queens with Nick anymore. Do I want to play with Nick? You bet your sweet a**. Do I want to go on tour with Nick for two years? No."01/03/2004 09:07