Sacked Queens Of The Stone Age bassist NICK OLIVERI insists he had a psychic connection with estranged bandmate Josh Homme, despite their stormy relationship.

The rock wildman, who was dumped by Homme because of his lack of "respect to the music" prior to the release of current album LULLABIES TO PARALYZE, admits he will probably never experience that kind of chemistry again.

He says, "Chemistry is something you can't replace. I haven't been able to find it with many people, but you can be in a fight with them offstage then the minute you get onstage you know what they're gonna do and how they're gonna do it.

"It can take years or sometimes you have it the first time you play."

24/04/2005 10:50