The GO WITH THE FLOW band are in turmoil after frontman Josh Homme became increasingly fed up with bassist Oliveri's wild behaviour.
Following unconfirmed reports of a split yesterday (11FEB04), a statement from the band says, "A number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months have led to the decision that the two can no longer maintain a working partnership in the band."
It's unclear whether Homme will continue with the group - famed for its revolving door line-up - without longtime musical partner OIiveri, but website NME.COM reports the guitarist as stating he hasn't yet had time to think about a replacement.
Cult musician Lanegan has confirmed he has left to concentrate on touring his forthcoming sixth solo album, BUBBLEGUM.
A statement on his website reads, "Mark is officially no longer playing with Queens Of The Stone Age as to devote more time to his own band."13/02/2004 19:15