Vince Neil Denies Reports- Duff McKagan Leaks- Superchunk and Coliseum Misfits Split- Anniversary of Sid Vicious' Death- Solstice Lose Their Voice- Thursday- more

The Day in Rock Digest for 2/2/11: Vince Neil has denied reports that he has been hit with a tax lien by the IRS for over $1 million. Neil insisted that the alleged $1,111,221 he owes to the federal government was inaccurate and that he has "satisfied and settled" the matter, which he attributed to an accounting error. more

Duff McKagan's Loaded, the band led by the former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist, are streaming three new tracks from their upcoming 'The Taking' CD here

Superchunk and Coliseum are collaborating for a split 7″ wherein each band will contribute a Misfits cover. Superchunk take on the classic “Horror Business", while Coliseum will contribute “Bullet”. more

Rich Walker of Solstice has issued the following update: "After our first couple of shows, Paul Britton has decided that he will end his tenure as the vocalist for Solstice. We're all very sad to lose him, and it's not a reflection of the quality of Paul's voice or his incredible ability as a frontman." more

The Black Crowes still have a few more gigs scheduled before embarking on their indefinite hiatus but frontman Chris Robinson has already booked the first tour for his new project. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood will spend the spring touring California with several residencies throughout the state. more

Citi has taken over EMI Group. EMI, which had been owned by a private equity firm, was formed in 1931 and boasts a catalogue which includes Radiohead, The Decemberists, 30 Seconds to Mars, Beastie Boys, Stiff Little Fingers, The Beatles, The Stooges, Jimmy Eat World and countless more. more

The Avett Brothers are working on a new album with producer Rick Rubin. The band has only just started recording, and there is no timetable for the album's release. more

Stephen Pearcy has posted on his Twitter page that he has "finished re recording a Ratt song (Wanted Man) today, a project for Big John, TBA. We did some filming. We'll put up some pictures." more

Becoming The Archetype will release their fourth album, "Celestial Completion", on March 29 via Solid State Records. The CD was produced by Matt Goldman (Underoath, The Chariot, Copeland) and contains 11 tracks. more

Social Distortion's Mike Ness says that he's hoping to avoid another long delay between albums like the seven or eight years between 2011's Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, 2004's Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll and 1996's White Light, White Heat, White Trash. more

Emmure will headline "The Mosh Lives Tour" of Europe this spring. The trek will also include Winds Of Plague, War From A Harlots Mouth, and Iwrestledabearonce. more

Brian Robertson releases his first solo album through SPV/Steamhammer on March 28 – and it’s all due to a bag of tapes more

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider's cover of Frank Sinatra's "It Was A Very Good Year", from the upcoming 'SIN-atra' tribute album, is now streaming here

Thursday's sixth album 'No Devolución', the title of which translates from Spanish to English as 'No Return', will be released on April 11 more

Deicide and Belphegor will team up with Hour Of Penance and The Amenta for a tour of Europe in late-June and early-July. more

On this day in 1979, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose in New York City. There had been a party to celebrate Vicious’ release on $50,000 (£29,412) bail pending his trial for the murder of his former girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, the previous October. Party guests, said that Vicious had taken heroin at midnight. An autopsy confirmed that Vicious died from an accumulation of fluid in the lungs that was consistent with heroin overdose. A syringe, spoon and heroin residue were discovered near the body.

On this day in 2007, U.S. keyboardist Joe Hunter, a veteran session musician as one of the Funk Brothers who helped craft the distinctive Motown sound, died in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 79. Hunter performed with such legendary Motown acts as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Martha and the Vandellas. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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