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I dunno, but if the New York Post is to be believed, VU's bassist John Cale owes our friends from the IRS over $150K. In an article titled "From the 'A' List to the Owe List" they report:

Some well-known musicians also failed to pay the piper, records show.

Classical pianist and composer Andre Previn, who won four Oscars for scoring movies including "Gigi" and "My Fair Lady," owes $30,938, according to a warrant filed in September.

"Free jazz" pioneer Ornette Coleman, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music this year, was put on the hook for $7,814 in July. And rocker John Cale of the influential '60s band The Velvet Underground owes $157,743 according to six warrants filed between 1998 and 2003.

Even though guitarist Sterling Morrison has been dead for over a decade (and unique chanteuse Nico for almost two), nothing screams "cash-in quick on the nostalgia" quite like a six-figure tax bill and the threat of foreclosure.

C'mon Lou, help a brother out. Sales for The Raven couldn't have been that good, right?

Tip o' the hat to Idolator.