Cale hosted a special 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' gig in Paris on Sunday night (April 3)
Cale performed his former band’s 1967 record in it’s entirety, along with some songs from ‘White Light/White Heat’, at the Philharmonie de Paris, joined on the night by Animal Collective, Mark Lanegan, Etienne Daho, Lou Doillon, Lemon Jelly’s Nick Franglen, as well as The Libertines’ Pete Doherty and Carl Barât.
Watch Cale, Doherty and Barât perform ‘White Light/White Heat’ beneath, as well as Lou Doillon performing ‘Femme Fatale’ and Etienne Daho doing ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’.
Recently, The Strokes singer Julian Casablancas shared a cover version of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Run Run Run’, recorded for new Martin Scorsese series Vinyl.
Meanwhile, The Libertines have said that they’ve got “bags of music” for a potential new album, having released their comeback record ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ last September.
“We’re just negotiating a new deal with Virgin at the moment [for] the new album,” bassist John Hassall recently told NME. “So it’s all looking good.” Carl Barat added: “We’ve not really stopped writing. [We’ve got] bags of music”.