John Cale has ruled out the possibility of being involved in any Velvet Underground reunion shows.
Talking to BBC 6 Music, Cale admitted that he wasn’t interested in reforming the band.
“It’s not something that I can see happening on the basis of the past,” he explained. “Anyone who wants to reform The Velvet Underground for a series of concerts, to make some money, I understand that, but you can’t do that.”
He added: “We don’t have Sterling [Morrison] any more. If I said that was something I was intrigued by, people would think I was cynical.”
About to play his 1973 album, ‘Paris 1919’ at London‘s South Bank on Friday (March 5), the influential group’s co-founder revealed that he only keeps in touch with the band’s remaining members for business reasons.
“I haven’t spoken to Lou [Reed] in a long time, but we’re in touch because of business,” he explained. “There’s no communal effort to enjoy each other’s company any more.”