While promoting a performance of his Paris 1919 album in full, Velvet Underground violist John Cale got asked the inevitable "Will The Velvet Underground ever reunite?" question, to which he responded with great lucidity:
"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. We don't have Sterling [Morrison] any more. If I said that was something I was intrigued by, people would think I was cynical."
Of course Cale is referring to Sterling Morrisson, who died in 1995. Plus The Velvet Underground DID reunite, way back in 1992-93, when they toured again for the money, It didn't end well, as all the problems of the band's earlier era (basically Cale and Reed fighting for control) came to the surface and they broke up again. [Spinner]