Nico joins Cale on stage for Child's Christmas in Wales at a show at Le Palais des Beaux-Arts/Paleis voor de Schone Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium, March 24. Before that they shared the bill on a Japanese tour, Cale using Nico's band for a Velvets medley. James Young in his book Nico - Songs They Never Play On The Radio:
Nico and Cale did not get along well. He objected to her smoking in his presence. Then there were problems about the shows; Nico wanted to go on last; "This John Cale - who does he thinks he is? I'm a star too." But Cale was top of the bill. Though he had been booked with a group he'd turned up on his own at the end of a long solo tour. The Japanese were politely astonished at such a blatant breach of contract.
Former Velvets's chanteuse Nico dies on the Spanish island Ibiza, July 18th. She fell off her bicycle and died of cerebral haemorrhage.
Produces, plays keyboards and does some backing vocals on his Crawl With Me album.