Co-produces with Andy Gill and Jim O'Rourke the track Needles For Teeth on the self-titled EP by Jesus Lizard. It is included on the Conflict & Catalysis: Productions & Arrangements 1966-2006 compilation album (2012).
On February 26 Dutch televison shows footage of the February 25 show at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The show was billed as With A Little Help From My Friends. He shared the stage with Siouxsie & The Creatures, Carol van Dijk (singer with Bettie Serveert) and Het Metropool Orkest conducted by Dick Bakker.
Performs Chinese Envoy, Paris 1919 and Dying On The Vine with the Orchestra, Silent Spring with Carol van Dijk, and Murdering Mouth and I Was Me with Siouxsie. The footage is repeated regularly over the years on Dutch Television.
Records Daybreak a translation of La Aurora from Poeta en Nueva York by Federico Garcìa Lorca. This is released on the double tribute CD Federico Garcìa Lorca - De Granada a la Luna.
Release of Dance Music, music for the ballet for Nico. The album was recorded live in The Netherlands, Fall 1997.
First airing of John Cale, a BBC Wales documentary by James Marsh. Contains interviews with Cale, Lou Reed, Chris Spedding, biographer Victor Bockris et al. Live footage of Ship of Fools, Dance Music, Heartbreak Hotel and Memphis, and the Velvets 1993 reunion tour. Released on DVD in 2006.
Features in Rock and Roll Heart, a documentary about Lou Reed. Other interviewees include Patti Smith, David Bowie and Joe Dallesandro.
The DVD of this documentary contains 15 extra minutes.
The Hope Blister cover Hanky Panky Nohow on their ...smile's ok album.
Release of the Somewhere In The City soundtrack.
Produces the I Douar (One Earth) album by Alan Stivell. Plays bass on one track: Ever.
The Jack Smith album Les Evening Gowns Damnées includes the track Cold Starry Nights with John Cale and Tony Conrad, recorded between 1962 and 1964.
The Hall Of Mirrors In The Palace At Versailles, a track from the Church of Anthrax album, is used in the soundtrack of the video Dream Thrum by Dollhouse Noah, screened at the Design Festa in Tokyo, Japan, November 22 & 23.