John Cale won’t do anything VU related anymore.
Lou Reed, Mo, and Doug Yule gathered at the New York Public Library last year to play (and make librarians go Shhhussshhhhhh!). Actually there was a book release and they did a Q&A and I think some brief performance.
John Cale did do the 1990s reunion tour (which Sterling Morrison was alive to play) but I don’t think Doug Yule was in that (he came into the band after Cale left).
The band seemed to lose a member every album. Nico after the first, Cale after the second, Reed after the third although he still contributed a lot to Unloaded...
Reed, Nico, and Cale did an accoustic reunion in France in 1972 that was filmed.
Also from what I read, even when they were both still in the band, Reed or Cale would back up Nico at some of her solo gigs in New York because otherwise she was singing to a recorded band on tape.
I always thought they were overrated. A couple of tunes Nico sang were interesting but she really could not sing. Cale, Nico, Mo and Sterling were interesting but Lou Reed was such a negative that it was a turn off.
I never really liked most NY bands. The Ramones were good, Blondie’s first 2 albums were okay. The Talking Heads were really a Boston band plus David Byrne is English. They became arty tedious. Our Daughters Wedding a synth band was okay.
Too many NY bands were so busy being hip that the music was nothing special. Calif bands also ss*cked with the exception of The Beach Boys and The Byrds. The Doors were okay.