Former VELVET UNDERGROUND stars John Cale and Lou Reed are friends again - after bonding over the arrest of producer Phil Spector.

The pair had a legendary feud following the collapse of The Velvet Underground, but Cale says they are now friends again.

He says, "We have business these days that we have to attend to. I actually saw Lou at a screening the other day.

"I was online when Phil Spector got picked up and I sent him an e-mail saying, 'This is a sad day', and he wrote back saying, 'Yeah, very sad'."

12/05/2003 17:25