Yeah, but Lou did admit having Andy's name stamped on did save them from executive meddling.
Also, yeah, fail at \/\/. Nico may have been put in the band artificially, but fuck me if All Tomorrow's Parties, Femme Fatale and I'll Be Your Mirror would be as good without her.
Nico not part of the band? Disagreed. She was an important asset to the first album. After that she did her own thing, but some tracks on TVU&N wouldn't be as legendary if it weren't for her singing them. Now, Warhol, however... he wasn't part of the band. He promoted them and got them NYC fame, but his "production" was kind of a joke. He was a creative man and one-of-a-kind artist, but not a musician.