In 2000, Nick released 'The Secret Life of the Love Song,' a compilation of two spoken-word lectures on religion, literature and other themes. The edition from Ellipsis London was comprised of an audio recording of the lectures, along with a book of photos and liner notes.
Nick Cave has covered several old-style artists: Leonard Cohen, the Beatles (twice), Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.
John Lee Hooker is Cave's favorite bluesman and continued inspiration.
Nick sang his song Into My Arms at the lead singer of INXS', Michael Hutchence, funeral.
He fell in love with fashion stylist Viviane Carneiro at a consert in Brazil in 1989. Their son, Luke, was born in 1991. The couple broke up, but are still good friends.
Mick Harvey, Cave's highschool friend, has worked musicaly with him for more than 26 years.
Cave was a problematic, attention-seeking child. He was absent from sports and was placed in special classes in the art block.
Nick is facinated by the Goth sub culture, and says that they are the most enduring and brave of the subcultures.
Ian Johnston wrote Nick Caves biography in 1995.
In 2005 he recieved an AFI Award for Best Original Music Score for The Proposition.
In the time span 1989- 2001 Nick has written 4 books; And the Ass Saw the Angel (1989) King Ink (1988), King Ink II (1997) and Complete Lyrics (2001).
He released the album 3CD album B-Sides & Rarities in 2005.
His song Red Right Hand has been used in many productions such as the movies Scream, Scream 2, scream 3, Dumb and Dumber, and the TV series X-Files.
Cave wrote an introduction for the Gospel of Mark in the Pockets Canon Bible Series.
Nick's mother was a librarian, and his father worked as a teacher and lecturer in English.
Johnny Cash covered Cave's song The Mercy Seat on his album American III: Solitary Man (2000).
He released the album No More Shall We Part in 2001.
The song, Where the Wild Roses Grow, that he did with fellow Australian Kylie Minouge won three ARIA Awards.
Nick Caves' music is used in movies such as Wings of Desire, Until the End of the World, Faraway ... So Close and Soul of a Man.
His 1984 debut novel is called And the Ass Saw the Angel.
Nick studied painting at the Caulfield Institute of Technology, but dropped out to pursue a career in music.
His father was killed in a car accident in 1978.
Nick was raised as an Anglican, and he used to sing in the boys choir at Wangaratta Cathedral when he was a boy.
He sang the duet Where the Wild Roses Grow with Kylie Minogue, in 1995.
Nick Cave: I have always been of the opinion that my music is unique and individual and exists beyond the realms inhabited by those who would reduce tings to mere measuring.
Nick Cave: (About his father) From the age of 12 or 13, he would read passages to me from books that he thought were good - Dostoevsky, Nabokov. But it was less a matter of what I learned from him than seeing what literature did for him. When he talked about literature, I saw him become alive.
Nick Cave: No one will ever be able to read a book by me, or see me in a film, or read about me robbing a bank without seeing me first as a rock singer.
Nick Cave: I want to write songs that are so sad, the kind of sad where you take someone's little finger and break it in three places.
Nick Cave: The other nice thing about music is that you have music that's made by young people for young people, and music that's made for middle-aged people by middle-aged people. I feel that I've very much ceased to make music for young people. It's music made by a 40-year-old man who's accumulated a certain amount of understanding in life.
Nick Cave: I think that songs that bang on about what a happy lot this human race is and everything is full of joy, that's an alternate world. I don't mean to be depressing about these things, but I find songs like that quite strange.
Nick Cave: When the big bomb goes off, all that's going to survive are goths and cockroaches.