Along with announcing their first new album in more than a decade, the rock band Tool has stated that its catalog will finally be available for streaming and digital purchase on August 2. In an Instagram post first spotted by Pitchfork the band said its albums will be available in "all digital and streaming formats", which is expected to include the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and Amazon Prime Music.
Up to this point, Tool was one of the biggest artists to refuse to sell their music digitally. However, over the years the band's position has become more isolated as the likes of The Beatles, Metallica, AC / DC and Led Zeppelin all ignite one by one and allow their music to be paired as part of a monthly subscription, Billboard reports that only a few major contractors are not yet available for streaming, including De La Soul and Aaliyah, the R&B artist who died in 2001
In addition to being available for streaming, Tool & # 39; s music is also coming to digital services, which will probably include the iTunes Music Store, which came to define the digital age since launching in 2001. A bit of a twist, Tool's message comes as Apple prepares to discontinue iTunes, which means the band has only been a few months out of the successful skipping all the iTunes generation.