Despite their well-known boycott of streaming services and online stores, Tool are reportedly preparing to bring their impressive back-catalogue to streaming platforms as they prepare to release their highly-anticipated fifth studio album.
Bloomberg reports that the band are currently in talks to make their catalogue available on streaming services in time for release of their yet-to-be-announced new record, which will be their first in over a decade.
Frontman Maynard James Keenan and company are said to be in negotiations with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, which means that if all goes well, we could see the band’s music up and streaming in a matter of months.
Tool released their latest album 10,000 Days back in 2006. Since then, the likes of streaming service naysayers The Beatles, Prince and Taylor Swift have all made some of their tunes available for streaming, but Tool have so far resisted.
In February this year it was reported that Keenan was recording vocals for the band’s next album — a sign that the record could be almost finished.
Let’s just hope it doesn’t take another 10,000 Days.
Listen: Tool – ‘The Pot’