Tool is in talks to make the band's music available for the first time ever on streaming services, according to a report at Bloomberg News. The quartet is one of the last remaining holdouts that has not made any of its catalog accessible for streaming, but private negotiations have reportedly taken place between the band and service providers such as Spotify and Apple Music.
The report suggests that Tool wants the arrival of its music on streaming services to coincide with the release of its first album in more than a decade, although there is still no word on when fans can expect to hear the follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days.
- Tool, Spotify and Apple Music all declined Bloomberg's requests for comment.
- An update posted at Tool's official website last month indicated that singer Maynard James Keenan had finally begun working on vocals for some of the group's new songs.
- The other three members of the band have been working on new material for the better part of the past year, but this is the first time that Keenan has actively joined in.
- Meanwhile, the band will head out on a late spring/early summer tour beginning May 24th in Fairfax, Virginia. It will include several festival stops in addition to headlining dates, with cities like Edmonton, Calgary and New York City getting their first Tool concerts in over 10 years.