In addition to the announcement of his first new album in more than ten years, the rock band Tool said its catalog will finally be available to stream and purchase digitally on August 2. In a Instagram post first spotted by Pitchfork, the band said its albums would be available in & # 39; all digital and streaming formats & # 39 ;, which are expected to include Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and Amazon Prime Music.
So far, Tool was one of the greatest artists who refused to sell their music digitally. Over the years, the position of the band has become increasingly isolated, as The Beatles, Metallica, AC / DC and Led Zeppelin all collapsed one by one and steamed their music as part of a monthly subscription. Billboard reports that only a few major artists are still not available for streaming, including De La Soul and Aaliyah, the R&B artist who died in 2001.
Tool is not only available for streaming, but is also coming to digital services, probably including the iTunes Music Store, the service that defined the digital music era after its launch in 2001. Ironically, the announcement of Tool as Apple prepares for it Stopping iTunes, meaning the band could not skip the iTunes generation at all for just a few months.