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Tool Create Spotify and Apple Music Profiles

Band reportedly has been in talks since 2017 to bring catalog to streaming services
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After years of abstaining from the ever-growing streaming side of music, Tool have officially created profiles on subscription services Spotify and Apple Music.

While no music is available to stream just yet, both profiles contain lengthy bios, with the Spotify "About" section beginning: "Tool's greatest breakthrough was to meld dark underground metal with the ambition of art rock," and continues through the band's 2006 album 10,000 Days (which turns 13 today, May 2nd).

Related artists include obvious picks like Maynard James Keenan's other projects A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, along with some era-approrpriate groups from Tool's initial heyday like Deftones, Rage Against the Machine, Faith No More, Soundgarden and more. 

Rumors that Tool would enter the streaming game stretch back two years to March 2017 when Bloomberg reported that anonymous inside sources claimed the band was shopping around the best way to release their next album, which we now know is coming any time now. Maynard James Keenan refused to comment when pressed by the outlet. 

But Keenan did get folks talking in January of this year when a fan on Twitter pressed him on why Tool's music wasn't available on any streaming services, quipping, "squawking at the wrong tool" to an inquisitive fellow who said he'd pay "$19.99 per album in lossless format. Please, Maynard, help keep #TOOL as relevant and accessible as it's always been."

While the wait continues, check out this new Tool riff recently dropped by guitarist Adam Jones via Instagram, and see Tool's 2019 live debut at Florida festival Welcome to Rockville this Sunday, May 5th.