Whether Loudwire is that naive to believe whatever news is handed to them or they are just generating traffic with false info. Who really knows as we all do it when we can 🙂
Early this morning they posted a new article on how Tool has a new Spotify account. Sadly this is false news as Tool has had a profile on there since 2015. It also seems that Revolver has also fallen victim to the false claims as well.
If you head on over to Way Back Machine it looks like the first recordable archive for this account is June 07, 2015 based on link provided in the Loudwire article.
“Tool are one of the few remaining holdouts as more and more artist catalogs continue to hit digital music streaming platforms. There’s been longstanding rumors that the group would finally upload their music to streaming services, and now there’s an official profile on both Spotify and Apple Music, suggesting that the day is drawing near.
While there’s still no Tool music available on Spotify, there’s a photo of the group, a biography under the “About” tab and the “Related Artist” section reveals an expected crop of tangential artists like A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Puscifer, Rage Against the Machine, Soundgarden, The Mars Volta and others.
The release of Tool’s long-awaited new album (today, May 2, actually marks 13 full years since their last album, 10,000 Days, came out) seems imminent, although the biography makes no mention of new material, stopping the narrative at 2006.
Don’t be fooled by the songs on Tool’s Apple Music profile. The bio is right, but those definitely aren’t new Tool jams.
While no music is available to stream just yet, a lengthy bio in the Spotify “About” section begins, “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 Cirlce and Puscifer, along with some era-approrpriate group’s 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 this Bloomberg report stated 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. “