One of the last major holdouts of the streaming era finally joined the digital realm on Friday (Aug. 2) when Tool's catalog debuted on streaming services. After revealing the news earlier this week on comedian Joe Rogan's podcast, the long wait ended when 1993's Undertow, 1996's Ænima, 2001's Lateralus and 2006's 10,000 days debuted on Pandora, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon music and other services.
“There’s probably some Tool fans that will tune into this specifically to hear some news, so rather than being a dick and waiting till the end to tell them, we should probably tell them upfront,” Keenan told Rogan early in the podcast, explaining the long digital drought. "We’re a very difficult band. We’re very stubborn and kind of ignorant to what goes on in the rest of the world … and the whole Betamax thing didn’t work for us, and neither did LaserDisc, so we have this new thing called digital media and streaming. We’re gonna try it out.”