March 15, 2011

Bon Jovi: Steve Jobs Killed Music!

Bon Jovi is making waves with his fierce indictment of Apple mastermind Steve Jobs, saying Steve Jobs "killed the music industry."

The singer and now actor voiced his laments about Jobs' proliferation of iTunes and iPods, which so many people now use to simply download individual songs instead of albums: "Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of still pictures and imagining it. God, it was a magical, magical time."

Bon Jovi: Steve Jobs Killed Music?

Bon Jovi is more than just a blue-collar champion and an outspoken opponent of those who would give love a bad name--his traditionalist streak runs to defending the music industry's lawn from the devastating encroachment of kids and their damned iPods. In an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine, Bon Jovi blamed the increasing popularity of digital downloads for the sad state of music-buying today.

Bon Jovi: Steve Jobs Killed Music?

Posted at March 15, 2011 6:11 AM