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Bon Jovi Says Steve Jobs Killed The Music Business

By Andrew Tijs
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:14:27 +1100

Jon Bon Jovi has said in an interview that “Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business”.

The classic hard rocker and millionaire spoke to the Sunday Times Magazine about the state of the music industry.

Bon Jovi pulled a classic ‘back in my day’ line, saying: “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.”

And who does the man who made over $200 million touring in 2010 blame for killing the music business? Apple boss Steve Jobs.

Bon Jovi continued, “I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: 'What happened?' Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business."

As of writing, all of Bon Jovi’s albums (including Jon Bon Jovi’s solo albums) are still available on iTunes.

VIDEO: Check out our interview with Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres below.


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