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  • Steve Jobs Blasted by Rocker Jon Bon Jovi


    Legendary rocker Jon Bon Jovi has found himself intertwined with Apple-related headlines Monday following the singer's recent - and highly controversial - comments about the digital music business and the role played by Apple's iTunes in disseminating music. Speaking with the Sunday Times Magazine, Bon Jovi reveals that Apple has spoiled the magic for kids who, thanks to Apple's iTunes, are being deprived of the wondrous experience of purchasing physical 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," Bon Jovi says. "God, it was a magical, magical time. 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."

    While it doesn't seem that "these kids today" are enjoying music - and its ease of access - any less than they did in previous generations, Bon Jovi joins an ever-increasing list of aging rockers who are having trouble adjusting to the contemporary ways in which music lovers get their tunes. Perhaps its an issue Bon Jovi can take up with Steve Jobs personally. After all, Bon Jovi is about to spend a lot more time with Jobs’ wife Laurene, who sits with him on The White House council for Community Solutions. Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall for that next meeting?

    Source: Sunday Times Magazine
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Blasted by Rocker Jon Bon Jovi started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 115 Comments
    1. endwaro's Avatar
      endwaro -
      Quote Originally Posted by adonisblue View Post
      umm yeah, let's get over the past and live for the future already.. Thank goodness the 70's/80's are over!
      +1

      Quote Originally Posted by hillsdale View Post
      bon jovi is a joke, his music is a joke, his look is a joke, and his opinion is a joke. He just thinks that he isn't selling records because everything is done on the internet now... Little does he know its because he is pathetic and irrelevant.
      +1
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      so what Bon Jovi is basically saying is "i wish music wasn't available in single digital format so you had to buy my whole crappy album for 1 or 2 good songs. dammit now i'm forced to make EVERY song on the album a good song. i shake my fist at you 'hard work'"

      oh and on another note...at "10" i can barely hear my music. has to be turned up to 35 or 40 on the setup I have to really enjoy it. in the car 15 or 16 works just fine but no 10 will not do in any situation.
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hillsdale View Post
      Bon Jovi is a joke, His music is a joke, his look is a joke, and his opinion is a joke. He just thinks that he isn't selling records because everything is done on the internet now... Little does he know its because he is pathetic and irrelevant.
      In addition to what I've already said, this is also another aspect that I agree with 100%.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      For those of you that complain that it was a great experience to go to the record store, etc. etc. etc. and all that BS, guess what, the money you save on gas or from buying the entire album for just 1 or 2 songs means you now have more money to go buy tickets and see your favorite artist IN PERSON.

      Didn't consider that during your rant Mr. Bon Jovi did you?

      Nothing will ever replace the experience of seeing someone live even though the quality is not nearly as good as the digitally recorded music you downloaded from iTunes. That experience cannot be duplicated.

      Oh yeah...DEATH TO AUTOTUNE!
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Btw, this "news" article is extremely tabloidy and click bait.
    1. iN2K's Avatar
      iN2K -
      If I like a song, I buy the whole album.

      Radio sucks btw.
    1. T4R06's Avatar
      T4R06 -
      im wondering if who is the copycat on publishing news... it seems modmyi and engadget has the same report...
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by T4R06 View Post
      im wondering if who is the copycat on publishing news... it seems modmyi and engadget has the same report...
      It's internet "journalism", everyone copies everyone, many times word for word. If you can copy & paste you got a job
    1. Kaospassageraren's Avatar
      Kaospassageraren -
      Mp3s are crap soundwise thank god for vinyl.. And whats à single compared to ANY pink floyd ALBUM..its the real and talented artists that make good ALBUMS like Neil Young Eddie vedder Bob Dylan and sutch!!
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      My mom had hundreds of records, and about a thousand cassette tapes. She didn't start buying CDs until after I did, and still didn't have a CD player in her car until 2004.

      Some people take a long time to adjust. I'm only just now making progress with her on iTunes.

      I remember having to wade through the hordes of albums at the record store; the countless hours wasted having to read a case, just to try and guess what direction they took musically. Only when the "preview headsets" came in, did you get a real idea, and those didn't work most of the time. I do recall, numerous times, hoping for lyrics in the "jacket," and the massive disappointment when they weren't there, lol.

      To be honest, I WAS a Napster kid! I used Napster, Kazaa (anyone else remember them?), and a few less widely known "services." I wasn't doing it to destroy music, I was doing it because I could get what I wanted. I was crushed when Napster got in all that trouble, and even more so, when they had to turn the servers off.

      I switched to iTunes, almost imediately after it came out. I thought; "This is awesome! Now I can get my music legally again." Most pirates, from back in the Napster era, were not evil, nor were they looking to never spend money on music. They just enjoyed the convenience of it, and most of us switched to legal services once we knew it was the same, if not better (iTunes has previews, Napster did not.) Anyone who still pirates their music collection is just a criminal, and will never do anything honest unless they have to.

      Digitising music also helped a lot of new artists get their music out to us, without playing the prohibitively stupid "label" games. For all the music that sounds the same, on the main-stream labels, it is changing because of the wildly new sounds from independents, who never would have had a shot with a major company. It's a good thing.


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    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kaospassageraren View Post
      Mp3s are crap soundwise thank god for vinyl.. And whats à single compared to ANY pink floyd ALBUM..its the real and talented artists that make good ALBUMS like Neil Young Eddie vedder Bob Dylan and sutch!!
      Gotta agree with this! I am a child of the 80's, born in '82, but I know that not many artists produce albums like that. "The Wall" was an EXPERIENCE, not a track set.


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    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Well sounds like Bon jovi is looking for a role in only fools and horses as uncle Albert next he'll be saying "during the war"
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Bon Jovi suck now but then again a lot of 80's bands are dead or dying.

      I have bought like two albums of iTunes in my lifetime and most of them I have got them for other sources or went and bought the hardcopy. Buying the two albums of iTunes for me was a mistake, I can't listen it on other devices.
    1. Kaospassageraren's Avatar
      Kaospassageraren -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      Gotta agree with this! I am a child of the 80's, born in '82, but I know that not many artists produce albums like that. "The Wall" was an EXPERIENCE, not a track set.


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      And i use spotify i Will never buy it digital untill it all turns to FLAC if it ever Will ..
    1. SL4VE's Avatar
      SL4VE -
      Music shops will be dead before the CD. audio heads still prefer listening to CD's as the music quality and freshness is un-matched in comparision to the highest bit rate MP3
    1. Megaorange's Avatar
      Megaorange -
      Who is this guy?
    1. Kaospassageraren's Avatar
      Kaospassageraren -
      Quote Originally Posted by SL4VE View Post
      Music shops will be dead before the CD. audio heads still prefer listening to CD's as the music quality and freshness is un-matched in comparision to the highest bit rate MP3
      You meen vinyl right?Ever heard à vinyl?? It beats the crap out of cds any day of the week..
    1. Quaddy's Avatar
      Quaddy -
      maybe he should change his stage name to Jon Ban Jobsy
    1. blwallace5's Avatar
      blwallace5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kaospassageraren View Post
      You meen vinyl right?Ever heard à vinyl?? It beats the crap out of cds any day of the week..
      Huh. I must be the only owner of terrible sounding vinyl. Vinyl in no way sounds better. More nostalgic, yes; better sounding, no.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Get Bon jovi off his rocker