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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. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      I wonder if this was the reason why I had to buy a full Bon jovi album from iTunes for 1 song that I liked.


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    1. KBI2113's Avatar
      KBI2113 -
      Jon Bon Jovi doesn't really have room to talk about anything anymore, especially technology.... I guess you could say his career is- Living on a prayer. MWAHAHAHA
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Having a cd is nice but it can be scratched.
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      As someone who came of age just between when CD's peaked and digital music began to take hold, I kinda get what he's saying on the experience side. But don't knock the guy that is totally responsible for the MOST LEGIT way people get their music these days. If anything, knock the guy that started napster. But jobs and co. Are TO THANK for the most legal market in music consumption today.

      Then again, we are talking about a guy who invested heavily in arena football, so his business understanding is something that should be taken with a grain of salt.

      Stick to what you're good at Jon and give us a solid performance of livin on a prayer.

      Btw, don't tell me that getting lost in the music is dead when I've got 10-15 playlists on my iPhone and another 20 on my iPad that make getting lost in the music (depending on my mood) much easier than it ever was trying to rotate through a handful of CD's pre iTunes.
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by roshansri View Post
      Wow I cant believe you said that, the 70's and 80's music is the best the money can buy now a days its a lot more ******** that you see and hear. And personally I love the old stuff like records and cd's they are what make music fun and enjoyable to listen to...not clicking away at a forward and rewind button seriously and multitask on your ipod/iphone/ipad while you listen tuning away and shutting your brain to whats actually being played. Please kindly hold back what you say...those were the days...fresh prince, postman pat, full house, save by the bell and list goes on....
      "Saved by the Bell" sucked.
      "Fresh Prince" was awesome.
      "Full House" was ok, when I was a kid.
      "Postman Pat?"

      I prefered "Cheers" to be honest, even as a kid. "MASH" is still at the top of my list.


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    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      And um... Napster, windows media player, win mx, Morpheus, kazaa, poisoned, limewire, vuze, and bit torrenting had NOTHING to do with the downfall of the music industry.

      Surprised someone that into music made such a dumb comment. Anybody who works or has worked in the music industry understand that digital recording and the rise of fall sharing were true end of the scene. Everyone else who came along, like Apple, BOUGHT the rights from labels and content providers, merely capitalizing. This enabled a dead industry to stay alive another generation.
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Also, just deleted Bon Jovi from the iPod, iPad, iPhone, and iMac. Lol loser.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      "Saved by the Bell" sucked.
      "Fresh Prince" was awesome.
      "Full House" was ok, when I was a kid.
      "Postman Pat?"

      I prefered "Cheers" to be honest, even as a kid. "MASH" is still at the top of my list.


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      Boy meets world?

      Nothing wrong with digital over pyhsical media. It all equals sales in the end.
    1. ADF's Avatar
      ADF -
      Music (real music) died a long time ago..
    1. samurai_vara's Avatar
      samurai_vara -
      Preferring old to new is a function of new becoming old...
    1. Kaospassageraren's Avatar
      Kaospassageraren -
      Quote Originally Posted by Quaddy View Post
      maybe he should change his stage name to Jon Ban Jobsy
      Hahaha
    1. awesomeo4000's Avatar
      awesomeo4000 -
      I've been buying CDs for the past couple of years, probably have about 50 or so and a few of them I bought without having listened to them before (Mogwai, A Perfect Circle among others)

      It really is much more gratifying to hold the music in your hands (but it has also been an expensive hobby for me )
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I understand what Bon Jovi is trying to say and agree with him except for the Steve Jobs part. It is not just iTunes. All digital music stores are the same. On the other hand though...buying singles is where it is at now because artists no longer put out whole albums that are worth listening to.
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Wow this is just like the song
      Video killed the radio star
      By The Buggles.
    1. llaves973's Avatar
      llaves973 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      Wow this is just like the song
      Video killed the radio star
      By The Buggles.
      Lol .... I guess I'm the only one who doesn't buy music (Pause)
    1. AtheismWorldWide's Avatar
      AtheismWorldWide -
      Hilarious!!! iTunes didn't kill music...MTV DID!!! Yep, don't blame technology blame the effen media dude!!! How bold, a nobody from the 80's is upset that kids don't walk into a store and but albums. Sorry but where I'm from kids DO listen to music on iTunes and then support the bands by purchasing their CD's, DVD's (didn't mention the DVD's B.J.), etcetera. DVD's sales are huge and I wish more bands would produce them. E.G. Slipknots DVD(s) are AWESOME and I highly recommend ALL fans to purchase them. Support the bands by buying their shirts, DVD's, CD's, all that but don't badmouth iTunes and Apple for revolutionizing music and how we enjoy it. Yes it's easy to just hit download. Personally I'd rather have my kids do that then wonder around a mall where I have to worry. Ya dig? Fantastic then!
    1. Ochocinco's Avatar
      Ochocinco -
      last cd i bought was kid cudi, from itunes so suck my *** bon ***
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Boy meets world?

      Nothing wrong with digital over pyhsical media. It all equals sales in the end.
      It was ok, but got old after a couple seasons of the same jokes/situations.


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    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      Jon Bon Jovi: "Kids today miss the magic of burning crosses on the front lawns of black people."
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I remember listening to the radio when I was younger and really liking a song. I would show up at the record store and pick up the CD.. look at the cover and say "I wonder if I'll like the rest of the album as much as the single on the radio?" More often than not I get home and the rest of the tracks suck and I'm pissed I spent $15 on ONE song that I will actually listen to! The digital media era is so much better being able to preview entire albums and buy single tracks.