Bon Jovi: Steve Jobs Is Killing The Music Business

CUPERTINO (CBS) – He’s seen a million faces and he’s rocked them all. Now add Steve Jobs to that list. Rock icon Jon Bon Jovi had some harsh words for the Apple boss in a recent interview, accusing Jobs of “killing” the music business with iTunes.

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Bon Jovi told the Sunday Times Magazine, “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.”

“It was a magical, magical time.” said Bon Jovi.

According to the Jersey rock star, this is all Steve Jobs’ fault. The ability to digitally download music had fundamentally changed the music business, and Bon Jovi is at least self-aware enough to realize how he sounds.

“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.'” The rocker told Sunday Times Magazine. “Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.”

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