Bon Jovi: 'Steve Jobs Killed Music'

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Luke Holwerda/Phoenix New Times
Bon Jovi told the Sunday Times Magazine  that Steve Jobs killed music. How? He used that deadly, deadly weapon called iTunes.
According to Jon Bon Jovi, kids can't enjoy the magic of buying records because of the ease of downloading mp3s onto an iPod.

"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. 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."

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Joe Michaels
Joe Michaels

If *anyone* has threatened music, it's this no-talent, ass-clown Jon Bon Jovi. Anyone who listens to this cack truly doesn't understand music. JBJ is the Walmart of entertainment.


Hey Jon,

Just because you're nostalgic for something from 20 years ago doesn't mean it was the only way to experience music. I look at my 1st gen ipod now and get nostalgic about where I was when I listened to those songs on that iPod. Steve jobs or not, there would still be peer to peer file sharing and MP3 players...if anything, iTunes and like services give us more content and exposure to bands we might not ever had heard of...

Don't blame Steve for the downfall of the music industry. The music business killed itself (Bon Jovi included) with extravagant spending, boring/preselected product lines and an archaic business model.

Tons of Bon Jovi albums are available for download on iTunes. If you think digital music is so wrong, take your stuff down and stop profiting off of something you disagree with.


Shot through the heart... Steve Jobs is to blame.... He gave the music business a bad name-- bad name!

Oooh! It was magical! When I pulled that cellophane shrink wrap off the record, and looked inside the cardboard, little magical fairies would fly out and sprinkle their fairy-dust on my turntable. When that stylus touched down to vinyl, pegasus would fly out of my right speaker and rainbows would emerge from my left one. I would climb on the back of that flying horse, and be whisked away over the rainbow to that magic land of 1980's New Jersey.Damn you Steve Jobs! We'll never get back there again!


Oh man!  Bon Jovi's not that bad!  I do think he's got the wrong angle with this idea of his.  Killing the music industry?  Uh no.


@Aarontheyoung Okay. Maybe I was a bit harsh. I just shiver when I hear his voice. And I'll never forget what someone once said about Kings X. (A great band.) Basically, "I'm so happy a friend turned me onto Kings X. Before them, I was listening to Bon Jovi." Thought that about summed it up.

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