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[MSN] Jon Bon Jovi slams Steve Jobs for 'killing' music

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Jon Bon Jovi has taken aim at Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, accusing him of "killing" the music industry with iTunes.

Bon Jovi tells 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."

"God, it was a magical, magical time," he continues, "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."

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=635420&affid=100055

On one hand I see where he is coming from, but if it wasn't iTunes, it would have been something else. It is 2011 after all.
 
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Of all the things to accuse Steve Jobs of, THAT'S what he picked?
    
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I like Bon Jovi's traditional point of view smile.gif
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I can see where he coming from. But on the other hand, I've saved myself loads of cash by getting to preview what would've been crap songs.
Anyone else miss the feeling of getting a new CD?
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I thought it was Piracy killing the music industry. rolleyes.gif
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I agree with Bon Jovi,however we must know that Steve Jobs was not the only one who killed the music industry.

The times of good music are gone. and i am afraid that they are gone like FOREVER.
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It's a good thing that kids were buying albums based solely on the look of the jacket, if they'd heard Bon Jovi in advance they wouldn't have sold any records

I kid!

I see Jon's point here. I too only feel satisfied if I have that jewel case in hand. It's no longer an album experience if you only buy the hits you like because you've heard them to hell and back on the radio... If you hear a song every day on the radio anyway, why the hell would you buy that song on iTunes.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dude120;12729961 
Anyone else miss the feeling of getting a new CD?

I know I do, and I know I enjoyed it way more when I had just one new album and listened to it many times. Now with so many mp3's at our fingertips its just not the same.

When I was kid getting together 10 bucks and going to "the Warehouse" to buy a new cassette tape was awesome.

Thats definitely lost in this age.
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I think he is just upset because now you can just buy the "exclusive" "bonus" "never before heard" "backstange" "must have" "uncensored" tracks as a single instead of buying a second album that has 1 "new" song and 15 from the CD before.
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Bon Jovi, advocate of premature hearing loss.
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