Steve Jobs responsible for 'killing' music, says Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi has accused iTunes - which sells significant amounts of his material - of killing the music industry. Photo / Sarah Ivey
Jon Bon Jovi has accused iTunes - which sells significant amounts of his material - of killing the music industry. Photo / Sarah Ivey

Eighties rocker Jon Bon Jovi has slammed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, saying is "killing" the music industry with iTunes.

This is despite the fact that Bon Jovi albums, singles, podcasts and even audio books are available in the iTunes store.

Bon Jovi levelled the less-than-subtle accusation in the Sunday Times Magazine, saying "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," the 49-year-old says, sounding like a nostalgic middle-aged bloke who just misses records.

"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."

- NZ HERALD STAFF

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