Bon Jovi Hates Steve Jobs

Bon Jovi recently did an interview where he slammed Steve Jobs and Apple for “single-handedly” ruining the music industry. Here’s that interview:

“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.”

Honestly, I agree with him – iTunes is lame and all the whiz-bang internet-at-your-fingertips does actually kill creativity. I mean, imagine in 40 years when there are no people left who actually had to learn how to do things, before there was Wikipedia College? It will be funny to see how crappy entertainment is then when everyone is in the “I can achieve greatness in 5 minutes” mode. PS – there seriously probably will be a physical Wikipedia College!





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  1. Willa

    I can see where John is comming from. But I look at my teenager blasting his music while skateboarding and being totally caught up in that moment. There are things that has changed but quite a bit that hasn’t. The excitment of seeing your favorite band play live. Saving your allowance for the tickets. That hasn’t changed. He’s a father, as a parent you do have control over what your child can and can not do, or see. Plus the wisdom of passing down the experiences of our childhood to our kids. Besides, not all kids can say, “Yeah, my dads the lead in Bon Jovi. What does your dad do?”