The aging rocker known as Jon Bon Jovi (or is that Bon Phony?) has blamed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs for “killing” the music industry with iTunes.
Bon Jovi – who once had long hair and tried really hard to be cool – says he is saddened children are no longer able to enjoy the “magical” experience of buying (overpriced) records in a store.
Why, you ask?
Well, people now choose to download albums and individual tracks from iTunes onto iPods and iPhones.
Personally, I don’t see a problem, but then again I’m not Bon Jovi.
“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,” a whiny Bon Jovi told the Sunday Times Magazine.
“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.”
Umm. Dude, stop whining and go back to writing songs like “Livin’ on a Prayer.” Maybe then you’ll be cool again. Well OK, probably not, but hey, please pipe down anyway.
Seriously, the 80’s are over, just like cassettes, laser-discs and oh, yeah, Three’s Company.