Those are some harsh words!
Jon Bon Jovi is saddened by the fact that kids no longer enjoy the "magical" experience of buying records. In fact, he goes so far as blaming the death of the music industry on Mr. iTunes himself, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Bon Jovi says:
"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."
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Okay, so maybe the introduction of digital downloads may have been a big blow to the music industry and sure, who doesn't miss going to the record store and picking up your favorite band's record or CD?
But, Jon needs to remember that technology is forever evolving. Maybe the music industry just needs to catch up to technology??
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