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Jon Bon Jovi: “Give me the risk back, Jobs”

By | Published on Tuesday 15 March 2011

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Jon Bon Jovi doesn’t like this try-before-you-buy pick-n-mix age of music that we live in – he’d much prefer it if music fans still had to buy albums full of filler not knowing the killer single they’d heard on the radio was the exception not the rule. And he blames Steve Jobs for this sorry state of affairs.

He told the Sunday Times recently: “Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to ten, 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 added: “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”.