Jon Bon Jovi reportedly says Steve Jobs is 'killing the music business'
Jon Bon Jovi has reportedly accused Apple CEO Steve Jobs of "killing the music business."
Apple is the company behind the popular iTunes download service, which millions of people use nowadays in place of buying CDs.
"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," the Hollywood Reporter quoted the rocker as telling the UK-based 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?'" he reportedly said. "Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business."
Spokespeople for Bon Jovi, Jobs and Apple had no immediate comment. Bon Jovi, known for hit rock songs such as "Livin' on a Prayer" and "You Give Love a Bad Name," is currently touring with his band by the same name.
He and Jobs' wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, were recently appointed to a new White House council for Community Solutions by President Barack Obama.
The group "will provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs," according to a press release.