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Bon Jovi

Although his legendary band has hit the ‘top 10 rock’ charts on iTunes in multiple countries, Jon Bon Jovi isn’t very happy with the founder of the franchise, Steve Jobs:

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 [he’s 49], 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.

NOTE: Bon Jovi was clearly not making a statement on illegal downloading specifically, but rather the download/mp3 format and the way that music is consumed.

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi has released 11 studio albums since 1984 (most recently in 2009). All of them were released on Mercury/Island Records (both are owned by Universal Music Group). Most hit #1 on multiple Billboard charts. Their third, Slippery When Wet, is certified diamond and one of the highest selling studio albums of all time.