By now, you’ve heard that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Like the rest of the world, the metal world’s checked in on what will no doubt be the biggest news of today…unless, of course, there’s another 9/11 or something.
Of course, you are probably wondering what Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit thought of Steve Jobs’ death — because after all, when it comes to visionaries, it takes one to know one: “RIP Steve Jobs! True visionary.”
Agreed. I love iTunes, and I love my MacBook. Steve helped make life easier and more portable, which was awesome of him.
The Guns N’ Roses Twitter page posted: “When people say it’s not about the possessions but how you’re remembered — they are talking about people like Steve Jobs. RIP”
Surprisingly wise, for Axl Rose. Lamb of God just honored Jobs with a “RIP Steve Jobs,” but Nikki Sixx said Jobs “was of his era what Thomas Edison was to the beginning of the 20th century. You made all our lives a better place.”
I think Nikki must’ve been freebasing when he typed that gibberish up.
Now, you’re probably thinking, what does Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns think of Jobs’ passing. Well, thanks to Facebook and Twitter, we know: “Steve Jobs, rest in peace. You really did change the world. Thank you for so much cool stuff that keeps me from getting bored on long trips and making computers that are virus-free. Even my almost 3-year-old can operate an iPod and iPad. I think the world lost a real innovator today.”
I agree. Brian Slagel, founder of Metal Blade, reacted with sorrow. “What an innovator, I have been using Apple and Mac products since the beginning. First computer ever at Metal Blade was a Mac. Amazing products for a pure genius. Thanks for making our lives easier!”
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