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Quick quips: Paul McCartney, KISS, Don Cornelius, Etta James, Black Sabbath, musical cruise 

added: 8 Feb 2012 // by: VVN Music 

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Digital Music News has reported that all Paul McCartney and Wings albums that are under the Concord Music Group umbrella have been pulled from Spotify, Rhapsody, MOG, Rdio and other streaming services. It also appears that McCartney music from sources other than Concord are also being removed.


The Angry Genes? Yes, that could be one direction that the creators of the Angry Birds game could go as they talk with the members of KISS about bringing out a band-based version of the game. Gene Simmons told the magazine Industry Games that the group is looking to break into the video game market in a big way but not by creating one from scratch, but by attaching the KISS brand to existing hits.
So while the gaming world is waiting for the KISS games that are going to explode, we're busy taking the brand to places where no band has gone before. So Hello Kitty is one of the biggest brands on planet Earth. Now there's KISS Hello Kitty, which we've already launched in 90 countries. We're talking with Angry Birds, KISS and Angry Birds, which will become a deal. The KISS and the Archie world have now teamed up and the first issues of KISS Archie comic books hits the world this month. KISS golf courses are starting in Las Vegas right across from the Hard Rock. That opens in January. It's just endless what we can do, but we only do things when it's right. Just because there are games, and just because there's this or that out there, unless the deal is right and unless the content is exciting to our fans, we don't do it.


Coroners ruled on Tuesday that Don Cornelius' death was, indeed, a suicide. Toxicology tests, which could take a week or two, are needed before a final report can be issued.


The Grammys will present a salute to Etta James at this Sunday's awards ceremony. Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt will sing.


Fans appear to be getting on the Bill Ward bandwagon after an internet rumor circulated that he was being replaced in the Black Sabbath reunion by Tommy Clufetos who previously played with Ozzy Osbourned.
A Facebook group, 1,000,000 Black Sabbath Fans Say Yes to Bill Ward, has been formed and they have reported that the people who run Black Sabbath's Facebook page have turned off all comments.


Here's a concert lineup for you, if you want to take a cruise around the Caribbean. The Malt Shop Memories cruise will depart from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on October 27 for Turks & Caicos, San Juan, St. Thomas and the private island of Half Moon Cay. On stage during the seven day trip will be Dion, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, The Original Drifters, The Duprees, Sonny Turner (former lead singer of the Platters), Carl Gardner's Coasters, Kenny Vance and the Planotones, The Chiffons, The Tymes, The Marvelettes and more.

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