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Paul McCartney Working on New Music With 'Halo' Creators

But it's probably not for 'Halo 4'

July 9, 2012 9:50 AM ET
Paul McCartney Working on New Music With 'Halo' Creators
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Paul McCartney is working on new music with the creators of the popular video game Halo. McCartney made the announcement on his Twitter page over the weekend, posting, "I'm really excited to be working on writing music with Bungie, the studio that made Halo," along with a photo of him working on the project.

Though McCartney is working with Bungie, it doesn't seem his new music will appear in the upcoming Halo 4, as the latest iteration is being developed by 343 Studios. This isn't the first time McCartney has entered the video game world: his likeness was featured in The Beatles: Rock Band in 2009.

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