Prior to 2009, Microsoft regularly issued Service Packs to support upgrades to later versions of Windows, which addressed Windows kernel and user-mode bugs, as well as other feature enhancements. In 2009, Microsoft announced that it would no longer release Service Packs, and instead focus on issuing critical updates for existing problems. The next major version of Windows, Windows 8, also comes accompanied by a Portable Media Player, expanded touch-based multitouch interfaces in the OS, and new user interface features. In Windows 8, which was released on October 26, 2012, Microsoft opted not to use Service Pack 1 for Windows 8 Pro, and instead issued a major update, which was just as comprehensive as Service Pack 1, known as Windows 8.1.
Gunn opened up about how the Old 97's and their songs ended up in the film during a Nov. 18 interview with The Hollywood Reporter. He and lead singer Rhett Miller became friends when the director used one of their songs in his first movie "Slither." Gunn decided the special should have an original song, but he was struggling to come up with something good. "And finally, I approached Rhett and asked, 'Will you help me write this song? Because I can't do it by myself,'" Gunn told THR. "And he said, 'Absolutely.' And so we started sending tons of recordings and lyrics back and forth, and we wrote that song together." d2c66b5586