Rod Stewart's hit song of yesteryear, "The First Cut Is the Deepest," may take on special significance for S1 Corp., which, according to the rumor mill, forfeited a cancellation fee of $500,000 when it dropped musician Rod Stewart as the entertainer for its retail delivery show party. Stewart reportedly was charging $750,000.

The irony is that S1 supposedly had to pay $250,000 for the alternate, BB King, putting it back in the same position.

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