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Meeting a Muse: Sitting Down With Kiss' "Beth"

The desire to meet the subjects of beloved songs is assuredly a quest to understand the singer who sang about them. It's also kinda nuts. I met Beth. As in the Beth in that song, "Beth" by the rock band Kiss off their album Destroyer. It was Lydia -- Lydia Criss -- and I met her.

I Love You, KISS, But Your Stage Names Suck

Whatever side of the fence you're on when it comes to KISS is of no matter. KISS are an undeniable tour de force, more popular than ever, with their 20th studio album, Monster released this week. But there's always one thing that's bothered me about the band: for a band that strove to be larger than life, they sure as hell chose pretty dull stage names.