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KISS, ‘Beth’: Short Film Offers New Perspective on Classic Ballad + More News

Peter Cade, Hulton Archive

“Beth” is one of the most famous fictional “chicks” in rock music, as the subject of the famed, Peter Criss-sung KISS ballad that is named after her.

Originally called “Beck,” the 1976 single was co-written by Criss, producer Bob Ezrin and frequent KISS collaborator Stan Penridge. “Beth” is KISS’ highest-charting single in the U.S., reaching #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

A short film offers a fan fiction-like perspective of KISS and the fact that they “just can’t find the sound” from Beth’s perspective. It might not be factual, but it sure is fun. This clip features Beth as a meatloaf-making housewife who responds to each line from the lyrics and is frustrated by the circular conversation. To call this brilliant would be an understatement.

Palms, featuring Deftones‘ Chino Moreno and former members of Isis, such as Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer, will debut a new song from their self-titled debut on Tuesday, April 30. Consider yourself warned and informed. The album drops on June 25.

Unearth, our favorite “Massholes,” are in the studio working on a new album. The band shared a photo from the recording festivities. They are rumored to be announcing a new a label shortly, after a lengthy stint on Metal Blade.

Emphatic, who hail from Omaha, Nebraska, have signed with Epochal Artists/Capitol. “We are very proud to be a part of the Epochal/Capitol Records family and excited to see what the future brings,” said guitarist Justin McCain. “We are currently in the studio recording and very excited about the direction that the record has taken. This album will be bit darker and a little bit more serious, but is still very versatile and has a strong sense of melody to it. We can’t wait for Empathic fans to hear it.”

Watch Emphatic’s ‘Bounce’ Video

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