Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

Hollywood Memorial Held For Betty Blowtorch's Bianca Butthole

By Frank Meyer, Contributing Editor
Monday, December 17, 2001 @ 12:34 AM


Betty Blowtorch Leader Bianca

- advertisement -
Last night, a memorial was held for Betty Blowtorch’s Bianca Halstead (a.k.a Bianca Butthole), at the clothing store she worked at when she wasn’t touring, Serious Clothing. The Melrose store served as a gathering place for friends and fans of the musician and her band. From 7pm on through the night people gathered, brought flowers, lit candles, talked, cried and shared stories about themusicir fallen friend. Although last night was the unofficial memorial for Halstead, throughout the week people can go and visit the shrine the store erected for her, which includes huge pictures of the band, personal pics submitted by friends, and a sign-in book for people to write her messages. Casper from the store said, “She is a member of our family and one of our dearest friends. We are all heartbroken over this. This is open to the public, friends and fans alike.”

The store is located at: Serious Clothing
7569 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 323-655-0589
Bianca was the bassist/singer for Hollywood hard rockers Betty Blowtorch and was killed around 5:30am Saturday morning in a car accident in New Orleans. The driver of the car was Brian McAllister (at first identified as "William"), who offered Bianca a lift home in his ’86 Corvette after a night of hanging out. They were driving on the I10 toward Kinner, LO (near New Orleans) when McAllister lost control of the wheel and the car spun around, jumping the median and heading into oncoming traffic. They were sideswiped by another car on Bianca’s side and she was killed instantly. Witnesses estimated McAllister's speed at more than 100 mph, and he apparently had been drinking, said Trooper Todd Marchand. McAllister is be held by New Orleans police and is facing criminal charges. The two passengers in the other car have been hospitalized.” According to police the other car -- which was driven by Robert Fenkel, 50, of Colorado Springs, Colo., -- broadsided the Corvette, nearly shearing it in half. Fenkel had to hospitalized but his injuries were not described as life threatening. Jacquelyn Hampton, 35, of Kenner, was driving the first car McAllister hit, but was not injured. It should be noted that while both the police and KNAC.COM sources claim McAllister was inebriated, Bianca herself has been sober for 10 years. A small funeral will be held this Friday at a Hollywood cemetery, though the details are not confirmed yet.

Bianca played in the band Butt Trumpet in the '80s before forming Betty Blowtorch in the late-‘90s. The band released their full-length debut, Are You Man Enough?, earlier this year through Foodchain Records. The band was clearly on the path to stardom and this comes as devastating news to her fans, friends, bandmates and family. All that knew her sang her praises, and she was loved and adored by everyone she came into contact with. She was also an inspiration to many female hard rockers, as she forged a long career in the male dominated world of hard rock and could beat the crap out of any dude that tired out-rock her. She was an inspiration to all and will be sadly missed.

We at KNAC.COM send our warmest condolences to Bianca's family, friends and bandmates.


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
EXHUMED Announces "Grind Over Europe II" Headlining Dates
OF MICE & MEN Drop Cover Of PINK FLOYD's "Money"
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Unveil "The Luddite" Video
URIAH HEEP Update North American Tour Schedule
KAOTEON Set To Release New Album Damnatio Memoriae
WARBRINGER Announce Special "Waking Into Nightmares" Shows In April
NIGHTWISH Reveal Track List For Decades Compilation
SANCTUARY To Tribute Upcoming Tour To WARREL DANE
ARJEN LUCASSEN Reveals Ayreon Universe - The Best of Ayreon Live Album
VISIGOTH Launches Video For "Warrior Queen"
THUNDER Set To Release New Live Album Stage
FIREWIND Unleash 'We Defy' Music Video
BON JOVI Announces 2018 "This House Is Not For Sale Tour"
ROBINSONS, IRON MAIDEN And HELP FOR HEROES Join Forces To Launch LIGHT BRIGADE Beer In The U.K.
EDGE OF PARADISE To Open For METAL ALLEGIANCE At NAMM 2018
WHITE WIZZARD Streams Title Track To New Album Infernal Overdrive
Swedish Heavy Rockers JIRM, Formerly Known As JEREMY IRONS AND THE RATGANG MALIBUS, Set To Release Surge Ex Monumentis Album
JOE PERRY Reveals All-Star Band For Roxy Show
JOHN CORABI To Release Live 94 (One Night In Nashville)
Original MOTORHEAD Guitarist EDWARD "FAST EDDIE" CLARKE Passes Away At 67
AXEL RUDI PELL Set For New Album Knights Call
Frontiers Music Srl Welcomes TORA TORA
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS Release New Video For "Welcome To Hell"
IRON REAGAN And GATECREEPER Announce Split LP
KITTIE Celebrate 20 Years With New Documentary
CURRENTS Release New Video For "Delusion"
WE CAME AS ROMANS Announce Spring 2018 Headline Tour
ANUBIS GATE Release Full Video For Track "Black"
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Debut "Trampled Down Below" Track
OUTDREJAS Spreads Positive Message With "Pomise" Video
5RAND Present New Video For Track "Erase"
SPREAD EAGLE Sign To Frontiers Music Srl
THE CROWN Announce New Album, Cobra Speed Venom
VOICES OF EXTREME Sign To Z RECORDS
WITHERFALL To Play First Shows On 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise
MIKE LEPOND'S SILENT ASSASSINS Release New Single "Hordes Of Fire"
ST. JAMES, Featuring Drummer CARL CANEDY (THE RODS) Launch "Attitude" Video
URIAH HEEP Announce 2018 North American Tour
OFFENSIVE GROUND Release "Salvage Dump" Video
Metal Legend Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES Dies At 61
KILLER DWARFS Sign To EMP Label Group, New Live LP Live, No Guff Coming In April
ALLEGAEON Launches Cover Of RUSH's "Animate"
W.E.T. To Release Earthrage Album In March
X JAPAN Return To U.S. For COACHELLA 2018 Debut
UNRULY CHILD Announce Unhinged- LIVE FROM MILAN! CD/DVD
OBLIVION Reveal New Album Resilience Details
KICKIN VALENTINA Release "Crazy" Music Video
JUNGLE ROT Preparing Tenth Studio Album
JUDAS PRIEST Unleash "Lightning Strike" Video
Original ALICE COOPER GROUP Guitarist/Songwriter MICHAEL BRUCE Releases No More Mr. Nice Guy Biography Limited Edition Box Set
MAMMOTH GRINDER Share "Servant Of The Most High" Video
AS I LAY DYING Frail Words Collapse, Shadows Are Security LP Reissues Now Available
BULLETBOYS Unveil From Out Of The Skies Album
VISIGOTH Reveal Details For Conqueror's Oath Album
RED FANG Announce Custom Wine; Additional Tour Dates
NEW YEARS DAY Unveil Diary Of A Creep EP Specifics
New Label RFL RECORDS Announces First Signings, Seeks New Talent
A PERFECT CIRCLE Welcome 2018 With New Song "Disillusioned"
SOLDIERS OF SOLACE Reveal We Are Immortal Album Details
EMP LABEL GROUP Launches Outlaw Country/Southern Rock Imprint “EMP OUTLAW”
SEBASTIEN Reveal Act Of Creation Album Details
DISCREPANCIES "Rock The Show" With New Video
ONLINE METAL PROMO, THE AUTOPSY REPORT, MARIC MEDIA Offer Free Download, Metal Up Your Axe - Volume 3
SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Guitarist MARC RIZZO To Release Rotation Solo Disc
THE ORDER OF CHAOS Premiere "Night Terror" Video
WACKEN METAL BATTLE USA 2018 Band Submission Deadline Approaching
OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE Debuts "The Devil In The Moonshine" Video
DARK AVENGER Vocalist MARIO LINHARES Passes Away At 45
REACH Reveal The Great Divine Album Details
KAMELOT Releases New Video For "Under Grey Skies"
ROCK AGAINST MS All-Star Auction Underway Now!
HAIL SAGAN Debut "Doors Will Open" Video
NEVERMORE To Release The Complete Collection Limited Edition 12-Disc Box Set In March
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Release New Album Preview
THERION Unveil First Song From Beloved Antichrist
ARCH ENEMY Announce Deluxe Vinyl Box Set, 1996-2017
WALKING PAPERS Tease New Album, WP2
GWAR To Return To Australia In April 2018
ORNIMENTAL Stream New Track "Love Thy Enemy"
DOLL SKIN Announce 2018 Europe/UK Tour
AVATAR Debut New Single, Video "The King Wants You"





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2018 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News