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    Love-In for Late Singer of Betty Blowtorch

    January 3, 2002
    by Heidi Siegmund Cuda

    L.A.'s rock 'n' roll community pulled together on New Year's Eve to celebrate the life of Betty Blowtorch's Bianca Halstead, and, truly, love is an amazing thing. Her family was in the house as the Whisky paid tribute to Halstead, who died in a car wreck in New Orleans last month. Texas Terri, who dedicated her entire set to the female rock band by blazing through Betty Blowtorch songs, set the evening's tone by leading the crowd in a Hindu chant.

    The veteran rocker was joined by Betty Blowtorch guitarist Blaire, who shredded with unbridled passion. The grand finale, "Hell on Wheels," was a rock 'n' roll love-in, with a gang of Hollywood rockers onstage singing their hearts out. You guys have class....


    Article is an excerpt reprinted from the Los Angeles Times.