Betty Blowtorch

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Betty Blowtorch was an all-female American hard rock band from Southern California.


The band was formed in 1998 by three members of Butt Trumpet.[1] After releasing the 2001 album, Are You Man Enough?, the group toured with Nashville Pussy.[2] During the tour, drummer Judy Molish and guitarist Sharon Needles left the group; Jennifer Finch from L7 and drummer Dave Gara joined in their stead. In December 2001, lead singer and bassist Bianca Halstead (Butthole) was killed in a car crash in New Orleans. The remaining group members disbanded afterwards.[2][3]

A collection of rarities and live performances was released as Last Call in 2003.[citation needed]

They are the focus of Antonia Scarpa's documentary film, Betty Blowtorch And Her Amazing True Life Adventures.[citation needed]

In 2008-2009, Blare N. Bitch and Sharon Needles were both members of Los Angeles based bands, Psychostar and Suckerstar.[citation needed] Blare N. Bitch now plays guitar for an all-female Black Sabbath tribute band, Black Sabbitch. Sharon Needles and Judy Molish play in all-female AC/DC tribute band Hell's Belles.


  • Bianca Butthole (Bianca Halstead) - bass, vocals
  • Sharon Needles - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Blare N. Bitch - lead guitar
  • Judy Molish - drums
  • Mia X - vocals, bass


  • Get Off (Foil Records, 1999)
    1. "Betty Blowtorch Anthem"
    2. "Fish Taco"
    3. "I Wanna Be Your Sucker"
    4. "Shut Up & Fuck"
    5. "Party Til Ya Puke"
    6. "Get Off"
  • Are You Man Enough? (Foodchain Records, 2001)
    1. "Hell On Wheels"
    2. "Love/Hate"
    3. "Size Queen" (featuring Vanilla Ice)
    4. "I Wanna Be Your Sucker"
    5. "I'm Ugly and I Don't Know Why"
    6. "Shut Up and Fuck"
    7. "No Integrity"
    8. "Frankie"
    9. "I Wish You'd Die"
    10. "Big Hair, Broken Heart"
    11. "Part-Time Hooker"
    12. "Rock My World"
    13. "Dresses"
    14. "Strung Out"
    15. "Rock 'N Roll 69"
  • Last Call (Foodchain, 2003)


  1. ^ Turman, Katherine (9 August 2001). "Sleaze Queens". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Betty Blowtorch at Allmusic
  3. ^ Cromelin, Richard (19 December 2001). "Bianca Halstead, 36; Leader of Betty Blowtorch". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 

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