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The Black Halos

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Genres  Punk rock
Origin  Vancouver, Canada
Members  Rich Jones
Active until  2009
Genre  Punk rock
The Black Halos Underground Heroes

Also known as  The Black Market Babies
Years active  1993 (1993)–2008 (2008)
Labels  Sub Pop, History Music, Liquor & Poker, Die Young Stay Pretty
Past members  Billy Hopeless Adam Becvare Johnny Stewart Jahmeel "JR" Russell Rob Zgaljic Rich Jones Denyss McKnight Matt Camirand Jay Millette Davey French Robbie Hunter
Albums  The Violent Years, Alive Without Control, The Black Halos, We Are Not Alone, Xmas EP 2001
Similar  Karl Rosqvist, The Yo‑Yos, Sorry and the Sinatras, The Chelsea Smiles, Sami Yaffa

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The Black Halos are a Vancouver, BC based punk rock band founded in 1993 by lead singer Billy Hopeless and guitarist Rich Jones as The Black Market Babies. The band was briefly on Sub Pop Records, and later signed with History Music. They broke up in 2008 after having their equipment stolen while on tour, however disagreements between the Halos and Billy Hopeless were also cited as a cause. The Band reformed in 2016, with Billy Hopeless and Rich Jones as the original members, and new members. Also releasing 2 news songs "Fossil Fuel" and "Geisterbahn II on their bandcamp page.


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Current members
  • Billy Hopeless - vocals
  • Adam Becvare - guitar
  • Johnny Stewart - guitar
  • Jahmeel "JR" Russell - bass
  • Rob Zgaljic - drums
  • Former members
    The Black Halos The Black Halos Punknewsorg

  • Rich Jones - guitars
  • Denyss McKnight - bass
  • Matt Camirand - bass
  • C.C. Voltage - bass
  • Jay Millette - guitar
  • Davey French - guitar
  • Robbie Hunter - bass

  • The Black Halos The Black Halos Open Season unreleased 2004 YouTube

    Rich Jones moved to the UK after leaving the band and has played with Ginger Wildheart, Dogs D'amour frontman Tyla, and Alec Empire amongst others. He's currently the guitarist with Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe.

    The Black Halos SPUN After Black Halos Burn Out They Often Burn Brighter

    Jay Millette once played in Toronto-based band Darlings of Chelsea. He now plays in Brutto Monstro, as well as the newly founded rock 'n' roll band Midnight Towers.

    The Black Halos The Black Halos Discography at Discogs

    Adam Becvare continues to front The Lords of the New Church in place of deceased frontman Stiv Bators and tours with band The Lustkillers.

    Billy Hopeless now plays in the Vancouver band The Bonitos.

    Dave "Davey" French now plays lead guitar in the rock band Everclear


  • Black Halos (Die Young Stay Pretty, 1999)
  • The Violent Years (Sub Pop, 2001)
  • Alive Without Control (Liquor & Poker, 2005)
  • We Are Not Alone (History Music, 2008)
  • Songs

    Some Things Never FallThe Violent Years · 2001
    Darkest CornersAlive Without Control · 2005
    Sell-Out LoveThe Violent Years · 2001


    The Black Halos Wikipedia