Lori Barbero

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Lori Barbero
Born November 27, 1961 (1961-11-27) (age 52)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Genres Punk, grunge
Instruments bass, drums, vocals
Associated acts Babes in Toyland

Lori Barbero (born November 27, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) was the drummer for the Minneapolis-based band Babes in Toyland.[1] She subsequently played drums for the bands Eggtwist and Koalas.[2]

Before Babes in Toyland, Barbero dropped out of the University of Minnesota and worked as a waitress.[3] She had never played any musical instrument before but had always wanted to learn to play drums, and she did when Kat Bjelland asked her to start a band with her.[4]

She was also part owner of the now defunct Minneapolis label Spanish Fly Records, whose roster included Smut, Dumpster Juice, Milk, REO Speedealer, Sleep Capsule, and Likehell.[5]

In 2006, Lori was awarded with an Artist of Distinction award by Sound Unseen for her continuous contribution to the Minneapolis Rock and Roll scene.

References[edit]

  1. ^ True, Everett. "Nirvana: the biography". Da Capo Press. 2007.
  2. ^ Lori Barbero. Minnewiki.publicradio.org
  3. ^ Gaar, Gillian G. "She's a rebel: the history of women in rock & roll". Seal Press. 2002.
  4. ^ Gaar, Gillian G. "She's a rebel: the history of women in rock & roll". Seal Press. 2002.
  5. ^ Gaar, Gillian G. "She's a rebel: the history of women in rock & roll". Seal Press. 2002.

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