Lori Barbero

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Lori Barbero
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Background information
Born November 27, 1961 (1961-11-27) (age 55)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Genres Punk rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments bass, drums, vocals
Years active 1987-present
Associated acts Babes in Toyland

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

Biography[edit]

Barbero was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the age of fourteen, her father moved the family to New York City, where she attended high school, graduating in 1978.[3] After high school, Barbero moved to Key West, Florida before returning to Minneapolis.

Before Babes in Toyland, Barbero dropped out of the University of Minnesota and worked as a waitress.[4] 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.[5] After the dissolution of Babes in Toyland in the early 2000s, Barbero worked as a music manager.

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.[6]


Lori contributed to a zine called After Grrrl (Small Stories From Big Lives) in 2015. The zine included stories from many influential female artists, icons, and taste makers including Allison Wolfe, Camille Rose Garcia, Tara McPherson, Kelly Osbourne, Bonnie Burton, Remy Holwick, Jessicka, Janine Jarman as well as many others.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ True, Everett. "Nirvana: the biography". Da Capo Press. 2007.
  2. ^ Lori Barbero. Minnewiki.publicradio.org
  3. ^ Bechard, Gorman (2014-10-29). "Lori Barbero of Babes in Toyland, the complete interview from COLOR ME OBSESSED". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-05-26. 
  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.
  6. ^ Gaar, Gillian G. "She's a rebel: the history of women in rock & roll". Seal Press. 2002.
  7. ^ After Grrrl June 09, 2016 in CULTURE, ROUGE
  8. ^ LUSTIG. HANNA Grrrl, You Need A Copy Of Jack Off Jill's New Fan Zine Bust (magazine)

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