Lori Barbero (born November 27, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) was the drummer for the Minneapolis-based band Babes in Toyland.True, Everett. . Da Capo Press. 2007. Minnewiki.publicradio.org
Before Babes in Toyland, Barbero dropped out of the University of Minnesota and worked as a waitress.Gaar, Gilliam G. . Seal Press. 2002.]Gaar, Gillian G. . Seal Press. 2002.
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.Gaar, Gillian G. . Seal Press. 2002.
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.