Kat Bjelland

“No matter how hard you try, there are going to be a lot of people who don’t care. That’s just the way of the world. It doesn’t make a difference if it’s music or the way you dress or your political stance or the color of your house or the way you build a hamburger. As long as you like it, do it.”

Lori Barbero, Babes in Toyland’s drummer, talks about growing up with music, not wasting time on things that aren’t fun, and her advice on “never, ever, ever” caring about what other people think of you.

Interview by Stephanie Kuehnert. Photo by Joe Dilworth. 

“Layne and I hung around the whole time. We weren’t going out, just to make that clear. He was kinda like a kindred spirit. We probably had crushes on each other, because I punched him in the stomach once, which is like a third-grader’s crush reaction, right?. And then he had his minions throw me in a bucket of water before we were supposed to play. I was immature. I kinda liked him but you just get confused when you are around the same people all the time.”

Kat Bjelland about the convivence with Layne Staley during Lollapalooza 93’