Name: Lori Peters
Position in band: Drummer
Birthday: November 29
Hometown: Kenosha, WI
Family: sister, Lisa
Previous jobs before Skillet: Worked for a benefits consulting firm, in band Alkeme with Korey
Education: 3 years at Columbia College, Chicago
Sports / Activities in High School: Basketball, softball, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band
Hobbies: Sports, jet skiing, playing Galaga
Favorite things to do on days off:
Spend time with family and friends
Guilty Pleasure: Abba
Favorite Food: Pizza, Mom's homemade pie
Why did you give your life to Jesus:
My relationship with Jesus means the most to me.
I love Him with all my heart, and praise God for what He's done in my life. I can't imagine my life without Jesus. Well, I
can...and it would be horrible! He has given me love, forgiveness, compassion, and hope. It's amazing that Jesus died for
all the things I've done wrong in my life! There is no other option for me but to serve the one true God, Jesus Christ.
Something God has taught you recently:
God has taught me over the past 6 months to
never forget His promises. Joining Skillet is something I've always wanted to do. It's been the desire of my heart to serve
God through music, and He's given me that chance. He's taught me to look to Him for everything and to find strength through
Who's had the biggest influence on
your life: Early on in my Christian walk my best
friend Shelly Synder was a huge influence in my life and she continues to be. My elders also have helped shape who I am today.
What is your favorite thing about doing
what you do: Knowing that I'm exactly where God wants
me to be - doing something I enjoy for His glorification. Playing drums is so fun - I love it!
Roland Drum Triggers
Here's an interview with Lori Peters with Will from Panheads.org:
LORI PETERS, November 17, 2001:
Will: Well okay. What is it like being
a chick drummer?
W: Are there any other in the Christian
L: I know that there are...
W: I don't know of any... I know that
in the secular industry there's a couple.
L: Yeah. Well John said that from stage once, at a festival
and this woman came up to me backstage and she's like, 'Well you're not the only....... girl drummer in Christian music,'
she's like, 'I played with so-and-so.' She was a bit older than me. I don't even know what band it was.
I think it was at AtlantaFest cause I remember him saying that...
L: I don't know..
He, he did say that at AtlantaFest. That might not have been when she talked to you.
L: It was somewhere
up near Washington.
W: Oh. Oh well then.... he must've said it... more than once.
So I know there's a few out there that are actually in signed bands. *pause* I think he's now changed it to saying the only
rock.... er.. the only chick drummer in rock music. Christian rock music.
W: What'd your parents
think of it? Like, were in like a band in high school and stuff?
L: Yeah. Yeah I played in orchestra
and symphonic band, jazz band. My parents, my mom's really supportive. My step-dad is supportive. They're really excited for
me... for me to audition. Cause I didn't, I didn't think I was gonna be good enough. Which I wasn't. But.. John... John gave
me the chance to practice and become.... ya know. I've gotten a lot better but at the time I started I wasn't good enough.
W: Now you were with Korey before in another band, right?
L: Right. It was
W: So.. what kind of stuff was that?
L: A lot more mellower.
Very keyboard base, that was the main instrument, it was just keyboard, bass and drums. So.. very mellow. I can't even describe
it really. Very melodic. I guess.. Sarah McLach-*stumbles* I can't even say it. Sarah McLachlanish. But not as cool. *chuckles*
W: So are y'all... is that band totally dissolved or what? Did y'all have an album out?
Yeah we did like an indie album.
W: Well okay. Since the tour's coming to a close, what has it been
like the past three months? Living with these guys on the road?
L: We're all ready to go home. *laughs*
W: That's what everybody's been telling me.
L: Well it's been a really good
tour. This is like... my forth Skillet tour I think. It's been the best.
W: You did Festival Con
Dios... you were on the worship tour before that right?
L: Well I did two Invincible tours, a worship
tour... I guess if you...
W: Well Festival Con Dios is short
yeah this is the best I think.
W: What are you doing after this? After the Alien Youth tour?
L: Going home. Yeah going home. Spend a lot of time
with family. Enjoy the holidays.
W: And y'all start back in December.. sometime in December, I think.
L: 28th. Yeah.
W: Okay and final once, this is one we are asking everybody.
Since we are Panheads.org.. I don't know.. have you read the definition of a Panhead that Ken gave several years ago?
I think I've read it but I couldn't say it.
W: How would you define a Panhead?
W: Lori Peters' definition...
L: Let's see... someone who.......
is..... *chuckles* freaked out for Skillet. Who would drive like, ten hours to come see us and who has kinda gone through
all the changes with the band and still loves the first album as much as the current album. Just.. someone who loves what
we do, loves God, and loves our ministry and stuff. Yeah. But ya gotta be freaky.