Earlier this week, child star Shirley Temple died at the age of 85. Tributes poured in from all over the world as this clip appeared on almost every newscast.
However, I would like to take this moment to point out that her daughter, Lori, was a metal and proto-grunge pioneer.
When the Melvins left Washington State for San Francisco in 1987, they picked up a new bassist named Lorax. That was Lori. She got into the band because she was dating leader Buzz Osborne and stayed with the group until 1991. That means a young Kurt Cobain would have humped her gear when he occasionally volunteered to roadie for the Melvins whenever they were in the same city.
Lori/Lorax appeared the Melvins’ Ozma and Bullhead albums and may have played on Houdini in 1993 (there are conflicting reports about that).
She’s now retired from music and working as a photographer. Just thought you should know. (Via Metal Insider)