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Wednesday 23rd January 2008

Drummer Lori Peters leaves Skillet, replaced by Jen Ledger

THE DRUMMER with popular American rock band Skillet, Lori Peters, has left the group. Said Skillet's frontman John Cooper, "Lori told us about two months ago that she felt that it was time for her to come off the road and start a new chapter in her life. We are of course going to miss her! Lori's last show with us was New Year's Eve." The new drummer is 18 year old Jen Ledger. CR

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Reader Comments

Posted by Bill Buri in So. Jersey @ 08:52 on Feb 7 2018

Lori is one hell of a beast on drums n I wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors! She will be so missed. But, on the next page.... Ledger is not only a queen wit the sticks, but such a range wit her vocals. Gotta give tic to take tac!!! Live to see a live show with both beating on the cans!!!!! Love Em Both

Posted by Patrick Mutwiri in Nairobi @ 08:46 on Mar 29 2017

I love Jen. Her voice is wow!

Posted by Skillet fan in Glendale Az @ 09:50 on Jan 4 2015

We will all miss Lori and I hope she finds the new chapter in her life. I personally prefer Lori then Jen but things happen and it can't be changed so need to respect Lori about her leaving. All in all Skillet is a great band no matter who is in it they still rock and I got shirts, cd's, posters ect. so I'm a major fan of Skillet and I can't wait for the new cd and the next concert here in Arizona.

Reply by Shawn Thompson @ 21:53 on Nov 12 2016

In a bigger fan than you'll ever be i might not have listened as long as you have but i took a skillet quiz and got 100% on it

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Posted by Adam in Fritch Texas @ 11:54 on Aug 6 2012

Lori was a great drummer and so is Jen and there talents are both incredible I love the band and they have awesome music. Skillet Rocks to John and Korey Cooper Lori Peters, Ben Kasica, Seth Morrison, Ken Steorts, Jonathan Salas, Trey McClurkin, Kevin Haaland and lastly but not least my personal favorite and this is only because I'm a drummer too Jen Ledger!!!

Posted by jim in lake elsinore ,calif @ 14:27 on Apr 30 2012

Jen is awesome, makes skillet who they are. awesome audition

Posted by ali @ 23:53 on Aug 1 2011

i like them both... but jen is really sweet, i love her accent it's adorable!!

Posted by Hiep in Minnesota @ 00:47 on May 19 2011

I like Jen more but it's always sad 2 c anyone leave :( I wish they could hav 2 drummers. what did Lori mean when she said that she was starting a new chapter in her life?

Posted by Flapjack in school @ 15:25 on Sep 10 2010

jen is awesome. prolly the best drummer ever heard, right next to lori... she was awesome to. I have posters wit lori as drummer and posters withjen as drummer. Skillets a really awesome band, god bless

Posted by Cheylene in Pheonix,AZ @ 03:34 on Oct 23 2009

I love every cd of skillet and lori roked but shes so good at singing to. jen rocks too. but my fav is john. ive been listining to them since i was 7. now im 11 and im really bumbed i couldnt see there concert today but im going to buy there new cd as soon as it comes out. "GOOD LUCK OUT THERE LORI!!! GOD BLESS U." love, The biggest skillet fan in the world or just Cheylene. Lori u rock and so does the rest of u

Posted by Austin in Nicholasville, KY @ 01:08 on Oct 10 2009

I saw her play on her last performance with Skillet on New Years Eve. They rocked

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