FIBM: What was up with the beef
between you and Lita Ford? Was there really conflict, or was it generated by the press?
Lorraine: Lita and I didn't really know each other, but I had always
wanted to be friends with her....when the record was going to come out Concrete Marketing tried to make us
rivals and I didn't dig that, but things were already in print and in the hands of the industry....there
wasn't a lot I could do to change it so it was what it was......I did meet her eventually when I was
hanging out with Vince Neil, she was polite, but no love there....
FIBM: Your thoughts on Rikki Rockett. You guys seemed to be a "Hot Item" at one time.
Do you still keep in touch?
Rikki Rockett is a great guy. We had a lot of fun hanging out. He used to ride Harley's with a group of guys that called themselves the Lost Boys. I loved being on the back of his bike! and I have a lot of good memories of the time we spent together...I was pretty infatuated with him. I knew him before his record deal and even posed in a photo with a group of girls in the Poison House backyard by their pool...He was a happy guy with a good fashion sense and even though I haven't talked with him in a while,
I still consider him a friend...I know if I really needed him he'd be there...great memories of Harley Rides, and the MTV Award.....
FIBM: Any good Vince Neil stories come to mind? What was he like to hang out with?
Vince was a nice guy too, and really handsome in person.....it was all very Hollywood, you
know "your people contact my people"....the best way to get a date is have a video on MTV.....anyway
we did hang out, I guess you call it dating but he was going through a divorce and things got kind of
weird. He did put me on the bill to perform with the Party Ninja's Benefit at the Santa Monica Civic.....and
I have fun memories at his house, Gladstones, Dr. Feelgood, Canada and Cheap Trick.... Never mind, I like to keep secrets......
FIBM: What does your brother do now?
My brother Rick lives in our home town Albuquerque, New Mexico ...he is in 2 bands and works for Budweiser
FIBM: I have seen copies of the Femme Fatale cd sell consistently for thirty to fifty bucks on Ebay. Were you aware of that? Do you care? Why hasn’t it been re-released and will it ever be?
Lorraine: Yeah I have seen the Femme stuff on ebay...hey I
even bought my stuff off there...it's crazy expensive...and yes I am hoping for a re release.....maybe next year
FIBM: Lorraine Lewis is transported back
to the year 1988, is there anything you would do differently in the music business?
There are a lot of things I would've done differently...the biggest thing is that I would've released "Rebel" as our second
single....I would've done a black and white video of backstage footage
for it and I think it would've worked.....also I wouldn't have believed everything people told me about my career...yes
I believed the hype!