The Fuel Girls are “the most kickass fuckin’ rock chicks you will ever meet”. They said it. We know it. The beautiful Lora Leigh took some time out from riding fire-spitting buggies around arenas to tell us about her mad year.
What was your highlight of 2008?
Fuck we have so many! We drove the US Gumball Rally with David Hasselhoff in KITT (Yes THE Kitt – fuckin’ Knight Rider, yeah!), we went trophy truck racing just outside Vegas with Carey Hart and Travis Pastrana for their new MTV show, we have travelled the world, been on the Masters Of Dirt FMX Tour, performed at Download Festival, helped host the Golden Gods Awards, and our new UK TV show started on Playboy TV! All of those things have been highlights!
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
We’ve all had pretty bad injuries! I fractured my ankle on the first day of a 5-week tour and thought that was pretty shit, but then Vanessa got into a freaky accident with some pyro fluid and set her legs on fire! She suffered third degree burns from her toes to her bum! She’s hardcore as fuck though and loves having some battle scars with a story to tell her grandchildren!
Who in 2008 deserves a good kicking?
Lots of people – Katy Perry fuck off! Kid Rock for releasing that awful song – how embarrassing, he used to be rad – and people who judge us before seeing what we actually do. Come to an arena show with us and sit beside Helen for 10 minutes – let her take you for a ride. You’ll soon fuckin’ get some respect, wanker.
Who had the best comeback: Metallica, AC/DC, or Guns N’ Roses?
Metallica all the way. Guns N’ Roses used to be the fuckin’ best, but now I cant bring myself to look at Axl’s plastic face – he puts me off the music. I wasn’t that impressed with Black Ice – I’d love to know who was!
What are you most looking forward to in 2009?
Expanding on our arena show, getting new toys (we’ve got a fire spitting buggy, motorbikes, a modded Capri with side pipes and two 1970 Dodge Challengers!) and learning new tricks! We will definitely be back in the States for the second part of our existing TV show and were talking to a big production company about an outrageously good TV show that we are working on. We have only been in the UK for three weekends this year and we are hoping in 2009 to be away touring for them all!!
What band should everyone find out about in 2009?
Black Tide! Those boys are going to be massive!
What do you want for Christmas?
A luxury tour bus with all mod cons and a contract for an Australian tour with FMX brand Crusty Demons! That would do me.
Who do you want to get under the mistletoe?
Uh oh. Confession time… Tom Araya!
Where will you be on New Year’s Eve?
We’ve been booked for three gigs and we are in the process of working out how the fuck we are going to do this. One is in Goa, India and then one in London, one in a rock club in Wales! I want to do the dirty rock club obviously, but the others are being temped by the sun, sea and hardcore parties of Goa!
The Fuel Girls will be spitting fire and stuff near you all through 2009. This is Lora.