Ohio Town To Rename Itself In Honor Of Twisted Sister Singer
August 19, 2010
On August 21, Cridersville, Ohio, will be renamed Snidersville, Ohio, in honor of metal legend Dee Snider. The 55-year-old musician, who hosts the nationally-syndicated House of Hair radio show, requested that the town switch up its name after a listener from Cridersville called in to request a song of his. The request was in jest, but then the town agreed to make it happen – at least for a day, according to a statement.
“I’ve had many dreams and been lucky enough to have most of them come true, but I would never dare to dream of something like this!” Snider said.
But the name change isn’t just for a laugh. On that same day, the frontman for ’80s band Twisted Sister will also host a March of Dimes Bikers for Babies ride. Snider will be seen cruising on his bike from Lima, Ohio to the aforementioned Snidersville with a crew of other bikers in a fundraising effort to fight premature birth.
“Having a town change its name to mine – even though it is changing only a few letters – is one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to me,” the rocker said. “It’s even better that we can support the March of Dimes work to give all babies a healthy start in life.”
For more info, visit bikersforbabies.com.