Ohio town changes name in honor of Dee Snider
August 12th, 2010
02:02 PM ET

Ohio town changes name in honor of Dee Snider

Obviously, it must rock to live in this town.

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.

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Cecil Kules

    When it's all over it's not who you were. . . it's whether you made a difference.

    September 7, 2011 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. marquee.blogs.cnn.com

    Ohio town changes name in honor of dee snider.. Dandy 🙂

    April 19, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. brenda

    Dee is cool!!!!!

    August 20, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dave Bruns

    A town, not a road.
    And a nice little town in NW Ohio- former home of Decker's, one of the great burger joints in the world in its heyday. I spent many hours doing nothing in Cridersville and loving it when I was a young man.

    August 13, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kelly

    Who cares about R.Kelly - this is about Dee Snyder –good for him having a road named for him for a day.He has been around a long time.We see him around here on Long Island alot - a nice down to earth guy.Generous man–good family.

    August 13, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. trix are for kids

    Only kids make fun of R. Kelly, and only kids use the word "lame."

    August 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pointless

    So what would you rename the town of someone requested an R. Kelly hit?

    August 12, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |

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