Brimstone Interviews & Postings
Bikers for Babies
News 12, 2009-5-19
By Elisa DiStefano, News 12
Dee Snider is a true rock star. The Twisted
Sister frontman is a Long Island
Music Hall of Famer, a family man, and a new grandfather. His son, Rock the
Cradle’s Jesse Blaze, had a baby
girl and also has a new album coming out!. Dee’s also a man on a mission. He
came to our studio last week to promote his
Bikers for Babies Ride that took place on Sunday. He’s now the national
spokesperson for the March of Dimes Bikers for Babies ride. It supports research
that saves babies’ lives. According to the March of Dimes, 1 in every 8 babies
will be born prematurely. Dee is the father of two prematurely born children
(Cody and Cheyenne). This is his way of giving back.
Although the weather was nasty–the ride was awesome! It was so great to meet so
many giving Long Islanders. I got on the back of a bike with Twisted Sister’s
bass player Mark “The Animal” Mendoza–who is a big teddy bear! Thank you so
much, Mark! We rode in the front of the pack with Dee and his daughter Cheyenne
(who is already a rock star, by the way! ). Last year, I came in stilettos.
This year I was more prepared and came in my full biker gear (or the best biker
gear I own)! I don’t know if I could ever pull off being a “biker chick,” but I
tried to be biker chic! I was nervous about riding, but Mark kept me calm. Dee
kept looking over and asking if I was okay. I actually had a great time. I felt
so proud when I got up the courage to look back behind me and see the sea of
bikes all riding for such a great cause.
After the ride, I hung out with Long Island’s pro wrestler
Brimstone, Fingers from WBAB, and
Fred Norris from the Howard Stern Show (in pic below with AJ from Twisted
Sister). Dee, Mark and AJ performed some Twisted Sister hits. And Dee & the
March of Dimes were kind enough to give me and News 12 an award for our support.
I was very touched.
If you want to support the March of Dimes and Dee’s mission-