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An Evening With Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Greg Graffin. Greg is best known as the founder and singer for the band Bad Religion. He has also written several books including “Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant? A Professor and Punk Rocker Discuss Science, Religion, Naturalism & Christianity” and “The Population Wars.” During the show he discussed the longevity of Bad Religion, the band’s latest album Age of Unreason, and his latest book “Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion.” Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we researched popular names for babies, discussed which matches we would show people to introduce them to professional wrestling, and bragged about our recent mention on Mankato’s KEYC News 12. We are Mankato’s favorite sons!

An Evening With The NeverEnding Story’s Tami Stronach…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actress Tami Stronach. Tami is best known for her role as the “Childlike Empress” in the film The NeverEnding Story. She also a professional dancer and a yoga instructor. During the show she discussed the lasting-impact of The NeverEnding Story, her brief music career, and the making of her new film Man & Witch. Look for Man & Witch in the year 2021!

During the rest of the show we explained the circumstances regarding our prolonged-exile from our host-station KMSU, assembled a cast for The Five Count: The Movie using only professional wrestlers, and celebrated the 40th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s album Blizzard of Ozz. Let’s go crazy!

An Evening With Jefferson Starship’s David Freiberg & Genesis’ Steve Hackett…

This installment of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two music legends. First we were joined by guitarist Steve Hackett. Steve is best known as a former member of the band Genesis. He has released numerous albums dating back to the early 1970s and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his days in Genesis, the influence his two-handed tapping and sweep picking techniques have had on other guitarists, and his new book “A Genesis in My Bed.” Get your copy now!

Next we were joined by musician David Freiberg. David is best known as a member of the band Jefferson Starship. He’s also a former member of Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver Messenger Service. During the show he discussed the longevity of Jefferson Starship, his memories of appearing the Star Wars Holiday Special, and Jefferson Starship’s new single It’s About Time from the new album Mother of the Sun. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed why Boba Fett from Star Wars isn’t really that cool, argued about where the term “blow the doors off” originated from, and Ton shared a story about a recent sleepover he hosted for children. He also ate an entire bag of Muddy Buddies and threw up!

An Evening With *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Joey Fatone. Joey is best known as a member of the group *NSYNC. He’s also appeared in films like My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and TV shows like Family Feud, Impractical Jokers and The Masked Singer. During the show he discussed his move from music to show hosting, whether a reunion with *NSYNC could happen, and being the host of the TV show Common Knowledge. See Common Knowledge on the Game Show Network!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite pizza toppings, argued about Pink Floyd, and planned a trip to Culver’s with Rick James. Happy Labor Day

A Chat With Saturday Night Live’s G.E. Smith…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with guitarist G.E. Smith. G.E. is best known as the leader of the Saturday Night Live Band from 1985 to 1995. He has also played with artists like Hall & Oates, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters and David Bowie. His new album with singer LeRoy Bell, Stony Hill, is available now! 

Sci-Fi, Skin & Chili Peppers…

During this installment of The Five Count we argued about the proper way to serve leftover apple pie, paid tribute to former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman, discussed the new film Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies with executive producer Jim “Mr. Skin” McBride, and chatted with author Aaron Lupton about his new book “Planet Wax: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtracks on Vinyl.” Get your copies today!

A Chat With Actor James Cromwell…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor James Cromwell. James is best known for his role as “Farmer Arthur Hoggett” in the film Babe and “George Sibley” in the TV show Six Feet Under. He’s also appeared in films like Revenge of the Nerds, Eraser, The Green Mile, Star Trek: First Contact and TV shows like All in the Family, Dallas, ER, and American Horror Story: Asylum. His new film Emperor is available now!

An Evening With Triumph’s Rik Emmett & Onslaught’s Nige Rockett…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two guitar shredders. First we were joined by guitarist Nige Rockett. Nige is best known as the founder and guitarist for the band Onslaught. Considered pioneers of the British thrash metal scene, Onslaught has been playing music since 1982. During the show he discussed how the new members of Onslaught have been fitting in with the band, how difficult it is for new bands to make a living playing heavy music, and Onslaught’s new album Generation Antichrist. Get your copy now!

Next we were joined by guitarist and singer Rik Emmett. Rik is best known as the singer, guitarist and founder for the band Triumph. Known for hits like Magic Power, Fight the Good Fight and Lay It on the Line, Triumph is a member of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed why leaving Triumph allowed him to experiment with different sounds and styles, the possibility of a Triumph documentary, and the re-release of many of his solo albums on Round Hill Records. Download them today!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite music documentaries and Ton told the story of his dominance at the North Mankato Fun Days Arm Wrestling Tournament. He drives truck, breaks arms and arm wrestles!

A Chat With Actor Joe Morton…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor Joe Morton. Joe is best known for his roles as “Dr. Miles Bennett Dyson” in the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day and “Eli Rowan Pope” on the TV show Scandal. He’s also appeared in films like Crossroads, Speed, Blues Brothers 2000, and TV shows like A Different World, Eureka and God Friended Me. Joe and his friend Kenny Lehman have a new single out called Wake Up America!

An Evening With Traffic’s Dave Mason…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Dave Mason. Dave is best known as a former member of the band Traffic. He’s also played with Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed how he wound up working on so many classic albums, his memories of working on the film Skatetown U.S.A., and his new band Dave Mason & The Quarantines. Their new version of Dave’s song Feelin’ Alright is available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our thoughts on bands starting to play shows again without social-distancing, Ton told a story about battling almond-stealing mice at an Airbnb, and then he opened a belated birthday gift. It was a copy of Predator 2 on LaserDisc!