Audio Posts

An Evening With Accept’s Udo Dirkschneider…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Udo Dirkschneider. Udo is best known as the former singer for the band Accept. The voice behind songs like Fast as a Shark, Restless and Wild, and Balls to the Wall, he’s also the frontman for the band U.D.O. and his new band, Dirkschneider. During the show he discussed finding success in the U.S. with Accept, his decision to stop performing Accept songs on tour, and his recent recording of Frank Sinatra’s My Way. See Udo Dirkschneider live on Mar. 12 at The Cabooze in Minneapolis!

During the rest of the show we tested out our new bed music, argued over our new website design, and spoke with a woman in a bomb shelter in New England who was hiding from a nor’easter. Luckily, she still had The Five Count and a five-month supply of beans!

A Chat With WWE’s Cesaro…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with WWE Superstar Cesaro. Hailing from Switzerland, Cesaro is a former ROH World Tag Team Champion, WWE Raw Tag Team Champion, WWE United States Champion, and the inaugural Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy winner. He’s currently one-half of the tag-team “The Bar” with WWE Superstar Sheamus. See Cesaro live at WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania, March 9 at Target Center in Minneapolis.

An Evening With WWE’s Luke Harper…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with WWE Superstar Luke Harper. Harper is a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, SmackDown Tag Team Champion, and NXT Tag Team Champion. He’s a former member of The Wyatt Family and current member of The Bludgeon Brothers with Erick Rowan. We were also joined by Ted Geoghegan, writer and director of the film Mohawk. During the show they discussed the making of Mohawk and Harper’s role in it, Harper discussed his future as an actor, and his current tag team with Rowan. After that, we followed the buzzards!

During the rest of the show we announced the beginning of the long-overdue overhaul of our website, discussed the dangers of misusing neti pots, and gave away tickets to WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania, March 9 at Target Center in Minneapolis. It pays to listen to The Five Count!

An Evening With Ted Nugent’s Derek St. Holmes…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Derek St. Holmes. Derek is best known as the former singer and guitarist for Ted Nugent. The voice behind songs like Hey Baby, Stranglehold, and Just What the Doctor Ordered, Derek has been making music since the mid-1970s. During the show he discussed his on-again off-again relationship with Ted Nugent, his band with Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, and the story behind his custom Gibson guitar. It was just what the doctor ordered!

During the rest of the show we discussed the grief some people give you for being a Ted Nugent fan, what kind of doctor Ton would be if he traveled back in time 400 years, and gave pointers to the KMSU news anchors. They could learn a lot from professionals like us.

The Five Count Rocks The Box…

During this episode of The Five Count we discussed which bands we feel guilty liking, explained our fear of big-box stores no longer selling CDs, payed tribute to the late Lovebug Starski, and argued over which one of us is uglier and stupider. It was the perfect soundtrack for rockin’ the box!

An Evening With Friday The 13th’s Kane Hodder…

This installment of The Five Count was a special Valentine’s Day show. We were joined for an exclusive interview with the most romantic guest we could think of, actor Kane Hodder. Kane is best known for portraying “Jason Voorhees” in the films Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, and Jason X. He’s also appeared in films like Wishmaster, Lone Wolf McQuade, Waxwork, Demolition Man, and Hatchet IIII. During the show he discussed his desire to play the role of “Jason Voorhees” again, the evolution of the stuntman, and his new film Victor Crowley. Luckily, no one was killed during the interview!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite romantic movies, Ton explained why everyone should love the Olympics, and we played a batch of loin-warming love songs. Happy Valentine’s Day from your favorite radio hunks!

An Evening With Dr. Demento…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with legendary radio personality Dr. Demento. A member of the Comedy Music Hall of Fame and National Radio Hall of Fame, Dr. Demento has been the host of The Dr. Demento Show since 1970. He was also instrumental in helping start the career of “Weird Al” Yankovic. We were also joined by John Cafiero, the producer of Dr. Demento’s new album Dr. Demento Covered In Punk. During the show they discussed the new album, the state of “novelty music” today, and hosting The Dr. Demento Show for nearly 50 years. Get the new album now!

During the rest of the show we argued over the proper way to eat corn dogs, Ton explained his acute fear of singer Lorde, and we discussed the possibility of a Prince hologram performing at the Super Bowl. It was 10 percent toilet humor and 90 percent novelty music!

The Five Count’s Ninth Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With fDELUXE-The Family’s St. Paul Peterson…

This edition of The Five Count was our ninth-annual Princemas celebration! The show featured an exclusive interview with St. Paul Peterson. Paul is best known as a former member the Prince-assembled bands The Time and The Family. In addition to playing with the likes of The Steve Miller Band, Kenny Loggins, and Peter Frampton, he currently plays with his new band fDELUXE. During the show he discussed being involved in the early days of the Minneapolis Sound, his decision to part ways with Prince, and his upcoming fDELUXE shows at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. See them live on Jan. 31!

During the rest of the show we discussed the origins of Princemas, spoke with Mike the Aussie about his love of INXS, and devised a plan to fill Ton’s casket with Coca-Cola and Mentos. Merry Princemas!


An Evening With WWE’s Lanny “The Genius” Poffo…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with professional wrestler Lanny Poffo. Known as “Leaping” Lanny and “The Genius” during his years with the WWE, Lanny is a former NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion, ICW World Heavyweight Champion, and manager of Mr. Perfect and The Beverly Brothers. He’s also the brother of WWE Hall of Famer Randy “Macho Man” Savage. During the show he discussed his early days in wrestling, his process for writing his poems, and his new comic book “The Genius Lanny Poffo – Wrestling’s Smartest Man.” Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we shared heart-warming stories of the days when we were roommates, discussed the future of The Five Count website, and paid tribute to Five Count alumnus Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. Yahtzee!

The Five Count’s 700th Show – An Evening With The Simpsons’ Nancy Cartwright…

This episode of The Five Count was our 700th episode! It featured an exclusive interview with voice-actor Nancy Cartwright. Nancy is best known as the voice of “Bart Simpson” on the TV show The Simpsons. She’s also worked on shows like Rugrats, Animaniacs, The Critic, Pound Puppies, and Alvin and the Chimpunks. During the show she discussed her early days in animation, the longevity and future of The Simpsons, and her new film In Search of Fellini. Afterward, we did The Bartman!

During the rest of the show we discussed which famous people we’d like to invite to a celebratory episode 700 dinner, Ton explained his excitement for the Minnesota Vikings’ upcoming Super Bowl victory, and we payed tribute to Five Count alumnus “Fast” Eddie Clarke. Here’s to another 700!