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A Chat With Hop Along’s Joe Reinhart & Beach Slang’s James Alex…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with two members of bands performing in Minnesota this week! First, we were joined for an exclusive interview by guitarist Joe Reinhart. Joe is best known as a member of the band Hop Along. Hailing from Philadelphia, Hop Along has been making music since 2005. See them live at the Turf Club in St. Paul on June 13!

We were also joined for an exclusive interview with singer/guitarist James Alex. James is best known as the frontman for the band Beach Slang. Also hailing from Philadelphia, Beach Slang has been touring the country since 2013. See them live (now touring as Quiet Slang) at the 7th St. Entry on June 15!

A Radio Show By The Men Who Played Prince…

This installment of The Five Count featured a celebration of what would’ve been Prince’s 60th birthday! During the show we proclaimed our disgust for the state of Iowa, discussed our favorite food shelf memories, commemorated the 40th anniversary of Prince’s debut album, and interviewed Prince’s first manager Owen Husney. He’s the author of the new book “Famous People Who’ve Met Me: A Memoir By the Man Who Discovered Prince.” The show was most certainly soft and wet!

An Evening With Grand Funk Railroad’s Mark Farner…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Mark Farner. Mark is best known as the former singer and guitarist for the band Grand Funk Railroad. Known for hits like Some Kind of Wonderful, We’re An American Band, and I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home), Grand Funk has sold more than 25 million albums dating back to 1969. During the show he discussed selling-out arenas back in the ‘70s, his decision to leave Grand Funk and go solo, and his memories of playing with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. After that, we did the loco-motion!

During the rest of the show we complained about the high markups at Suncoast Video, discussed our favorite Hulk Hogan theme songs, and chatted with a woman who bribed Kerry King with ceramic kitties to get backstage at a Slayer concert. Metal!

The Five Count’s Ghoulish Memorial Day…

During this episode of The Five Count we played our favorite Memorial Day songs, Dustin told the story of how he met WWF Superstar Virgil, Ton explained which suntan lotion tastes the best, and we spoke with former Rue Morgue Art Director Gary Pullin about his new book “Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin.” Get your copy today!

An Evening With Batman’s Burt Ward…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Burt Ward. Burt as best known for his role as “Robin” on the TV show Batman. He also appeared in films like Virgin High, Karate Raider, Robot Ninja, and High School U.S.A. During the show he discussed the ongoing popularity of the Batman TV show, his memories of recording music with Frank Zappa, and the details of his company Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions. His new Gentle Giants Dog Food is available now!

During the rest of the show we received a call from “Benny” from the film Total Recall, Dustin explained why gluten-free baked goods are awful, and we discussed the origins the term “redonkulous” and why people should never use it. Of course, Ton says it all the time.

Children Of The Five Count…

This episode of The Five Count was for the children. During the show we played our favorite children songs, discussed who would be on our Mt. Rushmore of cartoon characters, explained how not to be offensive when ordering food at Mexican restaurants, and Ton told the story of how he almost played Joey Lawrence’s role on the TV show Blossom. We also spent 20 minutes reminiscing about fruit pies!

An Evening With Great White’s Mark Kendall & The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s Joyce Bulifant…

This installment of The Five Count featured not one, but two exclusive interviews! First we were joined by guitarist Mark Kendall. Mark is best known as the founder of the band Great White. Known for hits like Rock Me, Save Your Love, and Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Great White has sold more than eight million albums dating back to the early ‘80s. During the show he discussed the early days with Great White, his relationship with former Great White singer Jack Russell, and Great White’s new album Full Circle. See Great White at Treasure Island Resort & Casino on July 2 with Vince Neil!

Next we were joined by actress Joyce Bulifant. Joyce is best known for her role as “Marie Slaughter” on the TV show The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She’s also appeared on TV shows like Weird Science, The Bill Cosby Show, Match Game, and Big John, Little John. During the show she discussed working with her son on Weird Science, how the role of “Carol Brady” on The Brady Bunch was originally written for her, and her new book “My Four Hollywood Husbands.” Buy your copy today!

During the rest of the show we decided which pro wrestlers we would cast in a new Avengers-style movie, marveled at that contents of the new $1,000 Guns N’ Roses box set, Ton threw shade at a local weatherman, and we paid tribute to the great John “Jabo” Starks. He was super bad!

The Five Count Goes There…

This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interview with two legendary Canadian TV producers. First we were joined by Marty Krofft. Marty is best known as one-half of the television-producing duo Sid & Marty Krofft. Known for creating shows like H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, and Land of the Lost, Sid and Marty Krofft have been producing children’s television for nearly 50 years. They were recently awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Daytime Emmy Awards!

Next, we were joined by television producer Stephen Stohn. Stephen is the executive producer of the teen drama series Degrassi, including The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Degrassi: Next Class. He was also the executive producer of the telecast of Canada’s music awards show, The Juno Awards. His new book “Whatever It Takes: Life Lessons from Degrassi and Elsewhere in the World of Music and Television” is available now!

The rest of the show featured a conversation with Predator about the dos and don’ts of attending prom, a conversation with Twitter Lori about the pros and cons of ceramic lobsters, and harassment by the proprietor of a Chinese restaurant and a woman who tattooed a Camaro on her butt. Ton skipped the show to go to a Bon Jovi concert!

The Five Count Gets A Grip…

During this episode of The Five Count we celebrated the 25-year anniversary of Aerosmith‘s Get a Grip album, defended Aerosmith’s honor against numerous naysayer listeners, gave our thoughts on the recent concert involving real musicians backing a video of Prince, Ton regaled us with tales of his various great-radio groupie conquests, and we raked-in numerous donations to the KMSU Pledge Drive. Music was the weapon!

An Evening With Manowar’s Ross “The Boss” Friedman…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Ross “The Boss” Friedman. Ross is best known as a former member of Manowar and The Dictators. He’s also played with bands like Death Dealer, Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom, and Shakin’ Street. During the show he discussed how the band Manowar was formed, the future of The Dictators, and his new solo album By Blood Sworn. There was plenty of violence and bloodshed!

During the rest of the show we patted ourselves on the back for venturing out in a blizzard to make it to the show, discussed why no one appreciates Madonna anymore, decided which films would’ve benefited from having The Barbarian Brothers in them, and gave away tickets to see Paisley Park Presents Prince: Live on the Big Screen April 20 at Target Center in Minneapolis. Let’s Work!