Celebrity Interviews

An Evening With Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Richie Faulkner. Richie is best known as the lead guitarist for Judas Priest. Performing on albums like Redeemer of Souls and Firepower, he’s been a member of Judas Priest since 2011. During the show he discussed what it’s like playing with a band he idolized as a kid, the new Judas Priest boxset 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music, and getting back on the road after the pandemic. See Judas Priest on Sept. 23 at The Armory in Minneapolis!

During the rest of the show we discussed the upcoming director’s cut of Rocky IV, Ton opened numerous care packages he received from the listeners, and we explained our plans for recording The Five Count at random listeners’ houses. Look for the official tour announcement soon!

An Evening With Jimmy Cliff…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Jimmy Cliff. Known for hits like Wonderful World, Beautiful People, Many Rivers to Cross and The Harder They Come, Jimmy is the only living reggae musician to old the Order of Merit from the Jamaican government. He’s also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his early days making music in Jamaica, the 50th anniversary of the film The Harder They Come, and his new album Bridges. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed which pro wrestlers delivered the best wrestling promos, Ton told us which racecar drivers have the best hair, and we decided which one album we would choose to listen to for the rest of our lives. Ton purposefully chose something from The Allman Brothers Band!

A Chat With Ahmet Zappa…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor and musician Ahmet Zappa. Ahmet is best known for appearing in films like Pump Up the Volume, Jack Frost, Ready to Rumble, and TV shows like Roseanne and But Can They Sing? His new show Rock My Collection airs Sunday nights on AXS TV!

An Evening With Foghat’s Roger Earl…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Roger Earl. Roger is best known as the drummer and founder of the band Foghat. He’s also played with Mungo Jerry and Savoy Brown. During the show he discussed being in Foghat the last 50 years, being on the road again after the pandemic, and the new Foghat album 8 Days on the Road. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we Ton explained why YouTube celebrities shouldn’t be boxers, Front Desk Rachel told stories of her days as head of a dead-guy museum, and we payed tribute to Five Count alumnus Tom T. Hall. R.I.P. Tom!

An Evening With Teen Witch’s Mandy Ingber & Clueless’ Elisa Donovan…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two Hollywood starlets. First we were joined by actress Mandy Ingber. Mandy is best known for her role as “Polly” in the film Teen Witch. She’s also appeared on TV shows like Cheers, The Tortellis and The Wonder Years. During the show she discussed still being recognized as “Polly” all these years later, her transition from actress to yoga instructor, and her yoga program Yogalosophy. Top that!

Next we were joined by actress Elisa Donovan. Elisa is best known for her role as “Amber Mariens” in the film Clueless. She’s also appeared in films like 10 Things I Hate About You, A Night at the Roxbury, and TV shows like In Gayle We Trust, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. During the show she discussed the popularity of the film Clueless, her upcoming transition to directing films, and her new book “Wake Me When You Leave.” Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite pro wrestling tag teams, Ton explained the effect he has on the girls who work at the local Dairy Queen, and Dustin bragged about recently receiving every episode of the TV show Fishmasters. Let’s fish!

A Chat With Actress Ellen Foley…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actress and musician Ellen Foley. Ellen is best known for appearing in films like Hair, Tootsie, Cocktail, and TV shows like Night Court and Ghostwriter. She’s also released several albums and shared lead vocals with Meat Loaf on the song Paradise by the Dashboard Light. Her new album Fighting Words is available now!

Another Evening With Jon Mikl Thor…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Jon Mikl Thor. Known as “The Legendary Rock Warrior,” Thor has been releasing albums since the early 1970s. He’s also appeared in films like Rock ‘N’ Roll NightmareRecruits, and Zombie Nightmare. During the show he discussed his incredible musical output over the years, the making of his upcoming film Pact of Vengeance, and his new album Alliance. Get your copy today, Ol’ Scratch!

During the rest of the show we discussed our recent experience attending WWE SmackDown, celebrated Ton’s birthday, and sorted through Ton’s gift, a box of ProSet Super Stars MusiCards. He got an Yngwie Malmsteen’s rookie card!

An Evening With Actor Michael Berryman & Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp…

This installment of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with entertainment mainstays. First we were joined by actor Michael Berryman. Michael is best known for his role as “Pluto” in the film The Hills Have Eyes. He’s also appeared in films like Weird Science, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Devil’s Rejects. During the show he discussed what he looks for when selecting roles, his memories of appearing in Mötley Crüe videos, and his new film Room 9. Get your copy today!

Next we were joined by musician Gary Kemp. Gary is best known as the guitarist for the band Spandau Ballet. He’s also played with Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets and appeared in films like The Bodyguard, Killing Zoe and Dog Eat Dog. During the show he discussed his acting career, his memories of performing with Spandau Ballet at Live Aid, and his new solo album Insolo. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed the various current events of the day and paid tribute to ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill. R.I.P. amigo!

An Evening With Kix’s Steve Whiteman…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Steve Whiteman. Steve is best known as the singer for the band Kix. Known for songs like Body Talk, Girl Money and Don’t Close Your Eyes, Kix has been making music for more than 40 years. During the show he discussed his days with Kix, the recent resurgence of ‘80s rock bands, and his new solo album You’re Welcome. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we decided the best way to fit Ton with extra prosthetic limbs, paid tribute to Five Count alumni Jeff LaBar and Biz Markie, and gave away tickets to WWE SmackDown. See you July 30 at the Target Center!

An Evening With Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Phil Manzanera. Phil is best known as the former lead guitarist for the band Roxy Music. He’s also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed the influence Roxy Music had on music, his work over the years as a producer, and his new solo album with Tim Finn called Caught by the Heart. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show Ton ate six lbs. of Tootsie Rolls, Dustin expressed his dislike for Popeyes chicken, and we celebrated the 25th anniversary of pro wrestling’s “New World Order” faction. Much like The Five Count, the nWo is for life!