Celebrity Interviews

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

A Chat With Comedian Rachel Feinstein…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with Comedian Rachel Feinstein. In addition to her stand-up career, Rachel has appeared in films like Top Five, Trainwreck, and the TV show Inside Amy Schumer. See her new stand-up special on the Netflix series The Standups!

An Evening With WWE’s Kofi Kingston & The Walking Dead’s R. Keith Harris…

This edition of The Five Count included two exclusive celebrity interviews. First we were joined by WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston. Kofi is a member of longest reigning tag team champions in WWE history, The New Day. He’s also a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, WWE United States Champion, and WWE World Tag Team Champion. During the show he discussed dealing with injuries on the road, his upcoming appearance at WWE WrestleMania, and The New Day’s new book, “The Book of Booty: Shake It. Love It. Never Be It.” New Day Rocks!

Next we were joined by actor R. Keith Harris. Keith is best known for his role as “Dr. Harlan Carson” on the TV show The Walking Dead. He’s also appeared in TV shows like Under the Dome, One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek, and Beverly Hills, 90210. During the show he discussed his early days in the business, the popularity of The Walking Dead, and his new film Shifting Gears. It’s available now!

During the rest of the show we complained about the length of WrestleMania, discussed our recent interview with Eddie Money, received a call from a marijuana activist, and scheduled a Ric Flair chopping contest. Woooo!

A Chat With Eddie Money…

The Five Count recently had a chance again to speak with the one and only Eddie Money. With a career dating back to the 1970s, Eddie is best known for hits like Baby Hold On, Two Tickets to Paradise, Shakin’, and Take Me Home Tonight. He’s also appeared in many TV shows including The Drew Carey Show and The King of Queens. Check out his new show, Real Money, on AXS TV!

An Evening With Ween’s Dean Ween…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with the one and only Dean Ween. Deaner is best known as one-half of the greatest band of all-time, Ween. He’s also a member of The Moistboyz and The Dean Ween Group. During the show he discussed the ins and outs of his new recording studio, why he loves Minnesota so much, and his new album rock2. Afterward, we practiced our Wesley Willis impressions. Rock over Minnesota! Rock on Wisconsin!

During the rest of the show we discussed illegal street-racing with Mike the Aussie, our favorite Ween memories, and regretted our decision to try the new Chipotle Queso. It was like cheese Malt-O-Meal!

A Chat With My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’s Tara Strong…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with voice-actress Tara Strong. Tara is best known as the voice of “Twilight Sparkle” on the TV show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and “Bubbles” on the TV show The Powerpuff Girls. She also provided voices for shows like Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents, Teen Titans, Beetlejuice, King of the Hill, Family Guy, and many more. A new season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic returns Mar. 24 on the Discovery Family channel. The Five Count is brony to the bone!