Celebrity Interviews

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!

An Evening With Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with rapper Lamont “U-God” Hawkins. U-God is best known as a founding member of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. He’s also released numerous solo albums, including Golden Arms Redemption and his latest release, Venom. During the show he discussed his new album, his thoughts on “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli buying Wu-Tang Clan’s album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, and his new book “RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang.” Wu-Tang forever!

During the rest of the show we discussed why people who aren’t Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, created our new Wu-Tang names, mourned the loss of recently bankrupted Toys “R” Us, and gave away tickets to see Lorde & Run the Jewels at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Mar. 23. The Five Count forever!

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!