Celebrity Interviews

A Chat With Roseanne & The Conners’ Lecy Goranson…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actress Lecy Goranson. Lecy is best known for her role as “Becky Conner” on the TV shows Roseanne and The Conners. She’s also appeared in films like Boys Don’t Cry, How to Make an American Quilt, and TV shows like Sex and the City and Inside Amy Schumer. See her in the new season of The Conners on ABC on Wednesday nights!

An Evening With Catbath’s Travis Franklin…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Travis Franklin. Travis is best known as the singer and guitarist for the band Catbath. Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Catbath has been shredding furniture with their power-hooky grunge since the early 2010s. During the show he discussed recent changes in the band, recording new songs for an upcoming album, and their latest album Table Scraps. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed hiring AC/DC to play at our birthday parties, said hurtful things to Ton’s Siri, and tried to convince area-bands to let us record 7” split albums with them. We’ll take the B-sides!

A Chat With The Dukes Of Hazzard’s John Schneider…

The Five Count recently had a chance to chat with actor and musician John Schneider. John is best known for his role as ” Beauregard ‘Bo’ Duke” on the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. He’s also appeared on TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Smallville, Nip/Tuck and The Haves and the Have Nots. His new film Stand On It is available now!

An Evening With Macy Gray…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Macy Gray. Macy is best known for hits like Do Something, Shoo Be Doo and I Try. She’s also appeared in films like Training Day, Scary Movie 3 and Spider-Man. During the show she discussed her upcoming album, what she’s been doing during the pandemic, and her non-profit foundation MyGood. If you’ve been a victim of police violence and need financial help, head to MyGood.org!

During the rest of the show we discussed the recent retirement of WWE’s The Undertaker, heard the story of the Super Mario Bros. in The Perilous Pit, and Dustin announced he recently tested positive for COVID-19. It gave Ton an excuse to do the whole show over the phone from inside his new Mercedes!

An Evening With Kenny Wayne Shepherd…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Kenny is best known as the guitarist for the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Known for hits like Alive, In 2 Deep and Blue on Black, Kenny has had numerous Top 10 blues singles during his more than 30-year career. During the show he discussed how his songs evolve on stage over time, the possible lack of “guitar heroes” in today’s music, and the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s new album Straight to You Live. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we braced ourselves for how we would handle the death of the “Rocky Balboa” character, Ton bragged about his new Mercedes, and we discussed whether or not it was okay to still like the music of Ted Nugent. Uncle Ted has gone off the rails a bit over the years!

An Evening With Nightmare’s Yves Campion…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Yves Campion. Yves is best known as the founder and bassist for the French metal band Nightmare. Nightmare has been releasing albums and touring the world since 1979. During the show he discussed how adding a female vocalist has changed the dynamic of the band, the passion of metal fans in Europe versus in The States, and Nightmare’s new album Aeternam. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed why more people should be fans of Burl Ives, made plans to open The Five Count Funeral Home, and argued over which “fixins” belong on baked potatoes. The obvious answer is Molly McButter!

An Evening With Loudon Wainwright III & Pablo Cruise’s Cory Lerios…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two music mainstays. First we were joined by vocalist and keyboardist Cory Lerios. Cory is best known as a founding member of the band Pablo Cruise. He has also composed music for various films and TV shows, including Baywatch, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Days of Our Lives. During the show he discussed his many years in the music business, how he transitioned into composing film and TV scores, and getting back to recording with Pablo Cruise. Their new single Breathe is out now!

Next we were joined by the one and only Loudon Wainwright III. Loudon has released numerous albums dating back to the late 1960s. He’s also an accomplished actor, appearing in TV shows like Undeclared, M*A*S*H, Parks and Recreation, and films like Big Fish and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. During the show he discussed his longevity in the entertainment business, his memories of portraying “Hal Karp” on Undeclared, and his new album I’d Rather Lead a Band. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we explained when it’s appropriate to tell children pro wrestling is fake, argued over who is better friends with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and discussed the 2020 Presidential Election. We voted for Kanye West!

A Chat With Little River Band’s Wayne Nelson…

We recently had a chance to speak with musician Wayne Nelson. Wayne in best known as the singer and bassist for Little River Band. Known for hits like Reminiscing, Help Is On Its Way, Lady, and The Night Owls, Little River Band has sold more than 30 million albums since its inception in 1975. Their new single The Lost and the Lonely, from the album Black Tie, is available now!

An Evening With Pat Boone…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor and singer Pat Boone. With a career dating back to the 1950s, Pat has sold more than 45 million records. He’s also appeared in numerous films including April Love, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and State Fair. During the show he discussed his longevity in the entertainment world, his thoughts on the state of the country, and his new single Can’t We Get Along. Listen to it right now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite monster cereal mascots, Ton told the story of when he ran into Pinhead while trick or treating, we heard the story of the time The Ghostbusters met the laser ghosts, and provided the perfect soundtrack for scaring the hell out of you. Happy Halloween!

A Chat With Comedian Michael Ian Black…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with comedian Michael Ian Black. Michael is best known as a cast member of the TV show The State. He’s also appeared on TV shows like Ed, Reno 911!, The Jim Gaffigan Show, and films like Take Me Home Tonight and Wet Hot American Summer. His new book “A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son” is available now!