Celebrity Interviews

A Chat With E.G. Daily…

The Five Count recently had the chance to speak to speak again with the one and only E.G. Daily. E.G. is best know for her starring in films like Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Better Off Dead, Valley Girl, and The Devil’s Rejects. She is also a successful musician and has provided the voices for several animated shows, including “Tommy Pickles” in Rugrats and “Buttercup” in The Powerpuff Girls. Her new single So Pretty is available now! Also, check out her So Pretty Kickstarter Campaign!

An Evening With Aldo Nova…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Aldo Nova. Known for hits like Monkey on Your Back, Foolin’ Yourself, and Fantasy, Nova has been shredding guitar since the early ‘80s. He’s also written numerous songs for musicians like Celine Dion, Clay Aiken, and Bon Jovi. During the show he discussed the reasons he decided to get back to recording after a 20-year break, writing and producing for other artists, and his new album 2.0. Get it now on Megaforce Records!

During the rest of the show we discussed our memories of Jesse “The Body” Ventura becoming governor of Minnesota, how Ton created the Scholastic Book Fair, and our recent meeting with Jake “The Snake” Roberts. He’s a big fan of Ton!

An Evening With The Doobie Brothers’ John McFee And Jefferson Airplane’s Jorma Kaukonen…

This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two of your daddy’s favorite rockers! First we were joined by guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. Jorma is best known as the guitarist and founder for the band Jefferson Airplane. He’s also a member of the band Hot Tuna. During the show he discussed playing festivals like Woodstock and the Monterey Pop Festival, his current relationship with Grace Slick, and his new book “Been So Long: My Life and Music.” Get your copy today!

Next we were joined by guitarist John McFee. John is best known as the guitarist for The Doobie Brothers. He’s also played with the likes of Van Morrison, Steve Miller, Elvis Costello, and many more. During the show he discussed joining The Doobie Brothers in the late ‘70s, his plans to release new music in the near future, and his memories of working with Rick James. You heard us right, Grace Slick!

During the rest of the show we tried to decide if being a live radio show makes our podcast more official than others, argued about hoverboard safety, and Ton told a story about a chimpanzee who steals peanuts. Make sure to listen to the show on the all-new Philco 1256 Radio/Phonograph!

A Chat With Judas Priest’s K.K. Downing…

The Five Count recently had another opportunity to speak with legendary guitarist K.K. Downing. K.K. is best known as the former lead guitarist for the band Judas Priest. Trading riffs with guitarist Glen Tipton, K.K. played on every Judas Priest album from 1974’s Rocka Rolla to 2009’s A Touch Of Evil: Live. His new book “Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest” is available now!

An Evening With Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Carl Palmer And Uriah Heep’s Mick Box…

We had two more exclusive interviews with rock legends for this episode of The Five Count. First we were joined by Mick Box. Mick is best known as the guitarist and founder of the band Uriah Heep. Known for hits like Stealin’, Gypsy, and Easy Livin’, Uriah Heep has been running strong since 1969. During the show he discussed being on tour after all these years, his thoughts on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Uriah Heep’s new album Living the Dream. Rock!

Next we were joined by Carl Palmer. Carl is best known as the drummer and founder for the band Emerson, Lake & Palmer. He was also a member of the band Asia. During the show he discussed keeping the music of ELP alive, his other career as an artist, and his current tour, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy: Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On! See him live on Oct. 30 in Minneapolis at the Dakota Jazz Club.

During the rest of the show we begged for money for the KMSU pledge drive, planned a day-trip to Waseca, Minn., and gave away tickets to see Kenny Wayne Shepherd on Nov. 16 in Rochester at the Mayo Civic Center. Ton was blue on black for most of the show!

An Evening With Mario Van Peebles…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Mario Van Peebles. Mario is best known for his roles in films like New Jack City, Rappin’, Heartbreak Ridge, and Jaws: The Revenge. During the show he discussed why he enjoys working on independent films, how making the film Rappin’ led to directing his own films, and his new movie Armed. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we announced our new line of T-shirts, discussed the similarities between us and Insane Clown Posse, and played the entire soundtrack to Rappin’. Afterwards, we decided to join the U.S. Air Force!

A Chat With Dean “Superman” Cain…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor Dean Cain. Dean is best known for his role as “Superman” on the TV show Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. He’s also appeared on shows like A Different World, Beverly Hills 90210, Supergirl, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! His new film, Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, is in theaters Oct. 12!

An Evening With Loverboy’s Paul Dean And The Guess Who’s Garry Peterson & Rudy Sarzo…

This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with three of Canada’s favorite rockers. First we were joined by Paul Dean. Paul is best known as the guitarist for Loverboy. Known for hits like Working for the Weekend, Turn Me Loose, and Lovin’ Every Minute of It, Loverboy has been a mainstay in rock for 40 years. During the show Paul discussed how his career first took off in the U.S., rocking with Loverboy over the years, and his recent solo single Hell Yeah. See Loverboy live on Oct. 12 at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa!

Next we were joined by both drummer Garry Peterson and bassist Rudy Sarzo of The Guess Who. Known for hits like These Eyes, American Woman, and Share the Land, The Guess Who has been touring and releasing albums since the mid-‘60s. During the show Garry discussed playing in The Guess Who over the past 50+ years, Rudy discussed making the transition to the band after playing with heavier bands like Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne, and they announced the release of The Guess Who’s new album The Future Is What it Used to Be. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we complained incessantly about the new Predator film, considered adding the rap moniker “Lil’” to our names, and played enough Canadian rock to flip your toque. We partied all night, eh?

An Evening With Public Image Ltd’s John Lydon…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer John Lydon. Formerly known as Johnny Rotten, John is best known as the singer for the band The Sex Pistols. He’s also the founder and singer of the band Public Image Ltd. During the show he discussed the evolution of his career over the past 40 years, being back on the road with PiL, and his new documentary The Public Image is Rotten. See it at a theater near you!

During the rest of the show we discussed creating a “Graeland-like” attraction based on Ton, shared our favorite talent show memories from elementary school, and we paid tribute to the 35th anniversary of the TV show Mama’s Family! Our public image has never been better!

An Evening With Miami Connection’s Angelo Jannotti & Kathee Collier…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two of Miami’s biggest heroes. First we were joined by Angelo Jannotti. Angelo is best known for his role as “Tom” in the classic film Miami Connection. In addition to being the singer and guitarist in the band Dragon Sound, he’s also a member of the band Skin Deep. During the show he discussed his memories of working on the film, the process of writing the music for Dragon Sound, and the future of his band Skin Deep. We are now friends for eternity!

Next we were joined by Kathee Collier. Kathee is best known for her role as “Jane” in the classic film Miami Connection. She’s also a singer for the band Dragon Sound. During the show she discussed her memories of working on the film, her reaction when Miami Connection was reintroduced to the world, and her daughter’s music career. Hear Kathee’s daughter, Emily Lucas, at www.emilylucasmusic.com!

During the rest of the show we discussed out favorite one-hit wonders, Ton explained why he started incorporating dental bibs into his regular wardrobe, and we explained our spotty Taekwando records. There’s a good chance we wouldn’t fare well against the ninja!