Celebrity Interviews

An Evening With 311’s Aaron “P-Nut” Wills…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Aaron “P-Nut” Wills. P-Nut is best known as the bassist for the band 311. Known for hits like Down, All Mixed Up, and Love Song, 311 has been making music for more than 30 years. During the show he discussed what goes into preparing for their “311 Day” concerts, how things have evolved in the studio over the years, and the new 311 album Voyager. See them live at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on July 7!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite films about gambling, Ton tried to spoil the new season of Stranger Things, and we played our favorite songs about “getting lucky” to commemorate episode #777 of The Five Count! Sadly, Ton was infected with toxic rat cancer from a snakebite soon after we signed off!

An Evening With Pinkard & Bowden’s Richard Bowden…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with country-music legend Richard Bowden. Richard is best known as one half of the country duo Pinkard & Bowden. Pinkard & Bowden are best known for songs like She Thinks I Steal Cars, Mama She’s Lazy, and Drivin’ My Life Away. During the show he discussed his early days playing with Don Henley and Glenn Frey, his success as a comedy duo with Pinkard & Bowden, and how he invented the Bowden B-Benders. Your guitar is naked without one!

During the rest of the show we decided which pro wrestlers we’d like to have dinner with, tried to figure out an appropriate way to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, and discussed the current transition of management at KMSU. It’s possible they could cancel The Five Count sooner than later!

An Evening With Mountain’s Corky Laing…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Corky Laing. Corky is the drummer for the band Mountain. Mountain is best known for hits like Mississippi Queen, The Animal Trainer and the Toad, and For Yasgur’s Farm. During the show he discussed how he wrote the song Mississippi Queen, hanging out in the recording studio with Jimi Hendrix, and his new book Letters to Sarah. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Dr. John, discussed the upcoming maiden voyage of Titanic II, and Ton explained the current state of the U.S. space program. Apparently, it’ll be a while before we get our asses to Mars!

A Chat With George McCrae…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with singer George McCrae. George is best known for his 1974 hit Rock Your Baby. He’s also recorded hits like I Can’t Leave You Alone, I Get Lifted, and Honey I. See him on The Ultimate Disco Cruise in 2020!

An Evening With Saved By The Bell’s Troy “Ox” Fromin…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Troy Fromin. Troy is best known for his role as “Ox” on the TV show Saved by the Bell. He also appeared in films like Phantasm II, Return of the Living Dead II, Class of Nuke ‘Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown, and Class of Nuke ‘Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid. During the show he discussed how he got his start in the acting business, his memories of working on Saved by the Bell, and the numerous projects he’s working on now. Go Bayside!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Roky Erickson and Leon Redbone, discussed what The Five Count would be like if it were turned into a teen sitcom, and celebrated the 30th anniversary of the film No Holds Barred. It was a battle of the tough guys over the air, jock ass!

A Chat With Walk Off The Earth’s Joel Cassady & Amo Amo’s Omar Velasco…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with members of two bands who are making their way through Minnesota this week. First we spoke with singer/guitarist Omar Velasco. Omar is currently a member of the band Amo Amo. Amo Amo is a psychedelic dream pop band from Los Angeles, California. See Amo Amo live on May 14 at First Avenue with Jim James of My Morning Jacket!

We also had a chance to speak with drummer Joel Cassady. Joel is a member of the band Walk off the Earth. Walk off the Earth is a Canadian indie pop band from Burlington, Ontario. See Walk off the Earth on May 18 at The Myth!

A Chat With Omarosa Manigault Newman…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with Omarosa Manigault Newman. Omarosa is best known as a former political aide to President Donald Trump. She also appeared on reality TV shows like The Apprentice, Celebrity Apprentice, and Celebrity Big Brother. Her new book “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” is available now!

An Evening With Comedian Jim Breuer…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with comedian Jim Breuer. Jim is best known as a former cast member of Saturday Night Live. He also appeared in films like Half Baked, Zookeeper, and Dick. During the show he discussed how his comedy routines have changed over his career, why it’s always import to find the humor in things, and his new album Live from Portland. See Jim Breuer live at a town near you!

During the rest of the show we complained about Star Wars, Dustin told a story of how he recently shared an escalator with WWE Hall of Famer “Precious” Paul Ellering, and Ton professed his love for actress Elisabeth Shue. Ton also ate 16 Charleston Chews throughout the show!

A Chat With Orange Is The New Black’s Lorraine Toussaint…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actress Lorraine Toussaint. Lorraine is best known for her role as “Yvonne ‘Vee’ Parker” on the TV show Orange is the New Black. She’s also appeared in films like Hudson Hawk, Dangerous Minds, Selma, and TV shows like Law & Order, Any Day Now, and Into the Badlands. Her new show The Village is available now!

An Evening With Major League’s Corbin Bernsen & The Walking Dead’s Michael Cudlitz…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two Hollywood tough guys. First we were joined by actor Corbin Bernsen. Corbin is best known for roles in films like Major League, The Dentist, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. He also appeared in TV shows like Seinfeld, L.A. Law, and The Young and the Restless. During the show he discussed his memories of filming the Major League films, his idea for a new installment of The Dentist, and his new film Sunrise in Heaven. Brace yourself!

Next we were joined by actor Michael Cudlitz. Michael is best known as “Sergeant Abraham Ford” on the TV show The Walking Dead. He’s also appeared in films like A River Runs Through It, D3: The Mighty Ducks, and Gross Pointe Blank. During the show he discussed the popularity of The Walking Dead, his memories of filming D3: The Mighty Ducks in Minnesota, and his new TV show The Kids Are Alright. See it Tuesday nights on ABC!

During the rest of the show we tested out our new Juston “Ton” Cline soundboard, discussed our favorite pro wrestling tag teams, and Ton struggled through another meningitis flare-up. We also ruined the ending to Avengers: Endgame!