Celebrity Interviews

An Evening With Tae Bo Creator Billy Blanks…

This special Father’s Day edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor and fitness guru Billy Blanks. Billy is best known as the creator of the fitness program Tae Bo. He’s also appeared in films like Tango & Cash, The Last Boy Scout, Bloodfist and Lionheart. During the show he discussed how he developed Tae Bo, his memories of working with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper on the film Back in Action, and his desire to continue branching out with different acting roles. Schedule a private workout with Billy Blanks right now!

During the rest of the show we explained why people should have more body hair, Ton bragged about his VHS collection, and we played all sorts of songs for your dad. Happy Father’s Day!

The Five Count’s 17-Year Anniversary – An Evening With Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’s Mark Holton…

This “17-year anniversary” edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Mark Holton. Mark is best known for his role as “Francis Buxton” in the film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. He’s also appeared in films like Teen Wolf, Leprechaun, Gacy, Little Giants, A League of Their Own and The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! During the show he discussed his memories of working on Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, his decision to get back into acting, and how he felt when he realized the impact he had on people’s childhoods. You can find Mark on his website and Cameo!

During the rest of the show we received well-wishes from the listeners, discussed why the anniversary shows have become more intimate over the years, and observed the 10-year anniversary of the downfall of The Five Count House Band. Thanks for sticking with us all these years!

Another Chat With Comedian Louie Anderson…

The Five Count recently had another chance to speak with legendary comedian Louie Anderson. Louie has traveled the country with his beloved-brand of stand-up comedy since the early ’80s. He’s also the former host of the TV show Family Feud, star of his own cartoon show Life with Louie, and appeared in films like Coming to America, Coming 2 America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. You can see his livestream comedy special Louie, Live from Las Vegas on June 12 at rushtix.com!

An Evening With Pee-Wee’s Playhouse’s George McGrath…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor and writer George McGrath. George is best known as the voice of “Globey” and “Cowntess” on the TV show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. He’s also appeared on shows like Tracey Takes On and On the Television. During the show he discussed his memories of working on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, writing the script for the film Big Top Pee-Wee, and his longtime association with The Groundlings. You can still see him perform with The Groundlings to this day!

During the rest of the show we discussed the similarities between Ton and Bruce Lee, explained why we need a documentary about the making of Randy “Macho Man” Savage’s Be A Man album, and Dustin explained why too much Bob Dylan is bad for you. Happy Memorial Day!

An Evening With Maximum Overdrive’s Pat Miller…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor and comedian Pat Miller. Pat is best known for his role as “Joey” in the film Maximum Overdrive. He’s also appeared in films like Raw Deal, Summer Heat and Blue Velvet. During the show he reminisced about his experience filming Maximum Overdrive, shared a story about the first time he met Stephen King, and discussed his career as a stand-up comedian. See him on the road at a comedy venue near you!

During the rest of the show a caller invited us to a kegger, Dustin explained why he stopped going to the hair salon, and we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the soundtrack to Maximum Overdrive, AC/DC’s Who Made Who. Ain’t nobody told you?

An Evening With Ozzy Osbourne’s Phil Soussan…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Phil Soussan. Phil is best known as the former bassist for Ozzy Osbourne. He’s also played with the likes of Billy Idol, Vince Neil, John Waite and Edgar Winter. During the show he discussed his years playing with Ozzy, appearing in the film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, and playing with his current band Last in Line. Look for Last in Line’s new album coming out soon!

During the rest of the show we discussed the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Ton explained why the Foo Fighters bother him so much, and we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the release of Ozzy Osbourne’s The Ultimate Sin album. Nuke ya, nuke ya!

An Evening With Boston’s Barry Goudreau…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Barry Goudreau. Barry is best known as one of the original guitarists for the band Boston. He’s also played with bands like RTZ, Orion the Hunter and Ernie and the Automatics. During the show he discussed his days with Boston, how he dealt with the massive popularity of Boston’s first album, and his new band Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room. Their new album The Road is available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite TV moms, Ton announced the upcoming arrival of Ton Jr., and we played all your mom’s favorite songs. Happy Mother’s Day!

An Evening With The Suicide Commandos’ Steve Almaas…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Steve Almaas. Steve is best known as a founding member of the band The Suicide Commandos. He was also the frontman for the band Beat Rodeo. During the show he discussed his time in Minneapolis with The Suicide Commandos, The Suicide Commandos’ recent reunion, and his new solo album Everywhere You’ve Been. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we played with Pokémon cards, paid tribute to Digital Underground’s Shock G, and begged for money for the KMSU Pledge Drive. Your support helps keep great radio great!

An Evening With The Presidents Of The United States Of America’s Chris Ballew…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Chris Ballew. Chris is best known as the frontman for the band The Presidents of the United States of America. He’s also known as children’s artist Caspar Babypants. During the show he discussed how Caspar Babypants came to be, why he decided to leave The Presidents, and whether or not a Presidents reunion could happen. Rock!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite Mankato restaurants from the past, Dustin commemorated what would’ve been his Grandma Lila’s 100th birthday, and Ton gushed over the early birthday gift Dustin gave him. It was the soundtrack to Days of Thunder!

An Evening With Lion’s Share’s Lars Chriss & Touch’s Doug Howard…

This installment of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two rock mainstays. First we were joined by guitarist Lars Chriss. Lars is best known as the founder and guitarist for the band Lion’s Share. Hailing from Sweden, Lion’s Share has been rocking since 1987. During the show he discussed his guitar influences, his hopes of touring the U.S. again, and Lion’s Share’s line-up changes over the years. The new Lion’s Share single Under Attack is out now!

Next we were joined by musician Doug Howard. Doug is best known as a founder and bassist for the band Touch. He’s also played for bands like Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, The Edgar Winter Group, and The Crystals. During the show he discussed the reunion of Touch, his memories of portraying the role of “Songster” in the 1987 live production of the Masters of the Universe Power Tour, and Touch being the first band to play the inaugural Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington. The new Touch album Tomorrow Never Comes is out now!

During the rest of the show we told the story of recently being dissed by pro wrestler Tito Santana, discussed getting Ton a Cameo account, and Dustin complained about the side effects of his COVID shot. He almost died during the show!