Celebrity Interviews

An Evening With Ted Nugent’s Derek St. Holmes…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Derek St. Holmes. Derek is best known as the former singer and guitarist for Ted Nugent. The voice behind songs like Hey Baby, Stranglehold, and Just What the Doctor Ordered, Derek has been making music since the mid-1970s. During the show he discussed his on-again off-again relationship with Ted Nugent, his band with Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, and the story behind his custom Gibson guitar. It was just what the doctor ordered!

During the rest of the show we discussed the grief some people give you for being a Ted Nugent fan, what kind of doctor Ton would be if he traveled back in time 400 years, and gave pointers to the KMSU news anchors. They could learn a lot from professionals like us.

An Evening With Friday The 13th’s Kane Hodder…

This installment of The Five Count was a special Valentine’s Day show. We were joined for an exclusive interview with the most romantic guest we could think of, actor Kane Hodder. Kane is best known for portraying “Jason Voorhees” in the films Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, and Jason X. He’s also appeared in films like Wishmaster, Lone Wolf McQuade, Waxwork, Demolition Man, and Hatchet IIII. During the show he discussed his desire to play the role of “Jason Voorhees” again, the evolution of the stuntman, and his new film Victor Crowley. Luckily, no one was killed during the interview!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite romantic movies, Ton explained why everyone should love the Olympics, and we played a batch of loin-warming love songs. Happy Valentine’s Day from your favorite radio hunks!

An Evening With Dr. Demento…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with legendary radio personality Dr. Demento. A member of the Comedy Music Hall of Fame and National Radio Hall of Fame, Dr. Demento has been the host of The Dr. Demento Show since 1970. He was also instrumental in helping start the career of “Weird Al” Yankovic. We were also joined by John Cafiero, the producer of Dr. Demento’s new album Dr. Demento Covered In Punk. During the show they discussed the new album, the state of “novelty music” today, and hosting The Dr. Demento Show for nearly 50 years. Get the new album now!

During the rest of the show we argued over the proper way to eat corn dogs, Ton explained his acute fear of singer Lorde, and we discussed the possibility of a Prince hologram performing at the Super Bowl. It was 10 percent toilet humor and 90 percent novelty music!

The Five Count’s Ninth Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With fDELUXE-The Family’s St. Paul Peterson…

This edition of The Five Count was our ninth-annual Princemas celebration! The show featured an exclusive interview with St. Paul Peterson. Paul is best known as a former member the Prince-assembled bands The Time and The Family. In addition to playing with the likes of The Steve Miller Band, Kenny Loggins, and Peter Frampton, he currently plays with his new band fDELUXE. During the show he discussed being involved in the early days of the Minneapolis Sound, his decision to part ways with Prince, and his upcoming fDELUXE shows at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. See them live on Jan. 31!

During the rest of the show we discussed the origins of Princemas, spoke with Mike the Aussie about his love of INXS, and devised a plan to fill Ton’s casket with Coca-Cola and Mentos. Merry Princemas!


An Evening With WWE’s Lanny “The Genius” Poffo…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with professional wrestler Lanny Poffo. Known as “Leaping” Lanny and “The Genius” during his years with the WWE, Lanny is a former NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion, ICW World Heavyweight Champion, and manager of Mr. Perfect and The Beverly Brothers. He’s also the brother of WWE Hall of Famer Randy “Macho Man” Savage. During the show he discussed his early days in wrestling, his process for writing his poems, and his new comic book “The Genius Lanny Poffo – Wrestling’s Smartest Man.” Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we shared heart-warming stories of the days when we were roommates, discussed the future of The Five Count website, and paid tribute to Five Count alumnus Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. Yahtzee!

The Five Count’s 700th Show – An Evening With The Simpsons’ Nancy Cartwright…

This episode of The Five Count was our 700th episode! It featured an exclusive interview with voice-actor Nancy Cartwright. Nancy is best known as the voice of “Bart Simpson” on the TV show The Simpsons. She’s also worked on shows like Rugrats, Animaniacs, The Critic, Pound Puppies, and Alvin and the Chimpunks. During the show she discussed her early days in animation, the longevity and future of The Simpsons, and her new film In Search of Fellini. Afterward, we did The Bartman!

During the rest of the show we discussed which famous people we’d like to invite to a celebratory episode 700 dinner, Ton explained his excitement for the Minnesota Vikings’ upcoming Super Bowl victory, and we payed tribute to Five Count alumnus “Fast” Eddie Clarke. Here’s to another 700!

An Evening With Anthrax’s Scott Ian…

The first installment of The Five Count for 2018 featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Scott Ian. Scott is best known as a founder and guitarist for the band Anthrax. He’s also played with the likes of Stormtroopers of Death, Public Enemy, and The Damned Things. During the show Scott discussed the longevity of Anthrax, appearing on the TV show Married… With Children, his love for AC/DC’s Phil Rudd, and his new book “Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life.” We were caught in a mosh!

During the rest of the show we discussed which bands we would invite over for dinner, the dangers of letting cats eat your face, Ton considered moving to Waseca, and we tried to figure why we stopped listening to Led Zeppelin. It’s gonna be a great year!

A Chat With 98 Degrees…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak for a few minutes with Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons. Yes, all four members of the group 98 Degrees. Known for hits like I Do (Cherish You), Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche), Because of You, and The Hardest Thing, 98 Degrees have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide since 1997. Their new Christmas album Let It Snow is available now!

An Evening With Star Trek’s Michael “Worf” Dorn…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Michael Dorn. Michael is best known for his role as “Lieutenant Worf” on the TV shows Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He’s also appeared in films like Rocky, Ali, The Santa Clause, and numerous Star Trek films. During the show he discussed appearing in more Star Trek projects than any other actor in history, his cameo in Rocky opposite Carl Weathers, and the upcoming Star Trek: The Cruise II. Book your tickets now and experience the voyage!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite lawn games, discussed our favorite albums of 2017, and Ton reminisced about his days on the bum fight circuit. Kimbo Slice had nothing on him!

A Chat With Gary Numan…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with the one and only Gary Numan. Know for hits like Cars, We Are Glass, and Are ‘Friends’ Electric?, Gary has been making music for 40 years. He’s also the former singer for the band Tubeway Army. See him live tonight at First Avenue in Minneapolis.