Celebrity Interviews

A Chat With Actor Ed Begley Jr….

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor Ed Begley Jr. Ed is best known for appearing in films like This Is Spinal Tap, Batman Forever, Santa With Muscles, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, and the TV shows St. Elsewhere and Bless This Mess. He’s also an environmental activist dating back to the 1970s. Celebrate Earth Day with Ed Begley Jr. and The Five Count!

An Evening With Twisted Sisters’ Dee Snider…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Dee Snider. Dee is best known as the singer for the band Twisted Sister. He’s also appeared in films like Strangeland, Private Parts, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and is the longtime host of the radio show The House of Hair. During the show he discussed the process he went through to get his daughter home from Peru during the COVID-19 pandemic, the longevity of his House of Hair radio show, and his memories of appearing in the film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Rock!

During the rest of the show we went wild with ALF, admitted to watching hour-long blocks of old commercials on YouTube, Ton explained how to make face masks out of old Harley-Davidson shirts, and we paid tribute to Bill Withers. Stay safe, gentle listeners!

An Evening With Gordon Lightfoot…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with folk-rock legend Gordon Lightfoot. Known for songs like Rainy Day People, If You Could Read My Mind and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon has been making music for more than 60 years. He’s also a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and has received 16 Juno Awards. During the show he discussed why health issues haven’t stopped him from performing, how he keeps touring in his 80s, and his new album Solo. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Kenny Rogers, Ton bragged about all the expensive gifts his fans send him, and we discussed how we’re recording new shows during Minnesota’s state-at-home order. The sound quality might not be up to our usual standards, but the love is still there!

An Evening With The Outlaws’ Henry Paul…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Henry Paul. Henry is best known as the singer and guitarist for the band The Outlaws. Known for hits like There Goes Another Love Song and Green Grass and High Tides, The Outlaws have been making music for more than 50 years. During the show he discussed being one of the last Southern rock bands of the ’70s to still be touring, his other band Blackhawk, and The Outlaws’ new album Dixie Highway. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our recent banishment from the KMSU studios because of the coronavirus, Ton explained how he recently discovered the music of Cyndi Lauper, and we heard the tale of John Rambo’s trip to Vietnam to rescue prisoners of war. The Five Count will be recording new shows as POWs in our own homes until COVID-19 runs its course!

A Chat With Best Of The Best’s Eric Roberts…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor Eric Roberts. Eric is an Academy Award-nominated actor who has appeared in films like The Expendables, The Dark Knight, The Pope of Greenwich Village and Best of the Best I & II. According to IMDB, he has more acting credits than any other actor since the 1970s. His new film Inside the Rain is out now!

An Evening With The Association’s Russ Giguere…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Russ Giguere. Russ is best known as a member of the band The Association. Known for hits like CherishWindyNever My Love and Along Comes Mary, The Association has making music since the early ’60s. During the show he discussed the success of the band over the years, being the opening act for the Monterey Pop Festival, and his new book “Along Comes The Association: Beyond Folk Rock and Three-Piece Suits.” Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Ton bragged about his numerous pinewood derby victories, and we went on a picnic with Garfield. He hates Mondays, but loves picnics! 

A Chat With Filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld. Barry is best known as the director of films like Addams Family, Addams Family Value, Get Shorty and all three Men in Black films. His new book “Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker” is available now!

An Evening With Judas Priest’s Tim “Ripper” Owens…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Tim “Ripper” Owens. Tim is best known as the former singer for the bands Judas Priest and Iced Earth. He’s currently a member of the band The Three Tremors. During the show he discussed how The Three Tremors came to be, his thoughts on Judas Priest not being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the new album The Three Tremors: The Solo Versions. See The Three Tremors on April 11 at Whiskey Junction in Minneapolis!

During the rest of the show we explained the possibility of a Five Count curse, discussed why people don’t appreciate the TV show Night Court more, and helped the listeners get through the recent hysteria over COVID-19. Coronavirus couldn’t stop us from entertaining the masses!

An Evening With Herman’s Hermits’ Peter Noone…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Peter Noone. Peter is best known as the frontman for the band Herman’s Hermits. Known for hits like I’m Henry The VIII, I Am, Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter and I’m Into Something Good, Herman’s Hermits have been entertaining audiences since 1964. During the show he discussed the early days of the band, still being on the road after all these years, and his memorable appearance on the TV show Married… With Children. See Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone at a venue near you!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to David Paul of The Barbarian Brothers, chatted with Official Turbo about sneakers, and Ton explained what drew him to Dustin in the early days of The Five Count. It was mostly sexual!

A Chat With Comedian Beth Stelling…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with Comedian Beth Stelling. Beth is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. She was a writer for TV shows like The Last O.G., Crashing and Sarah Silverman’s Hulu series, I Love You America. See her at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis for a pair of shows on March 7!