Celebrity Interviews

An Evening With Ted Nugent…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with the Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent. Ted has toured the world with his brand of high-octane guitar playing for almost 50 years. He’s best known for his songs Cat Scratch Fever, Stranglehold, and Great White Buffalo. He’s also made cameos in TV shows like That ‘70s Show, Miami Vice, The Simpsons, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. During the show he discussed his upcoming tour, his straight-edge lifestyle, why his music is better than everyone else’s, and the reasons America has gone soft. It blew the balls off a rhino at 50 paces!

An Evening With Howard The Duck’s Ed Gale…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Ed Gale. Ed is best known for his role as “Howard” in the film Howard the Duck and “Chucky” in the film Child’s Play. During the show Ed discussed how he got started in the business, some of the dangerous stunts he’s performed in films, embarrassing himself in front of Michael Jackson, and why the frequent use of CGI in the film industry is taking away jobs from little people in Hollywood. It was the duckiest!

An Evening With Busdriver…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Busdriver. Busdriver is a rapper and producer who has pushed the boundaries of hip hop for more than 20 years. In addition to releasing solo albums, he’s also a member of Physical Forms, Flash Bang Granada, Project Blowed, and has worked with bands like Deerhoof and Islands. During the show he discussed how he got started in the business, his unique style, the state of hip hop today, and why he’ll never be commercially successful. Get on the bus, yo!

An Evening With Gabby La La…

This was a special Mother’s Day version of The Five Count, featuring an exclusive interview with sitar goddess Gabby La La. Gabby is a vocalist and musician, well-versed in the arts of sitar, accordion, and ukulele. She has also performed with Colonel Claypool’s Bucket Of Bernie Brains, Weapon Of Choice, Snow Angel, and Les Claypool’s Fancy Band. During the show she discussed the cutthroat world of sitar playing, her personal and professional relationship with Les Claypool, and how she recorded her latest album using a Nintendo DS. Mothers of the world rejoiced!

An Evening With Motorhead’s “Fast” Eddie Clarke…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with “Fast” Eddie Clarke. Eddie is best known as the former guitarist for Motorhead, performing on classic albums like Overkill, Bomber, Iron Fist, and Ace Of Spades. He’s also the founding member of the metal band Fastway. During the show he discussed his days with Motorhead, why he’s not a big fan of Wendy O. Williams & The Plasmatics, and his new band Fastway. We also badgered Southern Minnesota for pledge dollars to help repair the damage caused by moshing in the studio!

The Five Count’s 400th Show – An Evening With American Movie’s Mike Schank…

This show marked the 400th episode of The Five Count. We were joined by Mike Schank to help us celebrate. Mike is best known as Mark Borchardt’s sidekick and the co-star of the film American Movie. He’s also an accomplished guitar player, made a cameo on the TV show Family Guy, and appeared in the films Storytelling and Britney Baby, One More Time. During the show we discussed his rise to stardom after American Movie was released, his current music career, and the dangers of drugs and alcohol. We also gave away tickets to see Primus. It doesn’t get much better than that!

An Evening With Thomas Dolby…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Thomas Dolby. Thomas is best known for his hit singles Europa and the Pirate Twins, Hyperactive!, and She Blinded Me With Science. He is also a renowned session musician and the composer of the soundtrack for the film Howard the Duck. During the show he discussed his success in the music business, his friendships with George Clinton and Michael Jackson, and his current project involving shooting time capsules into space. Southern Minnesota was collectively blinded by science!

An Evening With E.G. Daily…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with E.G. Daily. E.G. is best know for her role as “Dottie” in the film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. 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. During the show she discussed how she got started in showbiz, what it’s like working for Nickelodeon, and her time on the set of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. The entire show was adorable!

An Evening With Buddy Guy…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with blues legend Buddy Guy. Buddy has been a staple of the blues scene since the 1950s, and has been cited as a major influence from guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He’s also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed how he got his first guitar, his early days playing with Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and his thoughts on being idolized by guys like Hendrix and SRV. It’s uncanny how his life has almost paralleled Ton’s life.

An Evening With WWE’s Diamond Dallas Page…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Diamond Dallas Page. DDP is a former three-time WCW Heavyweight Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion, and has appeared in films like Ready To Rumble and The Devil’s Rejects. He is also the creator of the DDPYOGA program. During the show he explained how he got started in wrestling, discussed forming a tag team with Jay Leno, and tried to talk Ton into joining his yoga program. When Ton refused, DDP offered him a Diamond Cutter as a consolation prize. Feel the bang!