Celebrity Interviews

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!

An Evening With Coolio…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Ton’s new best friend, Coolio. Coolio is a Grammy Award-winner best known for his hit singles Fantastic Voyage and Gangsta’s Paradise. He also appeared in the films Batmas & Robin, Leprechaun: In The Hood, and Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The Thirteenth. During the show he discussed his fantastic voyage through the world of hip hop, gave us some cooking tips, plugged his upcoming show in Mankato, and announced he’s buried the hatchet with “Weird Al” Yankovic. We also gave away tickets for another group playing in Mankato, the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. We keep it real on The Five Count!

An Evening With The Fat Boys…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Prince Markie Dee. Markie Dee is best known as one-third of the legendary hip hop group, The Fat Boys. He also starred in the films Krush Groove and Disorderlies, and produced albums for several artists including Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. During the show he talked about the early days of hip hop, the death of the Human Beat Box, and ripping off Freddy Krueger’s nose. As an added bonus, The Fat Boys’ Kool Rock-Ski also joined us on the air. Two Fat Boys for the price of one!

An Evening With Nitro’s Michael Angelo Batio…

This was a special two-hour edition of The Five Count. During the first hour we started campaigning for a possible “Funniest Local Radio Show” award, Ton confessed to cutting down the Rain Forest, and we updated the listeners on our “No Bathe November” progress. We also played the Residents’ Commercial Album in it’s entirety.

The second hour featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Michael Angelo Batio. Michael was the guitarist for the metal band Nitro. He is best known for his fast playing style and his custom-made “quad guitar” featuring four guitars in one. During the show he explained how he started the band Nitro, discussed the creation of his four-neck guitar, and announced his recent award of “Best Shredder” from Guitar World Magazine. Ton came in a close second. Get shredded!

An Evening With Alice Cooper’s Dennis Dunaway…

This Halloween edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Dennis Dunaway. Dennis was the bassist for the original Alice Cooper group. He appeared on the classic albums Love It To Death, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies, Killer, Muscle Of Love, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed the origins of the Alice Cooper group, shared stories about scaring parents around the globe, and talked about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For a shock rocker, he was quite a gentleman.

An Evening With Scream Queen Linnea Quigley…

This installment of The Five Count featured s an exclusive interview with Linnea Quigley. Linnea is best known for her role as “Trash” in the film The Return Of The Living Dead. She also appeared in the films Night Of The Demons, A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Savage Streets, and Silent Night, Deadly Night. During the show she told us how she started in the business, shared stories about her horror workout video, and we discussed why Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 is one of the worst film ever made. She also talked a lot about her nipples. That was Ton’s favorite part!

An Evening With Suzi Quatro…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Suzi Quatro. Suzi’s musical career has spanned six decades and she is best known for her hit singles Can The Can, 48 Crash, Devil Gate Drive, and Stumblin’ In. She is also known for her roll as “Leather Tuscadero” on the TV show Happy Days. During the show she described how she started in the business, her days on Happy Days, and how she influenced today’s female rockers. Ton wore a leather jumpsuit in celebration.