Celebrity Interviews

An Evening With Triumph’s Rik Emmett & Onslaught’s Nige Rockett…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two guitar shredders. First we were joined by guitarist Nige Rockett. Nige is best known as the founder and guitarist for the band Onslaught. Considered pioneers of the British thrash metal scene, Onslaught has been playing music since 1982. During the show he discussed how the new members of Onslaught have been fitting in with the band, how difficult it is for new bands to make a living playing heavy music, and Onslaught’s new album Generation Antichrist. Get your copy now!

Next we were joined by guitarist and singer Rik Emmett. Rik is best known as the singer, guitarist and founder for the band Triumph. Known for hits like Magic Power, Fight the Good Fight and Lay It on the Line, Triumph is a member of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed why leaving Triumph allowed him to experiment with different sounds and styles, the possibility of a Triumph documentary, and the re-release of many of his solo albums on Round Hill Records. Download them today!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite music documentaries and Ton told the story of his dominance at the North Mankato Fun Days Arm Wrestling Tournament. He drives truck, breaks arms and arm wrestles!

A Chat With Actor Joe Morton…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor Joe Morton. Joe is best known for his roles as “Dr. Miles Bennett Dyson” in the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day and “Eli Rowan Pope” on the TV show Scandal. He’s also appeared in films like Crossroads, Speed, Blues Brothers 2000, and TV shows like A Different World, Eureka and God Friended Me. Joe and his friend Kenny Lehman have a new single out called Wake Up America!

An Evening With Traffic’s Dave Mason…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Dave Mason. Dave is best known as a former member of the band Traffic. He’s also played with Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed how he wound up working on so many classic albums, his memories of working on the film Skatetown U.S.A., and his new band Dave Mason & The Quarantines. Their new version of Dave’s song Feelin’ Alright is available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our thoughts on bands starting to play shows again without social-distancing, Ton told a story about battling almond-stealing mice at an Airbnb, and then he opened a belated birthday gift. It was a copy of Predator 2 on LaserDisc!

A Chat With Rob Schneider…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with comedian Rob Schneider. Rob is best known as a former writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live. He’s also appeared in films like The Waterboy, Grown Ups, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Judge Dredd and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. His new Netflix special, Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids, is available now!

An Evening With Spinal Tap’s Harry Shearer…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with the one and only Harry Shearer. Harry is best known for providing numerous voices for characters like “Mr. Burns” and “Ned Flanders” on the TV show The Simpsons. He’s also appeared in films like A Mighty Wind, Waiting for Guffman, Wayne’s World 2, and is the longtime bassist for the band Spinal Tap. During the show he discussed his thoughts on today’s political climate being good for comedy, the latest group of musicians he’s playing with, and his latest single Son in Law. Find it on his upcoming album The Many Moods of Donald Trump!

During the rest of the show we argued about whether or not Ton should head to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year, discussed haunted houses in West Mankato, and celebrated Ton’s birthday! He’s growing up right before our ears!

An Evening With The Monster Squad’s Andre Gower & Office Space’s Richard Riehle…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two longtime actors. First we were joined by actor Andre Gower. Andre is best known for his role as “Sean Crenshaw” in the film The Monster Squad. He’s also appeared in TV shows like The Young and the Restless, The A-Team, Knight Rider, and The Hogan Family. During the show he discussed the continued-popularity of The Monster Squad, cutting down trees with Mr. T, and his new film Baby Frankenstein. Get your copy today!

Next we were joined by actor Richard Riehle. Richard is best known for his role as “Tom Smykowski” in the film Office Space. He’s also appeared in films like Casino, Free Willy, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, Fried Green Tomatoes and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. During the show he discussed how he decides which roles to take, working with people like Paul Reubens and Rob Zombie, and his new film Limbo. It’s available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed the logistics of listening to every episode of The Five Count within a calendar year, tried to determine if the show could outlive Mankato’s River Hills Mall, and Ton mourned the impending death of JCPenney. He’ll have to buy all his Starter Jackets online now

A Chat With Hoarders’ Dr. Michael Tompkins…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with Dr. Michael Tompkins. Michael is best known for his numerous appearances on the TV show Hoarders. He’s also a licensed psychologist, a founding partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy; Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley; and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Season 11 of Hoarders airs Monday nights on A&E!

An Evening With Kansas’ Ronnie Platt…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Ronnie Platt. Ronnie is best known as the singer for the band Kansas. Known for hits like Dust in the Wind, Point of Know Return and Carry On Wayward Son, Kansas has been making music since the early ‘70s. During the show he discussed how he joined Kansas, how the fans accepted him as the new singer, and the new Kansas album The Absence of Presence. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed Dustin’s new mid-life crisis sandals, explained why men of a certain weight are required by law to wear Hawaiian shirts, and argued about board games. Mouse Trap isn’t as fun as you remember!

A Chat With The Facts Of Life’s Kim Fields…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actress Kim Fields. Kim is best known for her roles as “Dorothy ‘Tootie’ Ramsey” on the TV show The Facts of Life an “Regine Hunter” on the TV show Living Single. She’s also appeared on shows like Diff’rent Strokes, Kenan & Kel, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Her new film Baby Blue premiers July 25 on BET Her!

An Evening With The Facts Of Life’s Lisa Whelchel…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actress Lisa Whelchel. Lisa is best known for her role as “Blair Warner” on the TV show The Facts of Life. She also appeared on shows like The New Mickey Mouse Club and Survivor: Philippines. During the show she discussed hosting the TV show Collector’s Call, how she got involved with the show, and her life outside of acting. See the new season of Collector’s Call on MeTV!

During the rest of the show we argued about Little House on the Prairie, explained why our favorite Kiss songs are the ones sung by Peter Criss, and we broke the news that Ton is officially an ordained minister. You can refer to him as Reverend Ton from now on!