This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Larry Kenney. Larry is best known as the voice of “Lion-O” from the ’80s cartoon ThunderCats. He also provided voices for cartoons like SilverHawks, Family Guy, Karate Kat, and is the voice of breakfast cereal mascots “Count Chocula” and “Sonny the Cuckoo Bird”. During the show he discussed his early days in radio working with Don Imus, what it was like as a key-member of the ThunderCats crew, and reminisced about all the cartoons and commercials he supplied voices for over the years . He was a real down to “Third Earth” guy. After that we played a bunch of James Brown!
We celebrated Wrestlemania weekend during this installment of The Five Count with two back-to-back interviews with former titans of the squared-circle! We were first joined by WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco. Gerald won numerous championships during the ’70s and ’80s through various promotions throughout the country, including more than 20 tag-team championships with his brother, Jack Brisco. Newer fans know him as one of Vince McMahon’s “stooges” during WWE’s “Attitude Era” in the late ’90s. During the show he shared stories about teaming with his brother, discovering Hulk Hogan, and his work during the “Attitude Era” with Pat Patterson. He was a real class act!
After that we were joined by another WWE Hall of Famer, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka. Jimmy wrestled for numerous promotions throughout the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, and is credited with introducing the “high-flyer” style of wrestling to the WWE. He’s best known for his feud with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in the mid-’80s, which helped secure Snuka a spot in the main event of the first Wrestlemania. During the show he discussed his start in the business, his feud with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, and being The Undertaker’s very first Wrestlemania opponent. Then he smashed a coconut on our heads!
Once again, we brought the funk for this episode of The Five Count. The show featured an exclusive interview with Bernie Worrell. Bernie is best known as a keyboardist and founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic. He’s also known for his work with the Talking Heads, Les Claypool, Buckethead, Fred Schneider, Jack Bruce, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his days with P-Funk, how he brought flavor to the Talking Heads, and hinted at a possible reunion with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. The Five Count tore the roof off the sucka! You can see Bernie live with the Bernie Worrell Orchestra April 10 at the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis.
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Sid Haig! Sid is best known for his role as “Captain Spaulding” in Rob Zombie’s films House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. He has also appeared in films like THX 1138, Spider Baby, Diamonds Are Forever, Coffy, Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 2, and many more. During the show he discussed his early days in the business, his friendship with Pam Grier, and how the character of “Captain Spaulding” helped give his career a second wind. The show was loaded with top-secret clown business.
This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Carl Edge and Kevin Graves, better known as The Fishmasters. Fishmasters is a television show about two guys who are highly-skilled in the art of catching fish. It originated from San Luis Obispo, CA in the early ’90s, was broadcast in several markets around the country, and is a favorite of The Five Count! During the show they discussed how Fishmasters came to be, shared numerous behind the scenes stories about the show, and promised to include The Five Count in any potential new episodes. Let’s fish!
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Jason Newsted. Jason is best known as the former bassist for Metallica. He appeared on albums like …And Justice For All, Metallica (The Black Album), Load, ReLoad, Garage Inc., and is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his days in Metallica, what it’s like playing with the likes of Sepultura and Ozzy Osbourne, and his new band, Newsted. The Five Count brings you heavy, baby!
Things got wild and crazy during this installment of The Five Count. The show featured two exclusive interviews with Nickelodeon alumni. We were first joined by Jessica Gaynes. Jessica is best known as one of the hosts of Nickelodeon’s Wild & Crazy Kids. She also appeared in the films Swing Shift and Jawbreaker. During the show she discussed working on Wild & Crazy Kids, her thoughts on the resurgence in popularity of Nickelodeon shows from the early ’90s, and why she’s taking a break from acting these days. It was wild and crazy to say the least!
Next we were joined by Donnie Jeffcoat. Donnie is also best known as one of the hosts of Nickelodeon’s Wild & Crazy Kids. He also appeared in TV shows like The Wonder Years, General Hospital, One Life to Live, Desperate Housewives and 7th Heaven. During the show he discussed his early days in acting, what it was like working for Nickelodeon, and his new career as a martial arts master. It was the perfect end to a wild and crazy night!
The Five Count’s Fourth Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With Prince & The Revolution’s Doctor Fink…
This two-hour episode of The Five Count was our fourth annual Princemas celebration. During the show we discussed all things Prince, how The Five Count is “The Revolution” of public radio, and raved un2 the joy fantastic throughout the night. No rug was left uncut!
The second hour of the show featured an exclusive interview with Prince & The Revolution’s Matt “Doctor” Fink. Doctor Fink was Prince’s keyboardist from 1978 to 1991, playing on Prince albums like Controversy, Sign “O” The Times, Dirty Mind, Parade, Around the World in a Day, The Batman Soundtrack, and many more. He also played on the album Purple Rain and starred in the film of the same name. During the show he discussed what it was like working with Prince, filming Purple Rain at First Avenue in Minneapolis, and what he’s up to nowadays. Merry Princemas to all!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Felissa Rose. Felissa is best known for her starring role as “Angela Baker” in the film Sleepaway Camp. She has also appeared in films like Zombiegeddon, Psycho Sleepover, I Was a Teenage Suicide, Dahmer vs. Gacy, and Return to Sleepaway Camp. During the show she discussed her showbiz beginnings, how the film Sleepaway Camp has affected her life, and the popularity of horror films today. Then she met us at the waterfront after the social.
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Roscoe Orman. Roscoe is best known as “Gordon” on the TV show Sesame Street. He has also appeared in films like Follow That Bird, F/X, Striking Distance, and played the title character in the film Willie Dynamite. During the show he discussed how he wound up on Sesame Street, what it was like working with Redd Foxx, and what it means to be a role model to millions of children around the world. He also admitted his favorite Muppet was Grover. Hit the streets!