This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Fred Wesley. Fred is considered by many to be the greatest trombone player of all time. He served as bandleader for James Brown’s band The J.B.’s, was a pivotal member of many of George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic bands, and is a former member of the Count Basie Orchestra. During the show he discussed how he entered the music business, what James Brown and George Clinton were like to work with behind the scenes, and his impact on the world of hip hop. We were knee-deep in the funk!
This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Mojo Nixon. Mojo is a musician best known for his hits Elvis Is Everywhere, Jesus at McDonald’s, Don Henley Must Die, and Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant with My Two-Headed Love Child. Has also appeared in several films including Super Mario Bros., Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Forever, Great Balls of Fire!, and Buttcrack. During the show he discussed how he got started in the music business, his foray into the world of acting, his upcoming reunion with Skid Roper, and how Elvis Presley’s go-kart brought him to tears. We were brought to tears by the power of Mojo!
This was a special two-hour edition of The Five Count. During the first hour we reminisced about our days as the Barbarian Brothers, professed our love for the band Blackfoot, and Ton ate half a bag of salt water taffy and lit his head on fire. It was hipper than a Jandek concert!
The second hour featured an exclusive interview with Vernon Wells. Vernon is an Australian actor best known for his roles as “Wez” from the film Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and “Bennett” from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Commando. He also appeared in films like Weird Science, Innerspace, The Shrimp on the Barbie, and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. During the show he discussed how he made his way from Australia to Hollywood, recalled his time on the set of Commando, and shared stories about beating up Mel Gibson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Steam was let off by all! If Matrix was here, he’d listen!
This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Naoko Yamano. Naoko is best known as the founder, guitarist, and singer for the legendary band Shonen Knife. Hailing from Osaka, Japan, Shonen Knife has been a staple of the underground music scene for more than 30 years, touring with bands like Nirvana, Fugazi, Redd Kross, and Sonic Youth. During the show she discussed how she formed the band, why food and cuddly animals have such a big influence on her songwriting, and how Shonen Knife has lasted more than 30 years in the rock world. East met West on The Five Count!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Ralph Johnson. Ralph is best known as the drummer and vocalist of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Earth, Wind & Fire were one of the most successful bands of the twentieth century and are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are best know for their hits Shining Star, September, Boogie Wonderland, and Serpentine Fire. During the show he explained why Earth, Wind & Fire has been so successful for so long, warned us of his many black belts in various areas of martial arts, and discussed starring in one of the greatest films ever, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The funk never stops rolling on The Five Count!
This installment of The Five Count was our special celebration of our great nation’s independence! The celebration included exclusive interviews with two American heroes. First was former heavyweight boxing champion Chuck Wepner. Known as the Bayonee Bleeder, Chuck is best known for going 15 rounds with then heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in 1975. He also went toe-to-toe with guys like Sonny Liston, Ernie Terrell, and George Foreman. During the show he discussed how he started out in boxing, going the distance with Ali, and being the inspiration for Rocky Balboa. After that he announced an open challenge to Godzilla!
Next up we were joined by Dan “The Beast” Severn. Dan is a former two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, UFC Superfight Champion, and a member of the UFC Hall of Fame. He’s considered to be one of the pioneers of the UFC, helping make mixed martial arts what it is today. During the show he shared stories about his time in the octagon, working for Vince McMahon and the WWE, and why he’s still able to tie competitors in knots today. God bless America!
This installment of The Five Count was a special two-hour celebration of our eight-year anniversary! The first hour of the show featured an exclusive interview with Marc Storace. Marc is best known as the singer for the band Krokus. Hailing from Switzerland, Krokus is known for hits like Screaming in the Night, Midnight Maniac, and Headhunter. During the show he discussed how he got his start, explained why he didn’t leave Krokus to join AC/DC, and told us Krokus is back and better than ever. We believe him!
The second hour of the anniversary show featured a live, in-studio performance by the band #sexjail! Dressed in sequined robes and sandals with socks, #sexjail blasted their way through a blistering set of all your favorites, comprised mostly of DMX covers. They also penned some heart-wrenching love ballads for Ton. No less than 30 gallons of Kwikade were consumed. Thanks everyone for helping us celebrate!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor 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. He’s also appeared in films like Spaceballs, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Phantasm II and Chopper Chicks in Zombietown. During the show he 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!
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!