Celebrity Interviews

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 OverkillBomberIron Fist, and Ace Of Spades. He’s also a founding member of the 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 band Fastway. We 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 and featured an exclusive interview with Mike Schank. 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 and has 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 at the Bella Music Fest! 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!

An Evening With Coolio…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with rapper 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 & RobinLeprechaun: 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, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony! We keep it real on The Five Count!

An Evening With The Fat Boys’ Prince Markie Dee & Kool Rock-Ski…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Prince Markie Dee. Markie Dee is best known as one-third of the hip hop group The Fat Boys. He also starred in the films Krush GrooveDisorderlies, and produced albums for artists like 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 is best known for his fast playing style and his custom-made “quad guitar” featuring four guitars in one. He was also the guitarist for the metal band Nitro. 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!