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!
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!
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 & 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, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony! We keep it real on The Five Count!
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 Groove, Disorderlies, 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!
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!
This Halloween edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Dennis Dunaway. Dennis is best known as 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!
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 hits like 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!
This edition of The Five Count was another two-hour show, filled to the brim with fu! During the first hour we filled our “kung fu” quota with the soundtrack for The Last Dragon. Ton pulled a hamstring while practicing his front kicks and spent most of the show in the bathroom!
The second hour featured an exclusive interview with Roderick “Chip Fu” Roachford. Chip Fu is best known as a member of the hip hop group The Fu-Schnickens. The Fu-Schnickens were known for their backwards rhyming, martial arts references, and their single What’s Up Doc? (Can We Rock) with Shaquille O’Neal. During the show he discussed his impact on the world of hip hop, how rapping backwards is a skill most emcees don’t posses, and his friendship with Shaq. Where did you think the idea for “Shaq Fu” was born?
This was a special two-hour edition of The Five Count! During the first hour we shared some laughs, made some new friends, and went on an amazing adventure with Pac-Man. The second hour featured an exclusive interview with actor Alex Winter. Alex is best known as best known for his role as “Bill S. Preston, Esq.” in the films Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. He’s also appeared in films like The Lost Boys, Freaked, and Death Wish 3. During the show he discussed the possibility of a third Bill & Ted film, Mr. T wearing a dress on the set of Freaked, and the possible whereabouts of the shirtless sax player from The Lost Boys. Party on, dudes!