Musicians

An Evening With The O’Jays Eddie Levert & Walter Williams And Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall…

This installment of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with three singing sensations. First we were joined by Eddie Levert & Walter Williams. Eddie & Walter are best known as the founders and singers of The O’Jays. Known for hits like Love Train, Back Stabbers, and For the Love of Money, The O’Jays have been making music for more than 60 years and are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show they discussed the future of The O’Jays, President Trump using their music on The Apprentice, and their new album The Last Word. Get your copy now!

Next we were joined by singer Mick Hucknall. Mick is best known as the singer for the band Simply Red. Known for hits like Holding Back the Years and If You Don’t Know Me by Now, Simply Red has been making music for more than 30 years. During the show he discussed how he maintains his singing voice after years on the road, the importance of UK bands making it big in the US, and Simply Red’s new album Blue Eyed Soul. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite pro wrestling promos, Ton bragged about how much Big Red he can chew, and we realized it was the 15-year anniversary of the True Punks Do Electro show. That’s a lot of electro!

A Chat With Sheila E….

The Five Count had another chance to speak with the one and only Sheila E. Sheila is a percussionist, singer, author, and actress best known for her work with Prince. She’s also appeared in films like Krush Groove, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, and Sign ‘o’ the Times. Her new single No Line, featuring Snoop Dogg, is available now!

An Evening With The Moody Blues’ John Lodge…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with John Lodge. John is best known as the bassist and vocalist for The Moody Blues. He’s also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed why he still loves playing live, his thoughts on The Moody Blues finally going into the Rock Hall, and his new album BYond: The Very Best of John Lodge. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed the differences between licensed and unlicensed Nintendo games, Ton explained his fear of the death of oldies radio, and we bragged about hanging out backstage with M.C. Hammer. Head to Treasure Island Resort and Casino and join us at Hammer’s House Party!

An Evening With Thin Lizzy & Black Star Rider’s Scott Gorham…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Scott Gorham. Scott is best known as the longtime guitarist for the band Thin Lizzy. He’s also the current guitarist for the band Black Star Riders. During the show he discussed the decision to make Black Star Riders’ sound different than Thin Lizzy, how he deals with turnover in bands, and the new Black Star Riders album Another State of Grace. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed the most ambitious music videos of our youth, explained why President Trump should be allowed to play Jackyl at his rallies, and Ton told us how Thin Lizzy provided the soundtrack for his high school hijinx. Yes, he did have a pack of Camels rolled up in his shirt sleeve!

A Chat With The Goldbergs & Schooled’s AJ Michalka…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actress AJ Michalka. AJ is best known for her role as “Lainey Lewis” on the TV shows The Goldbergs and Schooled. She’s also appeared in films like Super 8, Secretariat, and Support the Girls. Check out the new season of Schooled on Wednesday nights on ABC!

An Evening With Commander Cody…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Commander Cody. Commander Cody is best known as the frontman for the band Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. With singles like Lost in the Ozone, Hot Rod Lincoln, and Don’t Let Go, Commander Cody has a music career spanning more than 50 years. During the show he discussed his longevity in the music business, appearing in the Roger Corman film Hollywood Boulevard, his other career as an artist, and his new album Live from Electric City with his new band Commander Cody and His Western Airmen. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we tried our best not to spoil the new Rambo movie, discussed whether we should purchase a new Sega Genesis, and paid tribute to musicians Eddie Money, Daniel Johnston, and The CarsRic Ocasek. Rest in peace, gentleman!

A Chat With Kristeen Young…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with musician Kristeen Young. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Kristeen has been releasing albums for more than 20 years. She’s also collaborated with the likes of David Bowie, Dave Grohl, and Morrisey. Her new album The SubSet is available now!

An Evening With UB40’s Jimmy Brown & Robin Campbell…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musicians Jimmy Brown and Robin Campbell. Jimmy and Robin are best known as members of the band UB40. Known for hits like Red Red Wine and Can’t Help Falling in Love, UB40 has been making music for 40 years. During the show they explained their decision early on to make reggae music, cleared up the confusion over the “other” UB40 featuring their former lead singer, and discussed their current 40th anniversary tour! See UB40 live on Sept. 14 at The Cabooze in Minneapolis!

During the rest of the show we discussed what our strategies would be during the Nickelodeon Super Toy Run, Dustin told the story of his recent run-in with the little kid from Kindergarten Cop, and Ton shared his secrets for hedge trimming. It is what it is!

A Chat With Stephen Bishop…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop. Stephen is best known for hits like On and On, It Might be You, and Save It for a Rainy Day. He’s also appeared in films like National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Blues Brothers, and Twilight Zone: The Movie. His new album We’ll Talk About it Later in the Car is available now!

An Evening With Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Glenn Tilbrook. Glenn is best known as the singer and guitarist for the band Squeeze. Known for hits like Tempted, Black Coffee in Bed, and Pulling Mussels (from the Shell), Squeeze has been making music for more than 40 years! During the show he discussed the longevity of Squeeze, how the writing process has evolved over the years, and the possibility of a new album. See Squeeze on Sept. 3 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis!

During the rest of the show Ton discussed his recent trip to the Harley-Davidson Museum, we weighed the pros and cons of the new Tool song, and we explained why Ton is the modern-day version of Daisy Fuentes. The only difference is Ton’s fractured-relationship with Richard Marx!