Musicians

An Evening With Loverboy’s Paul Dean And The Guess Who’s Garry Peterson & Rudy Sarzo…

This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with three of Canada’s favorite rockers. First we were joined by Paul Dean. Paul is best known as the guitarist for Loverboy. Known for hits like Working for the Weekend, Turn Me Loose, and Lovin’ Every Minute of It, Loverboy has been a mainstay in rock for 40 years. During the show Paul discussed how his career first took off in the U.S., rocking with Loverboy over the years, and his recent solo single Hell Yeah. See Loverboy live on Oct. 12 at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa!

Next we were joined by both drummer Garry Peterson and bassist Rudy Sarzo of The Guess Who. Known for hits like These Eyes, American Woman, and Share the Land, The Guess Who has been touring and releasing albums since the mid-‘60s. During the show Garry discussed playing in The Guess Who over the past 50+ years, Rudy discussed making the transition to the band after playing with heavier bands like Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne, and they announced the release of The Guess Who’s new album The Future Is What it Used to Be. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we complained incessantly about the new Predator film, considered adding the rap moniker “Lil’” to our names, and played enough Canadian rock to flip your toque. We partied all night, eh?

An Evening With Public Image Ltd’s John Lydon…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer John Lydon. Formerly known as Johnny Rotten, John is best known as the singer for the band The Sex Pistols. He’s also the founder and singer of the band Public Image Ltd. During the show he discussed the evolution of his career over the past 40 years, being back on the road with PiL, and his new documentary The Public Image is Rotten. See it at a theater near you!

During the rest of the show we discussed creating a “Graeland-like” attraction based on Ton, shared our favorite talent show memories from elementary school, and we paid tribute to the 35th anniversary of the TV show Mama’s Family! Our public image has never been better!

An Evening With Miami Connection’s Angelo Jannotti & Kathee Collier…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two of Miami’s biggest heroes. First we were joined by Angelo Jannotti. Angelo is best known for his role as “Tom” in the classic film Miami Connection. In addition to being the singer and guitarist in the band Dragon Sound, he’s also a member of the band Skin Deep. During the show he discussed his memories of working on the film, the process of writing the music for Dragon Sound, and the future of his band Skin Deep. We are now friends for eternity!

Next we were joined by Kathee Collier. Kathee is best known for her role as “Jane” in the classic film Miami Connection. She’s also a singer for the band Dragon Sound. During the show she discussed her memories of working on the film, her reaction when Miami Connection was reintroduced to the world, and her daughter’s music career. Hear Kathee’s daughter, Emily Lucas, at www.emilylucasmusic.com!

During the rest of the show we discussed out favorite one-hit wonders, Ton explained why he started incorporating dental bibs into his regular wardrobe, and we explained our spotty Taekwando records. There’s a good chance we wouldn’t fare well against the ninja!

A Chat With Bad Bad Hats’ Kerry Alexander & Chris Hoge…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with Kerry Alexander & Chris Hoge of the band Bad Bad Hats. Hailing from Minneapolis, Bad Bad Hats have been making music since 2012. Their new album Lightning Round is out now! See them live Aug. 18 at First Avenue in Minneapolis!

An Evening With The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Tom Bailey. Tom is best known as the frontman for the Thompson Twins. Known for hits like In the Name of Love, Lies, Doctor! Doctor!, and Hold Me Now, the Thompson Twins have sold millions of albums dating back to the late ‘70s. During the show he discussed playing with the Thompson Twins at the height of their success, his decision to start writing new pop music after taking a lengthy hiatus, and his new album Science Fiction. See Tom Bailey live on Sept. 3 at the Minnesota State Fair!

During the rest of the show Ton announced his possible candidacy for city council, we discussed who we would invite to The Five Count Christmas Variety Show, and we celebrated Ton’s birthday! He doesn’t sound a day over 60!

An Evening With Vixen’s Janet Gardner…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Janet Gardner. Janet is best known as the singer and guitarist for the band Vixen. Known for songs like Love Made Me, Cryin’, and Edge of a Broken Heart, Vixen has been making albums since 1988. During the show she discussed the early days of Vixen, her memories of appearing in the film Hardbodies, and Vixen’s new album Live Fire. It’s available now on Rat Pak Records!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite Danny DeVito acting roles, shared our favorite Mankato club memories, paid tribute to pro wrestler Nikolai Volkoff, and helped a man from Montgomery pick up women by impressing them with his canning skills. His specialty was stewed tomatoes!

A Chat With Varsity’s Stephanie Smith & Pat Stanton…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with Stephanie Smith & Pat Stanton of the band Varsity. Hailing from Chicago, Varsity’s new album Parallel Person is available now! See Varsity at The Kitty Cat Klub in Minneapolis on June 29!

An Evening With James Brown & The J.B.’s’ “Sweet” Charles Sherrell…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with “Sweet” Charles Sherrell. “Sweet” Charles is best known as the former bandleader and bassist for James Brown & The J.B.’s. Performing on classics like Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud, Mother Popcorn, and Give It Up or Turnit a Loose, he also appeared with James Brown in the film Rocky IV. During the show he discussed his early days playing with Jimi Hendrix, his days playing with James Brown, and his new album Universal Love. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we spoke on the phone to a hairdresser’s husband, Ton told the story of how he escaped an escape room, and we explained the benefits of baptizing children at New Ulm’s Bavarian Blast festival. Two birds with one bratwurst!

An Evening With The Young Rascals’ Felix Cavaliere…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Felix Cavaliere. Felix is best known as a member of the band The Young Rascals. Known for hits like Good Lovin’, Groovin’, People Got to Be Free and A Beautiful Morning, The Young Rascals are also members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed starting out as a classic pianist, the impact The Rascals had on the culture in the late ’60s, and his new version of “The Rascals” featuring original member Gene Cornish. It was a beautiful evening!

During the rest of the show we discussed ways to make friends in the men’s room, paid tribute to Pantera’s Vinnie Paul and pro wrestling legend Big Van Vader, and gave away tickets to see Dua Lipa at The Armory in Minneapolis. WDGAF!

A Chat With Hop Along’s Joe Reinhart & Beach Slang’s James Alex…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with two members of bands performing in Minnesota this week! First, we were joined for an exclusive interview by guitarist Joe Reinhart. Joe is best known as a member of the band Hop Along. Hailing from Philadelphia, Hop Along has been making music since 2005. See them live at the Turf Club in St. Paul on June 13!

We were also joined for an exclusive interview with singer/guitarist James Alex. James is best known as the frontman for the band Beach Slang. Also hailing from Philadelphia, Beach Slang has been touring the country since 2013. See them live (now touring as Quiet Slang) at the 7th St. Entry on June 15!