Musicians

An Evening With Kenny Wayne Shepherd…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Kenny is best known as the guitarist for the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Known for hits like Alive, In 2 Deep and Blue on Black, Kenny has had numerous Top 10 blues singles during his more than 30-year career. During the show he discussed how his songs evolve on stage over time, the possible lack of “guitar heroes” in today’s music, and the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s new album Straight to You Live. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we braced ourselves for how we would handle the death of the “Rocky Balboa” character, Ton bragged about his new Mercedes, and we discussed whether or not it was okay to still like the music of Ted Nugent. Uncle Ted has gone off the rails a bit over the years!

An Evening With Nightmare’s Yves Campion…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Yves Campion. Yves is best known as the founder and bassist for the French metal band Nightmare. Nightmare has been releasing albums and touring the world since 1979. During the show he discussed how adding a female vocalist has changed the dynamic of the band, the passion of metal fans in Europe versus in The States, and Nightmare’s new album Aeternam. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed why more people should be fans of Burl Ives, made plans to open The Five Count Funeral Home, and argued over which “fixins” belong on baked potatoes. The obvious answer is Molly McButter!

An Evening With Loudon Wainwright III & Pablo Cruise’s Cory Lerios…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two music mainstays. First we were joined by vocalist and keyboardist Cory Lerios. Cory is best known as a founding member of the band Pablo Cruise. He has also composed music for various films and TV shows, including Baywatch, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Days of Our Lives. During the show he discussed his many years in the music business, how he transitioned into composing film and TV scores, and getting back to recording with Pablo Cruise. Their new single Breathe is out now!

Next we were joined by the one and only Loudon Wainwright III. Loudon has released numerous albums dating back to the late 1960s. He’s also an accomplished actor, appearing in TV shows like Undeclared, M*A*S*H, Parks and Recreation, and films like Big Fish and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. During the show he discussed his longevity in the entertainment business, his memories of portraying “Hal Karp” on Undeclared, and his new album I’d Rather Lead a Band. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we explained when it’s appropriate to tell children pro wrestling is fake, argued over who is better friends with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and discussed the 2020 Presidential Election. We voted for Kanye West!

A Chat With Little River Band’s Wayne Nelson…

We recently had a chance to speak with musician Wayne Nelson. Wayne in best known as the singer and bassist for Little River Band. Known for hits like Reminiscing, Help Is On Its Way, Lady, and The Night Owls, Little River Band has sold more than 30 million albums since its inception in 1975. Their new single The Lost and the Lonely, from the album Black Tie, is available now!

An Evening With Pat Boone…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor and singer Pat Boone. With a career dating back to the 1950s, Pat has sold more than 45 million records. He’s also appeared in numerous films including April Love, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and State Fair. During the show he discussed his longevity in the entertainment world, his thoughts on the state of the country, and his new single Can’t We Get Along. Listen to it right now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite monster cereal mascots, Ton told the story of when he ran into Pinhead while trick or treating, we heard the story of the time The Ghostbusters met the laser ghosts, and provided the perfect soundtrack for scaring the hell out of you. Happy Halloween!

An Evening With The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician and actor RZA. RZA is best known as the leader of The Wu-Tang Clan. He’s also appeared in films like Coffee and Cigarettes, Funny People and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. During the show he discussed what he’s working on musically, his favorite Shaw Brothers film, and his new film Cut Throat City. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we played some Halloween tunes, paid tribute to The Outfield’s Tony Lewis, and begged for money for the KMSU Pledge Drive. Donate your nest eggs now!

An Evening With Slade’s Noddy Holder & Joan Jett And The Blackhearts’ Ricky Byrd…

This episode of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with music legends. First we were joined by singer and guitarist Noddy Holder. Noddy is best known as the frontman for the band Slade. Considered by many as the most successful British group of the 1970s, Slade has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. During the show he discussed the influence Slade had on musicians over the years, his career outside of Slade, and Slade’s new album Cum On Feel the Hitz. Get your copy today!

Next we were joined by guitarist Ricky Byrd. Ricky is best known as the former guitarist for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Playing on hits like I Love Rock ‘n Roll and I Hate Myself for Loving You, Ricky is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he reminisced about his years in the music business, explained his “Recovery Troubadour” nickname, and discussed his new album Sobering Times. It’s available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed who we would cast in a Billy Jack reboot, Dustin explained why he hates squirrels, and Ton educated the listeners about the difference between the little horses on his vast collection of polo shirts. We ended the night by eating a giant bag of tater tots!

An Evening With The “Weird Al” Yankovic Band’s Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz. Bermuda is best known as the longtime drummer for the “Weird Al” Yankovic band. He has played on every “Weird Al” Yankovic album dating back to 1983. During the show he discussed the last 40 years playing with Al, what the dynamic is in the recording studio, and his new book “Black & White & Weird All Over: The Lost Photographs of “Weird Al” Yankovic ’83 – ’86.” Get your copies now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite autumn drinks, reminisced about the days of driving in circles all night looking for trouble, and paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen. Ton admitted he prefers the “Sammy Hagar Era” Van Halen!

An Evening With Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Dave Mustaine. Dave is best known as the singer, guitarist and founder of the band Megadeth. Known as one of the “big four” of American trash metal bands, Megadeth has sold nearly 40 million albums worldwide. During the show he discussed recording the upcoming Megadeth album, how former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman almost wound up playing with Madonna, and his new book “Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece.” Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed which U.S. President would best be portrayed by actor G.W. Bailey, Dustin accused Ton of standing him up at the Dairy Queen, and we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Megadeth’s Rust in Peace album. We took no prisoners!

An Evening With Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Greg Graffin. Greg is best known as the founder and singer for the band Bad Religion. He has also written several books including “Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant? A Professor and Punk Rocker Discuss Science, Religion, Naturalism & Christianity” and “The Population Wars.” During the show he discussed the longevity of Bad Religion, the band’s latest album Age of Unreason, and his latest book “Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion.” Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we researched popular names for babies, discussed which matches we would show people to introduce them to professional wrestling, and bragged about our recent mention on Mankato’s KEYC News 12. We are Mankato’s favorite sons!