Musicians

A Chat With Blue Oyster Cult’s Albert Bouchard…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with musician Albert Bouchard. Albert is best known as a founder and former drummer for the band Blue Oyster Cult. He’s also played with bands like The Brain Surgeons, Underbelly and Blue Coupe. His new solo album Re Imaginos is out now! See him play it in its entirety during a livestream concert on April 10 from 2Trax Studios!

An Evening With Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy & Sweet’s Andy Scott…

This edition of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with rock and roll legends. First we were joined by guitarist Andy Scott. Andy is best known as the lead guitarist for the band Sweet. Known for hits like The Ballroom Blitz, Little Willy, Fox on the Run and Love is Like Oxygen, Sweet has sold millions of albums during a career dating back to the late ‘60s. During the show he discussed the influence Sweet has had on other bands over the years, what he thought of Tia Carrere singing The Ballroom Blitz in the film Wayne’s World, and the new Sweet album Isolation Boulevard. Get your copy now!

Next we were joined by singer Stephen Pearcy. Stephen is best known as the founder and singer for the band Ratt. Formed in the late ‘70s, Ratt is best known for hits like Lay It Down, You’re in Love and Round and Round. During the show he discussed the early days of Ratt, his relationship with the band now, and his upcoming show at the Whiskey a Go Go. Get your tickets now for the streaming concert!

During the rest of the show we discussed this year’s upcoming WrestleMania, Ton explained why his daughter only listens to ‘80s AC/DC, and we received a call from the Waseca UNO champion. UNO!

A Chat With The Winery Dogs’ Richie Kotzen…

The Five Count recently had a chance to talk with musician Richie Kotzen. Richie is best known as the frontman for The Winery Dogs. He’s also a former member of the band Mr. Big and Poison. His new album Smith/Kotzen, with Iron Maiden‘s Adrian Smith, is available now!

An Evening With Brother Cane’s Damon Johnson & Granny 4 Barrel’s Terry LeRoi…

This edition of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with rock and rollers! First we were joined by singer Terry LeRoi. Terry is best known as the frontman for the band Granny 4 Barrel. He’s also the singer for the band LeRoi XIII. During the show he discussed how the character of “Granny” in Granny 4 Barrel came to be, his new band LeRoi XIII, and the release of LeRoi XIII’s new single Stand Up and Shout. All proceeds from the single go to benefit the Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund!

Next we were joined by musician Damon Johnson. Damon is best known as the singer and guitarist for the band Brother Cane. He’s also played with the likes of Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Sammy Hagar and Faith Hill. During the show he discussed his years in Brother Cane, what he learned touring with Alice Cooper, and his new band Damon Johnson & The Get Ready. Their new album Battle Lessons is out now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite “pig out” restaurants, Ton whined about having to do his own laundry, and we complained about how easy it is for kids to get stickers nowadays. Kids today don’t know how good they got it!

An Evening With Stratovarius’ Timo Tolkki…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Timo Tolkki. Timo is best known as the former guitarist for the band Stratovarius. He’s also played with bands like Revolution Renaissance, Chaos Magic and Timo Tolkki’s Avalon. During the show he discussed his days in Stratovarius, how he developed his playing style, and his hopes that he might reunite with Stratovarius someday. Ton was ecstatic!

During the rest of the show we spoke to a woman on the phone named Triscuit and messed around with all the new knobs and buttons on our new recording equipment. We’re back, baby!

An Evening With Ten Years After’s Ric Lee…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with drummer Ric Lee. Ric is best known as the drummer for the band Ten Years After. Known for hits like Love Like a Man, Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘n Roll You and I’d Love to Change the World, Ten Years After has been making music for more than 55 years. During the show he discussed the latest Ten Years After album finally being released in The States, what it was like playing at Woodstock, and his new book “From Headstocks to Woodstock.” Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed why people don’t own enough hot tubs, Ton received a phone call from former Minnesota Twins catcher Brian Harper, and we paid tribute to Five Count alumnus Prince Markie Dee. R.I.P. Markie Dee!

An Evening With King Diamond’s Andy LaRocque…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Andy LaRocque. Andy is best known as the guitarist for King Diamond. He’s also played with bands like Death, At the Gates and Dimmu Borgir. During the show he discussed how he developed his playing style, producing other bands at his Sonic Train Studios, and recording the new King Diamond album The Institute. Look for it soon!

During the rest of the show we discussed our recent experience teaching a college course on podcasting, decided which ‘80s sitcoms we wish we could make cameos on, and planned a trip to New Ulm to rent out the theater. The Five Count Film Fest is in the works!

An Evening With NRBQ’s Terry Adams…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Terry Adams. Terry is best known as the founder and frontman for the band NRBQ. In addition to releasing numerous albums dating back to the mid-‘60s, the band has also appeared in films like Day of the Dead, Shakes the Clown and 28 Days. During the show he discussed the longevity of the band, how NRBQ wound up recording with Capt. Lou Albano, and what you can expect from the band in the near future! There’s always something in the works with NRBQ!

During the rest of the show we played NRBQ’s Lou and the Q album in its entirety, discussed Ton’s love for exotic old-person candies, and paid tribute to Saved by the Bell’s Dustin Diamond. R.I.P. Screech!

An Evening With Catbath’s Travis Franklin…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Travis Franklin. Travis is best known as the singer and guitarist for the band Catbath. Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Catbath has been shredding furniture with their power-hooky grunge since the early 2010s. During the show he discussed recent changes in the band, recording new songs for an upcoming album, and their latest album Table Scraps. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed hiring AC/DC to play at our birthday parties, said hurtful things to Ton’s Siri, and tried to convince area-bands to let us record 7” split albums with them. We’ll take the B-sides!

A Chat With The Dukes Of Hazzard’s John Schneider…

The Five Count recently had a chance to chat with actor and musician John Schneider. John is best known for his role as ” Beauregard ‘Bo’ Duke” on the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. He’s also appeared on TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Smallville, Nip/Tuck and The Haves and the Have Nots. His new film Stand On It is available now!