Musicians

An Evening With Anvil’s Steve “Lips” Kudlow…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Steve “Lips” Kudlow. Steve is best known as the founder, guitarist and singer for the band Anvil. Formed in Toronto in 1978, Anvil has been a major influence on every one from Metallica to Megadeth and Anthrax to Slayer. During the show he discussed how Anvil has stayed true to their metal roots throughout the years, the impact the documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil had on their career, and the new Anvil album Legal at Last. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we shared our thoughts on the new Ozzy Osbourne album, made plans to build our own Commodore 64, and Ton discussed his passion for balloon animals. His go-to is the wiener dog!

An Evening With The Dave Clark Five’s Dave Clark…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Dave Clark. Dave is best known as the founder and drummer for The Dave Clark Five. Known for hits like Glad All Over, Over and Over and Catch Us If You Can, Dave Clark is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed the incredible success of The Dave Clark Five in their early days, his relationship in the 1960s with The Beatles, and the new Dave Clark Five album All the Hits. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Monty Python’s Terry Jones, discussed which ‘80s cartoons deserved more episodes, Dustin tried to defend being a Kansas City Chiefs fan in today’s society, and we gave away tickets to WWE Presents NXT Live! on Feb. 23 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. The Five Count never ceases to amaze you!

The Five Count’s 11th Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With Prince & The New Power Generation’s Michael B….

This was The Five Count’s 11th Annual Princemas Celebration, featuring an exclusive interview with Michael B. Michael is best known as the former drummer for Prince & The New Power Generation. He worked on albums like Diamonds & Pearls, The Gold Experience, 3121, and many more. During the show he discussed how he started working with Prince, what he learned about music and life during his tenure with The NPG, and his current gig as drummer for Soul Asylum. Merry Princemas!

During the rest of the show we played our favorite New Power Generation jams, explained where we were when we found out Prince had died, and Ton made it known he wants to be turned into a diamond after he dies. Dustin will pay tribute to him by inserting “Diamond Ton” into his snaggletooth!

An Evening With KC And The Sunshine Band’s Harry Wayne Casey…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Harry Wayne Casey. Harry is best known as the frontman for KC and the Sunshine Band. Known for hits like That’s the Way (I Like It), (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty, I’m Your Boogie Man and Get Down Tonight, KC and the Sunshine Band has sold millions of albums over a career spanning nearly 50 years. During the show he discussed the influence his music has had on popular culture, the “death” of disco in the late ‘70s, and the upcoming Ultimate Disco Cruise. Get down tonight!

During the rest of the show we discussed the difficulties of adjusting to the new decade, Dustin explained the best ways to shoplift, and we marveled over the beauty of the 1993 Cadillac Allante. It’s one hell of an automobile!

An Evening With Singer Anita Ward And The Wonder Years’ Danica McKellar…

This episode of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with two entertainment veterans. First we were joined by singer Anita Ward. Anita is best known for hits like Ring My Bell and Can’t Nobody Love Me Like You Do. She was also nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1980 Grammy Awards. During the show she discussed the success of Ring My Bell, the possibility of recording new music, and her upcoming appearance on The Ultimate Disco Cruise. It sets sail in 2020!

Next we were joined by actress Danica McKellar. Danica is best known for her role as “Winnie Cooper” on the TV show The Wonder Years. She’s also appeared on TV shows like How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, The West Wing, and has published several books about math. During the show she discussed how she started writing math books, her memories of making the film Camp Cucamonga, and working with Dolly Parton on her new film Christmas At Dollywood. Check it out on The Hallmark Channel!

During the rest of the show we discussed the new Prince box set, the changes to the cheese chilitos at Zanz over the years, which holidays Ernest P. Worrell needs to save, and Ton’s numerous appearances on The People’s Court. He once got into a fight with Rusty the Bailiff!

An Evening With The Commodores’ William King…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician William King. William is best known as a founder and member of the group The Commodores. Known for hits like Easy, Brick House, and Nightshift, The Commodores have sold more than 75 million albums worldwide and are members of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed the longevity of the group, whether or not he thinks a reunion with Lionel Richie will ever happen, and The Commodores’ upcoming appearance on The Ultimate Disco Cruise! Book your cabins today!

During the rest of the show we discussed the benefits of being a huge Godsmack fan, explained why Die Hard is definitely a Christmas movie, and argued over which team is best for Tecmo Super Bowl. Ton asserted his dominance by aggressively doing the Icky Shuffle!

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!