Musicians

An Evening With Tesla’s Brian Wheat…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Brian Wheat. Brian is best known as the bassist for the band Tesla. Known for hits like Modern Day Cowboy, Love Song, Signs, and What You Give, Tesla has been touring the globe since the early ‘80s. During the show he discussed the longevity of the band, why they enjoy playing in Minnesota, and Tesla’s new album Shock. See Tesla live at The Myth in Maplewood, Minn. on May 31!

During the rest of the show we explained which Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion album was best, discussed our favorite John Candy moments, heard the tale of Fred Flintstone’s birthday party, and griped about the lack of people wanting to give us money on Patreon. It’s a sound investment, folks!

An Evening With Dionne Warwick…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Dionne Warwick. Dionne is best known for hits like That’s What Friends Are For, Walk on By, I Say a Little Prayer, and (Theme From) Valley of the Dolls. She’s also won numerous Grammy awards and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. During the show she discussed her memories of recording We Are the World, working with Donald Trump on the TV show The Celebrity Apprentice, and her new album She’s Back. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed misconceptions about Saint Patrick’s Day, the proper ways to poison a hotdish, and ranked our favorite chewing gum commercial jingles. We want our black ninja and we want him now!

A Chat With The Youngbloods’ Jesse Colin Young…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with musician Jesse Colin Young. Jesse is best known as the founder and lead singer of the band The Youngbloods. Known for songs like Get Together, Running Bear, and Darkness, Darkness, Jesse has also had a successful solo career. His new album Dreamers is available now!

An Evening With Megadeth’s David Ellefson & Anthrax’s Frank Bello…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musicians David Ellefson & Frank Bello. David is best known as the bassist of Megadeth. Frank is best known as the bassist for Anthrax. Together they form the band Altitudes & Attitude. During the show they discussed how Altitudes & Attitude came to be, their new album Get It Out, and what’s next for their respective bands. Get the album Get It Out on Megaforce Records!

During the rest of the show we scoured the internet for Inspector Gadget toys, discussed which concerts we would go back to if we had a time machine, and reminisced about the days when everyone had a waterbed. If you have one you’re looking to get rid of, please contact Ton immediately!

The Five Count’s 10th Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With Vanity 6’s Brenda Bennett…

This installment of The Five Count was our 10th annual Princemas celebration! It featured an exclusive interview with musician Brenda Bennett. Brenda is best known as a member of the groups Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6. She also appeared in the film Purple Rain. During the show she discussed her early years in music, her years working with Prince, and what prompted her decision to start making music again. Merry Princemas!

During the rest of the show we discussed other radio holidays we could celebrate in addition to Princemas, Ton explained the damage that Chappelle’s Show has done to the careers of Prince and Rick James, and we tried to figure out why some men wear kilts year-round. It seems you need to posses chicken legs to pull it off!

An Evening With The Beach Boys’ Mike Love…

This was our installment of “A Five Count Christmas” for 2018. It featured an exclusive interview with singer Mike Love. Mike is best known as the founder and singer for The Beach Boys. Being from one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and influential bands of all time, Mike is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed The Beach Boys’ history of making Christmas music, the possibility of appearing in an upcoming episode of Fuller House, and his new album Reason for the Season. Find it in a Christmas stocking near you!

During the rest of the show we discussed which celebrity guests we’d like to get on the show in 2019, exchanged Christmas gifts, and did our best to spread holiday cheer to the gentle listeners. Ton wore some mistletoe on his belt… the ultimate gag gift!

An Evening With Lakeside’s Mark Wood, Jr….

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Mark Wood, Jr. Mark is best known as the lead singer for the band Lakeside. Known for hits like Fantastic Voyage, Raid, and It’s All the Way Live, Lakeside traces its roots back to 1969. During the show he discussed why so many funk bands came out of Ohio, his thoughts on Coolio’s Fantastic Voyage remake, and the current incarnation of Lakeside. Ride on the funk, y’all!

During the rest of the show we discussed our strategies for the Nickelodeon Super Toy Run, ranked our favorite stand-up comedians, and gave away tickets to WWE presents NXT Live! On Dec. 8 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. We braved a blizzard to bring you great radio!

An Evening With The Lost Boys’ Tim Cappello…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer and saxophonist Tim Cappello. Tim is best known for his musical performance in the film Lost Boys. He’s also toured and recorded with numerous artists including Peter Gabriel, Ringo Starr, and Tina Turner. During the show he discussed his memories of filming Lost Boys, his years of touring with Tina Turner, how he got into bodybuilding, and his new album Blood on the Reed. Needles to say, we still believe!

During the rest of the show we discussed the death of Stan Lee, weighed the pros and cons of becoming a professional clown, and gave away tickets to WWE Smackdown Live at Target Center in Minneapolis. Happy Thanksgiving, Turkeys!

A Chat With E.G. Daily…

The Five Count recently had the chance to speak to speak again with the one and only E.G. Daily. E.G. is best know for her starring in films like Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Better Off Dead, Valley Girl, and The Devil’s Rejects. She is also a successful musician and has provided the voices for several animated shows, including “Tommy Pickles” in Rugrats and “Buttercup” in The Powerpuff Girls. Her new single So Pretty is available now! Also, check out her So Pretty Kickstarter Campaign!

An Evening With Aldo Nova…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Aldo Nova. Known for hits like Monkey on Your Back, Foolin’ Yourself, and Fantasy, Nova has been shredding guitar since the early ‘80s. He’s also written numerous songs for musicians like Celine Dion, Clay Aiken, and Bon Jovi. During the show he discussed the reasons he decided to get back to recording after a 20-year break, writing and producing for other artists, and his new album 2.0. Get it now on Megaforce Records!

During the rest of the show we discussed our memories of Jesse “The Body” Ventura becoming governor of Minnesota, how Ton created the Scholastic Book Fair, and our recent meeting with Jake “The Snake” Roberts. He’s a big fan of Ton!