Musicians

An Evening With Blue Oyster Cult’s Joe Bouchard…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Joe Bouchard. Joe is best known as the former bassist for the band Blue Öyster Cult. Known for hits like (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, Burnin’ for You and Godzilla, Blue Öyster Cult has been making music for more than 50 years. During the show he discussed the longevity of Blue Öyster Cult, his memories of touring with Black Sabbath in 1980, and his new solo album Strange Legends. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we talked about which films should make a return to the theaters during the COVID-19 shutdown, Ton bragged about his new grill, and we discussed our plans for a memorial show when one of us dies. It could be any day now!

The Five Count’s 16-Year Anniversary – An Evening With Whitesnake’s David Coverdale…

This “16-year anniversary” edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with David Coverdale. David is best known as the founder and singer for the band Whitesnake. Known for hits like Fool for Your Loving, Here I Go Again and Still of the Night, Whitesnake has been releasing albums for more than 40 years. During the show he discussed the 35th anniversary of Whitesnake’s Slide It In album, what touring might be like going forward in today’s climate, and the new Whitesnake album The Rock Album. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we looked back on the last 16 years, read a letter we received from Bill Gates, Ton reminisced about sunbathing with his aunts in the late ‘80s, and we played some of our favorite anniversary songs. Here’s to another 16 years!

A Chat With Wang Chung’s Jack Hues & Nick Feldman…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with both Jack Hues and Nick Feldman. Collectively, Jack and Nick are best known as the band Wang Chung. Known for hits like Dance Hall Days, Let’s Go! and Everybody Have Fun Tonight, Wang Chung have been making music since the late ’70s. See them on June 13 as part of the “Back to the Basement” virtual concert presented by Abductedbythe80s.com! Hear the new Wang Chung song Everybody Stay Safe Tonight in the video below!

An Evening With Naughty By Nature’s Treach…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with rapper Treach. Treach is best known as the lead rapper for the group Naughty by Nature. He’s also appeared in films like Juice, The Meteor Man, Jason’s Lyric, and TV shows like Oz, The Sopranos and Love & Hip Hop. During the show he discussed how he got into the acting business, the status on new Naughty by Nature music, and his new film Equal Standard. It’s available for streaming now!

During the rest of the show we marveled over Ton’s new motocross boots, discussed which villains from TV sitcoms are our favorites, and celebrated the 35th anniversary of the all-star album for famine relief, Hear ‘N Aid. We’re stars!

An Evening With Don McLean & Firewind’s Gus G….

This edition of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with legendary guitarists. First we were joined by guitarist Gus G. Gus is best known as the guitarist and founder of the band Firewind. He’s also played with Ozzy Osbourne, Rotting Christ and Arch Enemy. During the show he discussed what his memories of playing with Ozzy, what he plans to do with his free time thanks to COVID-19 canceling live shows, and the new self-titled Firewind album. Get your copy today!

Next we were joined by legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean. Don is best known for hits like Vincent, And I Love You So and American Pie. He’s also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his music finally being available for streaming, the 50th anniversary of his American Pie album, and his upcoming album Still Playin’ Favorites. Get your copy soon!

During the rest of the show we brainstormed ideas for new Five Count instructional VHS tapes, discussed great soundtracks to bad movies, Ton announced he will soon be an ordained minister, and we played your mom’s favorite songs. Happy Mother’s Day!

Av Evening With The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine & Freaks And Geeks’ Kathy Ann Baker…

This episode of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with women who are veterans of the entertainment field. First we were joined by musician Kathy Valentine. Kathy is best known as the bassist for The Go-Go’s. She’s also played with bands like The Textones, The Delphines and The BlueBonnets. During the show she discussed her early years in the music business, the recent reunion of The Go-Go’s, and her new book “All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir.” Get your copy now!

We were also joined by actress Becky Ann Baker. Becky is best known for her roles as “Jean Weir” on the TV show Freaks and Geeks and “Loreen Horvath” on the TV show Girls. She’s also appeared in films like Men in Black, Spider-Man 3, Jacob’s Ladder, and TV shows like Oz and Star Trek: Voyager. During the show she discussed her memories of filming Freak and Geeks, sharing the screen with her husband Dylan Baker, and her new film Nightfire. It’s available for streaming May 1, 2020!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite Sega games, considered starting a TikTok account to increase our teen demographics, and tried to figure out why Ton has never seen Space Jam. Stay safe and remain socially distant!

An Evening With Twisted Sisters’ Dee Snider…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Dee Snider. Dee is best known as the singer for the band Twisted Sister. He’s also appeared in films like Strangeland, Private Parts, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and is the longtime host of the radio show The House of Hair. During the show he discussed the process he went through to get his daughter home from Peru during the COVID-19 pandemic, the longevity of his House of Hair radio show, and his memories of appearing in the film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Rock!

During the rest of the show we went wild with ALF, admitted to watching hour-long blocks of old commercials on YouTube, Ton explained how to make face masks out of old Harley-Davidson shirts, and we paid tribute to Bill Withers. Stay safe, gentle listeners!

An Evening With Gordon Lightfoot…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with folk-rock legend Gordon Lightfoot. Known for songs like Rainy Day People, If You Could Read My Mind and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon has been making music for more than 60 years. He’s also a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and has received 16 Juno Awards. During the show he discussed why health issues haven’t stopped him from performing, how he keeps touring in his 80s, and his new album Solo. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Kenny Rogers, Ton bragged about all the expensive gifts his fans send him, and we discussed how we’re recording new shows during Minnesota’s state-at-home order. The sound quality might not be up to our usual standards, but the love is still there!

An Evening With The Outlaws’ Henry Paul…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Henry Paul. Henry is best known as the singer and guitarist for the band The Outlaws. Known for hits like There Goes Another Love Song and Green Grass and High Tides, The Outlaws have been making music for more than 50 years. During the show he discussed being one of the last Southern rock bands of the ’70s to still be touring, his other band Blackhawk, and The Outlaws’ new album Dixie Highway. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our recent banishment from the KMSU studios because of the coronavirus, Ton explained how he recently discovered the music of Cyndi Lauper, and we heard the tale of John Rambo’s trip to Vietnam to rescue prisoners of war. The Five Count will be recording new shows as POWs in our own homes until COVID-19 runs its course!

An Evening With The Association’s Russ Giguere…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Russ Giguere. Russ is best known as a member of the band The Association. Known for hits like CherishWindyNever My Love and Along Comes Mary, The Association has making music since the early ’60s. During the show he discussed the success of the band over the years, being the opening act for the Monterey Pop Festival, and his new book “Along Comes The Association: Beyond Folk Rock and Three-Piece Suits.” Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Ton bragged about his numerous pinewood derby victories, and we went on a picnic with Garfield. He hates Mondays, but loves picnics!