Musicians

An Evening With The Young Rascals’ Felix Cavaliere…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Felix Cavaliere. Felix is best known as a member of the band The Young Rascals. Known for hits like Good Lovin’, Groovin’, People Got to Be Free and A Beautiful Morning, The Young Rascals are also members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed starting out as a classic pianist, the impact The Rascals had on the culture in the late ’60s, and his new version of “The Rascals” featuring original member Gene Cornish. It was a beautiful evening!

During the rest of the show we discussed ways to make friends in the men’s room, paid tribute to Pantera’s Vinnie Paul and pro wrestling legend Big Van Vader, and gave away tickets to see Dua Lipa at The Armory in Minneapolis. WDGAF!

A Chat With Hop Along’s Joe Reinhart & Beach Slang’s James Alex…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with two members of bands performing in Minnesota this week! First, we were joined for an exclusive interview by guitarist Joe Reinhart. Joe is best known as a member of the band Hop Along. Hailing from Philadelphia, Hop Along has been making music since 2005. See them live at the Turf Club in St. Paul on June 13!

We were also joined for an exclusive interview with singer/guitarist James Alex. James is best known as the frontman for the band Beach Slang. Also hailing from Philadelphia, Beach Slang has been touring the country since 2013. See them live (now touring as Quiet Slang) at the 7th St. Entry on June 15!

An Evening With Grand Funk Railroad’s Mark Farner…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Mark Farner. Mark is best known as the former singer and guitarist for the band Grand Funk Railroad. Known for hits like Some Kind of Wonderful, We’re An American Band, and I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home), Grand Funk has sold more than 25 million albums dating back to 1969. During the show he discussed selling-out arenas back in the ‘70s, his decision to leave Grand Funk and go solo, and his memories of playing with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. After that, we did the loco-motion!

During the rest of the show we complained about the high markups at Suncoast Video, discussed our favorite Hulk Hogan theme songs, and chatted with a woman who bribed Kerry King with ceramic kitties to get backstage at a Slayer concert. Metal!

An Evening With Great White’s Mark Kendall & The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s Joyce Bulifant…

This installment of The Five Count featured not one, but two exclusive interviews! First we were joined by guitarist Mark Kendall. Mark is best known as the founder of the band Great White. Known for hits like Rock Me, Save Your Love, and Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Great White has sold more than eight million albums dating back to the early ‘80s. During the show he discussed the early days with Great White, his relationship with former Great White singer Jack Russell, and Great White’s new album Full Circle. See Great White at Treasure Island Resort & Casino on July 2 with Vince Neil!

Next we were joined by actress Joyce Bulifant. Joyce is best known for her role as “Marie Slaughter” on the TV show The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She’s also appeared on TV shows like Weird Science, The Bill Cosby Show, Match Game, and Big John, Little John. During the show she discussed working with her son on Weird Science, how the role of “Carol Brady” on The Brady Bunch was originally written for her, and her new book “My Four Hollywood Husbands.” Buy your copy today!

During the rest of the show we decided which pro wrestlers we would cast in a new Avengers-style movie, marveled at that contents of the new $1,000 Guns N’ Roses box set, Ton threw shade at a local weatherman, and we paid tribute to the great John “Jabo” Starks. He was super bad!

An Evening With Manowar’s Ross “The Boss” Friedman…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Ross “The Boss” Friedman. Ross is best known as a former member of Manowar and The Dictators. He’s also played with bands like Death Dealer, Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom, and Shakin’ Street. During the show he discussed how the band Manowar was formed, the future of The Dictators, and his new solo album By Blood Sworn. There was plenty of violence and bloodshed!

During the rest of the show we patted ourselves on the back for venturing out in a blizzard to make it to the show, discussed why no one appreciates Madonna anymore, decided which films would’ve benefited from having The Barbarian Brothers in them, and gave away tickets to see Paisley Park Presents Prince: Live on the Big Screen April 20 at Target Center in Minneapolis. Let’s Work!

A Chat With Eddie Money…

The Five Count recently had a chance again to speak with the one and only Eddie Money. With a career dating back to the 1970s, Eddie is best known for hits like Baby Hold On, Two Tickets to Paradise, Shakin’, and Take Me Home Tonight. He’s also appeared in many TV shows including The Drew Carey Show and The King of Queens. Check out his new show, Real Money, on AXS TV!

An Evening With Ween’s Dean Ween…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with the one and only Dean Ween. Deaner is best known as one-half of the greatest band of all-time, Ween. He’s also a member of The Moistboyz and The Dean Ween Group. During the show he discussed the ins and outs of his new recording studio, why he loves Minnesota so much, and his new album rock2. Afterward, we practiced our Wesley Willis impressions. Rock over Minnesota! Rock on Wisconsin!

During the rest of the show we discussed illegal street-racing with Mike the Aussie, our favorite Ween memories, and regretted our decision to try the new Chipotle Queso. It was like cheese Malt-O-Meal!

An Evening With Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with rapper Lamont “U-God” Hawkins. U-God is best known as a founding member of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. He’s also released numerous solo albums, including Golden Arms Redemption and his latest release, Venom. During the show he discussed his new album, his thoughts on “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli buying Wu-Tang Clan’s album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, and his new book “RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang.” Wu-Tang forever!

During the rest of the show we discussed why people who aren’t Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, created our new Wu-Tang names, mourned the loss of recently bankrupted Toys “R” Us, and gave away tickets to see Lorde & Run the Jewels at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Mar. 23. The Five Count forever!

An Evening With Accept’s Udo Dirkschneider…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Udo Dirkschneider. Udo is best known as the former singer for the band Accept. The voice behind songs like Fast as a Shark, Restless and Wild, and Balls to the Wall, he’s also the frontman for the band U.D.O. and his new band, Dirkschneider. During the show he discussed finding success in the U.S. with Accept, his decision to stop performing Accept songs on tour, and his recent recording of Frank Sinatra’s My Way. See Udo Dirkschneider live on Mar. 12 at The Cabooze in Minneapolis!

During the rest of the show we tested out our new bed music, argued over our new website design, and spoke with a woman in a bomb shelter in New England who was hiding from a nor’easter. Luckily, she still had The Five Count and a five-month supply of beans!

An Evening With Ted Nugent’s Derek St. Holmes…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Derek St. Holmes. Derek is best known as the former singer and guitarist for Ted Nugent. The voice behind songs like Hey Baby, Stranglehold, and Just What the Doctor Ordered, Derek has been making music since the mid-1970s. During the show he discussed his on-again off-again relationship with Ted Nugent, his band with Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, and the story behind his custom Gibson guitar. It was just what the doctor ordered!

During the rest of the show we discussed the grief some people give you for being a Ted Nugent fan, what kind of doctor Ton would be if he traveled back in time 400 years, and gave pointers to the KMSU news anchors. They could learn a lot from professionals like us.