Musicians

An Evening With Parliament-Funkadelic’s Bernie Worrell…

Once again, we brought the funk for this episode of The Five Count. The show featured an exclusive interview with Bernie Worrell. Bernie is best known as a keyboardist and founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic. He’s also known for his work with the Talking Heads, Les Claypool, Buckethead, Fred Schneider, Jack Bruce, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his days with P-Funk, how he brought flavor to the Talking Heads, and hinted at a possible reunion with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. The Five Count tore the roof off the sucka! You can see Bernie live with the Bernie Worrell Orchestra April 10 at the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis.

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An Evening With Metallica’s Jason Newsted…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Jason Newsted. Jason is best known as the former bassist for Metallica. He appeared on albums like …And Justice For All, Metallica (The Black Album), Load, ReLoad, Garage Inc., and is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his days in Metallica, what it’s like playing with the likes of Sepultura and Ozzy Osbourne, and his new band, Newsted. The Five Count brings you heavy, baby!

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The Five Count’s Fourth Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With Prince & The Revolution’s Doctor Fink…

This two-hour episode of The Five Count was our fourth annual Princemas celebration. During the show we discussed all things Prince, how The Five Count is “The Revolution” of public radio, and raved un2 the joy fantastic throughout the night. No rug was left uncut!

The second hour of the show featured an exclusive interview with Prince & The Revolution’s Matt “Doctor” Fink. Doctor Fink was Prince’s keyboardist from 1978 to 1991, playing on Prince albums like Controversy, Sign “O” The Times, Dirty Mind, Parade, Around the World in a Day, The Batman Soundtrack, and many more. He also played on the album Purple Rain and starred in the film of the same name. During the show he discussed what it was like working with Prince, filming Purple Rain at First Avenue in Minneapolis, and what he’s up to nowadays. Merry Princemas to all!

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An Evening With Booker T. & The M.G.’s Steve Cropper…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Steve Cropper. Steve is best known as the guitarist for the Stax Records house band, Booker T. & the M.G.’s. He is also the guitarist for The Blues Brothers Band, a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was named “The Greatest Living Guitar Player” by Mojo Magazine. During the show he discussed his early days in the music business, the recording process at Stax Records, his friendship with Otis Redding, and what is was like playing with The Blues Brothers. Play it, Steve!

An Evening With Pantera’s Terry Glaze…

This episode of The Five Count was another two-hour masterpiece. During the first hour we played some spooky tunes to gear up for Halloween, put peanut butter and raisins on celery, and Ton discussed his one-time romance with Xena: Warrior Princess. Eat your heart out, Kevin Sorbo!

The second hour of the show featured an exclusive interview with Terry Glaze. Terry is best known as the co-founder and original singer for the band Pantera. Terry appeared on Pantera’s first three albums, Metal Magic, Projects In The Jungle, and I Am The Night. He also performed with the bands Lord Tracy and Raised By Gods. During the show he discussed how Pantera was founded, what it was like during the bands early years, and what projects he’s involved with now. There was more than enough Metal Magic to go around!

An Evening With Peter Spellos & The Circle Jerks’ Keith Morris…

This was another two-hour blowout from The Five Count. The first hour featured an exclusive interview with actor Peter Spellos. Peter is best known for his role as “Orville Ketchum” in the films Sorority House Massacre II and Hard To Die. He has also appeared in the films Men In Black II, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and the TV shows Married… With Children, ER, The Wonder Years, and American Dreams. During the show he discussed how he started in the business, the origins of the “Orville Ketchum” character, and what it’s like eating donuts with Freddy Krueger. There was no honey for daddy during the entire interview.

The second hour of the show featured an exclusive interview with Keith Morris. Keith is best known as the singer for the band Circle Jerks, performing on classic albums like Group Sex, Wild In The Streets, and Golden Shower Of Hits. He has also been a member of the bands Black Flag, Bug Lamp, Midget Handjob, and Off! During the show he discussed how Black Flag was formed, the life and times of the Circle Jerks, and why everyone thought he was a jerk on the set of the film Repo Man. We found him to be quite charming. To top off all this madness, we also gave away tickets to see Vince Gill. We bet you didn’t see that coming!

An Evening With Henry Rollins & Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier…

This was a two-hour, jam-packed episode of The Five Count. The first hour featured an exclusive interview with Greg Saunier. Greg is best known as the drummer for the band Deerhoof. Known for albums like Friend Opportunity, Apple O’, and Deerhoof vs. Evil, Deerhoof has been releasing exciting and innovative albums since 1994. During the show he discussed what it’s like being in Deerhoof, playing in the 3rd grade marching band, and why a mother’s womb is the best place to practice drumming. It was an eye-opening discussion.

The second hour included an exclusive interview with Henry Rollins. Henry is best known as the former singer for Black Flag and The Rollins Band. He’s also written several books, released several spoken-word albums, and has appeared in numerous films and TV shows including Sons Of Anarchy, Lost Highway, Johnny Mnemonic, MTV’s Jackass, and The Henry Rollins Show. During the show he discussed his days with Black Flag, the reason bands should skip major labels when releasing albums, and why The Henry Rollins Show should return for another season. We even managed to give away tickets for Ben Folds Five during all this excitement. The Five Count is always full of surprises!

An Evening With Jan Terri…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Internet sensation Jan Terri. Jan is best known for her hit songs Losing You, Journey To Mars, Rock & Roll Santa, and Get Down Goblin. She has also appeared on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and performed with Marilyn Manson. During the show she discussed why goblins sometimes get a bad rep, her relationship with Marilyn Manson, and how her YouTube videos are sweeping the nation. We also gave away tickets to see Deerhoof! The Five Count never ceases to amaze you!

An Evening With James Brown & The J.B.’s’ Fred Wesley…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Fred Wesley. Fred is considered by many to be the greatest trombone player of all time. He served as bandleader for James Brown’s band The J.B.’s, was a pivotal member of many of George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic bands, and is a former member of the Count Basie Orchestra. During the show he discussed how he entered the music business, what James Brown and George Clinton were like to work with behind the scenes, and his impact on the world of hip hop. We were knee-deep in the funk!

An Evening With Mojo Nixon…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Mojo Nixon. Mojo is a musician best known for his hits Elvis Is EverywhereJesus at McDonald’s, Don Henley Must Die, and Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant with My Two-Headed Love Child. Has also appeared in several films including Super Mario Bros., Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Forever, Great Balls of Fire!, and Buttcrack. During the show he discussed how he got started in the music business, his foray into the world of acting, his upcoming reunion with Skid Roper, and how Elvis Presley’s go-kart brought him to tears. We were brought to tears by the power of Mojo!