Musicians

The Five Count’s Nine-Year Anniversary – An Evening With John C. Reilly…

This was our special nine-year anniversary show! During the first hour we looked back fondly over the last nine years, made the announcement that the show now starts at 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and premiered our new radio drama The Five Count and the Caverns of Techno. It was a most ripping victory!

The second hour featured an exclusive interview with John C. Reilly. John is best known for his roles in films like Boogie Nights, Step Brothers, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Days of Thunder, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and Wreck-It Ralph. He’s also known as “Dr. Steve Brule” from the TV shows Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. During the show he discussed the early days of his career, the possibility of a Wreck-It Ralph sequel, and his new “John C. Reilly & Friends” music tour. Thanks for listening these past nine years!

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An Evening With Crispin Glover…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Crispin Glover. Crispin is an actor, director, screenwriter, recording artist, publisher, and author. He has appeared in numerous films including Back to the Future, River’s Edge, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Charlie’s Angels, Willard, Beowulf, Hot Tub Time Machine, and many more. During the show he told us how he started in showbiz, why he had to sue the makers of Back to the Future, and the details behind his “Big Slide Show” tour he recently brought to Minnesota. Having Crispin on The Five Count was our density!

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An Evening With Dengue Fever’s Ethan Holtzman…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Ethan Holtzman. Ethan is best known as the organist for the band Dengue Fever. Ethan has provided the backbone for the psychedelic Cambodian band he founded with his brother Zac for more than a decade. During the show he discussed how Dengue Fever was formed, how the band has evolved over the years, and the process of starting their own record label,Tuk Tuk Records. Buy all their records immediately!

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An Evening With The Thermals’ Hutch Harris…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Hutch Harris. Hutch is best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Thermals. He also played in bands like Forbidden Friends, Haelah, and Urban Legends. During the show he discussed the origins of The Thermals, why they love playing in Minnesota, and the new album, Desperate Ground. We also gave away “Thermals Prize Packs” during the show!

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An Evening With Sly & The Family Stone’s Larry Graham…

This installment of The Five Count featured an interview with Larry Graham. Larry is best known as the bass player, vocalist, and founding member of the band Sly & The Family Stone. He also played with Prince, Graham Central Station, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his influence on today’s music scene, playing at Woodstock, his relationship with Prince, and how he and his mother invented his playing style. We spent the rest of the show dancing to the music!

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An Evening With Pantera’s Rex Brown…

This was a special two-hour edition of The Five Count. The first hour featured an exclusive interview with Rex Brown. Rex is best known as the bassist and founding member of the band Pantera. He has also played with the likes of Down, Crowbar, Jerry Cantrell, David Allan Coe, and Kill Devil Hill. During the show he discussed life on the road with Pantera, what led to the end of the band, and he promoted his new book, Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera. Speakers were blown across the state.

We entered the Gladiator Arena to compete in a battle of strength and agility during the second hour of the show. We played all our favorite jock jams, shared the story of Ton being cast as the first “Gemini” on the American Gladiators TV show, gave love advice to local prom attendees, and whined for pledge dollars for KMSU. Naturally, the money poured in!

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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!