This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview Kurtis Blow. Kurtis is a hip hop pioneer and the first rapper to be signed to a major label. He is best known for his hits Christmas Rappin’, The Breaks, and If I Ruled The World. During the show he discussed the early days of hip hop, discovering groups like Run-D.M.C. and The Fat Boys, and what it was like on the set of the film Krush Groove. Look for him to hit the road with Salt-N-Pepa and Kool Moe Dee this spring!
Here’s an early Christmas gift from your pals at The Five Count. It’s an exclusive interview with Frank Stallone. Frank is best known for his hit single Far From Over. He has also appeared in numerous films including Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky Balboa, Paradise Alley, Staying Alive, Hudson Hawk, and Rambo: First Blood Part II. Happy holidays!
Artwork by John from New Ulm
Christmas Riddle by Nora Myers of The Dirty Birds
This was a jam-packed edition of The Five Count. This installment of “Scare-A-Thon 2010” was filled to the brim with celebrity action as we had not one, but two megastars on the show. First up was Steve Grimmett, lead singer for the metal band Grim Reaper. Grim Reaper is best known for their legendary albums See You In Hell, Fear No Evil, and Rock You To Hell. They are also the only band to have all of their music videos featured on Beavis & Butt-Head. During the show he talked about being part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, punching Def Leppard in the face, and having Grim Reaper’s music videos torn to shreds by Beavis & Butt-Head. It rocked!
After that we were joined by WWE Superstar Sheamus. “The Celtic Warrior” is a multi-time WWE Champion, the 2010 King of the Ring, the 2012 Royal Rumble winner, and has feuded with numerous WWE Superstars including Randy Orton, Triple H, and John Cena. “The Celtic Warrior” discussed how he started in the wrestling business, his hatred for The Miz, and his upcoming appearance at WWE’s Bragging Rights PPV in Minneapolis. It was an amazing show, Fella!
This edition of The Five Count featured an interview with Kathy Foster from the band The Thermals. In addition to providing vocals, bass, and drums for The Thermals, Kathy is also a member of Hutch & Kathy, Urban Legends, and the All Girl Summer Fun Band. During the show she discussed what it’s like being in The Thermals, life as a rock star, and why people on the West Coast view Mankato as a mecca for punk rock. Who knew?
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Kyle Gass. Kyle is one half of the greatest band in the world, Tenacious D. He’s also an actor, appearing is films like Elf, Shallow Hal, The Cable Guy, and Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny. During the show he discussed the harsh mistress known as Hollywood, told us about his new band Trainwreck, tried to decide what to order for dinner, and announced that there’s a new Tenacious D album in the making. Hell yeah!
This edition of The Five Count featured a special interview with musician Doseone. Doseone is the co-founder of the Anticon record label and one of the best MCs on the scene today, performing with groups like Themselves, Subtle, cLOUDDEAD, 13 & God, and many more of today’s best in the world of hip hop. During the show he discussed his thoughts on today’s hip hop scene, shared the secrets of the art of freestyle rapping, and told a story about embarrassing Eminem in a rap battle at Scribble Jam. We keep it real on The Five Count!
This edition of The Five Count not only ended our month-long run of Halloween shows, but also featured an interview with Bill Lindsey, founder and vocalist of the legendary shock rock band Impaler. Impaler has been scaring parents since 1983 and pissed off Tipper Gore enough to put them atop the PMRC’s most wanted list. In addition to discussing the history of the band and playing some Impaler classics, we also conversed about Impaler’s many run-ins with the PMRC, and talked in great detail about the inner-workings of the American Wrestling Association. Take that Tipper Gore!
This episode of The Five Count is from Feb. 2, 2008. It featured a special interview with Jon Mikl Thor and his guitar player Steve Price. Thor is a former Mr. USA body builder, creator of the “muscle rock” musical genre, and writer, producer, and star of the cult film Rock ‘N’ Roll Nightmare. During the show we discussed the early days of muscle rock, how easily Thor could handle Danzig in the octagon, Steve Price’s tendency to play until he bleeds, and what it was like on the set of Rock N’ Roll Nightmare. Check out the show, Ol’ Scratch!
This episode of The Five Count is from Feb. 11, 2006. It was our second interview with actor and musician Bill Moseley. Bill is best known as “Chop Top” from the film Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, as “Otis” from Rob Zombie’s films House Of 1,000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects, or from his band, Cornbugs, with guitarist Buckethead. Bill talked about the Cornbugs, working with guitarist Buckethead, working with Rob Zombie, and planned a trip to Minnesota to go canoeing in the near future. Check it out, you dog dick!
This episode of The Five Count is from Dec. 11, 2004. It featured an interview with Bill Moseley. Bill is best known as “Chop Top” from the film Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, as “Otis” from Rob Zombie’s films House Of 1,000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects, or from his band, Cornbugs, with guitarist Buckethead. During the show Bill talked about meeting Buckethead, shared stories about the Cornbugs recording process, and discussed the future of the band. Dog will hunt!