Musicians

An Evening With Megadeth’s David Ellefson & Anthrax’s Frank Bello…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musicians David Ellefson & Frank Bello. David is best known as the bassist of Megadeth. Frank is best known as the bassist for Anthrax. Together they form the band Altitudes & Attitude. During the show they discussed how Altitudes & Attitude came to be, their new album Get It Out, and what’s next for their respective bands. Get the album Get It Out on Megaforce Records!

During the rest of the show we scoured the internet for Inspector Gadget toys, discussed which concerts we would go back to if we had a time machine, and reminisced about the days when everyone had a waterbed. If you have one you’re looking to get rid of, please contact Ton immediately!

The Five Count’s 10th Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With Vanity 6’s Brenda Bennett…

This installment of The Five Count was our 10th annual Princemas celebration! It featured an exclusive interview with musician Brenda Bennett. Brenda is best known as a member of the groups Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6. She also appeared in the film Purple Rain. During the show she discussed her early years in music, her years working with Prince, and what prompted her decision to start making music again. Merry Princemas!

During the rest of the show we discussed other radio holidays we could celebrate in addition to Princemas, Ton explained the damage that Chappelle’s Show has done to the careers of Prince and Rick James, and we tried to figure out why some men wear kilts year-round. It seems you need to posses chicken legs to pull it off!

An Evening With The Beach Boys’ Mike Love…

This was our installment of “A Five Count Christmas” for 2018. It featured an exclusive interview with singer Mike Love. Mike is best known as the founder and singer for The Beach Boys. Being from one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and influential bands of all time, Mike is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed The Beach Boys’ history of making Christmas music, the possibility of appearing in an upcoming episode of Fuller House, and his new album Reason for the Season. Find it in a Christmas stocking near you!

During the rest of the show we discussed which celebrity guests we’d like to get on the show in 2019, exchanged Christmas gifts, and did our best to spread holiday cheer to the gentle listeners. Ton wore some mistletoe on his belt… the ultimate gag gift!

An Evening With Lakeside’s Mark Wood, Jr….

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Mark Wood, Jr. Mark is best known as the lead singer for the band Lakeside. Known for hits like Fantastic Voyage, Raid, and It’s All the Way Live, Lakeside traces its roots back to 1969. During the show he discussed why so many funk bands came out of Ohio, his thoughts on Coolio’s Fantastic Voyage remake, and the current incarnation of Lakeside. Ride on the funk, y’all!

During the rest of the show we discussed our strategies for the Nickelodeon Super Toy Run, ranked our favorite stand-up comedians, and gave away tickets to WWE presents NXT Live! On Dec. 8 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. We braved a blizzard to bring you great radio!

An Evening With The Lost Boys’ Tim Cappello…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer and saxophonist Tim Cappello. Tim is best known for his musical performance in the film Lost Boys. He’s also toured and recorded with numerous artists including Peter Gabriel, Ringo Starr, and Tina Turner. During the show he discussed his memories of filming Lost Boys, his years of touring with Tina Turner, how he got into bodybuilding, and his new album Blood on the Reed. Needles to say, we still believe!

During the rest of the show we discussed the death of Stan Lee, weighed the pros and cons of becoming a professional clown, and gave away tickets to WWE Smackdown Live at Target Center in Minneapolis. Happy Thanksgiving, Turkeys!

A Chat With E.G. Daily…

The Five Count recently had the chance to speak to speak again with the one and only E.G. Daily. E.G. is best know for her starring in films like Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Better Off Dead, Valley Girl, and The Devil’s Rejects. She is also a successful musician and has provided the voices for several animated shows, including “Tommy Pickles” in Rugrats and “Buttercup” in The Powerpuff Girls. Her new single So Pretty is available now! Also, check out her So Pretty Kickstarter Campaign!

An Evening With Aldo Nova…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Aldo Nova. Known for hits like Monkey on Your Back, Foolin’ Yourself, and Fantasy, Nova has been shredding guitar since the early ‘80s. He’s also written numerous songs for musicians like Celine Dion, Clay Aiken, and Bon Jovi. During the show he discussed the reasons he decided to get back to recording after a 20-year break, writing and producing for other artists, and his new album 2.0. Get it now on Megaforce Records!

During the rest of the show we discussed our memories of Jesse “The Body” Ventura becoming governor of Minnesota, how Ton created the Scholastic Book Fair, and our recent meeting with Jake “The Snake” Roberts. He’s a big fan of Ton!

An Evening With The Doobie Brothers’ John McFee And Jefferson Airplane’s Jorma Kaukonen…

This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two of your daddy’s favorite rockers! First we were joined by guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. Jorma is best known as the guitarist and founder for the band Jefferson Airplane. He’s also a member of the band Hot Tuna. During the show he discussed playing festivals like Woodstock and the Monterey Pop Festival, his current relationship with Grace Slick, and his new book “Been So Long: My Life and Music.” Get your copy today!

Next we were joined by guitarist John McFee. John is best known as the guitarist for The Doobie Brothers. He’s also played with the likes of Van Morrison, Steve Miller, Elvis Costello, and many more. During the show he discussed joining The Doobie Brothers in the late ‘70s, his plans to release new music in the near future, and his memories of working with Rick James. You heard us right, Grace Slick!

During the rest of the show we tried to decide if being a live radio show makes our podcast more official than others, argued about hoverboard safety, and Ton told a story about a chimpanzee who steals peanuts. Make sure to listen to the show on the all-new Philco 1256 Radio/Phonograph!

A Chat With Judas Priest’s K.K. Downing…

The Five Count recently had another opportunity to speak with legendary guitarist K.K. Downing. K.K. is best known as the former lead guitarist for the band Judas Priest. Trading riffs with guitarist Glen Tipton, K.K. played on every Judas Priest album from 1974’s Rocka Rolla to 2009’s A Touch Of Evil: Live. His new book “Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest” is available now!

An Evening With Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Carl Palmer And Uriah Heep’s Mick Box…

We had two more exclusive interviews with rock legends for this episode of The Five Count. First we were joined by Mick Box. Mick is best known as the guitarist and founder of the band Uriah Heep. Known for hits like Stealin’, Gypsy, and Easy Livin’, Uriah Heep has been running strong since 1969. During the show he discussed being on tour after all these years, his thoughts on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Uriah Heep’s new album Living the Dream. Rock!

Next we were joined by Carl Palmer. Carl is best known as the drummer and founder for the band Emerson, Lake & Palmer. He was also a member of the band Asia. During the show he discussed keeping the music of ELP alive, his other career as an artist, and his current tour, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy: Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On! See him live on Oct. 30 in Minneapolis at the Dakota Jazz Club.

During the rest of the show we begged for money for the KMSU pledge drive, planned a day-trip to Waseca, Minn., and gave away tickets to see Kenny Wayne Shepherd on Nov. 16 in Rochester at the Mayo Civic Center. Ton was blue on black for most of the show!