Musicians

The Five Count’s Ninth Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With fDELUXE-The Family’s St. Paul Peterson…

This edition of The Five Count was our ninth-annual Princemas celebration! The show featured an exclusive interview with St. Paul Peterson. Paul is best known as a former member the Prince-assembled bands The Time and The Family. In addition to playing with the likes of The Steve Miller Band, Kenny Loggins, and Peter Frampton, he currently plays with his new band fDELUXE. During the show he discussed being involved in the early days of the Minneapolis Sound, his decision to part ways with Prince, and his upcoming fDELUXE shows at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. See them live on Jan. 31!

During the rest of the show we discussed the origins of Princemas, spoke with Mike the Aussie about his love of INXS, and devised a plan to fill Ton’s casket with Coca-Cola and Mentos. Merry Princemas!


An Evening With Anthrax’s Scott Ian…

The first installment of The Five Count for 2018 featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Scott Ian. Scott is best known as a founder and guitarist for the band Anthrax. He’s also played with the likes of Stormtroopers of Death, Public Enemy, and The Damned Things. During the show Scott discussed the longevity of Anthrax, appearing on the TV show Married… With Children, his love for AC/DC’s Phil Rudd, and his new book “Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life.” We were caught in a mosh!

During the rest of the show we discussed which bands we would invite over for dinner, the dangers of letting cats eat your face, Ton considered moving to Waseca, and we tried to figure why we stopped listening to Led Zeppelin. It’s gonna be a great year!

A Chat With 98 Degrees…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak for a few minutes with Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons. Yes, all four members of the group 98 Degrees. Known for hits like I Do (Cherish You), Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche), Because of You, and The Hardest Thing, 98 Degrees have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide since 1997. Their new Christmas album Let It Snow is available now!

A Chat With Gary Numan…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with the one and only Gary Numan. Know for hits like Cars, We Are Glass, and Are ‘Friends’ Electric?, Gary has been making music for 40 years. He’s also the former singer for the band Tubeway Army. See him live tonight at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

An Evening With Béla Fleck and the Flecktones’ Victor Wooten…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Victor Wooten. Victor is best known as the bassist for Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He’s also won numerous Grammy Awards and was named one of the “Top 10 Bassists of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine. During the show he discussed how he developed his playing style, why it’s important to not become discouraged when learning to play, and his new album Trypnotyx. It’s available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed the possibility of taking cooking classes, Dustin described how he’s progressed as a “jock ass” over the years, and Ton complained about the lack of Christmas spirit in today’s holiday lights displays. Once again, he was dressed like the dad from Home Alone.

An Evening With The B-52’s Cindy Wilson…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Cindy Wilson. Cindy is best known as a member of the band The B-52’s. Known for hits like Rock Lobster, Roam, and Love Shack, The B-52’s have been making music for more than 40 years. During the show Cindy discussed her current work with The B-52’s, what it’s like touring with her solo band in more intimate venues, and her new solo album Change. Find it now on Kill Rock Stars Records!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite TV shows from 1992, argued about the logistics of Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program, and Ton described his plan to sell his house and leave his family so he can devote more time to the show. It’s about time!

A Chat With Jem And The Holograms’ Britta Phillips…

The Five Count recently spoke with actress/musician Britta Phillips. Britta is best known as the singing voice for the character “Jem” from the cartoon Jem and the Holograms. She’s also one-half of the group Dean & Britta and a member of the band Luna.

A Chat With Jackyl’s Jesse James Dupree…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with Jesse James Dupree. Jesse is best known as the singer for the band Jackyl. Known for hits like Down on Me, Headed For Destruction, and When Will It Rain, Jackyl has been touring the world for 25 years. See Jackyl live on Sept. 8 at Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN and Sept. 9 at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA.

An Evening With Slaughter’s Mark Slaughter & Accept’s Wolf Hoffmann…

This installment of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with heavy metal heavyweights. First we were joined by Wolf Hoffmann. Wolf is best known as the guitarist for the band Accept. Known for songs like Balls to the Wall, Fast as a Shark, and Restless and Wild, Accept has been rocking since 1976. During the show he discussed his memories of touring the world over the years, Accept’s new album The Rise of Chaos, and his latest solo album Headbangers Symphony. It was balls to the wall!

After that we were joined by Mark Slaughter. Mark is best known as the singer and guitarist for the band Slaughter. Slaughter has sold millions of albums over the years thanks to hits like Up All Night, Mad About You, and Fly to the Angels. During the show he discussed his early days with Slaughter and the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, working as a voiceover artist, and his new album Halfway There. See him live on Sept. 8 at Grand Casino’s Grand RockTember V Music Festival in Hinkley, MN!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite nude beach experiences, Ton explained his hatred for ska music, and we planted the seeds for a potential interview with Jesse James Dupree from Jackyl. The rocking never stops on The Five Count!

An Evening With King Crimson’s Ian McDonald…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Ian McDonald. Ian is best known as a founder of both King Crimson and Foreigner. He currently plays with his new band Honey West. During the show he discussed how he joined the band Honey West, having the opportunity to play in a band with his son, and the legacy he left with King Crimson and Foreigner. Ted Zurkowski, singer for Honey West, joined us as well.

During the rest of the show we shared our thoughts on the Minnesota Vikings ending their training camp in Mankato, Dustin announced his plans to buy a 1985 Plymouth Duster, and Ton spent the entire show tickling toddlers. It was a typical night at the office!