Musicians

An Evening With 311’s Aaron “P-Nut” Wills…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Aaron “P-Nut” Wills. P-Nut is best known as the bassist for the band 311. Known for hits like Down, All Mixed Up, and Love Song, 311 has been making music for more than 30 years. During the show he discussed what goes into preparing for their “311 Day” concerts, how things have evolved in the studio over the years, and the new 311 album Voyager. See them live at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on July 7!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite films about gambling, Ton tried to spoil the new season of Stranger Things, and we played our favorite songs about “getting lucky” to commemorate episode #777 of The Five Count! Sadly, Ton was infected with toxic rat cancer from a snakebite soon after we signed off!

An Evening With Pinkard & Bowden’s Richard Bowden…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with country-music legend Richard Bowden. Richard is best known as one half of the country duo Pinkard & Bowden. Pinkard & Bowden are best known for songs like She Thinks I Steal Cars, Mama She’s Lazy, and Drivin’ My Life Away. During the show he discussed his early days playing with Don Henley and Glenn Frey, his success as a comedy duo with Pinkard & Bowden, and how he invented the Bowden B-Benders. Your guitar is naked without one!

During the rest of the show we decided which pro wrestlers we’d like to have dinner with, tried to figure out an appropriate way to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, and discussed the current transition of management at KMSU. It’s possible they could cancel The Five Count sooner than later!

An Evening With Mountain’s Corky Laing…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Corky Laing. Corky is the drummer for the band Mountain. Mountain is best known for hits like Mississippi Queen, The Animal Trainer and the Toad, and For Yasgur’s Farm. During the show he discussed how he wrote the song Mississippi Queen, hanging out in the recording studio with Jimi Hendrix, and his new book Letters to Sarah. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Dr. John, discussed the upcoming maiden voyage of Titanic II, and Ton explained the current state of the U.S. space program. Apparently, it’ll be a while before we get our asses to Mars!

A Chat With George McCrae…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with singer George McCrae. George is best known for his 1974 hit Rock Your Baby. He’s also recorded hits like I Can’t Leave You Alone, I Get Lifted, and Honey I. See him on The Ultimate Disco Cruise in 2020!

A Chat With Walk Off The Earth’s Joel Cassady & Amo Amo’s Omar Velasco…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with members of two bands who are making their way through Minnesota this week. First we spoke with singer/guitarist Omar Velasco. Omar is currently a member of the band Amo Amo. Amo Amo is a psychedelic dream pop band from Los Angeles, California. See Amo Amo live on May 14 at First Avenue with Jim James of My Morning Jacket!

We also had a chance to speak with drummer Joel Cassady. Joel is a member of the band Walk off the Earth. Walk off the Earth is a Canadian indie pop band from Burlington, Ontario. See Walk off the Earth on May 18 at The Myth!

An Evening With Survivor’s Dave Bickler & UFO’s Michael Schenker…

This installment of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two rock mainstays. First we were joined by singer Dave Bickler. Dave is best known as the former singer for the band Survivor. He provided the vocals for hits like Eye of the Tiger, American Heartbeat, and Poor Man’s Son. During the show he discussed how Survivor was approached by Sylvester Stallone to work on the Rocky III Soundtrack, being the voice of the “Real Men of Genius” ads for Bud Light, and the release of his new solo album Darklight. Get your copy today!

Next we were joined by guitarist Michael Schenker. Michael is best known as the former guitarist for the band UFO. He’s also a former member of The Scorpions, Ratt, and The Michael Schenker Group. During the show he discussed the recording of the new Michael Schenker Fest album, what it’s like working with four different singers on stage, and why he shows no signs of slowing down. Catch Michael Schenker performing in a town near you!

During the rest of the show we talked about our favorite Happy Hardcore Miami Booty Bass songs, bragged about our Patreon-exclusive WrestleMania 35 roundtable, and discussed the 25th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain. Somehow, it turned into a story about Ton’s mastery of air hockey!

An Evening With The Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Tom Johnston. Tom is best known as the guitarist and lead singer for The Doobie Brothers. He’s performed on such hits as China Grove, Jesus Is Just Alright, Long Train Runnin’, and Listen to the Music. During the show he discussed the longevity of The Doobie Brothers, touring with Carlos Santana, and announced The Doobie Brothers’ new album. See The Doobie Brothers and Santana on Aug. 3 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul!

During the rest of the show we were treated to songs and stories from a three-year-old, decided which dead people we would like to co-host the show with, and spent a lot of time discussing astronomy. Ton was especially interested in Uranus!

An Evening With Tesla’s Brian Wheat…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Brian Wheat. Brian is best known as the bassist for the band Tesla. Known for hits like Modern Day Cowboy, Love Song, Signs, and What You Give, Tesla has been touring the globe since the early ‘80s. During the show he discussed the longevity of the band, why they enjoy playing in Minnesota, and Tesla’s new album Shock. See Tesla live at The Myth in Maplewood, Minn. on May 31!

During the rest of the show we explained which Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion album was best, discussed our favorite John Candy moments, heard the tale of Fred Flintstone’s birthday party, and griped about the lack of people wanting to give us money on Patreon. It’s a sound investment, folks!

An Evening With Dionne Warwick…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Dionne Warwick. Dionne is best known for hits like That’s What Friends Are For, Walk on By, I Say a Little Prayer, and (Theme From) Valley of the Dolls. She’s also won numerous Grammy awards and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. During the show she discussed her memories of recording We Are the World, working with Donald Trump on the TV show The Celebrity Apprentice, and her new album She’s Back. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed misconceptions about Saint Patrick’s Day, the proper ways to poison a hotdish, and ranked our favorite chewing gum commercial jingles. We want our black ninja and we want him now!

A Chat With The Youngbloods’ Jesse Colin Young…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with musician Jesse Colin Young. Jesse is best known as the founder and lead singer of the band The Youngbloods. Known for songs like Get Together, Running Bear, and Darkness, Darkness, Jesse has also had a successful solo career. His new album Dreamers is available now!