Musicians

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!

An Evening With Peter Cetera…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Peter Cetera. Peter is best known as the former singer and bassist for the band Chicago. In addition to a successful solo career, he’s also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his relationship with the other members of the band Chicago, how his song Glory of Love became bigger than the film Karate Kid Part II, his influences as a bass player, and his new greatest hits album. He then took us to his castle far away!

During the rest of the show we warned the listeners of the dangers of investing in Elvis collectibles, Ton gave advice on how to buy a quality used car, Dustin revealed the secret recipe behind Italian Dunkers, and gave away tickets to WWE Presents NXT Live! At Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul on July 29. See you there!

An Evening With AC/DC’s Phil Rudd…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Phil Rudd. Phil is best known as the former drummer for the band AC/DC, playing on numerous albums including Highway to Hell, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, and Back in Black. He’s also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his iconic drumming style, his thoughts on AC/DC now being fronted by Axl Rose, and his new solo album Head Job. Let there be rock!

During the rest of the show we received a call from a nervous guy from the AV club, Ton bragged about all the European TV shows he watches, Dustin reminisced about his favorite Henderson Sauerkraut Days memories, and we gave the listeners advice on the pros and cons of bringing your date to the science museum. The science museum is for lovers!

An Evening With Danzig’s Eerie Von & The Misfits’ Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein…

This edition of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with two punk rock icons. First we were joined by bassist Eerie Von. Eerie is best known as the former bassist for the bands Samhain and Danzig. He’s also released numerous solo albums and is the author of the book “Misery Obscura: The Photography of Eerie Von (1981‑2009).” During the show he discussed how he got into photography, his days playing in Samhain and Danzig, and why he turned down an offer to join The Misfits. Get his new book before it’s gone!

Next, we were joined by guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein. Doyle is best known as the former guitarist for The Misfits. He’s also played for bands like Kryst the Conqueror, Gorgeous Frankenstein, and his solo band Doyle. During the show he discussed starring in the upcoming film Death Ward 13, his recent reunion with Glen Danzig and The Misfits, and touring with his band Doyle. He was a man of few words. See Doyle live on June 23 at R.T. Quinlan’s in Duluth.

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Adam West, discussed what animal would make the best mascot for The Five Count, and discovered Predator is the illegitimate son of Ton! Happy Father’s Day!