Musicians

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!

The Five Count’s 13-Year Anniversary – An Evening With Sheila E….

This was our special 13-year anniversary edition of The Five Count! It featured an exclusive interview with the one and only Sheila E. Sheila is a percussionist, singer, author, and actress best known for her work with Prince. She’s also appeared in films like Krush Groove, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, and Sign ‘o’ the Times. During the show she discussed the various musicians she’s had the chance to work with during her career, her relationship with Prince and her thoughts on what’s in the vault at Paisley Park, and the making of her new album ICONIC. After that, we went to Erotic City!

During the rest of the show we reflected on the last 13 years, fielded calls from numerous well-wishers, practiced our movie trailer voices, and karate chopped everyone in sight! Here’s to another 13 years!

A Chat With Happy Days’ Don “Ralph Malph” Most…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor Don Most. Don is best known for his portrayal of “Ralph Malph” on the TV show Happy Days. He’s also appeared on TV shows like Baywatch, CHiPs, The Love Boat, Glee, and Star Trek: Voyager. His new album D Most: Mostly Swinging is available now!

A Chat With Diamond Head’s Brian Tatler…

The Five Count recently had the opportunity to speak with Brian Tatler. Brian is best known as the guitarist and founder of the band Diamond Head. Known for classic albums like Lightning to the Nations, Borrowed Time, and Cantebury, Diamond Head was also a major influence on bands like Metallica and Megadeth. See Diamond Head live at Neisen’s Sports Bar in Savage, MN this Sunday!

An Evening With Night Ranger’s Brad Gillis & Great White’s Jack Russell…

This edition of The Five Count took place during Mother’s Day weekend and featured two exclusive interviews with guys all mothers love. First we were joined singer Jack Russell. Jack is best known as the singer and founder of the band Great White. Known for hits like Rock Me, Save Your Love, and Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Great White has sold more than eight million albums dating back to the early ‘80s. During the show he discussed the early days of Great White, the difference between the bands Great White and Jack Russell’s Great White, and his new album He Saw It Comin’. He’s also considering moving from L.A. to Mankato, Minn.

Next we were joined by guitarist Brad Gillis. Brad is best known as the guitarist and founder of the band Night Ranger. He also played with the likes of Geoff Tate’s Queensryche, Rubicon, and Ozzy Osbourne. During the show he discussed the huge success of Night Ranger back in the day, touring with Ozzy, working on the Hear n’ Aid sessions, and Night Ranger’s new album Don’t Let Up. He can still rock in America!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite monster ballads, argued over funnel cakes, invented edible greeting cards, and received phone calls from lonely mothers. Happy Mother’s Day!

An Evening With The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Micky Dolenz. Micky is best known as the drummer and singer of The Monkees. In addition to the hit TV show The Monkees, the band is also known for hits like I’m a Believer, Last Train to Clarksville, Pleasant Valley Sunday, and Daydream Believer. During the show he discussed hoe he became a member of The Monkees, the steps they had to take to get control of their own music, and his acting and voice-over career. You can meet Micky at the Wizard World Comic Con in Minneapolis this weekend! We are now believers!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite toys that utilized slime/ooze, set up a GoFundMe page so Ton can ride a Harley on the moon, fantasized about the band Manowar playing big band music, and rejoiced in Ton’s new glasses. He now looks like Clark Griswold!

An Evening With The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan & Noel Hogan…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan. Dolores and Noel are best known as the lead singer and guitarist, respectively, for the band The Cranberries. Known for hits like Linger, Zombie, and Ode to My Family, The Cranberries have been together for nearly 30 years. During the show they discussed the early days of the band, finding success in the U.S. as an Irish band, and their new album Something Else. Watch for them on tour!

During the rest of the show we argued over the results of our recent root beer tasting contest, discussed which bands were the most disappointing to see live, explained the pros and cons of Chairry versus Dog Chair, and finally tried to put to rest the rumor that we’re behind the True Punks Do Electro. It’s an ugly rumor that keeps resurfacing every few years.

A Chat With Prince & The New Power Generation’s Mayte Garcia…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with Mayte Garcia. Mayte is best known as the ex-wife of Prince and a former member of The New Power Generation. She’s also the author of the book “The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince,” available now!