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!
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!
This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with three of Canada’s favorite rockers. First we were joined by Paul Dean. Paul is best known as the guitarist for Loverboy. Known for hits like Working for the Weekend, Turn Me Loose, and Lovin’ Every Minute of It, Loverboy has been a mainstay in rock for 40 years. During the show Paul discussed how his career first took off in the U.S., rocking with Loverboy over the years, and his recent solo single Hell Yeah. See Loverboy live on Oct. 12 at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa!
Next we were joined by both drummer Garry Peterson and bassist Rudy Sarzo of The Guess Who. Known for hits like These Eyes, American Woman, and Share the Land, The Guess Who has been touring and releasing albums since the mid-‘60s. During the show Garry discussed playing in The Guess Who over the past 50+ years, Rudy discussed making the transition to the band after playing with heavier bands like Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne, and they announced the release of The Guess Who’s new album The Future Is What it Used to Be. Get your copy today!
During the rest of the show we complained incessantly about the new Predator film, considered adding the rap moniker “Lil’” to our names, and played enough Canadian rock to flip your toque. We partied all night, eh?
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer John Lydon. Formerly known as Johnny Rotten, John is best known as the singer for the band The Sex Pistols. He’s also the founder and singer of the band Public Image Ltd. During the show he discussed the evolution of his career over the past 40 years, being back on the road with PiL, and his new documentary The Public Image is Rotten. See it at a theater near you!
During the rest of the show we discussed creating a “Graeland-like” attraction based on Ton, shared our favorite talent show memories from elementary school, and we paid tribute to the 35th anniversary of the TV show Mama’s Family! Our public image has never been better!
This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two of Miami’s biggest heroes. First we were joined by Angelo Jannotti. Angelo is best known for his role as “Tom” in the classic film Miami Connection. In addition to being the singer and guitarist in the band Dragon Sound, he’s also a member of the band Skin Deep. During the show he discussed his memories of working on the film, the process of writing the music for Dragon Sound, and the future of his band Skin Deep. We are now friends for eternity!
Next we were joined by Kathee Collier. Kathee is best known for her role as “Jane” in the classic film Miami Connection. She’s also a singer for the band Dragon Sound. During the show she discussed her memories of working on the film, her reaction when Miami Connection was reintroduced to the world, and her daughter’s music career. Hear Kathee’s daughter, Emily Lucas, at www.emilylucasmusic.com!
During the rest of the show we discussed out favorite one-hit wonders, Ton explained why he started incorporating dental bibs into his regular wardrobe, and we explained our spotty Taekwando records. There’s a good chance we wouldn’t fare well against the ninja!
This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Tom Bailey. Tom is best known as the frontman for the Thompson Twins. Known for hits like In the Name of Love, Lies, Doctor! Doctor!, and Hold Me Now, the Thompson Twins have sold millions of albums dating back to the late ‘70s. During the show he discussed playing with the Thompson Twins at the height of their success, his decision to start writing new pop music after taking a lengthy hiatus, and his new album Science Fiction. See Tom Bailey live on Sept. 3 at the Minnesota State Fair!
During the rest of the show Ton announced his possible candidacy for city council, we discussed who we would invite to The Five Count Christmas Variety Show, and we celebrated Ton’s birthday! He doesn’t sound a day over 60!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with “Sweet” Charles Sherrell. “Sweet” Charles is best known as the former bandleader and bassist for James Brown & The J.B.’s. Performing on classics like Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud, Mother Popcorn, and Give It Up or Turnit a Loose, he also appeared with James Brown in the film Rocky IV. During the show he discussed his early days playing with Jimi Hendrix, his days playing with James Brown, and his new album Universal Love. Get your copy today!
During the rest of the show we spoke on the phone to a hairdresser’s husband, Ton told the story of how he escaped an escape room, and we explained the benefits of baptizing children at New Ulm’s Bavarian Blast festival. Two birds with one bratwurst!