Musicians

An Evening With The Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Jones. Steve is best known as the founder and guitarist for The Sex Pistols. He’s also played with the likes of Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Thin Lizzy, The Professionals, and Johnny Thunders. During the show he discussed the legacy of The Sex Pistols, his thoughts on today’s punk scene, and his new book “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.” We paid no mind to the bollocks!

During the rest of the show we discussed our recent trend of pre-recording shows in small chunks over several months, the shortage of Stridex pads for today’s youth, Ton shared his excitement for the crazy deals at the soon-to-be closed Sears store in the local mall, and Dustin spoke in great detail to a yoga instructor from Denver. Oddly enough, Ton also had a child halfway through the show!

An Evening With The Great Kat…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with The Great Kat. A graduate of Julliard School, The Great Kat is a master of both the guitar and the violin. She’s considered one of the fastest shredders of all time. During the show The Great Kat discussed her new DVD, explained why all other guitarists are morons, and proclaimed that she’s the reincarnation of Beethoven. Worship The Great Kat or die!

During the rest of the show we discussed which superheroes are the best at public speaking, received a phone call from Prince’s ghost, developed a plan to make public radio great again, and announced Ton’s new career as a ventriloquist. Look out, Jeff Dunham!

An Evening With Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Sebastian Bach. Sebastian is best known as the former singer for Skid Row. In addition to a successful solo career, he’s also appeared in numerous films and TV shows including Trailer Park Boys and Gilmore Girls. During the show he shared some wild stories about being on tour, discussed the success of his acting career, and expressed his interest in getting back into Skid Row. All that and more is available in his new book “18 and Life on Skid Row.”

During the rest of the show we explained how we’re able to keep up the show’s level of quality after so many years, discussed our favorite board games, tried to determine if Dustin was too ugly to be on the radio, and basically kicked-off 2017 in a great-radio fashion. It’s gonna be a great year!

An Evening With The Princess Bride’s Cary Elwes & Legendary DJ Rick Dees…

This installment of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two celebrity guests. First we were joined by Broadcast Hall of Famer Rick Dees. Rick is the host of the internationally-syndicated radio show The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown. He’s also released several albums over the years and is the man behind the 1976 smash Disco Duck. During the show he talked about his thoughts on the evolution of the radio business, his music career, and discussed his new book “Rick Dees All-Time Top 40 Greatest Desserts.” Available at bookstores now!

After that we were joined by actor Cary Elwes. Cary is Best known for his role as “Westley” in the film The Princess Bride. He’s also appeared in films like Days of Thunder, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Saw. During the show he discussed the legacy of The Princess Bride, his memories of working with Andre the Giant, and his new book “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.” Also available at bookstores now!

During the rest of the show we discussed the benefits of adding Predator to NASCAR, what happens to ninjas when they have a dry cough, and our excitement over the reuniting of the band Nitro. Ton was dressed like the dad from Home Alone.

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A Chat With Fitz And The Tantrums’ James King…

We recently had a chance to speak with musician James King. James is best known as a founder and member of the band Fitz and The Tantrums. He’s also performed with the likes of “Weird Al” Yankovic, M83, and Connie Price and the Keystones. See James with Fitz and The Tantrums on Nov. 22 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis.

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An Evening With Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Glenn Hughes. Glenn is best known as a former bassist and vocalist for the band Deep Purple. He also played with the likes of Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, Motley Crue, and many more. During the show he discussed his time with Deep Purple, working with guitarist Tony Iommi, his respect for Jack White, and his new album Resonate. Rock!

During the rest of the show we had a wet T-shirt contest, Ton discussed the pros and cons of having tiny hands, Dustin announced his plans to go back in time to the 1970s so he can score with Pam Grier, and we announced the death of Cory Haim. R.I.P. Corey!

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A Chat With The Strokes’ Nick Valensi…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with Nick Valensi. Nick is best known as the guitarist for the band The Strokes. He’s also the lead vocalist and guitarist in the band CRX. You can see CRX live at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis on Nov. 10.

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An Evening With The Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Slim Jim Phantom. Slim Jim is best known as the drummer for the rockabilly band The Stray Cats. He’s also played with the likes of Earl Slick, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gilby Clarke, and Lemmy Kilmister. During the show he discussed the success of The Stray Cats, his friendship with Lemmy, his new book “A Stray Cat Struts”, and the possibility of a Stray Cats reunion. He rocked the town inside out!

During the rest of the show we discussed the possibility of releasing Five Count vinyl, developed a fool-proof plan for winning the Mankato Marathon, explained why the flugelhorn is our favorite instrument, Ton announced he and his wife have a bun in the oven, and we gave away tickets to WWE Monday Night Raw on Oct. 24 at Target Center in Minneapolis. Wrestling and rockabilly, together at last!

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An Evening With Alice Cooper’s Neal Smith…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Neal Smith. Neal is best known as the drummer for the original Alice Cooper group. He appeared on the classic albums Love It To Death, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies, Killer, Muscle of Love, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed the early days of Alice Cooper, the band’s songwriting process, his real estate ventures, and his upcoming collaborations with the original band. Stay tuned!

During the rest of the show we discussed which face we choose if we had to replace our own like in the movie Face/Off, debunked the rumors that we script the show, argued about whether or not the show Stranger Things ripped off Poltergeist, and celebrated the marriage of our former KMSU brethren, The Dirty Birds/Rascal DNA. There’s nothing more romantic than public radio love!

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An Evening With Tiffany…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Tiffany. Tiffany is best known for hits like I Saw Him Standing There, Could’ve Been, and I Think We’re Alone Now. She’s also appeared in numerous films including Necrosis, The Asylum, and Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. During the show she discussed her early years touring the shopping malls, dealing with huge success at an early age, her acting career, and her latest album A Million Miles. It’s available now on iTunes!

During the rest of the show we discussed all the strange things in Ton’s basement, argued with a caller about hot dish made with Susan B. Anthony coins, mourned the loss of Radio Raheem, and decided which items would go on our Mt. Rushmore of condiments. Ton really enjoys sauerkraut!

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