Musicians

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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A Chat With The Goldbergs’ Hayley Orrantia…

We recently had a chance for a quick chat with actress Hayley Orrantia. Hayley is best known for her role as “Erica Goldberg” on the TV show The Goldbergs. She’s also appeared in films like Cooper and the Castle Hills Gang, God’s Not Dead 2, and has a successful career as a singer-songwriter. The Goldbergs are back for a new season.

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An Evening With New Kids On The Block’s Danny Wood…

This installment of The Five Count featured am exclusive interview with Danny Wood. Danny is best known as a member of the group New Kids on the Block. Known for hits like You Got It (The Right Stuff), Hangin’ Tough, and Step by Step, the New Kids on the Block have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. During the show he discussed the initial success of the New Kids, his upcoming appearance on Fuller House, and his solo career. Proceeds from his albums and shows go to the breast cancer charity Remember Betty.

During the rest of the show we reminisced about our favorite New Kids memorabilia, received a phone call from Predator, discussed Coolio’s latest legal troubles, and explained the complexities of being in your 40s in real life, but having a crush on teenage boys in your mind. No question, we had the right stuff!

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An Evening With Corey Feldman…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Corey Feldman. Corey is best known for starring in films like The Goonies, Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, License to Drive, and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. He’s also released several albums, including his latest one Angelic 2 the Core. During the show he discussed how his music career began, the process of recording his latest album, and the prospects of a Goonies sequel. Goonies never die!

During the rest of the show we told the story of how Ton died from mixing Pop Rocks and Coca-Cola in the early ’90s, discussed how much better the films released in the summer of 1986 are than the films now, Ton voiced his displeasure for actor Jason Statham, and we paid tribute to the late Gene Wilder. Good day, sir!

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An Evening With Run-D.M.C.’s Darryl McDaniels…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels. Darryl is a hip hop pioneer best known as a founding member of Run-D.M.C. Known for groundbreaking albums like King of Rock, Raising Hell and Tougher Than Leather, Run-D.M.C. is one of the most influential groups in hip hop history. During the show he discussed Run-D.M.C.’s influence on hip hop culture, dealing with the ups and downs of fame, and his new book “Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide.” We wore holes in our Adidas!

During the rest of the show Ton laughed like an idiot, we discussed our undying love for Metallica, Dustin explained why only communists have wheat allergies, and we tried to decide what Olympic events Robocop would medal in. It’s all of them!

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An Evening With Ray Parker Jr….

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Ray Parker Jr. Ray is best known for hits like Ghostbusters, Jamie, I Still Can’t Get Over Loving You, and The Other Woman. He’s also played with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Bill Withers, Tina Turner, Diana Ross and many more. During the show he discussed his early days as a session musician, thoughts on the new Ghostbusters film, and the impact the original film and soundtrack have had. Bustin’ still makes him feel good!

During the rest of the show we gave our own opinions on the new Ghostbusters film, tried to figure out when the ninja died out, discussed Andre the Giant’s acting prowess, complained about the weight of vinyl records, and Ton described the inner-workings of his Swedish penis enlarger. Bustin’ makes him feel good, too!

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An Evening With Captain & Tennille’s Toni Tennille…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Toni Tennille. Toni is best known as one-half of the group Captain & Tennille. Known for hits like Muskrat Love, Do That to Me One More Time and Love Will Keep Us Together, Captain & Tennille were one of the most successful duos in pop music history. During the show she discussed the highs and lows of being in Captain & Tennille, working with the Beach Boys and Pink Floyd, and the writing of her new memoir. “Toni Tennille: A Memoir” is available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed the return of Ween to Minnesota, talked about Ton’s part-time job as a wizard, spoiled the outcome of the UFC 200 PPV, explained the dangers of wooden nickels, and used helium to talk with funny voices. The classics are classics for a reason!

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A Chat With Kristin Kontrol’s Kristin Welchez…

We recently had a chance to speak with musician Kristin Welchez. Formally known as “Dee Dee” from the group Dum Dum Girls, Kristin is now fronting the group Kristin Kontrol. Their new album X-Communicate is out now. See Kristin Kontrol open for Garbage on July 7 at Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis.

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An Evening With X’s John Doe…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with John Doe. John is best known as the vocalist and bassist for the band X. He’s also a well-known actor, appearing in films like Great Balls of Fire!, The Decline of Western Civilization, Boogie Nights, and Road House. During the show he discussed his longevity in the music business, working on the film Road House, and his new book “Under the Big Black Sun.” He gave us the once over twice!

During the rest of the program we discussed who is the greatest living musician now that Prince is gone, Ton explained his intense hatred for The Pixies, we paid tribute to the late Prince Be of P.M. Dawn, and gave a shout-out to all the fathers out there. Happy Father’s Day!

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An Evening With Biz Markie…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with rapper Biz Markie. Biz is best known for hits like Just a Friend, Vapors, What Comes Around Goes Around, and his collaborations with groups like The Rolling Stones and The Beastie Boys. He’s also appeared in TV shows like In Living Color, Yo Gabba Gabba!, The Andy Milonakis Show, and SpongeBob SquarePants. During the show he discussed his early days in hip hop, the copyright lawsuit he faced in the ’90s, and what he’s up to now. Oh, snap!

During the rest of the show we discarded our indoor voices, reminisced about our favorite flexi discs from our childhoods, Ton announced his new YouTube channel, and we argued over who is the bigger Jonny Lang fan. Turns out, we’re both tied for last place.

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