During this edition of The Five Count we discussed the ins and outs of INXS, reminisced about the benefit concert Live 8, Ton explained why he dislikes Lenny Kravitz so much, and we spoke with social activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Get a copy of Ralph’s new book The Ralph Nader and Family Cookbook: Classic Recipes from Lebanon and Beyond right now!
This “16-year anniversary” edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with David Coverdale. David is best known as the founder and singer for the band Whitesnake. Known for hits like Fool for Your Loving, Here I Go Again and Still of the Night, Whitesnake has been releasing albums for more than 40 years. During the show he discussed the 35th anniversary of Whitesnake’s Slide It In album, what touring might be like going forward in today’s climate, and the new Whitesnake album The Rock Album. Get your copy now!
During the rest of the show we looked back on the last 16 years, read a letter we received from Bill Gates, Ton reminisced about sunbathing with his aunts in the late ‘80s, and we played some of our favorite anniversary songs. Here’s to another 16 years!
This was a special “live in concert” edition of The Five Count. During the show we discussed the civil unrest brought on by the death of George Floyd, what live concerts might look like when the country is allowed to re-open, and we played some of our favorite tracks from our favorite live albums. If you close your eyes and concentrate hard enough, you’ll swear you’re at the concert yourself! Also, don’t miss the live encore/companion episode on The Five Count Patreon page!
During this installment of The Five Count we discussed which TV game show should’ve had its own Nintendo game, analyzed the possible boxing match between Mike Tyson and Tyson Fury, Ton complained about not being able to buy new underwear, and we played all our favorite Ween songs dedicated to the ladies. As the kids say, “It was hella brown!”
This edition of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with legendary guitarists. First we were joined by guitarist Gus G. Gus is best known as the guitarist and founder of the band Firewind. He’s also played with Ozzy Osbourne, Rotting Christ and Arch Enemy. During the show he discussed what his memories of playing with Ozzy, what he plans to do with his free time thanks to COVID-19 canceling live shows, and the new self-titled Firewind album. Get your copy today!
Next we were joined by legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean. Don is best known for hits like Vincent, And I Love You So and American Pie. He’s also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his music finally being available for streaming, the 50th anniversary of his American Pie album, and his upcoming album Still Playin’ Favorites. Get your copy soon!
During the rest of the show we brainstormed ideas for new Five Count instructional VHS tapes, discussed great soundtracks to bad movies, Ton announced he will soon be an ordained minister, and we played your mom’s favorite songs. Happy Mother’s Day!
The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor Ed Begley Jr. Ed is best known for appearing in films like This Is Spinal Tap, Batman Forever, Santa With Muscles, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, and the TV shows St. Elsewhere and Bless This Mess. He’s also an environmental activist dating back to the 1970s. Celebrate Earth Day with Ed Begley Jr. and The Five Count!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Dee Snider. Dee is best known as the singer for the band Twisted Sister. He’s also appeared in films like Strangeland, Private Parts, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and is the longtime host of the radio show The House of Hair. During the show he discussed the process he went through to get his daughter home from Peru during the COVID-19 pandemic, the longevity of his House of Hair radio show, and his memories of appearing in the film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Rock!
During the rest of the show we went wild with ALF, admitted to watching hour-long blocks of old commercials on YouTube, Ton explained how to make face masks out of old Harley-Davidson shirts, and we paid tribute to Bill Withers. Stay safe, gentle listeners!
This was another award-winning Easter edition of The Five Count. During the show we heard sermons from Little Richard and Rev. Leo W. Daniels, shared our memories of working at stores that developed film, wondered what date our death anniversaries will fall on, and continued to soldier-on despite the COVID-19 lockdown. Happy Easter!