Specialty Shows

An Evening With Loverboy’s Paul Dean And The Guess Who’s Garry Peterson & Rudy Sarzo…

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?

The Five Count Plays Nintendo…

During this installment of The Five Count we discussed the best toys for kids spawned from ultra-violent movies, Dustin wowed the audience with his Little House on the Prairie knowledge, Ton flew off the handle and jacked a janitor’s jaw, and we spoke to author Brett Weiss about his new book “The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M)”. We were playing with power all night!

An Evening With The MC5’s Wayne Kramer & UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two legends in their respective fields. First we were joined by Wayne Kramer. Wayne is best known as the founder and guitarist for the band MC5. He’s also played with the likes of Johnny Thunders, Axis of Justice, Was (Not Was), and Mudhoney. During the show he discussed the 50th anniversary tour for MC5, his memories of working with GG Allin, and his new book “The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities.” See Wayne with the MC50 tour on Oct. 23 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis!

Next we were joined by Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell. Known for fights with the likes of Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture, Chuck is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and a member of the UFC Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed transitioning from MMA to acting, his new film Silencer, and coming out of retirement to once again face Tito Ortiz. See “Liddell vs. Ortiz III” on Nov. 24 from Golden Boy Promotions!

During the rest of the show we argued over who should be in charge of The Five Count’s social media presence, Ton discussed his former “working” relationship with Reba McEntire, and we paid tribute to Burt Reynolds. R.I.P. Burt!

An Evening With Sharknado’s Anthony C. Ferrante and Rifftrax’s Mike Nelson & Kevin Murphy…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with three TV favorites. First we were joined by filmmaker Anthony C. Ferrante. Anthony is best known as the creator and director of the Sharknado film series. He’s also directed films like Headless Horseman, Boo, and Hansel & Gretel. During the show he discussed the success of the Sharknado films, the various actors who have made guest appearances over the series, and the sixth Sharnado film The Last Sharknado: It’s Abut Time! It premiers Aug. 19th on the Syfy channel!

Next we were joined by Five Count alumni Mike Nelson & Kevin Murphy. Mike and Kevin are best known as the men behind both Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax. Mike was the head-writer for MST3K and the on-screen host. Kevin was also a writer for MST3K and the voice of the “Tom Servo” robot. During the show they discussed their favorite films they’ve “riffed” over the years, how they feel when they receive backlash from fans over making fun of films, and their upcoming presentation of the film Krull. Check out the upcoming event RiffTrax Live: Krull at a theater near you!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, Ton explained why his moving to New Ulm, Minn. would overwhelm the city’s infrastructure, and decided whose likeness we would like to airbrush on our tights. We also drank an entire case of Mike’s Half-Staff Lemonade!

The Five Count Celebrates Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band…

This edition of The Five Count was a celebration of the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest films ever made, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! During the show we explained why The Bee Gees are better than The Beatles, discussed why unattractive people can’t be music stars nowadays, tried to figure out why everyone thinks Sgt. Pepper’s is one of the worst films of all-time, and Ton mourned the loss of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp in Mankato. Luckily, he’s slowly overcoming that grief with the help of Peter Frampton!

The Five Count Gets Real Sweaty…

Things got real sweaty for this installment of The Five Count! During the show we celebrated National Nude Day, discussed why all the aerobic studios closed down, spoke with a mailman about the dos and don’ts of leaving gifts for your mail carriers, and played enough sweat-inducing tunes to cause a bad rash. We also dubbed Ton the Crocodile Dundee of swamp ass!

The Five Count & The Singing Cowgirl…

During this episode of The Five Count we discussed the logistics of making our own parade float, Ton tried to figure out why he can’t remember anything that’s happened over the past 10 years, and we spoke with “The Singing Cowgirl” Lisa Murphy about her music career and love for John Denver! We were also treated to an in-studio performance, including a rendition of Annie’s Song that made Ton cry!

An Evening With The Young Rascals’ Felix Cavaliere…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Felix Cavaliere. Felix is best known as a member of the band The Young Rascals. Known for hits like Good Lovin’, Groovin’, People Got to Be Free and A Beautiful Morning, The Young Rascals are also members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed starting out as a classic pianist, the impact The Rascals had on the culture in the late ’60s, and his new version of “The Rascals” featuring original member Gene Cornish. It was a beautiful evening!

During the rest of the show we discussed ways to make friends in the men’s room, paid tribute to Pantera’s Vinnie Paul and pro wrestling legend Big Van Vader, and gave away tickets to see Dua Lipa at The Armory in Minneapolis. WDGAF!

The Five Count’s 14-Year Anniversary…

This episode of The Five Count was our 14-year anniversary celebration! During the show we looked back fondly over the last 14 years, played our favorite dad songs for Father’s Day, read pro wrestling magazines from the late ‘90s, and unearthed some exclusive interviews we conducted with The Beatles and Burt Reynolds. We found them in an old box in Ton’s attic!

A Radio Show By The Men Who Played Prince…

This installment of The Five Count featured a celebration of what would’ve been Prince’s 60th birthday! During the show we proclaimed our disgust for the state of Iowa, discussed our favorite food shelf memories, commemorated the 40th anniversary of Prince’s debut album, and interviewed Prince’s first manager Owen Husney. He’s the author of the new book “Famous People Who’ve Met Me: A Memoir By the Man Who Discovered Prince.” The show was most certainly soft and wet!