During this installment of The Five Count we paid tribute to actor Bernie Casey and wrestling legend Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Ton set the record straight on why he left his job at Hy-Vee, we discussed which song we would like to own handwritten lyrics for, and we spoke with Joe Simko & Jeff Zapata, the directors of the documentary 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story. After that, Ton knitted a wiener sweater!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Bruce Campbell. Bruce is best known for his role as “Ash Williams” in the films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, and Army of Darkness. He’s also appeared in films like Spider-Man, Bubba Ho-Tep, Fargo, and Maniac Cop. During the show he discussed portraying the “Ash” character for almost 40 years, the upcoming season of his TV show Ash vs Evil Dead, and his new book “Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor.” Groovy!
During the rest of the show we discussed the Mayweather/McGregor fight, practiced our death metal growls, and gave away tickets to see WWE Live on Sept. 4 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.
We commemorated two major milestones for this edition of The Five Count. During the show we celebrated Ton’s birthday, discussed the rumor that Ivan Drago will be appearing in the film Creed 2, Ton received Robocop trading cards and a birthday greeting from K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, and we played Def Leppard’s Hysteria album in its entirety to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release. We poured sugar all over everything!
During this installment of the show we once again reminded the listeners to say no to drugs, Ton shared his thoughts on Bill Cosby and separating the art from the artist, we discussed what Mexican food Jesus likes, and which movie soundtracks are our favorites. It’s O.K. to say no to drugs, but not to The Five Count!
This edition of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with two punk rock icons. First we were joined by bassist Eerie Von. Eerie is best known as the former bassist for the bands Samhain and Danzig. He’s also released numerous solo albums and is the author of the book “Misery Obscura: The Photography of Eerie Von (1981‑2009).” During the show he discussed how he got into photography, his days playing in Samhain and Danzig, and why he turned down an offer to join The Misfits. Get his new book before it’s gone!
Next, we were joined by guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein. Doyle is best known as the former guitarist for The Misfits. He’s also played for bands like Kryst the Conqueror, Gorgeous Frankenstein, and his solo band Doyle. During the show he discussed starring in the upcoming film Death Ward 13, his recent reunion with Glen Danzig and The Misfits, and touring with his band Doyle. He was a man of few words. See Doyle live on June 23 at R.T. Quinlan’s in Duluth.
During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Adam West, discussed what animal would make the best mascot for The Five Count, and discovered Predator is the illegitimate son of Ton! Happy Father’s Day!
This was our special 13-year anniversary edition of The Five Count! It featured an exclusive interview with the one and only Sheila E. Sheila is a percussionist, singer, author, and actress best known for her work with Prince. She’s also appeared in films like Krush Groove, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, and Sign ‘o’ the Times. During the show she discussed the various musicians she’s had the chance to work with during her career, her relationship with Prince and her thoughts on what’s in the vault at Paisley Park, and the making of her new album ICONIC. After that, we went to Erotic City!
During the rest of the show we reflected on the last 13 years, fielded calls from numerous well-wishers, practiced our movie trailer voices, and karate chopped everyone in sight! Here’s to another 13 years!
This edition of The Five Count featured tributes to two of our favorite artists who recently died, Chris Cornell & Gregg Allman. During the show we discussed the impact Chris Cornell and Gregg Allman had on our lives, explained why The Five Count House Band has been in hiding, Ton described what it’s like having Molly Hatchet for a father, and we played some of our favorite songs from Soundgarden and The Allman Brothers Band. Hopefully we don’t have to do anymore tribute shows anytime soon.
During this edition of The Five Count we discussed how to defeat Robocop and Alien in a two-on-three handicap match, Ton shared the tale of how he got started in public radio, we tried to contain our excitement for the upcoming Parliament-Funkadelic show in Mankato, and we waited around all night for George Clinton to call us. Sadly, The Mothership never landed.
We were live from Hell for episode no. 666 of The Five Count. During the show we devised a plan to go head-to-head with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosting Saturday Night Live, Dustin complained about his recent mishap involving crab rangoon, Ton defended his right to wear flip flops in the workplace, and we accidentally celebrated Armed Force’s Day. It was one helluva show!
This edition of The Five Count took place during Mother’s Day weekend and featured two exclusive interviews with guys all mothers love. First we were joined singer Jack Russell. Jack is best known as the singer and founder of the band Great White. Known for hits like Rock Me, Save Your Love, and Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Great White has sold more than eight million albums dating back to the early ‘80s. During the show he discussed the early days of Great White, the difference between the bands Great White and Jack Russell’s Great White, and his new album He Saw It Comin’. He’s also considering moving from L.A. to Mankato, Minn.
Next we were joined by guitarist Brad Gillis. Brad is best known as the guitarist and founder of the band Night Ranger. He also played with the likes of Geoff Tate’s Queensryche, Rubicon, and Ozzy Osbourne. During the show he discussed the huge success of Night Ranger back in the day, touring with Ozzy, working on the Hear n’ Aid sessions, and Night Ranger’s new album Don’t Let Up. He can still rock in America!
During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite monster ballads, argued over funnel cakes, invented edible greeting cards, and received phone calls from lonely mothers. Happy Mother’s Day!