Specialty Shows

The Five Count Remembers Little Richard…

During this installment of The Five Count we begged for money for the KMSU pledge drive, received a prank call from Hank Hill, begged the listeners to come cut our hair, and paid tribute to the creator of rock ‘n’ roll, Little Richard. Shut up!

An Evening With Don McLean & Firewind’s Gus G….

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!

A Chat With Actor Ed Begley Jr….

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!

An Evening With Twisted Sisters’ Dee Snider…

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!

The Five Count’s COVID-19 Easter…

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!

An Evening With Gordon Lightfoot…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with folk-rock legend Gordon Lightfoot. Known for songs like Rainy Day People, If You Could Read My Mind and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon has been making music for more than 60 years. He’s also a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and has received 16 Juno Awards. During the show he discussed why health issues haven’t stopped him from performing, how he keeps touring in his 80s, and his new album Solo. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Kenny Rogers, Ton bragged about all the expensive gifts his fans send him, and we discussed how we’re recording new shows during Minnesota’s state-at-home order. The sound quality might not be up to our usual standards, but the love is still there!

An Extra Episode Of The Five Count…

We celebrated leap day during this episode of The Five Count! During the show we discussed our favorite action figures featuring holograms, Ton explained why he’s a bigger James Bond fan than Dustin, we made plans to create our very own Dolph Lundgren film festival, and played some extra songs for the listeners. It was extra, extra!

Care Bears & Awkward Stares…

During this installment of The Five Count we explained why Iron Eagle is better than Top Gun, discussed Ton’s former career as a fluffer, met the Care Bears, and celebrated Billy Floyd Shouts’ birthday. The mini corn dogs were flyin’!

The Five Count Celebrates Black Sabbath…

During this installment of The Five Count we discussed our immense popularity in Sweden, Ton explained his new polyester pants in great detail, we went on an adventure with some ewoks, and celebrated the 50th anniversary of Black Sabbath’s debut album. Metal!

An Evening With The Dave Clark Five’s Dave Clark…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Dave Clark. Dave is best known as the founder and drummer for The Dave Clark Five. Known for hits like Glad All Over, Over and Over and Catch Us If You Can, Dave Clark is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed the incredible success of The Dave Clark Five in their early days, his relationship in the 1960s with The Beatles, and the new Dave Clark Five album All the Hits. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Monty Python’s Terry Jones, discussed which ‘80s cartoons deserved more episodes, Dustin tried to defend being a Kansas City Chiefs fan in today’s society, and we gave away tickets to WWE Presents NXT Live! on Feb. 23 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. The Five Count never ceases to amaze you!