Episode Archives

An Evening With Ozzy Osbourne’s Phil Soussan…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Phil Soussan. Phil is best known as the former bassist for Ozzy Osbourne. He’s also played with the likes of Billy Idol, Vince Neil, John Waite and Edgar Winter. During the show he discussed his years playing with Ozzy, appearing in the film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, and playing with his current band Last in Line. Look for Last in Line’s new album coming out soon!

During the rest of the show we discussed the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Ton explained why the Foo Fighters bother him so much, and we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the release of Ozzy Osbourne’s The Ultimate Sin album. Nuke ya, nuke ya!

An Evening With Boston’s Barry Goudreau…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Barry Goudreau. Barry is best known as one of the original guitarists for the band Boston. He’s also played with bands like RTZ, Orion the Hunter and Ernie and the Automatics. During the show he discussed his days with Boston, how he dealt with the massive popularity of Boston’s first album, and his new band Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room. Their new album The Road is available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite TV moms, Ton announced the upcoming arrival of Ton Jr., and we played all your mom’s favorite songs. Happy Mother’s Day!

An Evening With The Suicide Commandos’ Steve Almaas…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Steve Almaas. Steve is best known as a founding member of the band The Suicide Commandos. He was also the frontman for the band Beat Rodeo. During the show he discussed his time in Minneapolis with The Suicide Commandos, The Suicide Commandos’ recent reunion, and his new solo album Everywhere You’ve Been. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we played with Pokémon cards, paid tribute to Digital Underground’s Shock G, and begged for money for the KMSU Pledge Drive. Your support helps keep great radio great!

An Evening With The Presidents Of The United States Of America’s Chris Ballew…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Chris Ballew. Chris is best known as the frontman for the band The Presidents of the United States of America. He’s also known as children’s artist Caspar Babypants. During the show he discussed how Caspar Babypants came to be, why he decided to leave The Presidents, and whether or not a Presidents reunion could happen. Rock!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite Mankato restaurants from the past, Dustin commemorated what would’ve been his Grandma Lila’s 100th birthday, and Ton gushed over the early birthday gift Dustin gave him. It was the soundtrack to Days of Thunder!

An Evening With Lion’s Share’s Lars Chriss & Touch’s Doug Howard…

This installment of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two rock mainstays. First we were joined by guitarist Lars Chriss. Lars is best known as the founder and guitarist for the band Lion’s Share. Hailing from Sweden, Lion’s Share has been rocking since 1987. During the show he discussed his guitar influences, his hopes of touring the U.S. again, and Lion’s Share’s line-up changes over the years. The new Lion’s Share single Under Attack is out now!

Next we were joined by musician Doug Howard. Doug is best known as a founder and bassist for the band Touch. He’s also played for bands like Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, The Edgar Winter Group, and The Crystals. During the show he discussed the reunion of Touch, his memories of portraying the role of “Songster” in the 1987 live production of the Masters of the Universe Power Tour, and Touch being the first band to play the inaugural Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington. The new Touch album Tomorrow Never Comes is out now!

During the rest of the show we told the story of recently being dissed by pro wrestler Tito Santana, discussed getting Ton a Cameo account, and Dustin complained about the side effects of his COVID shot. He almost died during the show!

An Evening With Barney & Friends’ Bob West…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with voice actor Bob West. Bob is best known as the voice of “Barney” on the TV show Barney & Friends. He was also the former voice of “Jasper T. Jowls” and “Pasqually” in Chuck E. Cheese’s animatronic stage show. During the show he discussed how he got into the voice-acting business, the impact the Barney character has had on people over the years, and his current career as a graphic designer for film and television. Meet Bob at a convention near you!

During the rest of the show we threw a wrench in WrestleMania weekend, Ton discussed his thoughts on the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 motorcycle, and we explained how “The Five Count” got its name. We were very close to being known as The Kibosh!

A Chat With Blue Oyster Cult’s Albert Bouchard…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with musician Albert Bouchard. Albert is best known as a founder and former drummer for the band Blue Oyster Cult. He’s also played with bands like The Brain Surgeons, Underbelly and Blue Coupe. His new solo album Re Imaginos is out now! See him play it in its entirety during a livestream concert on April 10 from 2Trax Studios!

The Five Count’s 2021 Easter Special…

This was a special Easter edition of The Five Count! During the show we discussed what our entrance themes would be if we were pro wrestlers, heard a few of our favorite bible stories, and Ton gave us an in-depth review of his new hearing aids. His ears have risen!

An Evening With Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy & Sweet’s Andy Scott…

This edition of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with rock and roll legends. First we were joined by guitarist Andy Scott. Andy is best known as the lead guitarist for the band Sweet. Known for hits like The Ballroom Blitz, Little Willy, Fox on the Run and Love is Like Oxygen, Sweet has sold millions of albums during a career dating back to the late ‘60s. During the show he discussed the influence Sweet has had on other bands over the years, what he thought of Tia Carrere singing The Ballroom Blitz in the film Wayne’s World, and the new Sweet album Isolation Boulevard. Get your copy now!

Next we were joined by singer Stephen Pearcy. Stephen is best known as the founder and singer for the band Ratt. Formed in the late ‘70s, Ratt is best known for hits like Lay It Down, You’re in Love and Round and Round. During the show he discussed the early days of Ratt, his relationship with the band now, and his upcoming show at the Whiskey a Go Go. Get your tickets now for the streaming concert!

During the rest of the show we discussed this year’s upcoming WrestleMania, Ton explained why his daughter only listens to ‘80s AC/DC, and we received a call from the Waseca UNO champion. UNO!

A Chat With The Winery Dogs’ Richie Kotzen…

The Five Count recently had a chance to talk with musician Richie Kotzen. Richie is best known as the frontman for The Winery Dogs. He’s also a former member of the band Mr. Big and Poison. His new album Smith/Kotzen, with Iron Maiden‘s Adrian Smith, is available now!