This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Rick Wakeman. Rick is best known as the former keyboardist for the band Yes. He’s also appeared on albums by David Bowie, Elton John, Black Sabbath, Cat Stevens, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his days as a session musician, being appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, and being on the road for his “The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour.” See Rick Wakeman live on Nov. 5 at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis!
During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite mainstream horror films, reminisced about the 1991 Halloween Blizzard, and celebrated the birth of Ton’s new son, Ton Son! The show was broadcast from Ton’s garage!
This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Sonny Sandoval. Sonny is best known as the frontman for the band P.O.D. Known for hits like Alive, Boom and Youth of the Nation, P.O.D. has been making music for nearly 30 years. During the show he discussed the longevity of the band, how being a part of Ozzfest helped popularize the band, and the 20th anniversary of P.O.D.’s Satellite album. Get the new 20th anniversary edition of the album now!
During the rest of the show we discussed the most thoughtful gifts we’ve ever received, Dustin explained his friendship with Taylor Swift, and we tried to decide what to name Ton’s new baby. The likely pick will be Frank Stallone Cline!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with voice actress Bettina Bush. Bettina is best known as the voice of “Rainbow Brite” on the TV show Rainbow Brite. She’s also provided voices for characters on shows like My Little Pony, The Littles, The Get Along Gang and Rugrats, All Grown Up! During the show she discussed the popularity of Rainbow Brite, her music career, and her work on Working Mother Radio. Check out her new channel Famnado on the Roku Channel!
During the rest of the show we discussed Dustin’s recent calf implants, explained why the Smurfs aren’t as great as you remembered them, and argued about how long Ton should be gone on paternity leave. We painted a rainbow in your heart!
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Fred Thomas. Fred is best known as the former bassist for James Brown & The J.B.’s. Playing on hits like The Payback, Get on the Good Foot and Papa Don’t Take No Mess, Fred played with James Brown for more than 30 years. During the show he discussed his years playing with James Brown, what it was like playing with more than one drummer at a time, and transitioning to fronting his own band. We got on the good foot!
During the rest of the show we tried to figure out why people get excited for films with obscure comic book characters, discussed the recent sexual misconduct allegations involving pro wrestler Ric Flair, and explained how Ton tricked Dustin into quitting his job. Ton spent the show wearing short shorts!
The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with bassist Ian Hill. Ian is best known as the founder and bassist for Judas Priest. Performing on every Judas Priest album to date, Ian has been with Judas Priest since 1969. See Judas Priest on Sept. 23 at The Armory in Minneapolis!
During this episode of The Five Count we received a call from a man who hates Hulk Hogan, spoke to the host of Brian Riebe Drives Electric about our recent YouTube team-up, and celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion albums. The show was broadcast from Ton’s bedroom!
This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Richie Faulkner. Richie is best known as the lead guitarist for Judas Priest. Performing on albums like Redeemer of Souls and Firepower, he’s been a member of Judas Priest since 2011. During the show he discussed what it’s like playing with a band he idolized as a kid, the new Judas Priest boxset 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music, and getting back on the road after the pandemic. See Judas Priest on Sept. 23 at The Armory in Minneapolis!
During the rest of the show we discussed the upcoming director’s cut of Rocky IV, Ton opened numerous care packages he received from the listeners, and we explained our plans for recording The Five Count at random listeners’ houses. Look for the official tour announcement soon!
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Jimmy Cliff. Known for hits like Wonderful World, Beautiful People, Many Rivers to Cross and The Harder They Come, Jimmy is the only living reggae musician to old the Order of Merit from the Jamaican government. He’s also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his early days making music in Jamaica, the 50th anniversary of the film The Harder They Come, and his new album Bridges. Get your copy now!
During the rest of the show we discussed which pro wrestlers delivered the best wrestling promos, Ton told us which racecar drivers have the best hair, and we decided which one album we would choose to listen to for the rest of our lives. Ton purposefully chose something from The Allman Brothers Band!