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An Evening With The NeverEnding Story’s Tami Stronach…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actress Tami Stronach. Tami is best known for her role as the “Childlike Empress” in the film The NeverEnding Story. She also a professional dancer and a yoga instructor. During the show she discussed the lasting-impact of The NeverEnding Story, her brief music career, and the making of her new film Man & Witch. Look for Man & Witch in the year 2021!

During the rest of the show we explained the circumstances regarding our prolonged-exile from our host-station KMSU, assembled a cast for The Five Count: The Movie using only professional wrestlers, and celebrated the 40th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s album Blizzard of Ozz. Let’s go crazy!

An Evening With Jefferson Starship’s David Freiberg & Genesis’ Steve Hackett…

This installment of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two music legends. First we were joined by guitarist Steve Hackett. Steve is best known as a former member of the band Genesis. He has released numerous albums dating back to the early 1970s and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his days in Genesis, the influence his two-handed tapping and sweep picking techniques have had on other guitarists, and his new book “A Genesis in My Bed.” Get your copy now!

Next we were joined by musician David Freiberg. David is best known as a member of the band Jefferson Starship. He’s also a former member of Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver Messenger Service. During the show he discussed the longevity of Jefferson Starship, his memories of appearing the Star Wars Holiday Special, and Jefferson Starship’s new single It’s About Time from the new album Mother of the Sun. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed why Boba Fett from Star Wars isn’t really that cool, argued about where the term “blow the doors off” originated from, and Ton shared a story about a recent sleepover he hosted for children. He also ate an entire bag of Muddy Buddies and threw up!

An Evening With *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Joey Fatone. Joey is best known as a member of the group *NSYNC. He’s also appeared in films like My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and TV shows like Family Feud, Impractical Jokers and The Masked Singer. During the show he discussed his move from music to show hosting, whether a reunion with *NSYNC could happen, and being the host of the TV show Common Knowledge. See Common Knowledge on the Game Show Network!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite pizza toppings, argued about Pink Floyd, and planned a trip to Culver’s with Rick James. Happy Labor Day

An Evening With Triumph’s Rik Emmett & Onslaught’s Nige Rockett…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two guitar shredders. First we were joined by guitarist Nige Rockett. Nige is best known as the founder and guitarist for the band Onslaught. Considered pioneers of the British thrash metal scene, Onslaught has been playing music since 1982. During the show he discussed how the new members of Onslaught have been fitting in with the band, how difficult it is for new bands to make a living playing heavy music, and Onslaught’s new album Generation Antichrist. Get your copy now!

Next we were joined by guitarist and singer Rik Emmett. Rik is best known as the singer, guitarist and founder for the band Triumph. Known for hits like Magic Power, Fight the Good Fight and Lay It on the Line, Triumph is a member of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed why leaving Triumph allowed him to experiment with different sounds and styles, the possibility of a Triumph documentary, and the re-release of many of his solo albums on Round Hill Records. Download them today!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite music documentaries and Ton told the story of his dominance at the North Mankato Fun Days Arm Wrestling Tournament. He drives truck, breaks arms and arm wrestles!

An Evening With Traffic’s Dave Mason…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Dave Mason. Dave is best known as a former member of the band Traffic. He’s also played with Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed how he wound up working on so many classic albums, his memories of working on the film Skatetown U.S.A., and his new band Dave Mason & The Quarantines. Their new version of Dave’s song Feelin’ Alright is available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our thoughts on bands starting to play shows again without social-distancing, Ton told a story about battling almond-stealing mice at an Airbnb, and then he opened a belated birthday gift. It was a copy of Predator 2 on LaserDisc!

An Evening With Spinal Tap’s Harry Shearer…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with the one and only Harry Shearer. Harry is best known for providing numerous voices for characters like “Mr. Burns” and “Ned Flanders” on the TV show The Simpsons. He’s also appeared in films like A Mighty Wind, Waiting for Guffman, Wayne’s World 2, and is the longtime bassist for the band Spinal Tap. During the show he discussed his thoughts on today’s political climate being good for comedy, the latest group of musicians he’s playing with, and his latest single Son in Law. Find it on his upcoming album The Many Moods of Donald Trump!

During the rest of the show we argued about whether or not Ton should head to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year, discussed haunted houses in West Mankato, and celebrated Ton’s birthday! He’s growing up right before our ears!

An Evening With The Monster Squad’s Andre Gower & Office Space’s Richard Riehle…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two longtime actors. First we were joined by actor Andre Gower. Andre is best known for his role as “Sean Crenshaw” in the film The Monster Squad. He’s also appeared in TV shows like The Young and the Restless, The A-Team, Knight Rider, and The Hogan Family. During the show he discussed the continued-popularity of The Monster Squad, cutting down trees with Mr. T, and his new film Baby Frankenstein. Get your copy today!

Next we were joined by actor Richard Riehle. Richard is best known for his role as “Tom Smykowski” in the film Office Space. He’s also appeared in films like Casino, Free Willy, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, Fried Green Tomatoes and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. During the show he discussed how he decides which roles to take, working with people like Paul Reubens and Rob Zombie, and his new film Limbo. It’s available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed the logistics of listening to every episode of The Five Count within a calendar year, tried to determine if the show could outlive Mankato’s River Hills Mall, and Ton mourned the impending death of JCPenney. He’ll have to buy all his Starter Jackets online now

An Evening With Kansas’ Ronnie Platt…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Ronnie Platt. Ronnie is best known as the singer for the band Kansas. Known for hits like Dust in the Wind, Point of Know Return and Carry On Wayward Son, Kansas has been making music since the early ‘70s. During the show he discussed how he joined Kansas, how the fans accepted him as the new singer, and the new Kansas album The Absence of Presence. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed Dustin’s new mid-life crisis sandals, explained why men of a certain weight are required by law to wear Hawaiian shirts, and argued about board games. Mouse Trap isn’t as fun as you remember!

An Evening With The Facts Of Life’s Lisa Whelchel…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actress Lisa Whelchel. Lisa is best known for her role as “Blair Warner” on the TV show The Facts of Life. She also appeared on shows like The New Mickey Mouse Club and Survivor: Philippines. During the show she discussed hosting the TV show Collector’s Call, how she got involved with the show, and her life outside of acting. See the new season of Collector’s Call on MeTV!

During the rest of the show we argued about Little House on the Prairie, explained why our favorite Kiss songs are the ones sung by Peter Criss, and we broke the news that Ton is officially an ordained minister. You can refer to him as Reverend Ton from now on!

The Five Count Unmasked…

During this installment of The Five Count we discussed the new city-wide ordinance requiring everyone to wear masks, the new trend of drive-in concerts, which ‘80s action stars should’ve recorded albums, and we went to camp with Ernest P. Worrell. KnowhutImean?