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Russell Mael

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Ron and Russell Mael: “Annette”


Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks discuss the small and significant differences between their original material and the final movie, “Annette.”


12 Aug 2021

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Sparks – Ron & Russell Mael

Iain Dale All Talk

Iain Dale talk to two of his musical heroes, Ron & Russell Mael, better known as SPARKS. Their career spans five decades and there is a new documentary about them which is in cinemas this week by Edgar Wright called THE SPARKS BROTHERS. Iain talks to them about the documentary, their music and their special relationship with the UK, and much more besides.


1 Aug 2021

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Headliner USA E68: Ron and Russell Mael | Meet The Sparks Brothers

Headliner Radio

For the past 50 years, Sparks have blazed a trail as one of the most influential acts in the business. Here, brothers Ron and Russell Mael reflect on half a century making music together and discuss the brand new Edgar Wright directed documentary film The Sparks Brothers.


30 Jul 2021

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The Sparks Brothers with Ron & Russell Mael

Dave Fanning

Dave chats to Ron & Russell Mael AKA Sparks about their new documentary film, 'The Sparks Brothers' directed by Edgar Wright!


24 Jul 2021

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Edgar Wright with Ron and Russell Mael (Sparks)

Talkhouse Podcast

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, director Edgar Wright chats with musicians Ron and Russell Mael of the beloved cult band Sparks, who are the subject of Wright’s deeply enjoyable new documentary, The Sparks Brothers. In a wide-ranging conversation, the friends and collaborators veer from gripping discussions about food to in-depth explorations of the Mael brothers’ longstanding love of their other creative passion, cinema, which finally resulted in Leos Carax directing their film Annette – which opens the Cannes Film Festival next month! They also discuss record-store hijinks, the genesis of past projects, compare notes on trailers, and much, much more. A veritable smorgasbord of an episode, it’s a real pleasure to listen to three people who so obviously relish each others company. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.This episode was produced by Melissa Kaplan. The Talkhouse theme is composed and performed by the Range.


17 Jun 2021

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Baxie's Musical Podcast: Russell Mael of Sparks

Rock 102 Morning Show Podcasts

Baxie's talks to Russell Mael--the lead singer for Sparks! After 24 albums, Sparks is one of the most unique and original bands of all time. Together we talk about everything from the latest album (Steady Drip Drip Drip), songwriting, producers Todd Rundgren & Giorgio Moroder, touring, and yes--we even talk about his brother's mustache!


6 Jul 2020

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Russell Mael

The Bret Saunders Podcast

Founded by Ron and Russell Mael, Sparks has been making creatively bold albums since 1971. For this episode, Russell Mael talks about Sparks being a visual band long before MTV, his stint as a catalog model, brotherly love in rock n' roll, plus their new album and a movie/musical he wrote with Ron, starring Adam Driver.


30 Apr 2020

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19 – SPARKS – An Homage to Ron & Russell Mael

Andy's Treasure Trove

This is my homage to my favorite band, Sparks, and the core of Sparks, brothers Ron & Russell Mael. I speak to Tosh Berman of Tam Tam Books, who wrote a book about a history-making Sparks 21-album concert series in London and who published a book of Sparks song lyrics. I also chat with Eric Theise, an artist, musician and avid and articulate Sparks fan. Laurie Cohen, Director of the Mill Valley Philharmonic, shares her first impressions of Sparks music, and I mention something about each of Sparks' 25 albums from 1972 to the present, and play excerpts from some of my favorite tracks. The episode closes with "Part One" of my conversation with Ron and Russell Mael!There's a great podcast totally dedicated to the music of Sparks called "All You Ever Think About Is Sparks" that can be found at https://sparkspodcast.podbean.com if you'd like an even deeper dive into the music of Sparks. Check it out!

1hr 47mins

11 Sep 2017

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Ep. #216: Russell Mael & Alex Kapranos of FFS

Kreative Kontrol

Russell Mael and Alex Kapranos are talented musicians who are part of a new band called FFS. Mael originally hails from Culver City, California. Along with his brother Ron, he formed the pioneering electro-pop and prototypical new wave band Sparks in the early 1970s, which went on to achieve chart success and develop a loyal […]Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 2mins

30 Sep 2015