Russell is half of the musical duo Sparks, along with his older brother, Ron, and the composer of the new Bookworm theme.
The second conversation with brothers Ron and Russell Mael of the band Sparks, along with stripped-down versions of two songs from their new album Hippopotamus.
Nov. 9, 2017
Sparks plays stripped-down acoustic versions of art rock songs off their new album Hippopotamus, along with a classic song, and the theme to Bookworm, Where Would We Be without Books.
Nov. 2, 2017
Sep. 2, 2010
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