The Rolling Stones – Doom And Gloom (Full Version) (2012)

The Stones have wisely chosen the star of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to star in their latest video, which results in a Stones video that you actually want to watch. And wouldn’t mind pressing repeat on. Throughout the video, what you get is Mick Jagger appealing for someone to “come ooooaaaan and daaance with meeeeee.” And that’s what he gets, in the form of Noomi Rapace. What you get in the run-up to that, is Noomi Rapace flying a plane, Noomi Rapace rolling around in a garbage pile, Noomi Rapace behind bars, Noomi Rapace doing a respectable Mick Jagger impression and Noomi Rapace exposing her breasts, wearing a pink wig. We think you get the gist. She’s the star of the video, right? [Source]


R.E.M. – Blue (2012)

Lindsay Lohan, James Franco, Terry Richardson and R.E.M. may sound like an odd grouping, but the four joined together for one of the last (if not the last) R.E.M. music video, “Blue,” a song which appears on the band’s final album, “Collapse Into Now.” Franco directed the “Blue” video, which features vocals by Michael Stipe and Patti Smith, as part of R.E.M.’s Collapse Into Now Film Project, a selection of films directed by noteworthy artists to accompany each song on the final album. [Source]

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Ringo Deathstarr – Rip (2012)

Here’s the video for “Rip” from Ringo Deathstarr’s forthcoming record ‘Mauve.’ Watch the band doff psychotropic 3D glasses and experience a sugar high of epic proportions. All soundtracked by fuzzy guitars and cooing vocals respectively crunchier and sweeter than your favorite childhood cereal.

The Weeknd – The Zone (2012)

The Weeknd spins brooding yarns of an almost-lethal type of love, spending much of his three EPs toiling in the dark side of desire. Drake, of course, is no stranger to “I hate that you love me”-lyricism, so they make a good fit. In a new video for “The Zone,” off Weeknd’s upcoming “Trilogy,” the two Canadians team up for a depressing journey through a dysfunctional yet sexually intense relationship (“I’ll be making love to her through you / So let me keep my eyes closed”). [Source]