The Rolling Stones - "Doom And Gloom" Video

It’s tough to rationalize the existence of new Rolling Stones music in 2012, and it’s even tougher to figure out what the hell is going on in the video for their new single “Doom And Gloom.” As far as I can tell, the video captures the fever dreams of actress Noomi Rapace, as she falls asleep under a Stones-logo neon light — dreams that involve her decapitating zombies, stuffing her face with food until it explodes, flushing hundred-dollar bills down a shit-encrusted toilet, replacing various members of the Stones as they slither around a soundstage, and showing almost as much boob as she does in all three Swedish Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movies. Jonas Åkerlund directs, and I would be fascinated if someone could tell me who this video is supposed to be for. In any case, it’s below.

The Stones’ hits-plus-new-songs comp GRRR! is out now on ABKCO/Universal.

Comments (15)
  1. sounds and looks like something that came out in 2001. Which sucks

  2. It’s for me. All things Noomi Rapace are for me.

  3. I love when music videos just display exactly what the lyrics say, even when it makes no sense

  4. I’m willing to watch Noomi Rapace in about any situation, even if it’s a Rolling Stones video in the 21st century.

  5. This song was much better without Mick’s endless gyrating and ridiculous hand gestures.

  6. Clearly they are still relevant because: nudity.

    • Idiotic comment
      If that was all you saw and not the themes.
      Typical prudish American sensitive to the human form.

      You are the joke of the world.

  7. Song wasn’t terrible and the video was a little goofy, but it wasn’t extraordinarily nonsensical in a horrendously cringe-inducing way. I don’t mind this coming out right now, I’m think it might be getting a little more love here if it was a band with less notoriety and an wonky name and the song was only a little less cheesy (the video could stay as is).

  8. This has classic Stones written all over it: pretty solid riff, Jagger sounding better than any 69 year old has a right to sound, and as an added bonus Noomi gets her Ya Ya’s out!

  9. I don’t think this is as bad as you make it out to be. At least they’re trying to stay topical. It’s okay, but not that bad.

  10. Ya know, I’ll admit up front that I’m not a huge Stones fan. They have a mix tape worth of songs that I really love, but I don’t own many of their albums and know very little about their “deep cuts”. So with that in mind, I actually liked this song far more than I was expecting. Not sure it’s a classic, but I don’t think it’s the ‘shit’ some people are painting it as, either.

  11. It’s great!!!, it’s the rolling stones, you little punks!!!

  12. I heard it on a hits station on the radio. I like it and find it funny how all the young punks out there are so judgmental. For crying out loud, have ya taken a look at some of the crap you kids have? Hahaha

    You kids don’t even have many of , umm, what does my generation call them? Oh yes, I remember…SINGERS!!! :)

  13. Stones! Noomi!

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