Tapping the Joan Jett part of our brains, the Donnas offer plenty of backstage hijinx, some cool vanity plates, slow-mo drumming (check that bow tie!), costume changes (black metal forearm spikes, purple tights, Richie Sambora hats), and windswept locks in their rock-n-roll-all-night video for “Don’t Wait Up For Me.” No worries, we won’t “wait” up for you, cute singer, but wait … Is that faux desert where you’re kickin’ it live style part of the natural history museum Interpol used for Our Love To Admire?

Bigger question: What happens to the dude they kick down the stairs? Hope he’s okay.

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Comments (65)
  1. The Donald  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    How long until Beth Ditto and the Fat Donna consume their respective bandmates and form the biggest girl group ever (and only a duo at that)?

  2. fant├ístico videooo… arriba el rock femenino!!!

  3. Craiggy Ramone  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    HOLY SHITE!! Incredible to say the least.. Thank you for rockin’ out with your cocks out yet AGAIN ladies!! See ya in Cleveland..

  4. tobey dammit  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    wow that sucked.

  5. There aren’t many people in this world who could get away with knocking a plate out of Allison’s hands like that. Maya does occupy an unusually privileged position.

  6. Barry N.  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Awesome video! And the album is incredible as well! Kick ass!

  7. The Donnas are freakin awesome. We need more chick bands like them!

  8. orly  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    that video just sucked ass really

  9. Steve  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    That was spectacular! The Donnas are the greatest! orly and tobey go fuck yourselves!

  10. Disappointing, even though I’m in it! This song deserved to have a huge arena and crowd scene. The director just didn’t feel it!

  11. kingoffresno  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    they make having rock n roll fun seem rock n roll forced

  12. Jay Oh  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Miss pre skintight Donnas

  13. bigfish  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    I got say I love this band, they ROCK! And they are FOXY LADIES!

  14. love the video ladies and hmm that explains alot bout rob hes a lil off cuz he got kicked dwn sum stairs lol jk i love it

  15. Rocker  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    i don’t get this band at all, the glamour days are over, i see another failure like the album gold medal which sold only 84,285 cd’s good luck with this album, thers no real rock and roll in this music

  16. That was awesome!!

  17. Candadian Sleaze  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Wow only 84000 CDs?? Thats pretty pathetic, I wonder if they were close to being dropped from their label whoever it is. That Gold Medal album did indeed suck. The few tracks I heard from the new one sound better tho, more straight up hard rock. If not… this one will tank like Gold Medal

  18. ringo  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    i remember a day when you guys use to be fun.

  19. rhonda james dio  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    This video is killer! This band actually rules the live stage and plays real music that doesn’t suck ass. Thank you.

  20. Steve  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Good job!

  21. Allison Rae Fuckin' Robertson  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Hey guys. FUCK you to all you out there who don’t dig it, i remember a day when you all sucked, and its today!

  22. cheese  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    There aren’t enough words to describe how terrible that is. If you didn’t know better, you’d think it were a mock video or an SNL creation. I can’t believe a group of people, not just the band, put their time and energy and money into a project as tremendously stupid as that. It’s mind boggling.

  23. You CHICKS RULE and this album rocks. VEGAS kicked ASS!!!!

  24. isobel  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    the donnas fucking rock! i don’t know anyone who’s ever seen them play be disappointed. these girls have balls AND the talent to back it up.

  25. rockStuff  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    you rude people need some brains with a side of manners to go.

    the donnas are amazing musicians, they have been around for 15 years and now they own their own label, they love what they are doing and so do I!

    I bet your life sucks in comparison so get over yourselves.

  26. Mike Michaels  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    I have been a fan of The Donnas since 1997 and always will be, the music they play “live” speaks for it’s self. The Donnas are and will always be a band the many people will come to know as one of the hottest live bands to see in concert, they are not a bubble gum band like Britney or Lindsey,Christina,Justin Timberfag and so on, The Donnas have nothing to prove to anyone but them self, they can hold their own and Rock with the best Rock_N_Roll bands out there. So until anyone of you fucking morons who post stupid shit about the band keep your mouth shut and go see them play “live” then post your comments, until then please keep all the bad comments to your self and go see a Britney Spears Concert or go watch a Paris Hilton Video

  27. LemonPop  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    i was one of the screaming fans at the start of the vid…i dont like the vid…what a waste of time

  28. Natalie  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Firstly, there seems to be a whole lot of people who don’t seem to grasp the concepts of irony or spoofs. Same with all the comments on how they “used to be fun”. Are you so unintelligent that you can’t see that its a tongue in cheek video? Ever heard of poking fun at yourselves and the music scenes? As for not bringing the rock or whatever, have a good listen to the screaming guitars or the pounding drums and then ask yourself whether you can write or play a song like that.

  29. Stickler  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Stereogum premiere? Does that mean The Donnas’
    management gave Stereogum the right to be the first to post this on the Web?* (In other words, a Web premiere. Strictly speaking, a Stereogum premiere means this is the first time it’s showing up on Stereogum, which implies that you’re going to post it again.)

    *A cynic might say no other Web site gave a rat’s ass. Said cynic might be knocking Stereogum even moreso than the Donnas.

  30. alexis  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    I was really into their music circa Spend the Night…everything I’ve heard since then was kindof meh.
    Brett looks good in the video, in any case. Not gonna lie though, I agree with ringo and kingoffresno…it all seems so forced.

  31. CK  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    This is a great video, they “used to be fun”?? you watched the video right? haha

    I’m sorry but some of your comments are amusing to say the least. Have you seen them live?

    I would recommend it, and then after you’ve seen them play, I dare you to say these things to their faces instead of hiding behind a computer screen.

    Bottom line, they rock and should be respected for their insane amount of hard work throughout the 15 years of being a band.

    This video is great, donnas are awesome! :D

  32. thepopsiclestand  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    What ever happened to creative criticism? If you don’t like the video, move on and get over yourselves! This video was made by them, for them and their respectable fans, and maybe even those who would understand the humor behind the video. The preparation for this album’s release has been non stop, and they’ve been working damn fucking hard to make it the best that they possible can

    The Donnas are doing what they want, how they like it now, if you can’t respect their musical endeavors and creativity, so be it. Grow up! Make a mature comment like everyone else, and maybe try understand where they’re coming from if your tiny brain can even handle it!

    Their music is amazing, and I rest my case with that! Fuck all the haters.

  33. Donald, how long until you get out of ur parents’ basement and get a fucking life? If you don’t like The Donnas, don’t be on here. Anyone who would take even a minute out of their lives to post sum moronic comments insulting a band, is a pathetic loser. Do you see me running around posting hate comments on vids of your fav bands? NO. Because I have a life, with which I do more useful things than that. Not to mention I have something called manners, guess u’ve never heard of that. so stfu and go ask ur mommy for some money to buy a Donnas CD so you can know what REAL music is. And this vid was awesome, especially considering the low budget they had to work with. It was very fun.

  34. SirIsaacLime  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    that song is perfection. the video is addictive.

    high-desert lightning strikes, back-stage hijinks, fingerless gloves, fireballs, bow ties. a person couldn’t ask for more.

  35. sussbomb  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    i love joan jett and the runaways!!!!!

  36. Metaldaze  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Another kick ass video from The Donnas! It’s very 80′s metal.They did a very cool job on this one.Maya is funny in this thing.I like when she knocks the tray out of Allison’s hand. Ya gotta love the bass drum head too.The Donnas are really kickin’ ass with this new album!Just another cool Donnas video too add to the many cool one’s they’ve done over the years.

  37. Jil  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Fuck me sideways!, These chicks fuckin killed it! AWESOME vid., kickin song. Listen man, these chicks are the fuckin biznezz, and they got the tunes to prove it! New albums bout to drop, and Im gonna be at the Viper Room gig in less than 4hrs going fuckin MENTAL rockin out with them!!! Been to many a Donnas gig, and theyve NEVER let us fans down. Any punk ass bitch that trash talks about them “cos theyre girls” blah blah fuckin blah, dont hate cos your asses prob. dont know how to play. Its clear these women, know what time it is, and have already proven themselfs all these years….and theyre still kickin ass, unlike all them bs “boybands”. New albums gonna be MAJOR!!!!!

  38. Charlie  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Ladies as usual I think you are amazing!! CK I agree with you until you have seen them or met them you really have no idea…so all you haters go drink your haterade b/c these ladies are “BITCHIN”. LOVE YOU GUYSZ, see you in Columbus!!

  39. Snarky McSnarkerson  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    “I need another hit before I’m done”? Yeah, and I’d like to win the lottery, but it ain’t gonna happen.

  40. John McClane  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Hey haters, fuck the Hell off. Seems a lot fo you twits can’t remember that Rock and Roll is allowed to be fun, not 100% all the time “stabby stabby cut cut, my life is horrible” music.

    This is designed for people who like rock and roll, not you morons. So cram it up your self-ritghteous asses.

    Oh this video sucks, bla bla bla…ENH! Sorry morons, but would you like the advance to the lightning round where the scores can get really interesting?

    The correct answer is this video is awesome. Unless you want some moronic piece of shit like Trapped In The Closet from an artist that’s incredibly full of himself.
    From looking at the haters on this thread, I can kind of see the music they like has no amount of fun in them at all. It’s all kopey bullshit. So you know what, listen to your crap about how horribley shitty life is and all that endless whining , and the rest of us who love rock and roll, the ones who know fun and a great band when they hear it can have fun.

    But I will say, he haters make me laugh, because I know what they are, they are easily led sheep. Because the Donnas aren’t on a huge label or given 10 seconds of the 30 second time alotted for music videos on MTV, they must suck, or at least that’s what the sheep herders say.

    So, for you sheep, allow me to say “Baaaaa. Baaaa. Baaaaaaaa.” For the ret of us with brains, that translates into: The Donnas are propbably the best rock band out there right now, so YIPPY KYE YAY MOTHERFUCKER!!!”

    And if you aren’t down with that, I got TWO WORDS FOR YA!

  41. Rich  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    all i can say is rockin like dokken

  42. Looks like the haters had their little asinine fun, now that we’ve kicked their asses rite outta here, we have our vid back! YAY! Good thing too, it woulda been a shame if they had to pull the vid cuz of assholes posting on it.

  43. This is creepy. A few weeks ago you post about Blind Melon at the same time I do. Then, last week, you post about Via Audio on the same day I did. And now we both post about The Donnas on the same day. I swear, if you post about Megadeth next Wednesday, I’ll be convinced you have a spy in my editorial meetings!

    Torry from The Donnas tells me why everytime she hears “November Rain”, she remembers getting grounded.

    http://atomicned.com/?p=90

  44. This is a great video! I love how the girls are having so much fun!

  45. Bug68frak  |   Posted on Sep 18th, 2007 0

    great video Ladies! fuck the haters, we know what great music is….its The DONNAS!!

  46. Katy  |   Posted on Sep 18th, 2007 0

    What a bunch of shitheads these haters are. They’re probably sitting around somewhere listening to Nickelback.

  47. Chris Crocker  |   Posted on Sep 18th, 2007 0

    LEAVE THE DONNAS ALONE!!!

  48. Tennessee  |   Posted on Sep 18th, 2007 0

    holy trolly!

    did the same/only Donna’s fan post here 20+ times.

    no one could ever think this song is any good.

    f the bitches.

  49. Fabianne/RockerSoul  |   Posted on Sep 18th, 2007 0

    Fucking Awesome Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!(and funny too:)
    You girls look so beautiful!!
    See you all in NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BITCHIN’

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