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Watch the Rolling Stones' new 'Doom and Gloom' music video, featuring Noomi Rapace

Is “Doom and Gloom” Mick Jagger’s own riff on “American Idiot”? Thanks to lyrics about costly overseas wars, class conflict, and “fracking deep for oil,” the Stones’ latest single sounds like it was co-written by an Occupy Wall Street protester, despite its British pedigree.

The song’s new music video — featuring a gloomy Noomi Rapace, at one point literally “sitting in the dirt” and “feeling kind of hurt” — reinforces that idea, though it augments war footage and an ironic American Flag with whimsical images that bring the song’s lyrics to life. If you’ve ever wanted to watch Lisbeth Salander fight off a horde of Cajun zombies or face some serious side effects after downing too much fast food, this is the video for you.

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Rolling Stones to play first shows since 2007 in New York, London

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In honor of the band’s 50th anniversary, the Rolling Stones will play their first shows since 2007 later this year, Rolling Stone reports.

The band is planning two shows at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center as well as a reported two performances at London’s O2 Arena.

The legendary rockers have also apparently recorded new music for an upcoming box set in France last week. “Had fun in the Paris studio this week!” Mick Jagger tweeted following the session.

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Shepard Fairey designs 50th anniversary Rolling Stones logo

Image credit: Shepard Fairey, courtesy of http://www.RollingStones.com

Street artist Shepard Fairey has revamped the Rolling Stones’ iconic tongue-and-lips logo in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary.

The emblem — designed by John Pasche — was first used on the band’s 1971 Sticky Fingers album sleeve. Pasche was hand-picked for the task in 1969 by Mick Jagger himself after the rocker grew disappointed with the artwork produced by their label, Decca Records.

”The design concept for the tongue was to represent the band’s anti-authoritarian attitude, Mick’s mouth, and the obvious sexual connotations,” Pasche told Rolling Stone. READ FULL STORY

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