R.E.M. broke up over a year ago now, but James Franco works on his own schedule, I guess, and his video for "Blue," from their final album, Collapse Into Now, has just appeared. It features Lindsay Lohan and various other visions of Los Angeles, for some reason.
It's no "We All Go Back to Where We Belong," but any excuse to listen to the voices of Patti Smith and Michael Stipe is pretty welcome. Enjoy.
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