LeAnn Rimes releases new music video for ‘Gasoline & Matches’: silly or cute?


I feel like LeAnn Rimes has been taking it easy for a week or two. We had a flurry of activity around Thanksgiving, but the month of December has been relatively drama-free when it comes to LeAnn, right? Or was I not paying attention and something horrible happened? Usually someone emails me or tweets me when something is going down, which is a good thing to do – please continue to notify me when LeAnn is doing something bonkers or shady, because I’m not always paying attention to her.

Anyway, we’re talking about LeAnn this week because she just dropped her new music video for the single “Gasoline and Matches,” which is off her flop of an album, Spitfire. I think this is the first music video? Is that right? That can’t be right, the album has been out for months and she only now got around to releasing a music video? Anyway, the song and the video feature Rob Thomas, and the whole thing was apparently shot on iPhones.

I’m really worried I won’t be able to get this song out of my head now. It’s not a good song, but it’s got great earworm potential. Anyway, LeAnn has been giving interviews about how she loves the video and how easy it was to do the video with director Ian Padgham. She told EW: “When we saw Ian’s stop motion work on Vine, the first thing I noticed was this crazy sick sense of humor wrapped around a lot of heart and warmth.You can read a surprisingly lengthy piece about the video here at THR.


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  1. Laurabb says:

    I hate to say it but…….I like it. Ugh, I need a bath.

  2. Lark says:

    This is a cute video. I wish she would just shut up and sing. Get off twitter, stop egging on Brandi or responding to when Brandi eggs her on, and just sing. But of course that will never happen.

  3. Kidoo says:

    I think it’s cute, on its own. But it’s difficult to separate the petty bullsh*t life dramas from her professional career. Too bad. Rob Thomas is adorable in it and luckily I know nothing about his personal life.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      That’s exactly how I feel. It would have been sort of cute if I didn’t know how hard she was trying to justify her affair with Eddie while they were both married to other people. Oh, they couldn’t help it, the sexual attraction was just like gasoline and matches…. Meanwhile, Eddie was lighting up somebody else’s gasoline, too, at the same time. Ugh. LeAnn just makes me want a shower.

  4. nico says:

    What happened recently on Twitter? Did she say something about Mason?

  5. Birdix says:

    Such a cute video. Stupidly it took me a minute to realize that was gasoline–wondered why the matches packet was interacting with one of the early generation flip cameras.

  6. MrsBPitt says:

    UGH…I had to turn the sound off!!! Looks like it cost about $50 bucks to make, which is about $30 bucks more than the album made, right!

  7. RN says:

    I tried to watch it yesterday. I say “tried”, because I couldn’t make it through to the end. I really didn’t care for either the song or the video. The Polaroids, the Claymation…. just ugh.

    • Erinn says:

      I couldn’t do it. I stopped it less than a minute in. It’s SO BAD.
      It COULD have been a cute idea – but it just comes off as so dumb. It’s the Polaroid bit I think. I don’t know. Also, she looks terrible in that polaroid – her face looks jacked. I don’t know. It was painful to watch, and I generally like Rob Thomas – I just couldn’t get through any more of this video.

      To me, the whole stop motion thing struck me as a cop-out. Like they couldn’t get the two of them in the same room to record, so they did this so they could do both of their parts separately.

      • Dirtnap says:

        @Erinn, I agree. A blind item or two has pointed in the direction that Rob and Leann didn’t get along and he refused to do much in the way to promote this video beyond what was absolutely necessary. Right before the video was released, he tweeted that he’d be gone for a days. Now he’s back from a “trip.” To be fair, he probably was really travelling, but maybe that worked out just perfect for him, to be gone when the media was talking about the video.

    • glaugh says:

      same here. i actually only got like 25 seconds in :/

      claymation cutesy stuff doesn’t work for me… and the song is ugh

  8. Elisabeth says:

    its garbage and not because it’s Leann…video is dumb…song is eh

  9. Anna says:

    This song sounds like it was recorded in a garage in the midwest with equipment from the 50s.

  10. mollie says:

    Just thought I’d throw in the fact that this is a cover tune, she did not write this song.
    Buddy and Julie Miller did it first.

  11. Christin says:

    Apparently they are publicizing this video because it was done on an iPhone.

    There were at least two videos from the album that were online months ago. They looked the same (basic footage of her singing in a studio).

  12. Jennifer says:

    There was just a clip on GMA. The song clip sounded catchy, the video clip looked cute, and Rob Thomas is in it. Because the evil, delusional home wrecker Leann Rimes is associated with it, I won’t support it.

    The marketing of the video as made on iPhones is good as it places the emphasis on the iPhones and not on Leann who most people cannot stomach.

  13. emmie_a says:

    Just curious, are LeAnn and Rob Thomas still friendly? I know earlier this year he was defending her but I read that he took a few days off Twitter (I know, scandal!!) when the video premiered and hasn’t said much about the song or video — and since LeAnn is known to cause problems, just wondering if there was something/anything there…

    • Brown says:

      Allegedly, they had a falling out earlier in the year and he basically said he would do his part but would not be going above and beyond to promote or support the song/video. Reportedly, they compromised on this budget, bizarre, claymation video so that they didn’t have to film together in the same location. His Twitter was very telling around the time that the video was released… both her and that idiot Darryl Brown were tweeting to promote it and tagging Rob, and he was tweeting… just not about that. Totally ignored their tweets. Pretty sure he might have retweeted ONE item about the video and then, nothing.

      Also — how hilarious that out of every song on Shitfire, the only one they have released as a single (and a video for) is a cover song? Not even an original one that she wrote or co-wrote. I don’t know how all of that works, but I wonder if it’s because the material in the other songs is just too repulsive for anyone to take on as a single?

  14. matia says:

    Leann needs to stop oversinging. Her past work she sings nicely but I feel like noe whenever she has an upbeat song she scream sings and you can’t understand her. She also sings over rob thomas in this song the same way a she did with that Carly girl from the x factor. I think I would like this song if it had a different female singer. Leanns version just sucks

  15. Jacqueline says:

    I just love seeing all the weight she’s gained in her face.

  16. Patricia says:

    Rob Thomas is so very talented, what is he doing wasting his time with Leanne’s flop? I couldn’t even get through the video, it was too stupid. Oh Leanne, stop already!

  17. Christin says:

    Supposedly she is shopping for a record deal, so the video hoopla is probably timed to help that effort.

    There is also speculation that the whole second coming of Patsy (over)hype is being reignited. Instead of carving her own niche, I guess it’s easier to ride Patsy’s legend.

    • briargal says:

      She’s supposed to be on the ACM show tonight singing Patsy. This medley of Patsy’s songs would fit LR to a T! First of all, “Crazy” because that what LR is. Then “I Fall to Pieces” cause that is what LR will do when the divorce finally happens. Then there is the song “Walking After Midnight” which LR could change to “Stalking After Midnight”. And instead of “She’s Got You”, LR will be wondering “Who’s Got You?” with EC GONE from her life. Will be interesting to see which of these great Cline hits LR butchers tonight.

  18. Arock says:

    Why would they release a video almost a year after a failed album was released? It seems pointless. It would be understandable if the song was better or had some groundbreaking CGI nonsense, but seriously, it’s Island of Misfit Toys claymation and two people’s wonky images on cocktail napkins. I feel bad for rob Thomas.

  19. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Were Brandi’s drunken racist comments covered on C/B?



    …because of course all her “black friends” would find her comments HILARIOUS.
    *Eye roll*

  20. Frenzy says:

    Saw on tv that the video was shot using an iPhone 5.

  21. Dinah says:

    I guess the song’s melody is catchy enough, but that speaks to the original artists/writers, not to the cover artists. Musically, I can’t stand the yodeling-style singing employed by LR, and visually, to me she looks drunk as $hit. Overall, it’s not great. At all.

    I also feel badly for Thomas & Beck – having their names associated with this project will be of no benefit at all; rather, it’ll likely become the proverbial albatross to them both.

  22. Miss_anne says:

    So Leann and rob appear to have never even been together to film this video. Says a lot IMO. And I hate the song but country music isn’t my thing.

  23. Snazzy says:

    I saw that Rob Thomas was pimping out the video on Facebook … I was wondering why ! Now I know :)

  24. Kim says:

    I like it, but mostly because it made me feel like it was 1999 again.

  25. Irishserra says:

    I’ve always loved Rob Thomas.

  26. Kellykat says:

    Leann’s latest bonkers was a cat fight on twitter. It was her most recent cancelled concert in Dallas, I believe. She claimed that she couldn’t get a connecting flight (after her original flight was cancelled due to mechanical problems) to her concert, even though her musicians did. So she turned around and flew home, to babysit Eddie. A fan complained about the unrefunded ticket money and Leann retorted that she lost money on her flight. And then when people called her out on her rudeness and selfishness, she responded with “I can’t control the weather,” even though the weather had nothing to do with the flights in her location and there were plenty of planes flying out to Dallas that day. So then people called her out for lying. It was pretty funny.

  27. Jessiebes says:

    As much as I love claymation, this isn’t the best example of it. Also I just don’t like this song, seems like joddeling to me.

  28. Rita says:

    Seems LeAnn has become a Miranda Lambert wannabe. The song is a decade throw-back. In any case, for my taste, a song that repeats the same word no less than 28 times is so annoying I simply couldn’t take another “baby”.

  29. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Cute vid, I liked it. Much better than any of the crap that Kanye or Miley has put out lately (if that says anything). The song isn’t the best, but then I’m not a country music fan.

  30. K-rock says:

    How in the world did she score Jeff Beck? That’s what I wanna know. *scratches head*

  31. Rux says:

    UGH, I hate myself for typing this, but I love the video and love the song. If she only STFUed and Sang…..because that girl can sing; that, I can not deny.

  32. Maggie Grace says:

    I think that was adorable! How in the world did she get guitar god Jeff Beck to play with her?!?!!?

  33. OrangeBlohan says:

    I’m hoping the new scriped reality crap show will also be in claymation format. Still not sure I would watch, but it would have to be more interesting that watching her tweet constantly.

  34. Ming says:

    Leann has been a bit more quiet on twitter, but she still snarked:: she compared splitting families to a double mint commercial, and when a fan commented about money not being refunded for a canceled concert, she actually responded with, well my money’s not being refunded either. I can only assume she said it in a high school mean girl voice..because her mind and behaviour is mentally stunted. How rude!

  35. Jane says:

    Dear Santa,

    All I want for Christmas is for Leann to go away forever. Is that too much to ask?



  36. Jennifer12 says:

    What’s with the dancing clay penises?

  37. bettyrose says:

    Wow, 15 years ago, Rob Thomas lived in my car’s CD player and haunted my daydreams at work. Who was that guy?!?

  38. Zombie Shortcake says:

    That was shockingly good. It vaguely reminds me of Peter Gabriel’s videos for Steam and Sledgehammer.
    Edit: Ok I just watched to the end. I have a feeling the antagonist villain silver sphere with long legs and big pink lips that dies in the end is supposed to represent Brandi :S

  39. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    The video was meh–but now we know that Leann doesn’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of. Chica’s broke. I thought the ‘music videos’ of her singing her album (in the same clothes, all on the same day) were cheap–but this was probably cheaper to do.

  40. Blackbetty says:

    So what if this was done on an iPhone. What’s the big deal? As a Gen Y girl I see this as no big deal.

  41. DD says:

    Stupid beer joint karaoke crap. She’s a Wynonna wannabe.

  42. Jessiemoon says:

    Uh, considering how the entire album was written about her affair with Eddie, and now this song is out.. the animation is basically her & Eddie metaphorically (gasoline & Matches) and that Pin/clip monster with big pink lips is obviously Brandi.. the 2 dancing child’s toy dinosaurs are the 2 kids.. does nobody else see the parallels?