Lady Gaga and Beyonce‘s eagerly anticipated music video for their mega-hit “Telephone” didn’t premiere Monday as planned (obviously) but LG’s label made up for that by releasing a few never-before-seen shots of Gaga and Beyonce in the video, set to premiere this Thursday (for real this time… hopefully) on E! News at 11:30 PM EST. It will make its online debut one half hour later on Vevo.com.

After the premiere, Gaga will dissect the inspiration behind “Telephone” and explain how she has been able to out-do herself yet again exclusively to Ryan Seacrest. The video will make its online debut at midnight that evening on VEVO.com and LadyGaga.com. Gritty, erotic and wildly fierce, this nine-minute, visually stunning, cinematic masterpiece is helmed by famed music video director Jonas Akerlund. Rich with Gaga’s unique dance stylings, iconic costume design and unworldly hair and make-up, this is far from your typical music video.

We’re just ready for them to release the damn video… what about you? Peep the pics below…