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T H E MA I N S T O R I E S 1 0 2 PET SOUNDS: BE YOUR OWN PET Beloved by The Veah Yeah Yeahs and Kings of Leon, besieged by a bidding war and beckoned by the velvet hand of rock'n'roll destiny, life is just getting exciting for Nashville school kids Be Your Own Pet.

1 2 0 DARK ANGEL: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE On t he eve of his new a l bum Josh Homme k i cks back in a haunted LA hotel to t a l k about success, broken f r iendships and why the desert is the best place to compose paralysing lul labies.

1 2 8 THE ART OF NOISE: CHRISTIAN MARCLAY From layered and s t i t ched a l bum sleeves t o al tered accordions, in t he hands of t h i s contemporary artist, pop will art i tself.

1 3 6 SLIP AWAY: CHRISTIAN BALE Having landed the lead in Batman Begins, Br i t a i n ' s s h r i n k i ng superstar explains how he s l immed down for The Machinist and why fame is at the bottom of his l ist of priorities.

T H E F A S H I O N 1 0 6 FROM THE S IMPLE TO THE COMPLEX.

AND BACK AGAIN Photography RICHARD BUSH

Styling CATHY EDWARDS

1 4 0 I NTERNATIONAL NEIGHBOURHOOD

Photography WILLIAM SELDEN Styling NICOLA FORMICHETTI

1 5 2 INSTANT CLASSIC

Photography EMMA SUMMERTON

Styling HECTOR CASTRO

1 6 0 LOOSELY STRUCTURED

Photography KT AULETA

Styling SARAH COBB

170 VACANT POSSESSION

Photography SERGE LEBLON Styling GABRIELLE GREISS

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