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As the band of the decade head for Loch Lomond, we talk to Noel Gallagher and ask what’s so special about

Oasis anyway“? Page 6

Edinburgh International Festival, Fringe and Film Festival celebrate their


world’s biggest arts extravaganza as the

SOth year. Page 10

The queen of punk on life

Patti Smith

after death. Page 17

Putting the wind up cinema audiences as the disaster


movie returns. Page 18

On the comeback tour they said would never happen.

Scottish clubbers just say

The Eagles

Page 21 Underground Parties

no to lights out. Page 22



The Eagles

James And The Giant Peach 23 Bent: location report 24 Video reviews 25 Reviews 25 Film Index 28 Listings Week One 32 Listings Week Two 34 Edinburgh International Jazz And Blues Festival Previews 35 Listings 38 Alex Reece 40 Album reviews 42 Sex Pistols reviewed 44 Listings Rock & Blues 49 Jazz 52 Folk & World 55 Classical & Opera 55 Listings 57 High Society reviewed 58 Listings Theatre 58 Dance 59 Comedy 50 Jane Myers 51 Reviews 52 Listings 53 Listings 55 Listings 58 Listings 69 Venues 74 Dennis Pennis 75 Strictly Dancing 75 Channel Hopping 76 Listings 77 Ben Elton interviewed 79 Joe Queenan 80 Events & Reviews 81 Set-top boxes 90 . Classified (incl I Saw You) 82 Food 91 Competitions 92

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