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HE: As a group, Pendulum's performances are extremely precise. There are seemingly zero loopholes. What is the secret to this indestructible creature? GM: It's just how it's done. We don't do anything half-assed. When we set out to do the live thing, we weren't going to do it unless it was able to be done live and sound right. RS: You hear about bands streamed live on TV from festivals and you just think ‘how? how is that, how did they, how did a manager look at that and go 'yeah that's alright', go on?’ Because it's career destroying, that performance. HE: Rob, you have a very distinct and dynamic voice. The first time I heard the vocal take on Deadmau5's Ghosts N Stuff I had to do double take - those harmonies...they're seriously high harmonies. Are you vocally trained? RS: No, but I probably should be. Because that fucked my voice for about a week. [Laughs].

HE: And do you ever warm up before shows? GM: We're starting to get vocal training lessons. Mostly so we can annoy the bands in the neighboring dressing rooms because they've done that to us for years and we haven't. HE: What was it like co-writing Rude Boy for Rihanna? RS: Um, it was very hands off. [Laughs]. That can be taken any sort of way. GM: I think we got to meet her for about eight seconds? RS: It was really just a matter of putting a vocal loop there and then making a beat. And then I gave it to my manager and said “Here, take that”. Six months later, it was a Billboard #1 and Rihanna was on it. GM: She gave us a high five, and that was that. HE: What's the best thing about being a rock star?

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