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    Rock Band: FAQ/Walkthrough
    Version: 1.5
    Console: PS3
    Created: 03/03/2008
    Author: Ayelis (Steve)
    
    NOTE: Send me GMAIL via s.mattison
    Yes. You read it right. That's Gmail. At Gmail. Dot com.
    
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    Table of Contents
    
    0. This table [/0.--]
    I. Introduction
    II. Version History
    
    III. Walkthrough [//III.-]
    
    III.a. Vocal Basics [//III.a.-]
    III.a.1. Singing Lessons
    III.a.2. How to sing in RockBand (vs SingStar, etc)
    III.a.3. Scrolling mode vs. Static mode
    III.a.4. Tambourines and Cowbells
    
    III.b. Playing the RockBand Guitar [//III.b.-]
    III.b.1. Bass or Guitar?
    III.b.2. How to play in Rockband (vs GuitarHero, etc)
    III.b.3. Lefty Mode?
    III.b.4. Solos, Hammerons, Pulloffs, and other advanced tricks
    
    III.c. Drumming Basics [//III.c.-]
    III.c.1. It's just a game, right?
    III.c.2. How the drums work in RockBand
    III.c.3. Drum fills
    III.c.4. That crazy kick pedal
    
    IV. Track List [/IV.-]
    IV.a. Main Tracks
    IV.b. Bonus Tracks
    IV.c. Downloadable Tracks
    
    V. Purchasing new gear [/V.--]
    
    VI. Solo Mode vs Multiplayer Mode [/VI.-]
    
    VII. Online Multiplayer Mode [/VII.-]
    
    VIII. High Scores [/VIII.-]
    
    IX. Copyright Notice [/X.--]
    
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    Introduction
    
    This was intended as a comprehensive walkthrough/faq/advice/secrets list for
    the game RockBand for PS3. Hopefully it will help your game. If you have
    problems with this FAQ, email me. If you have problems with the game,
    talk to the hand. Aww, the hand can't hear you!
    
    So, Harmonix finally teams up with EA and MTV Games to bring you RockBand.
    With an opening sequence reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age's hit video
    "Go with the Flow", Rock Band certainly dresses to impress, setting this
    amazing CG sequence to an in-game song, namely; Deep Purple's "Highway Star".
    
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    Version History
    
    v 1.5 - This Version
    Improved sections on Singing, Guitar, Bass, and Drums
    Updated downloadable tracks as per 03/03/2008
    Added information about Rockband.com Merchandise, Drum thrones, adapters
    Added information about compatible equipment
    Added information about other multiplayer modes
    Added actual information about playing drums in RockBand
    Added note about Tremolo Bar
    Added a link to my Streaming RB Playlist
    Added a reference to my new in-depth Expert Tablatures FAQ
    
    v 1.25 - This Version
    Released rights to reproduce this FAQ freely wherever you want, in whole.
    Added information about buyable items.
    Added XBox Achievement information.
    Added more information on modifying your drum kit.
    Added a note about mic stands.
    
    v 1.00 - First Draft
    Added all the main sections.
    Included a list of normal songs and unlockable songs.
    Included playing tips for each instrument.
    
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    Walkthrough
    
    Before you can play in a tour, you need to create a band member. You can
    customize your build, your face, and the colors and styles of your hair,
    outfit, and your instrument. When you (and your friends) are done making your
    band members, you each join the game by pressing the proper buttons on your
    instruments. The drummer hits the green drum pad to join, the guitarist and
    bassist press the green fret, and the singer hits X on the controller in the
    first port. To navigate the menus, you can use the D-pad on your respective
    controller, or use the blue and yellow drum pads, or the guitar's strum bar.
    
    Every game is different in Multiplayer Tour Mode. You will start in a random
    city. Different cities will have different setlists with different songs,
    taken at random from the track list, the difficulty of the track corresponding
    to your level of progress through the game. For the most part, Solo mode is
    exactly the same, every time. Play easy songs to unlock harder songs. Play the
    Bonus Tour to unlock secret songs. Play in Tokyo to go through your downloaded
    content.
    
    There are also alternative Multiplayer "Competition" modes, called:
    "Tug of War" (Where you sing or play at the same time)
    and "Score Duel" (Where you each play the song alone)
    If you want to see who's better at any particular song, these modes should
    do it for you. Tug of War may be a little less accurate, unless you both take
    a turn as player 1.
    
    For expert-mode "Tablature", please keep an eye out for my in-depth guides
    under the XBox360 version of RockBand on GameFAQs. (Not because I like XBox
    more than PS3, but because XBox seems to be the most popular version here on
    GameFAQs...)
    For a general walkthrough based on your instrument, read the sections below;
    
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    Vocal Basics
    /III.a.1.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Singing Lessons
    
    Allright, first off, I'm assuming you're looking here to improve your
    RockBand abilities. I have only one suggestion for you. Listen to the songs!
    Become the biggest fan of the songs.
    
    The reason you fail at a certain song is because you don't know it. You might
    have heard it, you might even know the lyrics, but you don't KNOW the song.
    You have to get familiar with the key that the vocalists sing in. The lyrics
    don't matter. It shows the words on the screen. You can sing each word
    perfectly but if you don't know the key you're singing in, you will fail.
    
    I am guilty of this too! I fail at Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld,
    even though I think I'm singing the melody. Listen to the songs you fail.
    Listen to them at least two or three times in a row before you try to sing
    along with them. Listen to them and pay attention to them. No multitasking!
    
    I've even made a streaming playlist with most of the songs from the game.
    Listen to them, over and over if need be. Here they are;
    http://www.playlist.com/node/23589341
    
    Here are some not-so-common-sense lessons on becoming a better singer.
    
    Don't clear your throat. When you clear your throat, it's like slamming your
    vocal cords together. Doing it too much can injure them and make you hoarse.
    Try a sip of water or swallow to quench the urge to clear. If you feel like
    you have to clear your throat a lot, get checked by a doctor for such things
    as acid reflux disease, or allergy and sinus conditions.
    
    Drink water to keep your body well hydrated, and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
    Your vocal cords vibrate very fast, and having a proper water balance helps
    keep them lubricated. If you can't always get water or juice, try keeping
    plenty of juicy types of fruit on hand.
    
    Allow yourself several 'vocal naps' every day, especially during periods of
    extended use. For instance, when possible, teachers should avoid speaking
    during the breaks between classes and find quiet ways to spend the lunch hour
    rather than talking in a noisy staff room with colleagues.
    
    Don't abuse or misuse your voice. Avoid yelling or screaming, and try not to
    talk loudly in noisy areas. If your throat feels dry or tired, or your voice
    is getting hoarse, reduce your voice use. The hoarseness is a warning sign
    that your vocal cords are irritated.
    
    Humidify your home and work areas with a cool-mist humidifier.
    Remember, moist is good for the voice.
    
    Easy, daily warm-ups for your voice:
    
    -Perform gentle humming and cooing to warm up your voice in the morning.
    -Do lip or tongue trills in the morning (try it in the shower or on the way
    to work) to facilitate better use of airflow and breath.
    
    /III.a.2.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    How to sing in RockBand (vs SingStar, etc)
    
    Singstar microphones work with RockBand. Any USB microphone should also work
    with RockBand. RockBand microphones don't seem to work with SingStar however.
    
    I really suggest you go out to Guitar Center, and get yourself a cheap little
    30$ mic stand with a clip for the mic. You might want to bring the mic in so
    you can pick a clip that fits or have the friendly staff pick one for you!
    Remember: The stand should come with the base, but not with the clip. Don't
    forget this vital piece of equipment!
    
    Rockband features a unique interface with a pitch-sensitive "Arrow indicator"
    which moves upwards, the higher your pitch, and downwards when you sing lower.
    When the song starts, feel free to test the scale by humming a few different
    notes, or just speaking at different pitches. You won't lose points for it,
    and it will get you accustomed to the range you'll need to sing within for
    this song.
    
    When the notes start sliding their way across the screen, try to sing at the
    pitch indicated. You don't even have to sing the words (which helps, if you
    don't know them), just hum along, or do the "Meow Mix" thing and Mew along.
    If the arrow goes below the words, it will point upwards, meaning you should
    sing at a higher pitch. If the arrow points downwards, then your pitch is
    too high. If you maintain a good pitch throughout a whole phrase, your
    multiplier will go up by one.
    
    When notes do not appear (as in the Beastie Boys song), just sing anything.
    Or yell anything. Or make some form of prolonged noise into the microphone.
    You will get credit for it, as long as you do that when the words pass.
    
    To activate your overdrive, just say something, shout 'Timmah!', or cheer.
    Prolonging the final note from the previous phrase usually works. Saying a
    short single syllable word does not usually work. With overdrive activated,
    your multiplier will be doubled, and so will the band's multiplier!
    
    During the "Big Rock Endings", the band will lose out unless you do this. Make
    sure to sing or say something, or else you will lose all those points!
    
    /III.a.3.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Scrolling mode vs. Static mode
    
    The game uses scrolling mode by default. In Static Mode, all the lyrics for
    each phrase are shown on the screen, similar to normal Kareoke. Many people
    find this mode easier. Try them both out and see which works best for you!
    
    /III.a.4.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Tambourines and Cowbells
    
    During long lyric-less sections (such as guitar solos), you will often be
    given the option to play along (and it is completely optional) with a special
    "Tambourine" part, or "Cowbell" part as in Blue Oyster Cult's classic.
    For these times, you can just lightly tap on the microphone, snap or clap in
    front of the microphone, hit the mic against your leg, or even blow into the
    microphone when the beat passes the target bar.
    
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    Playing the RockBand Guitar
    /III.b.1.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bass or Guitar?
    
    Harmonix chose to abandon the idea of solo bass careers in Rock band. The only
    way to choose bass when playing alone is Practice mode or Quickplay. Otherwise
    you have to pick Multiplayer to play Bass.
    
    Bass is easier. Guitar gets you more points with those lead solos.
    Bass is easier. Guitar can be really really fun.
    Bass is easier.
    
    Okay, if you're going to try singing and playing at the same time, I recommend
    Bass. Otherwise, try out guitar for a while. It will help you get GOOD at
    playing, and prepare you for 'advanced bass techniques'. What's that? There's
    a Hidden Bass Solo? Don't tell them I told you!
    
    Anyhow, if you do attempt this, I can't stress a trip to Guitar Center enough.
    (There's an unlockable Guitar Center tee, so I guess that's who Harmonix
    would recommend.) Get a mic stand. It will work a lot better than your weird
    "dangling microphone hat" idea.
    
    /III.b.2.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    How to play in Rockband (vs GuitarHero, etc)
    
    Guitars from the PS2 and PS3 versions work the same way, and as such, you can
    use both with either console. XBox version guitars are not wireless. I still
    have no confirmation as to whether the XBox guitars will work on PS2 or PS3.
    
    RockBand Guitars are not cross-compatible with Guitar Hero III, and GH III
    guitars still do not work with RockBand.
    
    Last I heard, Harmonix had a functional patch to this game that would allow
    all Guitar Hero guitars to work with RockBand. Last I heard, Activision went
    out of their way to PREVENT this patch from being released.
    WAY TO GO ACTIVISION!
    What do you do for an Encore? Cancel the awesomest cross-genre car-driving
    zombie-killing videogame? OH WAIT! I forgot about DEAD RUSH!
    ACTIVISION, you FAIL at LIFE. GTFO my console!
    
    For the most part, this guitar has the same scheme as the Guitar Hero guitar.
    There are five buttons on the end of the neck, and one strum bar that you must
    hit when you are holding down the fret buttons. The fret buttons themselves
    have indicators, but they are much less pronounced, and barely noticable.
    
    The game will give you certain notes (especially if you do guitar as opposed
    to bass) that you can hold for extra points. This is optional, but necessary
    if you want five stars. Just hold the fret after strumming. As long as the
    fret is held down, you'll get those points. press on the whammy bar, and you
    can even bend the notes!
    
    To go into overdrive, tilt the guitar neck upwards. Pretend you're Slash or
    Jimi Hendrix or something.
    
    /III.b.3.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Lefty Mode?
    
    About one out of three, one out of four people are left handed. Lefty mode
    would likely be good for you. Strap on the guitar upside down and go at it.
    Some people who are "lefties" prefer playing right handed. And vice versa.
    It's worth a good go-through, in the other fashion, just to see where you
    stand on playing guitar. You never know, you could be the next Rock God!
    
    /III.b.4.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Solos, Hammerons, Pulloffs, and other advanced tricks
    
    During solos, your area of the screen will turn blue, and a percentage will
    appear. When you get into a solo, thank your lucky stars, because you don't
    even have to STRUM those parts. Just switch to the five keys that are high
    up on the neck (closest to the strummer... the small ones.)
    
    When a note passes the target, just press the fret at the right time. This
    will break open the note capsule, and release all those tiny little notes.
    
    Sometimes, during a song, you will see note capsules that are smaller than
    the others, and they will be very close to the other notes that come before
    them. You can do something similar with these notes! These are called
    "Hammer-on" and "Pull-off" notes, depending on the time of day.
    
    Just strum the first note, and when the second one hits, while you're still
    holding the first fret, hit the second one. Alternatively, press the second
    fret in advance, and let go of the first one. If you can get the hang of it,
    this will help out in a LOT of songs. Especially Freezepop's "Brainpower"!
    
    Oops, Spoiler. What, you didn't think Freezepop was going to be in this game?
    
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    Drumming Basics
    /III.c.1.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    It's just a game, right?
    
    It is. However, the designers of RockBand designed the Drum pads in such a
    fashion that once you get good at playing drums in RockBand, you can go to
    any music store, pick up a pair of drum sticks, and start playing your
    favorite song... And it will sound authentic! So, you should think of this
    game as less of a game, and more of a Drum Simulator. The military uses flight
    simulators to help new pilots "learn to fly" without crashing. This game will
    help you learn drums, so you can PLAY "learn to fly" without making a fool of
    yourself in public.
    
    That way, if you want to make a fool of yourself in public, it's all you! ;)
    
    /III.c.2.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    How the drums work in RockBand
    
    The drum can be used as a controller, with the high blue and yellow 'toms'
    as the up and down buttons, the left red pad as 'cancel' and the right green
    pad as 'accept'. In addition, the drum pads also have actual controller
    buttons in the middle of the drum kit, if you ever get tired of doing a drum
    roll to quickly scroll through a menu, and you want to do it the
    old-fashioned (slow) way.
    
    Once in a song, the drums are arranged in the same orientation that you see
    on the screen: Red on left, Green on right, Yellow and blue in the middle.
    
    When the song starts to play, you can do a complimentary drum roll; hit the
    pads and you will see explosions on the screen. They are coming from the
    "Target Area". Keep this in mind.
    
    The part you play will flow down the screen toward the target area. You have
    to hit the right pads with the sticks whenever a note of the corresponding
    color passes through. If you do so successfully, it will play the drum part
    that goes along with that note. On expert level, each note only stands for
    one drum beat, so you have to hit everything properly, or else the drums
    won't play.
    
    Also: When you see an orange bar under the notes that spans the whole width
    of the track, that means you should step down on the Kick Pedal to activate
    the Bass Drum. There are many different techniques to do this. Unfortunately,
    most people get turned off from drums because they're doing it wrong.
    
    I take that back. There's no wrong way, really. It's whatever's comfortable
    for you. But let me introduce your alternatives before you give up on your
    career in drums...
    
    Gas Pedal Method:
    This is the way most people play the bass kick. This also tires out your foot
    the quickest. Keep your heel down, and your toes up, leaving your full foot
    on the pedal at all times. Drop your toes when you play the kick, like you're
    flooring the accellerator in a car. I bet you wouldn't be able to get through
    half of Maps on Expert playing like this. But, to each his own, I guess.
    
    Full Leg Stomp Method:
    A lot of professional drummers play this way, I'm sure. Keep your foot
    parallel to the ground, toes touching the tip of the pedal. Drop your foot
    straight down when you want to play the kick. This method requires practice,
    and you might get tired of it early on, but it's worth the effort. You might
    also look into getting a shock-enabled "Bouncy" drum throne to help you out
    here. They run upwards of 150$ though, so there you go.
    
    High Heel Method:
    This is the method I use, despite the girly-sounding name. It just means you
    keep your heel in the air at all times, and drop your toes to play the kick.
    It uses less muscles than the Full Leg Stomp, simply working out your ankle.
    Plus, you can cheat at this method by putting a phone book or hardcover novel
    under your heel when playing. Make sure it's not a book you need anymore, in
    case anything bad happens to it from all that stepping.
    
    Reverse Gas Pedal Method: (or that's what I'd call it)
    A friend of mine plays like this. Basically like the Full Leg Stomp, except
    you keep the pedal pressed down halfway. You drop your heel to play the kick.
    This method relies on the fact that dropping your heel will actually cause
    the electronic pedal to register a kick, so if you like tapping with your
    heel, it's worth some experimentation.
    
    /III.c.3.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Drum fills
    
    In order to activate your overdrive, you need to play two or three hits during
    the overdrive sequence (represented by the special bars that take up all four
    pads). You can hit the kick, or do a drum roll. This will activate the final
    cymbal crash target. Hit that crash, and your overdrive goes into effect!
    
    Fun, right? You just did a fill! Congrats!
    
    /III.c.4.---------------------------------------------------------------------
    That crazy kick pedal
    
    Seriously! Well, it's made of plastic, and some people have complained that
    it breaks way too easily. Snaps right in half! If you don't want this to
    happen to you, and you have an extra hundred dollars to spend on a video game
    controller, go out to a drum store. Pick up a metal guitar pedal for use with
    MIDI drum sets. You'll also need a 1/4" to 1/8" audio jack adapter. You can
    pick one up at Radioshack for about $3. Once everything's hooked up; Instant
    impervious drum pedal!
    
    Another option is called "Pedal Metal", and you can look it up on Ebay. For
    about 15$, you get a diamond-plate slab of metal shaped just like your pedal,
    7 screws, and bond strips if you don't want screw-holes in your pedal.
    
    (Thanks to Chris McCloud on yahoo (mccc2345) and Mario on aim (goldengoal91)
    for pointing out the name of this 1/4-1/8 adapter, and Cloud again for telling
    me about pedal metal...)
    
    There are also some neat ideas out there on the forums about silencing your
    drum kit. Keep in mind, if you employ these methods, you may have to hit the
    drums a little harder than you normally would to get them to register right.
    The difference is still noticable; You hear the drums coming from the TV more
    than you hear the clack of the sticks on the pads. You'll also save your pads
    some wear and tear! And all for much less than buying that pedal. ;)
    
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    /IV.--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Track List
    
    What follows is a list of songs that you can unlock through a normal
    playthrough of the game, bonus songs that you can only unlock in solo mode,
    and a list of all the songs you can download for an additional fee, on PS3.
    
    /IV.a.------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Main Tracks (Sorted Alphabetically by Song)
    
    Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
    Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
    Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
    The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
    Hole - Celebrity Skin
    Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
    Radiohead - Creep
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
    Fallout Boy - Dead on Arrival
    Kiss - Detroit Rock City
    Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear)The Reaper
    The New Pornographers - Electric Version
    Metallica - Enter Sandman
    Faith No More - Epic
    Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' With Disaster
    Boston - Foreplay / Long Time
    The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
    Queens of the Stone Age - Go With the Flow
    The Outlaws - Green Grass and High Tides
    OK Go - Here It Goes Again
    Deep Purple - Highway Star
    Garbage - I Think I'm Paranoid
    Nirvana - In Bloom
    Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
    The Hives - Main Offender
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
    Mountain - Mississippi Queen
    The Police - Next To You
    R.E.M. - Orange Crush
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    The Strokes - Reptilia
    Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
    Beastie Boys - Sabotage
    Weezer - Say It Ain't So
    The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go
    David Bowie - Suffragette City
    Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds
    Rush - Tom Sawyer
    Aerosmith - Train Kept a Rollin'
    Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline
    Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
    The Pixies - Wave of Mutilation
    Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home
    The Killers - When You Were Young
    The WHO - Won't Get Fooled Again
    
    /IV.b.------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bonus Tracks
    
        * Acro-brats "Day Late Dollar Short"
        * Anarchy Club "Blood Doll"
        * Bang Camaro "Pleasure (Pleasure)"
        * Crooked X " Nightmare"
        * Death of the Cool "Can't Let Go"
        * Flyleaf "I'm So Sick"
        * Freezepop "Brainpower"
        * Honest Bob "I Get By"
        * The Konks "29 Fingers"
        * The Mother Hips "Time We Had"
        * Timmy & The Lords of the Underworld - 'self titled song'
        * Tribe "Outside"
        * VAGIANT "Seven"
    
    /IV.c.------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Downloadable Tracks (Sorted by Release Date)
    
    Downloadable tracks are a completely optional part of the game. They are for
    entertainment purposes only.
    
    "Fortunate Son"	                Creedence Clearwater Revival
    "Juke Box Hero"		        Foreigner
    "Bang a Gong (Get It On)"       T.Rex
    "My Sharona"                    The Knack
    "Cherry Bomb"                   The Runaways
    "Joker & the Thief"             Wolfmother
    "Ride the Lightning"            Metallica
    "Blackened"                     Metallica
    "...And Justice For All"        Metallica
    "3's & 7's"                     Queens of the Stone Age
    "Little Sister"                 Queens of the Stone Age
    "Sick, Sick, Sick"              Queens of the Stone Age
    "Can't Stand Losing You"        The Police
    "Synchronicity II"              The Police
    "Roxanne"                       The Police
    "Heroes"                        David Bowie
    "Moonage Daydream"              David Bowie
    "Queen Bitch"                   David Bowie
    "N.I.B."                        Black Sabbath
    "Sweet Leaf"                    Black Sabbath
    "War Pigs"                      Black Sabbath
    "Ever Fallen in Love?"          Buzzcocks
    "I Fought the Law"              The Clash
    "Rockaway Beach"                Ramones
    "My Iron Lung"                  Radiohead
    "Brass in Pocket"               The Pretenders
    "Buddy Holly"                   Weezer
    "Attack"'                       30 Seconds to Mars
    "KillThe Kill"                  30 Seconds to Mars
    "Dirty Little Secret"           The All-American Rejects
    "Move Along"                    The All-American Rejects
    "Song with a Mission"           The Sounds
    "Gimme Three Steps"             Lynyrd Skynyrd
    "Hard to Handle"                The Black Crowes
    "Limelight"                     Rush
    "Die, All Right!"               The Hives
    "Interstate Love Song"          Stone Temple Pilots
    "The Number of the Beast"       Iron Maiden
    "Action"                        Sweet
    "Last Train to Clarksville"     The Monkees
    "All the Small Things"          Blink-182
    "Don't Look Back in Anger"      Oasis
    "Live Forever"                  Oasis
    "Wonderwall"                    Oasis
    "Siva"                          Smashing Pumpkins
    "Working Man"                   Rush
    "Ten Speed"                     Coheed and Cambria
    "Roam"                          The B-52's
    "We Care a Lot"                 Faith No More
    "Calling Dr. Love"              Kiss
    "Complete Control"              The Clash
    "Truth Hits Everybody"          The Police
    "Teenage Lobotomy"              Ramones
    "Sex Type Thing"                Stone Temple Pilots
    "El Scorcho"                    Weezer
    "Why Do You Love Me?"           Garbage
    "March of the Pigs"             Nine Inch Nails
    "The Collector"                 Nine Inch Nails
    "The Perfect Drug"              Nine Inch Nails
    
    Everyone on the forums seems to be pulling for No Doubt. Only time will tell.
    
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    /V.---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Purchasing new gear
    
    In the in-game store, you can change your character's hairstyle and instrument
    however you like. The singer may even choose a different colored microphone!
    
    NOTE: I have recently moved the (extensive!) Gear List to an in-depth FAQ. I
    will upload this FAQ to both the PS3 and XBox360 sections, as they are both
    basically the same as far as customizable content goes.
    
    Something interesting to note: You can also purchase new RockBand gear in
    REAL LIFE. Go to Harmonix's website http://www.rockband.com and check out the
    store. You can get yourself a Drummer's throne (which will actually help out
    your game), RockBand guitar stickers, some sweet clothes, and suggestions for
    stylists and transportation suitable for real life rock bands!
    
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    Solo Mode vs Multiplayer Mode
    
    Solo Mode is the way to unlock Bonus songs, which you may then play in the
    multiplayer band mode. If you haven't tried multiplayer mode with a few of
    your friends yet, I highly suggest it. It's great! And "Rezzing" (saving) your
    bandmates can be fun too. To save your bandmates, just build up your meter and
    activate your overdrive! This will bring your bandmember back into the green,
    and improve your score as well. One Rezzing tactic I've learned can help out
    sometimes, if you're doing good; Wait five seconds before you Rez. This allows
    a little bit of time to pass, and perhaps, it will get them out of a rough
    section. There is no way to Resurrect yourself in Solo mode, but activating
    your overdrive should be enough to get your score back in the green!
    
    Two other Multiplayer Modes exist, beside Co-operative "World Tour" mode.
    These are called "Tug-of-war" and "Score Duel". In Tug-of-war, you both play
    alternating pieces of the song, with certain parts played together. In Score
    Duel, you each take turns playing the whole song, to achieve a more accurate
    score. Tug-of-war is more fun, but if you really want to know who's better,
    pick Score Duel.
    
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    Online Multiplayer Mode
    
    XBox360 and PS3 can not communicate with eachother. As far as I know, this
    is not a bug and will not be patched in any way. Please contact me if you know
    otherwise.
    
    I haven't played this yet. If anybody out there wants a new Online Multiplayer
    partner, hit me up. My friends and I live in Denver and play on PS3, so
    if you live close and own a PS3, Send me a gmail! PSNID: DW_Magus
    
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    Cheats and Unlockables
    
    In order to unlock all the bonus songs, play this sequence on the drums;
    
    PS3: Yellow, Red, Blue, Yellow, Yellow, Blue, Blue, Yellow, Red, Blue
    
    Note; this disables the ability to save your game.
    
    In order to unlock Clear, Golden, or Silver instruments, complete solo mode
    using that instrument type, complete solo mode's bonus tour, or complete the
    hall of fame concert for that instrument type.
    
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    Copyright Notice
    
    This FAQ may be redistributed IN WHOLE to other sites, without written consent
    from the author. However, www.GAMEFAQS.com will usually have the most recent
    version, as that is the only place the author has an account. If you think you
    don't have the most recent version, it's worth checking that site. Thank you,
    and rock on!
    
    -Steve