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MMMMMMM M~ .M DMMM:M .MMMMMMD 8 D=+M MM~N Z :MMMMMZ7 .ZMMMMMM M $I M ,O ,, ?, M: 7: 8~ :. M Rock Band 2: In-Depth Guide (X360) Version: X.X Created 10.01.08 Author: drumboi88 (Brandon) Legal: This guide is for the sole use of GameFAQs, and them alone. Any other reproduction of this guide on any other site (unless otherwise noted) may be considered as plagiarism and taken down immediately. If you would like to use this guide, or any portion of it, or you would like to make a correction and/ or addition to this guide, please contact me: AIM: track4n6boi Y!: drum.boi88 XBL: slAndeh EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ============================================================================== TABLE OF CONTENTS ============================================================================== ***NOTE: Use Search and type in the three letters with the brackets to jump to that section.*** 1.0 [INT] : Introduction / Why? 1.1 [VER] : Version History 2.0 [BAS] : Overview Basic 2.1 [VOC] : Vocal Basics 2.2 [GUI] : Guitar/Bass Basics 2.3 [DRU] : Drum Basics 2.4 [BND] : Band Basics 3.0 [TRC] : Tracks Overview 3.1 [WRK] : How Tracks Work 3.2 [DPT] : In-Depth Track Views 4.0 [WTM] : World Tour Mode Overview 4.1 [STL] : World Tour Setlists 4.2 [VUL] : Venue List 4.3 [ROT] : Rotating Setlists *MARATHON/LOCAL* 5.0 [CHL] : Tour Challenge Overview 5.1 [LST] : Tour Challenge List 6.0 [BOB] : Battle of the Bands Overview 7.0 [ACH] : Achievements 8.0 [Q&A] : Questions ============================================================================== INTRODUCTION / WHY? [INT] 1.0 ============================================================================== You may be asking, why make such a guide? This game is all about skill and practice to become better, you don't need to read a guide on all that. This is where many go wrong about guides for Guitar Hero or Rock Band. This guide's sole intention is not only to help you understand techniques you will use to gain more skill, but it will also reveal all of the hidden things in the game and list all the sets you will be playing in World Tour Mode, as well as show the different challenges there are in the Tour Challenge Mode. A list of achievements is also at the end of this guide for those looking in on the secret achievements and those who would like to know what achievements are available on the game. So there you have it, a useful guide for a game almost solely based on skill. ============================================================================== VERSION HISTORY [VER] 1.1 ============================================================================== v0.8 :: First official posted version. Includes almost all in-depth info. Missing the drum challenges and Gamerscore for the Bladder of Steel Award. ============================================================================== OVERVIEW BASICS [BAS] 2.0 ============================================================================== Rock Band is a game of timing and music adept. Other than the vocals, the gameplay is relatively the same. You will see a trackboard (for guitar and bass, it's called the fretboard) with four or five colors at the base (drummers will see four, and a fifth as a bar surrounding the four colors). When that colored note hits the bottom of the trackboard and lines up with it's respective color, you must strum or hit that note on your instrument. If blue comes down, hit blue, if red comes down, hit red, if yellow and green come down, hit yellow and green, and so on. For vocalists, the trick is to match your pitch with the pitch on screen. The words are not necessary, unless it's a "talkie part", in which you must say the words, because the game doesn't reconize you saying words when you run them all together. You must articulate your words during the talking. In all instruments, there is a unified "white" section (for vocals, it's gold). These white sections will give you overdrive (the meter below the different colors, and just above your multiplier score). If you can play the whole section perfectly, you will earn yourself one fourth of that meter. To release the overdrive, guitars and bassists will raise their instruments to point up, drummers will play a fill section ending with the crash cymbal, and vocalists will play during a gold "open" section. Drummers and strings can earn double the amount if they all play during a single section together. A small icon will appear in the center of the screen when these three instruments have a unified section, if all three complete it, they will automatically have enough to go into overdrive. If ust two complete it, they will still have enough to start overdrive, but those who missed it won't get any. ============================================================================== VOCAL TIPS [VOC] 2.1 ============================================================================== EASY --> EXPERT Vocalists and drummers have the hardest job within the band. They have to keep their stamina up in order to perform. When preparing to play (yes, I said preparing to play), make sure you do not drink any soda or drinks that can cause you to become more thirsty. Water and milk usually do the best job of keeping your air passage open and non-abrasive. Avoid clearing your throat, as that will cause the vocal chords (the things that make pitches) to cross and vibrate vigorously, drying them out. Once you've prepared either try a simple "Do-Re-Mi" excercise to get you in tune/pitched. At the start of every song, find a comfortable "middle ground", a place where you can feel comfortable to sing at, and it usually should fall directly in the middle of the trackline. It's best to know the songs prior to playing them as well, so feel free to go the extra mile with your band and download the songs to listen to in your free time. You may find you enjoy more songs. An optional part of playing as a vocalist is the percussive sections. You can either tap the mic with your hand or by hitting the green "A" button. It's easier to tap the "A" button because your hand won't go numb and turn red. The downside to hitting the "A" button would be if you are a person who likes to stand and sing their part, you will be carrying around an X-Box controller as well. Figure out the best solution that works for you and take drinks often or your throat will dry out. ============================================================================== GUITAR TIPS [GUI] 2.2 ============================================================================== EASY If you've never handled a guitar controller and this would be your first time picking one up, get prepared to be either hooked, or working to the wee hours of the morning attempting to learn this bad-ass piece of machinery. Most of this guide will be covered assuming you have the Rock Band original guitar, and not the Guitar Hero controllers. There are four parts to the guitar: the play frets (the colored notes at the top of the guitar), the solo frets (the colored notes at the base of the neck of the guitar), the strum bar (the bar just below the solo frets), and the whammy bar (the large metal bar sticking out of the base of the guitar). Each of these four are required to play the full Rock Band. The basics of playing the guitar is to hold the colored fret you need to play (either the play or the solo frets), and strum when the note crosses the base. If it is a long note (it will have a line dragged from the start), you must hold that fret for the entire duration. During overdrive sections, if you have a long note, you can wiggle the whammy bar in and out to gain more overdrive, or sustain your current running overdrive (if wiggled fast enough). Finally, the sections outlined in blue are the solo sections. You'll know it's a solo, because a percentage will appear above your trackboard and count up for every note you hit. You can use the solo frets to play this section, and if you do, you don't need to strum! This can be counter-intuitive though as some of the tougher songs require you to hit notes fast than your finger can press it down. MEDIUM Once you get going with a guitar, you will soon find it boring to play on easy. Don't fret! There are harder difficulties! Be prepared though, when you walk to the next difficulty, it might hurt for a while. The medium difficulty introduces the new button: the blue one. Nothing else changes too much, except that your pinky now has some work to do. Keep at it and get used to this new button. HARD --> EXPERT The hard difficulty will add a new button, and change how you play on the guitar forever. Once you master this button and the follow tricks, you won't want to leave hard or expert. With the orange button added on, a lot of the tracks you play will sound a lot better and you will have to learn a bit of hand positions. The basic hand positions are: Green Root: G-R-Y-B- Red Root: -R-Y-B-O Skip-per: G- -Y-B-O Skip-py: G-R- -B-O Skip-Bo: G-R-Y- -O Octave: G- - - -O These hand positions are found throughout the entire game, and are where the fingers will need to go if you want to hit the hammer on/pull off (HO/PO) sections. HO/POs are sections where you will strum the first note (the large one), and "fret" the rest (the smaller notes). These sections are relatively fast and seldom call for runs (running from one note to a note 3 or 4 away). Practice "running" up and down your fretboard in all positions (in Octave, go from top to bottom without skipping). Knowing how to get from one fret to the other fast enough will get you going through the expert solos. One last note: PRACTICE MODE WORKS. ============================================================================== DRUM BASICS [DRM] 2.3 ============================================================================== EASY --> EXPERT Drumming requires a lot of hand-eye coordination in order to achieve the ability to play. A helpful way to start on drums is to take the drum tutorial and learn to get a sense of rhythm. Once you've accomplished the tutorial, switch to the Drum Trainer and pick up your first couple of rhythms. If you have to, don't bump the tempo to anything higher than 120 BPM. This will get you learning some of the simple rhythms like 4-2 Snare Hits and triplet hi- hats. The most important thing is to lern rhythms, beats, and patterns. Make sure you train your foot to work nearly independantly from your hands can do off patterns between your hands and foot, but still keep it in time. The first couple of patterns will not involve your foot, but as you progress, you will add in the foot hits and learn to get different beat patterns from it. ============================================================================== BAND BASICS [BND] 2.4 ============================================================================== In order to maximize your score and create uneeded energy use, playing as a band can become pretty difficult and require some sort of leadership in order to progress during and between songs. Usually you want a singer or guitarist as your unclaimed leader. Have them direct usages of the overdrive and making sure no more than one person is saving any players who have failed out. If two people end up going for one person, you create a waste of Overdrive for the song because now someone is using their overdrive for no reason. During band play, you wll notice that instead of doubling your own individual multiplier as seen during solo play, you will multiply the whole bands score, depending on how many people are in overdrive. You can earn up to a x8 score, along with a nice achievement. Coordinating these kinds of things can be hard, and it's best to work them in with the drummer and singer. It's not possible, don't make it work, but use them when you need to (during sections with plenty of notes). Remember, it becomes a "band" multiplier when others play with you. ============================================================================== TRACK LIST OVERVIEW [TRC] 3.0 ============================================================================== The tracks available for Rock Band 2 are expandable, in the sense that the list of songs available will continue to grow with each expansion game and with each downloadable content that becomes available. Due to the high volume of songs released each week, tis guide will only serve it's purpose to show the original released songs for the game, which include the 55 songs available from Rock Band 1, the 84 songs available on Rock Band 2 (called disc songs), and the 20 songs that will be released as an expansion of Rock Band 2. After the section about how the tracks work, you can find a list of all these songs (with the inclusion of the 20 bonus songs when they are released) with it's related difficulties. The songs will be listed alphabetically by disc. ============================================================================== HOW TRACKS WORK [WRK] 3.1 ============================================================================== EXPORTING SONGS In order to export songs from the original Rock Band 1 disc to the Rock Band 2 disc, you will need: 1) A connection to the internet. 2) An X-Box LIVE account. 3) The original Rock Band (with updates). 4) $5 worth of Microsoft Points. First, start by putting in Rock Band 1 and letting it update. When it is fully updated, you will be able to go to the Options Menu and choose "Export Songs". Select that option, and it will remind you that you need over 1 GB of space available. Continue on, and it will bring up the purchase screen, asking if you would like to download the Transfer Key. Select yes, and allow it to download this small file. Once completed, the export will begin. It should only take about 5 to 10 minutes to fully complete. When it's finished, go back to your dashboard, select System and then Memory. Under "Games", you should find Rock Band. Select that and a list of each individual song will be in that list. If you do not want certain songs (Highway Star, Green Grass & High Tides, etc.), you may choose to delete them individually. If you choose so, know that you must repurchase a license key in order to transfer them again. So choose wisely if you really want it. When you load up Rock Band 2 the next time, you should find a seperate sorting to get all songs from Rock Band 1, which will be denoted as a "Download Song". ============== SCORING TRACKS ============== Tracks have two scoring methods: percentage of notes hit, and sequence of notes hit. For ever note you hit, you earn 25 points. After hitting 10 notes in a row, you will double every note you hit. After 20, you will get triple the score. After 30, it is quadruple. For bassists, 40 and 50 notes hit will give you bass groove and a 5x/6x multiplier. During solo tour, going into overdrive will double that number, and place it in the center sphere, while in Band Mode, overdrive will place a 2x/4x/6x/8x marker next to the score, to denote that every member is getting a score multiplier. Hitting more than one note at a time will add the points toether (or multiply by 2), and if you hit 3 notes at the same time, you will get triple for that chord. Held notes are worth 50 points per beat (a solid bar across the fretboard). This is also multiplied depending on your multiplier. ===== STARS ===== You score is directly related to your number of stars. Hitting 15% of the notes will score you one star. 35% will score you a second star. 50% of the notes will get you your third star. 75% of the notes will get you your 4th star, and hitting 100% will get you the 5th star. ============== GOING FOR GOLD ============== In order to hit 5 gold stars, you must be on expert. To figure out the score for it, take the score you achieve in order to earn 5 stars, and multiply it by 1.5. This means that it is still possible to earn 5 gold stars and miss 1 or 2 notes. 1.5x the score means that you must spend at least 50% of the song in overdrive (take half of the full score and add it on = double half the songs possible 100% score). =============== THE CROWD METER =============== Your value for a note streak has two values: a negative and a positive. The positive value is continuously replaced if you best it, and the highest value is displayed at the end of a song (XXX note streak). You negative value is never displayed as a number, but as a picture. On the left hand side, the crowd meter will display the bands current negative/positive value of note streaks. Each members value is displayed, and averaged out to get a value of the overall crowd meter. The values it takes from 100% (of the crowd meter) to fail out of a song are: 45 Notes (Easy) 40 Notes (Medium) 40 Notes (Hard) 35 Notes (Expert) For each note you miss, your icon will drop a respected value. Until your negative streak value is equivalent to your max value. Once a member has failed out of a song, the average value of all members breaks from where it is and steadily drops until it hits 0%. If, at this time, members of the band miss any notes, the value will significantly decline. Using overdrive will pull this value back up for a short period, but only if you are able to raise your icon up (ie, it won't work if you/the band is already at 100%). If your icon has already dropped to the lowest number (34/35), it will take the inverse of the list above (-1) to bring your icon back up. These numbers are: 34 Notes (Easy) 39 Notes (Medium) 39 Notes (Hard) 44 Notes (Expert) If you go into overdrive, depending on your multiplier is how much less notes you must hit in order to go back to 100%. If you are at a full 8x multiplier, you will have to hit only 25% of the notes listed above. The bassist will have the same amount, but for the respective 4x, 8x, 10x, 12x. ============ BAND SCORING ============ Scores made in solo tour are calculated by your score alone. Scores made in band world tour are calculated by adding the sum score of all members. For example: Bass: 25,000 on expert. Guitar: 50,000 on expert. Vocal: 10,000 on medium. Drums: 25,000 on hard. Band: 110,000 on medium. The band score will be then placed at the lowest difficulty, with a sum total of all members. Because overdrive effects all band members, each individual score will be slghtly higher than your own personal best (because you have up to 4 times as many chances to hit overdrive). ============= SOLO SECTIONS ============= Solos are seperate sections of songs in which all rules still apply, the only change is that you will gain extra points (under the star rules, these points ARE calculated in how much it is required to get 5 stars, which means, without overdrive, you MUST hit 100% of the solo). These extra points are not really extra to the song, but if you get lower than 100%, it will account for your streak and score. Big Rock Endings are NOT accounted for star count, which means, any points earned through this are considered as extra points. ============= VOCAL SCORING ============= For vocalists, measuring the amount of points and a streak are a lot different then how the rest of the band functions (which is also why you, the singer, does not participate in unison bonuses). A song is broken down into a number of phrases. These phrases are broken down into individual words (and seldom further, into individual syllables). For every length of a phrase you hit perfectly, you earn a multiplier (until you reach 4x). Each phrase has 4 types of ratings: 50% of the phrase = MESSY 75% of the phrase = GOOD 85% of the phrase = GREAT 95% of the phrase = EXCELLENT Note, that you do NOT need to hit a phrase perfectly. You MUST match a pitch in order to earn chunks of the meter. In order to earn a phrase, you must hit an excellent, nothing below it counts. ============= VOCAL FAILURE ============= Depending on the difficulty of the song, just like everyone else, a certain amount of poor scores will drop your icon. Sometimes, it may seem like it is dropping faster than the rest of the band, this is due to the fact that you're "misses" are longer than everyone else's. A "MESSY" will account for one whole miss. Miss the following amounts in each difficulty and you will fail out: 5 MESSY (Easy) 4 MESSY (Medium) 4 MESSY (Hard) 3 MESSY (Expert) A "GOOD" is still worth a miss, but it takes 3 times as many "GOOD"s to fail out of a song, making it worth the following to fail out: 15 GOOD (Easy) 12 GOOD (Medium) 12 GOOD (Hard) 9 GOOD (Expert) A "GREAT" is still a miss for phrases, but it will not ruin your crowd meter, although it won't help it either. Hitting ONLY "GREAT"s will maintain you at the starting position (75%). Finally, "EXCELLENT" is a hit, and will only bring the meter up. If you are in overdrive, raising your meter from near death is pretty simple and straightforward. It takes only 1 EXCELLENT to bring it straight to 100%, 2 "GREAT"s to bring it to 100%, and 4 "GOOD"s to do the same. A "MESSY" will not bring your score down unless you make 2 in a row, making it still possible to fail out as a singer. ==================== VOCALIZED PERCUSSION ==================== The final bit of vocalists is the percussive sections. Percussive sections are technically considered "bonus" sections, but they do almost absolutely nothing to a score, especially on Band Mode. If your singer is complaining about bruising or aching hands, please tell them to stop as doing these sections are 100% optional. These sections are rated just as a solo, and every hit is worth 25 points. Period. There are NO multipliers, so don't bother using your overdrive during these sections. Plus, your crowd meter won't change! If you miss a note, they don't CARE! At the end, if 0% of the notes are hit, the game assumes you are on idle, and will call the solo "IDLE". Yes, singers need a break from now and then. ============================================================================== IN-DEPTH TRACK VIEW [DPT] 3.3 ============================================================================== Here is the list of all available songs from ROCK BAND 1. They are sorted by song name, and listed with the level of difficulty on each instrument. X = 1 level of difficulty. Empty slots = no level of dfficulty. Y = 6 level of difficulty. * = As Made Famous By =========== ROCK BAND 1 =========== ______________________________________________________________________________ | Track Name | Artist | BAND |GUITAR| DRUM |VOCALS| BASS | |----------------------|------------------|------|------|------|------|------| | 29 Fingers | The Konks | |X | |X |XX | | Are You Gonna Be M...| Jet |XXX |XXX |XXXX |XXX |XXX | | Ballroom Blitz | Sweet* |XXX |XXXX |XXXXX |XX |XXXX | | Black Hole Sun | Soundgarden |X |XXX |XXX |X |XXX | | Blitzkrieg Bop | Ramones |X | |XXX | | | | Blood Doll | Anarchy Club |X |XX |X |XXX | | | Brainpower | Freezepop |XXX |XXXX |XXXX |XX |XXXX | | Can't Let Go | Death of Cool |XXXX |XXXXX |XXX |YYYYY |XX | | Celebrity Skin | Hole |X |XX |X |X |XX | | Cherub Rock | Smashing Pumpkins|XXXXX |XXXXX |YYYYY |XX |XXXXX | | Creep | Radiohead | |XX | | |XX | | Dani California | Red Hot Chili ...|XXXX |XXX |XXX |X |XXX | | Day Late, Dollar S...| Acro-Brats |XX |X |XXX |XXXX |XX | | Dead on Arrival | Fall Out Boy |XXX |XXXX |XXXXX |XX |XXXX | | Detroit Rock City | Kiss |XXXX |XX |XXXXX |XXX |XX | | (Don't Fear) The R...| Blue Oyster Cult |XXXX |XXX |XXXXX | |XXXX | | Electric Version | The New Pornog...|XXXX |XX |XXXX |XXX |XX | | Epic | Faith No More |XX |XXX |XX |X |XXX | | Flirtin' With Disa...| Molly Hatchet |YYYYY |XXXXX |YYYYY |XXX |XXXXX | | Foreplay/Long Time | Boston |XXXXX |XXXXX |YYYYY |XXXXX |XXXXX | | Gimme Shelter | Rolling Stones |X |XXX |X |XXXX |XX | | Go with the Flow | Queens of the ...|XXXX |XX |XXXXX | |X | | Green Grass & High...| The Outlaws* |XXXXX |YYYYY |XXXXX |XXX |YYYYY | | Here it Goes Again | OK Go | | |XX | | | | Highway Star | Deep Purple |XXXXX |XXXXX |YYYYY |XXXX |XXXXX | | I Get By | Honest Bob and...|XXXX |XXX |XXXX |XXXXX | | | I Think I'm Paranoid | Garbage | |X | | | | | I'm So Sick | Flyleaf |X |XX |XX |XXXXX |X | | In Bloom | Nirvana | | | | | | | Learn to Fly | Foo Fighters |XX |XX |XXX | |X | | Main Offender | The Hives |XX |XXX |XX |XX |XXX | | Maps | The Yeah-Yeah-...|X | |XX | | | | Mississippi Queen | Mountain* | | |X |XXXX | | | Next to You | The Police |XXXXX |XXXX |YYYYY |XXX |XXXX | | Nightmare | Crooked X |XX |XXX |XX |XX |XXX | | Orange Crush | R.E.M. |XX |X |XXX |X | | | Outside | Tribe |XXXX |XXX |YYYYY |XXX | | | Pleasure (Pleasure) | Bang Camaro |XXX |YYYYY |XX | |X | | Reptilia | The Strokes |XXXX |XXX |XX |XXX |XXX | | Sabotage | The Beastie Boys |X |X |XXX |X |X | | Say It Ain't So | Weezer | |X | | |X | | Seven | Vagiant |X |X |X |XXXX |XX | | Should I Stay or S...| The Clash | | |XXX |X |XX | | Suffragette City | David Bowie |XX |XXX |XX |XXXX |XXX | | Te Hand The Feeds | Nine Inch Nails |XX |X |XXX |XX |X | | Time We Had | The Mother Hips |X | |XXX |X | | | Timmy and the Lord...| Timmy and the ...|XXXX |XXXXX |XXXXX |YYYYY |XX | | Tom Sawyer | Rush* |XXXXX |XXXXX |YYYYY |XXXX |XXXXX | | Train Kept a Rollin' | Aerosmith* |XXX |XXXXX |XXXXX |XXXX |XXXXX | | Vasoline | Stone Temple P...|XXXX |XXXX |XXXX |X |XXXX | | Wanted Dead or Alive | Bon Jovi |XX |XXXX | |XX |XXXX | | Wave of Mutilation | Pixies | |X |X |XX | | | Welcome Home | Coheed and Cam...|XXX |XXXXX |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX | | When You Were Young | The Killers |X |XX |XXXX |XX |XX | | Won't Get Fooled A...| The Who |YYYYY |XXXX |YYYYY |XXXX |XXXXX | |______________________|__________________|______|______|______|______|______| You can only earn these songs by importing them from the original Rock Band 1 game disc. Once imported, they become available to play on Rock Band 2, and unlock several hidden challenges throughout the game. They also offer 55 songs immediately available when "Random Song" is chosen or when you are able to create a setlist. =========== ROCK BAND 2 =========== The following list is the songs directly available on Rock Band 2, all 84 songs. When the bonus 20 songs are released, this list will update with them included. The same keys are used in this list as the previous list. ______________________________________________________________________________ | Track Name | Artist | BAND |GUITAR| DRUM |VOCALS| BASS | |----------------------|------------------|------|------|------|------|------| | A Jagged Gorgeous ...| Main Drag |XX |XX |XXXX |XX |XX | | Ace of Spades ('08) | Motor Head |XXXXX |XXXXX |YYYYY |XXX |YYYYY | | Alabama Getaway | Grateful Dead |XXXX |XXXXX |XXXX |XXXXX |X | | Alex Chilton | The Replacements |XXX |XXX |XXXX |XX |XXXX | | Alive | Pearl Jam |XXX |XXX |XXX |XXX |XXX | | Almost Easy | Avenged Sevenfold|YYYYY |XXXXX |XXXXX |XXXXX |XXXXX | | American Woman | Guess Who |XX |X |XXXX |XXX |X | | Any Way You Want It | Journey |XXXX |XXXXX |XXX |XXXXX |XXXX | | Aqualung | Jethro Tull |XXXXX |XXX |XXXXX |XXXX |XXXXX | | Bad Reputation | Joan Jett |XXXX |XX |XXXXX |XXXX |XX | | Battery | Metallica |YYYYY |YYYYY |YYYYY |XXXX |YYYYY | | Bodisattva | Steely Dan |YYYYY |YYYYY |XXXXX |X |YYYYY | | Carry On Wayward Son | Kansas |XXXXX |XXXXX |X |YYYYY |YYYYY | | Chop Suey | System of the ...|XXXXX |XXXXX |XXXX |YYYYY |YYYYY | | Colony of Birchman | Mastadon |YYYYY |YYYYY |YYYYY |YYYYY |XXXXX | | Come Out and Play ...| Offspring |XXX |XXXX |XXX |XXXXX | | | Conventional Lover | Speck |XX |XX |XX |XX |XX | | Cool for Cats | Squeeze |X | |X | |XXX | | De-Luxe | Lush |XX |XXX |XXX |XX | | | Down with the Sick...| Disturbed |XXXXX |XXXX |XXXX |YYYYY |XXXXX | | Drain You | Nirvana | |X |XX |X |X | | E-Pro | Beck | |X |XX |XX | | | Everlong | Foo Fighter |XXXXX |XXXX |YYYYY |XX |XXX | | Eye of the Tiger | Survivor | | | |XX | | | Feel the Pain | Dinosaur Jr. |X |XX |XX |X |XXXX | | Float On | Modest Mouse | | | |X | | | Get Clean | Anarchy Club |YYYYY |YYYYY |XXXX |XXXXX |XXXXX | | Girls Not Grey | AFI |XXX |XXX |XXX |XXX |XXXX | | Give it All | Rise Against |XXXXX |XXXX |YYYYY |XXXX |XXXX | | Give it Away | Red Hot Chili ...|XX |XX |X |XXXXX |XXXX | | Go Your Own Way | Fleetwood Mac |XXX |XX |X |XXX |XXX | | Hello There | Cheap Trick |X |X |X | |XXX | | Hungry Like the Wolf | Duran Duran | | | | |X | | I Was Wrong | Social Distortion| |X | | |XX | | Kids in America | The Muffs |XXX |XX |XXXXX | |XX | | Lazy Eye | Silversun Pickups|XXX |XXXXX |XX | |X | | Let There Be Rock | AC/DC |XXXXX |XXXXX |XX |XXXX |X | | Livin' On a Prayer | Bon Jovi |XX |XXX | |XXXX |XXXX | | Lump | The Presidents...|XX |X |XXXXX | |XXXX | | Man in the Box | Alice in Chains |X |X |X | | | | Master Exploder | Tenacious D |XXXXX |YYYYY |XXXXX |YYYYY |X | | Mountain Song | Jane's Addiction |XXX |X |XXXX |XXXX |XXXX | | My Own Worst Enemy | Lit | | | | | | | New Kid in School | The Donna's |X |X | |XXXXX |X | | Night Lies | Bang Camaro |XXXX |XXXX |XXX |XX |XXXX | | Nine in the Aftern...| Panic at the D...| |X | |XX |X | | One Step Closer | Linkin Park |X | |XXX |XXXX | | | One Way or Another | Blondie |XX |XXX |XX |XXX |XXX | | Our Truth | Lacuna Coil |XXXX |X |XXXX |XXXXX |XXXXX | | Painkiller | Judas Priest |YYYYY |YYYYY |YYYYY |YYYYY |YYYYY | | Panic Attack | Dream Theater |YYYYY |YYYYY |YYYYY |XXXXX |YYYYY | | PDA | Interpol | |XXX |XXX |XXX |XX | | Peace Sells | Mega Deth |YYYYY |YYYYY |YYYYY |XX |YYYYY | | Pinball Wizard | The Who |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX |XXX |XXX | | Pretend We're Dead | L7 | | |X | |X | | Psycho Killer | Talking Heads |XX |XX | |YYYYY |XXX | | Pump it Up | Elvis Costello |X |XX |XXX |X |X | | Ramblin' Man | The Allman Bro...|YYYYY |YYYYY |XXXXX |YYYYY |YYYYY | | Rebel Girl | The Bikini Kill | | | |X |X | | Rob the Prez-O-Dent | That Handsome ...|XXXXX |XXXX |XXXXX |XXXX |XXXXX | | Rock'n Me | Steve Miller B...|XXX |XXXXX |X |XXX |XXX | | Round and Round | Ratt |XXX |XXXX |XX |XXXX | | | Shackler's Revenge | Guns n'Roses |XXXX |XXXXX |XX |XX |XXXX | | Shooting Star | Bad Company |XX |XXX |X |XX | | | Shoulder to the Plow | Breaking Wheel |YYYYY |YYYYY |YYYYY |X |YYYYY | | So What'cha Want | Beastie Boys | | |X |XX | | | Souls of Black | Testament |YYYYY |YYYYY |XXXXX |XXXXX |YYYYY | | Spirit in the Sky | Norman Greenbaum |X |XX |X | | | | Spoonman | Soundgarden |XXXXX |XXXXX |XXXXX |YYYYY |XXXXX | | Tangled up in Blue | Bob Dylan |XXX |XXX | |YYYYY |XX | | Teen Age Riot | Sonic Youth |XXXX |XXXXX |YYYYY |X |XXX | | Testify | Rage Against t...|XXXX |XXXX |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX | | That's What You Get | Paramore |X | |X |XXXX | | | The Middle | Jimmy Eat World |XX |XXX |XXX |XXX |XX | | The Trees (Vault E...| The Who |XXXXX |XXXXX |YYYYY |YYYYY |XXXXX | | Today | Smashing Pumpkins|X | |XX |X |XX | | Uncontrollable Urge | Devo |XXXX |XXXX |XXXX |YYYYY |XXXXX | | Visions | Abnormality |YYYYY |YYYYY |YYYYY |X |YYYYY | | We Got the Beat | Go-Go's |X | |XX | |XX | | Welcome to the Nei...| Libyans |X |XX |XXX |XXX |XX | | Where'd You Go? | The Mighty Mig...|XXX |XXXX |XX |X |XXXX | | White Wedding (Par...| Billy Idol |XX |X |X |XXXXX |XXX | | You Oughta Know | Alanis Morisette |XXXX |XX |XXX |XXXXX |XXXXX | |______________________|__________________|______|______|______|______|______| ============================================================================== WORLD TOUR OVERVIEW [WTO] 4.0 ============================================================================== Now for the meat and potatoes of this FAQ. Here is the bulk of the FAQ, and most likely why you came. The list of venues and challenges. If you ever played Rock Band 1, you will have most likely figured out the mechanics behind World Tour Mode and Solo Tour Mode. Since Solo Tour Mode has been excised completely, World Tour Mode has taken on a different sort of progression. Each venue still comes stocked with it's setlists and such, but nearing the end, venues will become harder to open, and there will be wider selections during each tier. ============================================================================== WORLD TOUR SETLISTS [STL] 4.1 ============================================================================== The way I have written this section of the guide is in two ways, as there are somewhat of two different sets in this Mode. The first are what I call "Required Setlists". These are the setlists that are placed because they meet the tiers criteria of being IN that tier. The second are what I call "Rotating Setlists". These are setlists that move only based on where your "Hometown" is located for your band. You will NOT find these setlists in the same tier for every band. Thus, these setlists are listed in the next section, and listed under the home city they can be found in (as the fall under a specified city.) If you have noticed a discreption between the following setlists and tier that they are located (as in, you find a MARATHON [GENRE] in a specific tier, and not according to it's locale), please contact me and let me know. Credit will be given! As a final note, if you are connected to XBox LIVE and have recently accessed the Battle of the Bands Mode at any time during a single session, some venues and cities will appear with a trophy icon. These represent the locations that a "Battle of the Band" can be accessed. You may choose to play them from World Tour Mode if you like, but you cannot choose to play any of the Tour Challenges. These must be accessed from that menu option. With that being said, on with the sets. TIER 1 (HOMETOWN) VENUE 1: >Eye of the Tiger >My Own Worst Enemy >Pretend We're Dead >Float On !Simple Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 2: >Hungry Like the Wolf >Drain You >PDA *BATTLE OF THE VANS >Random Random Today !Simple Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 3: !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (ROTATE) TIER 2 (VAN LOCATIONS) VENUE 1: >So What'cha Want >Cool for Cats >Today !Simple Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 2: >Feel the Pain >Welcome to the Neighborhood >White Wedding (Part 1) !Simple Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (LOCAL ARTIST) VENUE 3: !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist *AUDIO TEAM FAVORITES >E-Pro So What'cha Want One Step Closer Supreme Girl Shoulder to the Plow VENUE 4: >I Was Wrong >Rebel Girl >Man in the Box !Simple Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 5: >That's What You Get >We Got the Beat >Pump it Up *BUS OR BUST! COMPETITION >Random Random Livin' On A Prayer !Simple Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (LOCAL ARTIST) VENUE 6: !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist *Ernie Ball Showcase >We Got the Beat The Middle Where'd You Go? Pinball Wizard Let There Be Rock (ROTATE) TIER 3 (BUS LOCATIONS) VENUE 1: >E-Pro >Nine in the Afternoon >Hello There !Simple Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 2: >Spirit in the Sky >New Kid in School >One Step Closer !Simple Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (LOCAL ARTIST) VENUE 3: !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (ROTATE) VENUE 4: >Lump >De-Luxe >One Way or Another !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 5: >Girls Not Grey >Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Seperated) *MERCH SEARCH SHOWCASE >Random Random Alive !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (LOCAL ARTIST) VENUE 6: !Challenging Mystery Setlist *ZILDJIAN SHOWCASE >Hungry like the Wolf One Way or Another Girls not Grey One Step Closer Everlong *MTV SHOWCASE >Nine in the Afternoon That's What You Get Girls not Grey Down with the Sickness Almost Easy (ROTATE) TIER 4 (MERCH GIRL LOCATIONS) VENUE 1: >Psycho Killer >Conventional Lover >Livin' on a Prayer !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 2: >Kids in America >Lazy Eye !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (LOCAL ARTIST) VENUE 3: !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist *CODE TEAM FAVORITES >Spoonman De-Luxe Tangled up in Blue Teenage Riot Night Lies (ROTATE) VENUE 4: >Give it Away >American Woman >Go Your Own Way !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 5: >Where'd You Go? >Rock n'Me Baby !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (LOCAL) VENUE 6: !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (ROTATE) VENUE 7: >Shooting Star >The Middle >A Jagged Gorgeous Winter !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 8: >Mountain Song >Alex Chilton !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (LOCAL ARTIST) VENUE 9: *NO PAIN, NO PLANE CHALLENGE >Random Random Pinball Wizard !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (ROTATE) (ROTATE) TIER 5 (JET LOCATIONS) VENUE 1: >Tangled Up In Blue >You Oughta Know !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 2: >Uncontrollable Urge !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 3: *RAWK-AID FUNDRAISER >Choice Random Choice !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (ROTATE) VENUE 4: >Supreme Girl >Any Way You Want It !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 5: >Aqualung !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist *ELECTRO-HARMONIX SHOWCASE >Today Feel the Pain PDA Teen Age Riot VENUE 6: !Make a Setlist Marathon !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (ROTATE) VENUE 7: >Round and Round >Testify !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 8: >Bad Reputation *ROADIE ROCKATHON >Random Random Random Let There be Rock !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (ROTATE) VENUE 9: !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (ROTATE) (ROTATE) TIER 6 (ROADIE LOCATIONS) VENUE 1: >Let There be Rock >Everlong !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 2: >Give it All !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist *SHURE SHOWCASE >White Wedding (Part 1) Round and Round Carry on Wayward Son Spoonman VENUE 3: !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist *FEMMES FATALES SHOWCASE >Pretend We're Dead Rebel Girl We Got the Beat De-Luxe One Way or Another Kids in America VENUE 4: >Alive >Alabama Getaway !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 5: >Night Lies !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist *FENDER SHOWCASE >Hello There That's What You Get Pump it Up The Trees (Vault Edition) VENUE 6: *RAWK-AID FESTIVAL !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (ROTATE) VENUE 7: >Pinball Wizard >Teen Age Riot !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 8: >Down with the Sickness *NAAM (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDIO MASTERS) CONVENTION >Random Random Random Everlong !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist *PEARL SHOWCASE >New Kid in School Give it Away Down with the Sickness Livin' on a Prayer VENUE 9: !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist *QA FAVORITES >Aqualung Master Exploder Psycho Killer Chop Suey Get Clean TIER 7 (AUDIO GUY LOCATIONS) VENUE 1: >The Trees (Vault Edition) >Master Exploder !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 2: >Carry on Wayward Son !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (ROTATE) VENUE 3: !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist (ROTATE) VENUE 4: >Our Truth >Shackler's Revenge !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist VENUE 5: >Chop Suey !Challenging Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist *LUDWIG SHOWCASE >Hello There Lazy Eye Random VENUE 6: *GLOBAL PROMOTION SHOWCASE >Random Random Random Random Carry on Wayward Son !Mystery Setlist !Make a Setlist *DESIGNER FAVORITES >Cool for Cats Pinball Wizard Pump it Up Everlong Conventional Lover TIER 8 (WORLD PROMOTER LOCATIONS) ISTANBUL - ABAZAN ARENA >Almost Easy >Should to the Plow *GUITAR LEGEND >Bodhisattva Battery Panic Attack Visions Painkiller *70S MARATHON >Hello There Rockin Me Uncontrollable Urge Let there be Rock Carry on Wayward Son The Trees (Vault Edition) Aqualung MOSCOW - DYNAMITE PALACE >Souls of Black >Battery *DRUM LEGEND >Battery Shoulder to the Plow Visions Painkiller Panic Attack *60S MARATHON >Spirit in the Sky Pinball Wizard TOKYO - GORILLA DOME >Ramblin' Man >Panic Attack *80S MARATHON >Livin' On a Prayer Round and Round Bad Reputation Any Way You Want It Teen Age Riot Ace of Spades ('08) SYDNEY - BENNELONG OPERA HOUSE >Get Clean >Colony of Birchman *BASS LEGEND >Chop Suey Souls of Black Battery Visions Panic Attack *PRODUCTION FAVORITES >Man in the Box Float On Testify PDA TIJUANA - GASOLINA >Rob the Prez-O-Dent >Peace Sells *90S MARATHON >Drain You Man in the Box Today Lump De-Luxe Kids in America Come out and Play (Keep 'Em Seperated) Alive RIO DE JANEIRO - THE ROCKACABANA >Spoonman >Visions !Mystery Setlist Marathon *VOCAL LEGEND >Master Exploder Painkiller Spoonman Chop Suey Tangled up in Blue REYKJAVIK - KLAURAGDALSHOLL >Ace of Spades ('08) >Bodhisattva !Make a Setlist Marathon *METAL MARATHON >Ace of Spades ('08) Peace Sells Colony of Birchman Souls of Black Battery Painkiller SHANGHAI - SHENG LI STADIUM >Painkiller *ROLLING STONES ROCK IMMORTAL CHALLENGE >Livin' on a Prayer Pinball Wizard Any Way You Want It Let there be Rock Everlong Carry on Wayward Son Battery Painkiller *THE ENDLESS SETLIST 2 >ALL 84 SONGS ON DISC ============================================================================== VENUE LIST [VUL] 4.3 ============================================================================== The following list is the names of venue that were listed above (not in the same order). Along with each venue will be a list of the NAME of the Rotating Setlists, NOT the actual playlist. If you want the names of the songs in these setlists, please skip to the next section, "Rotating Setlists". SEATTLE JIMMY ASTRO'S GAS WORKS TAVERN. . . . . . . (LOCAL ARTISTS - SEATTLE) THE SEALTH THEATER. . . . . . (MARATHON - GRUNGE) SF ALICE'S FREE LOVE CAFE THE QUARTER HOLE. . . . . . . (LOCAL ARTISTS - SF) BAY CITY THEATER. . . . . . . (MARATHON - CLASSIC) LA EL OCHO THE SNAKE PIT . . . . . . . . (LOCAL ARTISTS - LA) WILSHIRE FORUM. . . . . . . . (MARATHON - WEST COAST) AUSTIN SWEATY'S BBQ THE BISON ROOM ECHO HANGAR . . . . . . . . . (MARATHON - INDIE ROCK) CHICAGO THE RAILS THE SALT HOUSE. . . . . . . . (LOCAL ARTISTS - CHICAGO) PALACE HOTEL BALLROOM NYC HEEBIE JEEBIE'S RAMP ARTS . . . . . . . . . . (LOCAL ARTISTS - NYC) EMPIRE SQUARE GARDENS . . . . (MARATHON - EAST COAST) BOSTON CHARLES PUB THE ESTABLISHMENT . . . . . . (LOCAL ARTISTS - BOSTON) HANCOCK THEATER . . . . . . . (MARATHON - HARMONIX)(MARATHON - ALTERNATIVE) MONTREAL CHEAP SHOT RECORDS CHRONOS CLUB. . . . . . . . . (LOCAL ARTISTS - MONTREAL) LE MAISON SCRAMME . . . . . . (MARATHON - 21ST) DUBLIN 504 CYPRESS SULLIVAN SQUARE THE MANOR . . . . . . . . . . (MARATHON - DISPLACED ARTISTS) LONDON THE UNDERGROUND SAVILLE ROW . . . . . . . . . (LOCAL ARTISTS - LONDON) PENFOLD DOME. . . . . . . . . (MARATHON - PUNK)(MARATHON - UK) MADRID CATEDRAL 22 TEATRO FANTASMA CIRCO DE MUSICA . . . . . . . (MARATHON - POP ROCK) PARIS BIBLIOTHEQUE MORTE ROCHE DE PLANETE LA SALLE DE BAL ROYALE ROME IL BLUE DIVE DISCOTECA DE LUCE IL GRANDE TEATRO DELLA ROCCIA AMSTERDAM DE MAGISCHE TUIN ORION LOUNGE RANSTAD THEATER STOCKHOLM STOCKHOLM SYNTHDROME MJOLNIR LODGE SWEDISPHERE THEATER BERLIN THE WALL KLUB WEISBROT . . . . . . . . (MARATHON - DW SHOWCASE) DAS KRAPFENTHEATER. . . . . . (MARATHON - ROCK) ============================================================================== ROTATING SETLISTS [ROT] 4.3 ============================================================================== The following is the list of the songs for eac setlist. Careful, some lists can become fairly long. LOCAL ARTIST LISTS: SEATTLE - Rebel Girl Float On Drain You Man in the Box Lump SF - New Kid in School Girl's Not Grey Rock'n Me Any Way you Want It Alabama Getaway LA - One Step Closer Give it Away Kids in America Lazy Eye Come out and Play (Keep 'Em Seperated) Mountain Song Testify CHICAGO - Hello There Today Eye of the Tiger Give it All Down with the Sickness NYC - So What'cha Want PDA One Way or Another Psycho Killer BOSTON - Spirit in the Sky Feel the Pain Where'd You Go? MONTREAL - American Woman You Oughta Know The Trees (Vault Edition) LONDON - Hungry Like the Wolf Cool for Cats Pump it Up White Wedding (Part 1) De-Luxe Shooting Star Go Your Own Way MARATHON LISTS: GRUNGE - Pretend We're Dead Drain You Man in the Box Alive Spoonman CLASSIC ROCK - Shooting Star American Woman Go Your Own Way Tangled up in Blue Pinball Wizard Rock'n Me Any Way You Want It WEST COAST - Shackler's Revenge Chop Suey Everlong Peace Sells Souls of Black Battery INDIE ROCK - Float On PDA Lazy Eye EAST COAST - Where'd You Go? Alex Chilton Bad Reputation Teen Age Riot Give it All Ramblin' Man Colony of Birchman Bodhisattva HARMONIX - Welcome to the Neighborhood Conventional Lover A Jagged Gorgeous Winter Supreme Girl Night Lies Get Clean Rob the Prez-O-Dent Should to the Plow Visions ALTERNATIVE - De-Luxe Give it Away Testify Teen Age Riot Everlong 21ST - The Middle Girls Not Grey Lazy Eye Our Truth Chop Suey Give it All Colony of Birchman DISPLACED ARTISTS - The Middle Livin' on a Prayer Alex Chilton Uncontrollable Urge Let There be Rock PUNK - I Was Wrong Rebel Girl Come out and Play (Keep 'Em Seperated) Bad Reputation Give it All UK - Aqualung Pinball Wizard Ace of Spades ('08) Panic Attack Painkiller POP ROCK - My Own Worst Enemy Hungry Like the Wolf We got the Beat Lump The Middle One Way or Another Kids in America DW SHOWCASE - Go Your Own Way Mountain Song Any Way You Want It Uncontrollable Urge ROCK - White Wedding (Part 1) Livin' on a Prayer Alex Chilton Any Way You Want It Shackler's Revenge Let There be Rock Master Exploder ============================================================================== TOUR CHALLENGE OVERVIEW [CHL] 5.0 ============================================================================== This is a new mode that Harmonix added. It was almost as a make up for not having a solo career, and to add a bit more playtime. This mode is almost like playing World Tour, except there are no locations, and you play only certain setlists, and some of them require you to have a certain number of members in it, or a certain instrument. You first start with the original setlists: BAND, GUITAR, DRUMS, and VOCALS (sorry bassists, everything was too easy to include a Tier 0 Challenge). Everytime you complete a setlist, more open up, and eventually you unlock the next tier. The cool thing about this mode, is more setlists can be added and changed depending on what songs are available to you. If you imported the Rock Band 1 songs in, you will see Rock Band setlists. Having more than 3 songs of a single artist will produce a setlist as well. In this section of the guide, I will break down the tiers by challenge. Since many challenges will be available depending on what is available, I will only include these types of challenges: CORE Challenges (Challenges that are readily set) RB1 Challenges (Challenges that are produced through RB1 Import) INFINITE Challenges (Challenges that include all of a specific song) I will NOT include the following Challenges (due to DLC): ARTIST Challenges (Produced if you have 4+ songs by one artist) ALBUM Challenges (Produced if you have 4+ songs on one album) ============================================================================== TOUR CHALLENGE LIST [TCL] 5.1 ============================================================================== * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TOUR CHALLENGES BEGIN AT TIER 0, NOT TIER 1. THIS IS DUE TO THE BASS LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY BEING NEARLY 1 STEP BELOW THAT OF THE GUITAR. ANY CHALLENGE WITH INFINITE PRIOR TO THE NAME IS THE COLLECTION OF ALL THE SONGS AVAILABLE ON THE HDD. THIS WILL UPDATE AS YOU ADD SONGS * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TIER 0 (LOCAL UPSTART) : BAND WARM-UPS (2 Players REQ'D) Eye of the Tiger Hungry Like the Wolf Float On FENDER WARM-UPS (Guitar REQ'D) Float On Today New Kid in School DRUM WARM-UPS (Drum REQ'D) Rebel Girl Float On Livin' on a Prayer VOCAL WARM-UPS (Singer REQ'D) Hello There Lump Hungry Like the Wolf WARM-UP MARATHON PART 1 Eye of the Tiger My Own Worst Enemy I Was Wrong So What'cha Want E-Pro Hungry Like the Wolf WARM-UP MARATHON PART 2 Pretend We're Dead Rebel Girl Nine in the Afternoon Float On Drain You PDA TIER 1 (UNDERGROUND FAVORITES) : BAND APPRENTICE (2 Players REQ'D) Hello There Today We Got the Beat Pump it Up GUITAR APPRENTICE (Guitar REQ'D) Hello There American Woman The Man in the Box Spirit in the Sky DRUM APPRENTICE (Drum REQ'D) Tangled up in Blue Give it Away Go Your Own Way Drain VOCAL APPRENTICE (Singer REQ'D) Kids in America Man in the Box We Got the Beat Drain You BASS APPRENTICE (Bass REQ'D) Round and Round Hungry Like the Wolf Pump it Up We Got the Beat APPRENTICE MARATHON PART 1 Man in the Box Cool for Cats Hello There Today That's What You Get Spirit in the Sky APPRENTICE MARATHON PART 2 We Got the Beat New Kid in School Feel the Pain Pump it Up One Step Closer Welcome to the Neighborhood ROCK BAND WARM-UPS Say it Ain't So In Bloom I Think I'm Paranoid Mississippi Queen Here it Goes Again Wave of Mutilation Should I Stay or Should I Go Maps Gimme Shelter GRUNGE Drain You Pretend We're Dead Man in the Box Alive Spoonman FEMMES FATALES CHALLENGE PART 1(Singer REQ'D) Pretend We're Dead We Got the Beat Rebel Girl De-Luxe One Way or Another TIER 2 (OPENING ACT)  SOLID BAND (2 Players REQ'D) One Step Closer White Wedding (Part 1) Psycho Killer Lump SOLID GUITAR (Guitar REQ'D) Go Your Own Way Shooting Star Alive The Middle SOLID DRUM (Drum REQ'D) SOLID KARAOKE (Singer REQ'D) Shooting Star Float On E-Pro Everlong ERNIE BALL (Bass REQ'D) Shooting Star PDA Go Your Own Way Cool for Cats SOLID MARATHON PART 1 White Wedding (Part 1) Psycho Killer Lump Conventional Lover De-Luxe Shooting Star SOLID MARATHON PART 2 Give it Away The Middle Amercan Woman Livin' on a Prayer One Way or Another A Jagged Gorgeous Winter ROCK BAND SOLID SONGS Sabotage Blitzkrieg Bop Celebrity Skin When You Were Young Black Hole Sun Learn to Fly Orange Crush Main Offender The Hand that Feeds BREAKOUT HARMONIX BANDS Welcome to the Neighborhood Conventional Lover A Jagged Gorgeous Winter ROCK Eye of the Tiger The Middle Livin' On a Prayer Shackler's Revenge Everlong ALTERNATIVE Today PDA Testify Teen Age Riot 90S HITS My Own Worst Enemy I Was Wrong Feel the Pain De-Luxe INFINITE ROCK INFINITE ALTERNATIVE INFINITE 90S HITS TIER 3 (CHART TOPPERS)  BAND BOOSTERS (2 Players REQ'D) Shooting Star The Middle Go Your Own Way Livin' on a Prayer GUITAR SOLOS (Guitar REQ'D) Aqualung Come out and Play (Keep 'Em Seperated) Any Way you Want It Round and Round ??? (Drum REQ'D) SHURE VOCAL (Singer REQ'D) Eye of the Tiger One Way or Another The Middle Alive BASS GROOVES (Bass REQ'D) One Way or Another Psycho Killer Pinball Wizard Alex Chilton MODERATE MARATHON PART 1 Go Your Own Way Kids in America Girls Not Grey Lazy Eye Come out and Play (Keep 'Em Seperated) Mountan Song MODERATE MARATHON PART 2 Where'd You Go? Alex Chilton Rock'n Me Tangled up in Blue Alive Round and Round ROCK BAND SKILLED SONGS Epic Suffragette City Ballroom Blitz Dead on Arrival Train Kept a Rollin' GUITAR AND VOCALS (Guitar + Singer REQ'D) Lump E-Pro Cool for Cats Pump it Up Bad Reputation Let there be Rock POP ROCK My Own Worst Enemy Hungry like the Wolf One Way or Another Kids in America 60S HITS Spirit in the Sky Pinball Wizard INFINITE POP ROCK INFINITE 60S HITS TIER 4 (HEADLINER)  CHALLENGING BAND (2 Players REQ'D) Kids in America Come out and Play (Keep 'Em Seperated) Alive Pinball Wizard CHALLENGING RIFFS (Guitar REQ'D) Let there be Rock Alabama Getaway Carry on Wayward Son Rock'n Me MORE CHALLENGING RIFFS (Guitar REQ'D) Give it All Everlong Pinball Wizard Lazy Eye ??? (Drum REQ'D) CHALLENGING CHORUSES (Singer REQ'D) Pinball Wizard Bad Reputation Round and Round Livin' on a Prayer CHALLENGING BASSLINES (Bass REQ'D) Where'd you Go? Any Way You Want It Lump Livin' on a Prayer CHALLENGING MARATHON PART 1 You Oughta Know Alabama Getaway Testify Supreme Girl Pinball Wizard Our Truth CHALLENGING MARATHON PART 2 Uncontrollable Urge Bad Reputation Night Lies Any Way You Want It Teen Age Riot Shackler's Revenge ROCK BAND CHALLENGING SONGS Are You Gonna Be My Girl? Welcome Home Go With the Flow Dani California ROCK BAND BLISTERING SONGS (Don't Fear) The Reaper Electric Version Vasoline Detroit Rock City ROCK BAND BONUS SONGS I'm So Sick Time We Had Nightmare Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld ROCK BAND HARMONIX SONGS 29 Fingers Seven Blood Doll Day Late, Dollar Short Pleasure (Pleasure) Brainpower Can't Let Go I Get By Outside TOURING HARMONIX BANDS Supreme Girl Night Lies Rob the Prez-O-Dent PROG Aqualung The Trees (Vault Edition) Panic Attack 00S HITS Nine in the Afternoon New Kid in School Girls not Grey Chop Suey INFINITE PROG INFINITE 00S HITS TIER 5 (LEGENDARY ACTS)  BAND NIGHTMARES (2 Players REQ'D) Any Way You Want It Let There be Rock The Trees (Vault Edition) Carry on Wayward Son Everlong MORE BAND NIGHTMARES (2 Players REQ'D) Testfy Aqualung Down with the Sickness Master Exploder Ramblin' Man FRETBOARD NIGHTMARES (Guitar REQ'D) Ace of Spades ('08) Spoonman Master Exploder Colony of Birchman Peace Sells DRUM NIGHTMARES (Drum REQ'D) VOCAL NIGHTMARES (Singer REQ'D) Aqualung Come out and Play (Keep 'em Seperated) White Wedding (Part 1) You Oughta Know Any Way You Want It BASS NIGHTMARES (Bass REQ'D) Give it All Testify Aqualung You Oughta Know The Trees (Vault Edition) NIGHTMARE MARATHON PART 1 Let There be Rock The Trees (Vault Edition) Aqualung Down with the Sickness Chop Suey Everlong NIGHTMARE MARATHON PART 2 Master Exploder Give it All Carry on Wayward Son Rob the Prez-O-Dent Spoonman Ace of Spades ('08) ROCK BAND NIGHTMARE SONGS Next to You Cherub Rock Tom Sawyer Green Grass and High Tides FEMME FATALE CHALLENGE PART 2 (Snger REQ'D) You Oughta Know That's What You Get New Kid in School Bad Reputation Our Truth TALKY CHALLENGE (Singer REQ'D) Give it Away So What'cha Want Testify CLASSIC ROCK American Woman Rock'n Me Go Your Own Way Any Way You Want It Pinball Wizard NU-METAL One Step Closer Chop Suey Our Truth Down with the Sickness 70S HITS Psycho Killer Uncontrollable Urge Let There Be Rock Ramblin' Man INFINITE CLASSIC ROCK INFINITE NU-METAL INFINITE 70S HITS TIER 6 (THE IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGES)  THE FINAL BAND CHALLENGE (2 Players REQ'D) Spoonman Ace of Spades ('08) Peace Sells Battery Painkiller THE IMPOSSIBLE GUITAR CHALLENGE (Guitar REQ'D) Souls of Black Ramblin' Man Bodhisattva Battery Painkiller THE IMPOSSIBLE DRUMS CHALLENGE (Drum REQ'D) THE IMPOSSIBLE VOCALS CHALLENGE (Singer REQ'D) Uncontrollable Urge Psycho Killer Spoonman Chop Suey Tangled up in Blue THE IMPOSSIBLE BASS CHALLENGE (Bass REQ'D) Bodhisattva Ace of Spades ('08) Peace Sells Battery Panic Attack THE IMPOSSIBLE MARATHON PART 1 Almost Easy Ramblin' Man Get Clean Peace Sells Colony of Birchman Souls of Black THE IMPOSSIBLE MARATHON PART 2 Bodhisattva Shoulder to the Plow Battery Visions Panic Attack Painkiller ROCK BAND IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGE Highway Star Foreplay/Longtime Flirtin' with Disaster Won't Get Fooled Again THE IMPOSSIBLE HARMONIX BANDS CHALLENGE Get Clean Shoulder to the Plow Visions METAL Almost Easy Colony of Birchman Ace of Spades ('08) Peace Sells Souls of Black 80S HITS Alex Chilton White Wedding (Part 1) Mountain Song Round and Round INFINITE METAL INFINITE 80S HITS ============================================================================== BATTLE OF THE BANDS OVERVIEW [BOB] 6.0 ============================================================================== Battle of the bands is a new mode offered in Rock Band 2. In this mode, you can play solo or with up to 4 people as a band. The point of the mode is to get as many bands to play a set of songs and show who does the best. It's like a seperate leaderboard that involves specific sets of songs. There are sets of rules involved in each set, depending on the songs, as well as special allowances to alter the way a set runs, and each set is also comparing certain points made. Here is a short list of examples from each: LIMITATIONS: Must have 2 players. Must have a drummer. Must be solo. ALLOWANCES: 'No Fail' 'No Challenge' WINNING: Highest Streak Highest Stars =================== SETTING UP A BATTLE =================== When playing a set, prior to starting it, a special box will appear with four tabs to let you know about the battle. The first tab is a quick overview of the set itself, which lists the name of the Battle, a description of it, as well as the Limitations, Allowances, and how to win. If a limitation is listed in red, it means you do not meet the listed limitation. All Battles can be played if you have all four players on. The second tab is for a list of songs in the Battle. Most Battles can be expected of three songs, but some can get to six. One requirement for the set is that all players must have all the songs in the set. Some sets include DLC while some include RB1 tracks. If even one player does not have a song listed in the set, the set is unavailable to the band. The third and fourth tabs are roughly the same thing. The third tab lists any of your friends (XBL) bands, and the score they have made if they have tried the set. The fourth tab will list ALL scores that have been posted for this set by rank. If you hit the A button (the green fret/drum), you will be able to scroll down the list of people/songs. ================ PLAYING A BATTLE ================ When you start the set, you will notice several changes. While the battle is loading, it will show your opponent, which will change based on how many times you have entered into the Battle. The first time you enter, your opponent will usually be a Harmonix created band "Can't Beat this Score", and maintains one of the lowest scores for the set. The second time you perform the set, your opponent will be the band directly in front of your highest score. If you have any friends who have posted a score on the Battle, your opponent will be the next score up on your friends list. During the battle, you'll notice two different counters: the first being at the top. If you are a Tug of War enthusiast, you'll recognize this and know what it means. For each song (that's rated by number of stars), your opponent will appear on the left, and you on the right. When you are winning, the slider will be at you and your icon will be glowing. The second counter is to the right at the top and replaces your score. It is a star counter, for each song you can attain a total of 7 stars (it's impossible, but that is the highest count, which is a perfect score with a double score multiplier). The most a typical band can reach is really 6.25 stars (thats a gold star with a little bit more). This counter counts the total stars you have earned in the set so far (meaning, at the second song you will start with how much you made in the first). The bottom part is the other bands high score at the end of the song. During streak battles, your highest streak will display, and you will not see the tug of war slider at the top. ============================================================================== ACHIEVEMENTS [ACH] 7.0 ============================================================================== ================= TOUR ACHIEVEMENTS ================= Got Wheels (20G) Won a Van in World Tour Open Road (20G) Won a Bus in World Tour Jet Setter (20G) Won a Jet in World Tour Worldwide Sensation (25G) Gained access to every venue in the world Rock Immortal Inductee (20G) Joined the Rolling Stone Rock Immortals list Vinyl Artist (20G) Finish the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Medium Gold Artist (30G) Finish the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Hard Platinum Artist (50G) Finish the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Expert Bladder of Steel Award (??G) Finish the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour without pausing ======================= EXTRA TOUR ACHIEVEMENTS ======================= West Coast Performer (10G) Played a set on the West Coast of North America Heartland Performer (10G) Played a set in Middle America East Coast Performer (10G) Played a set on the East Coast of North America Western Europe Performer (10G) Played a set in Western Europe God Save the Band (10G) Played a set in the United Kingdom Eastern Europe Performer (10G) Played a set in Eastern Europe You're Hired! Hired a staff member You Killed the Radio Star Made a music video in World Tour Solid Gold, Baby! Gold starred a song One Mllion Fans Reached 1 million fans in World Tour Road Dog Played in every venue in the world ===================== FLAWLESS ACHIEVEMENTS ===================== Flawless Fretwork (25G) Scored 100% notes hit as a guitarist on Expert Flawless Groove (25G) Scored 100% notes hit, upstrums only, as a bassist on Expert Flawless Drumming (25G) Scored 100% notes hit as a drummer on Expert Flawless Singing (25G) Scored 100% rating as a singer on Expert Flawless Guitar Solo (20G) 100% on a guitar solo on Expert, using on the solo buttons ====================== CHALLENGE ACHIEVEMENTS ====================== Along for the Ride (10G) Beat an instrument-specific challenge whle playing another instrument Challenge Novice (10G) Completed 25 challenges on Medium Completed 10 challenges on Hard Completed 5 Challenges on Expert Challenge Master (15G) Completed 25 challenges on Hard Completed 10 challenges on Expert Challenge Savant (25G) Completed 25 challenges on Expert The Final Countdown (15G) Unlocked an Impossible Challenge Buy a Real Instrument Already! (35G) Beat an "Impossible" Challenge with all players on Expert Difficulty Lord of the Strings (25G) Beat the Impossible Guitar Challenge Groove Assassin (25G) Beat the Impossible Bass Challenge Virtuoso (25G) Beat the Impossible Vocal Challenge AN-I-MAL! (25G) Beat the Impossible Drum Challenge Stage Igniters (25G) Beat the Impossible Band Challenge ====================== FULL BAND ACHIEVEMENTS ====================== Band Savior (20G) Be a savior three times during a single song The Bachman-Turner Award (25G) Maintained deployed Overdrive for 90 seconds Overdrive Overdose (25G) Achieved an 8X Band Multiplier Million Point Club (25G) Earned more than 1,000,000 points in a single song ========================= DRUM TRAINER ACHIEVEMENTS ========================= Beat It! (10G) Completed all beats at 60 BPM Completed half of the beats at 140 BPM The Beat Goes On (20G) Completed all the beats at 100 BPM Completed half the beats at 180 BPM Fill Me In (10G) Completed all the fills at 60 BPM Complated half the fills at 140 BPM Fill Legend (20G) Completed all the fills at 100 BPM Completed half the fills at 180 BPM ================== EXTRA ACHIEVEMENTS ================== Hello Cleveland! (20G) Deployed Vocal Overdrive 4 times in a single song The San Dimas 4th Annual Award (15G) Competed n a Battle of the Bands event Needs more Umlauts! (10G) Made a band logo Victory! (15G) Defeated a player in Score Duel Defeated a player in Tug of War Comeback Kid (15G) Defeated the last player that defeated you over Xbox LIVE in Score Duel Defeated the last player that defeated you over Xbox LIVE in Tug of War Clothes to the Edge (20G) Bought over $100,000 worth of items from the Rock Shop ============================================================================== QUESTIONS [Q&A] 8.0 ============================================================================== No Questions... ==================== SPECIAL THANKS GO TO ...Harmonix for inventing Guitar Hero and keeping to it. ...MTV for supporting the music industry and spreading the enjoyment. ...my friends for mostly keeping up with my ability to kick ass. ...my boyfriend for sticking through my expert playing. ...Xbox LIVE players for being overall a good crowd to play with. ...my roommates for living with no TV while I wrote this thing.