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ROCK BAND 2 FAQ
By: SlurptasticJive

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0. TABLE OF CONTENTS:
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I.   Introduction
II.  Updates
III. The Basics
       a. Guitar/Bass
       b. Vocals
       c. Drums
       d. Overdrive (and getting the most of it)
       e. Brief Mode Explanations
IV.  The Songs
       a. On Disc
       b. 20 Bonus DLC
V.   Band World Tour
       a. Tour Challenges
       b. World Tour
VI.  FAQ/Contact Me
VII. Outro/Legal Junk

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I. INTRODUCTION:
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Hello! If you are reading this, then this is my first accepted guide. I have
done a guide before, but it wasn't accepted :(. But enough of that, this guide
should help you get better at playing Rock Band or help you make the transition
to playing Hard/Expert by giving a few tips, prepare you for what tour
challenges you have ahead of you, or just preview what songs await to try to
frustrate you to no end. Most of what you need to help you is here, and I'll do
my best to add more when more comes up.

   ~SlurptasticJive

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II. UPDATES:
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VERSION       DATE AND DESCRIPTION
   0.15       October 7th, 2008
              +Started the guide off, just added the songs in, basic structure,
               all that fun junk. Nothing important finished.

   0.30       October 9th, 2008
              +Finished up III. THE BASICS section. Added all the tierings for
               the songs. Made a toga (unrelated, sorry :P).

   0.70       October 15th, 2008
              +Canadian Thanskgiving, so I didn't have much time with the game
               over the weekend. Nonetheless, all the Tour Challenges are 
               nearly up.

   1.00       October 27th, 2008
              +Finished! The guide was submitted tonight, before midnight.

   1.05       November 26th, 2008
              +Added questions to the FAQ

   1.06       January 16th, 2009
              +Fixing up some loose ends. I probably should add the 20 free,
               but my copy of Rock Band 2 is unplayable. :(

   1.10       January 31st, 2009
              +Added the 20 Bonus DLC.

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III. THE BASICS:
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Well, if you played Rock Band 1, you can probably breeze through this section
and not miss anything. If you're new to the game, or need help playing a
certain instrument, well, keep reading.

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a. Guitar/Bass:
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Guitar is the most popular instrument in rock music. And I can only assume that
you have played this instrument on Rock Band 2. If you don't know how it works,
you have 5 coloured fret buttons, and a strum bar. Once a note on the screen
scrolls past a coloured fret button, while holding that fret button, you must
strum that note. Simple enough. There are also notes that you have to hold,
denoted by lines continuing on from the notes. You can use the whammy bar for
these notes for a slight note distortion, or when it's glowing, to increase
overdrive gain. Any glowing notes, if all hit in sequence, will give you
overdrive. Overdrive will be explained further in the "d. Overdrive" section,
but to activate it, you tilt your guitar up (or press "Back/Select", but that's
less dramatic :P) to rock harder. If you keep hitting notes, you will get a
score multiplier of x2, x3 or x4 (could be more depending on the
circumstances as well).

Solo Sections:

While playing guitar, depending on the song, you may come across a solo
section. You'll know because the background is blue and there will be a
percentage to monitor your progress in that solo. If you are using the
Stratocaster guitar included with Rock Band 1/2, you can use the solo buttons
now to pick the solo and not have to strum (not recommended on expert unless
you really know the solo... or it's Give It Away). As well, you will get a
bonus for completing as much as possible of the solo. You need to hit at least
60% for the bonus to register, and the bonus will grow if you hit at least 70%,
80%, 90% or perfect. Unfortunately, the bass has no solos, but instead...

Bass Groove:

It may not be as glamourous, but it will rack up the points. If you can get a
note streak of 40, you will enter Bass Groove, where the fretboard will light
up a tint of blue, and you will have a 5x note multiplier. 50 note streak, and
the multiplier grows to 6x. Keep it going as much as possible for high scores
galore!

Advanced:

When explaining how to do better on certain sections, I will designate a
number to each finger. Your index will be 1, middle will be 2, ring will be 3,
and pinky will be 4. Just keep it in mind for positioning sake.

"That Dreaded Orange Fret..."

Wanting to move from Medium to Hard, but can't get used to that orange fret? I
had that same problem as well. But here are some easy tips to make it easier to
transition. First of all, position your index (1) finger on the red fret, not
the green fret. It's much easier to slide your index than pinky. Secondly,
learn to slide. I don't do a full-hand slide myself, instead using the index
to press both buttons when needed, but if it's easier for you, learn to do a
full-hand slide. After that, all you can do is practice.

"These notes are coming too fast!"

Well then young one, you need to learn to alternate strum. Alt strumming is
when you strum both up and down, instead of just down strumming. It's great
for long sequences of notes where you get tired if you just downstrum (I'm
looking at you, Panic Attack), or if it's just too fast to downstrum, no
matter how short it is. Practice on a song like "Hello There", it's short, its
not hard, and will give you good practice.

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b. Vocals:
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This will be the most natural for anyone. Pretty much, to perfect it, you just
need to learn how to follow the song's pitch. You don't have to be in the same
octave, just the same note. On screen, there will be an arrow, which will tell
you where your voice currently sits, and a green line, telling you where it
needs to be. The lyrics will also be below, in a seperate box, and the correct
word will be with its corresponding pitch. If you hit a phrase correctly, your
phrase will be rated "Awesome!" and your multiplier will raise. As well, to
activate overdrive, just yell when there's a yellow backing.

Percussion:

There will be solo sections, where you will see circles in the centre of the
note bar. Those are percussion notes. You can either hit your microphone or
press the A (X on PS3) button on the controller to hit these notes. They are
not required though, so if you're Voxtaring (Vocals/Guitar combo) it, don't
worry. The points you can get though are great, so if you're solo vocaling it,
or in a band, go for the 100%.

Talkies:

If you see lyrics, but no pitch, consider yourself lucky! These are talkie
sections, and they are really easy to hit. Either say the lyrics, or scream
or something to hit these, 100% of the time, it will register.

Advanced:

Sometimes, the best way to do good on a song is to know a song. Having trouble?
Put a song on your MP3 player or computer and sing to it. It will help. Also,
start singing to the pitch of the note one second before it comes up. It will
make sure that you hit the note before it comes to you. You don't need to say
the right word either, so if there's a sequence where you need to keep the same
tone, you can hum it to keep it at that tone.

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c. Drums:
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The rhythm keeper of a band, drums are, to people like me, the hardest
instrument to pick up, while others (like my younger brother) can easily
master the expert difficulty. You have 4 pads, each representing a drum, as
well as a bass pedal. On screen, each of the 4 pads will have it's own coloured
note to represent it, and the bass pedal will be represented by an orange bar.
Basically, hit whatever note sequence that appears at that moment. To activate
overdrive when you get it, you have to do a drum fill, which is basically a
small timing window where you can go nuts! But to have overdrive activate,
you must hit the green note to activate it (it's not required though).

"Drum Fill Cheating"

Well, not exactly cheating, but it can allow you to skip some challenging fill
sections. Fill your overdrive bar, and when the freestyle drum fill comes up,
do whatever you want but DO NOT hit green. You can skip a lot of challenging
parts, and keep overdrive until you really need it. It helped me get 52% of the
way through Tom Sawyer on Expert.

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d. Overdrive (and getting the most of it):
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So, you have overdrive. Chances are, by now, you know how to use it, in the
technical sense. But do you know how to use it at your best? A technical term
used by more technical RB players (yay redundancy) is "Optimal Overdrive Path".
Now, I'm not going to tell you the OOP of every song. Instead, I'll give you
general rules to get the most out of your overdrive:
 -Do...
   1. Wait until you get a full overdrive bar.
   2. Wait for a long, fast strum sequence.
   3. Use when chords are plentiful.
 -Don't...
   1. Use in segments where you aren't confident you'll hit most of the notes.
   2. Use before long held notes.
Those are general notes I follow myself. You can send me more tips if you think
they will help as well, but these are simple enough to remember for any player.

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e. Basic Mode Overview:
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I won't go into too much detail here, but I will list all the modes and what
their purpose is.

i. Quickplay

Quite obvious. Here's where you want to go if you just want to play a song. As
well, you can play both Score Duel and Tug Of War 2-player faceoff modes. You
get the option to play local or online for all modes.

ii. World Tour

The meat of the game. Here, you can go play your World Tour, do Tour
Challenges and play Battle of the Bands. Battle of the Bands and Tour
Challenges are both new features. While Tour Challenges have a set minimum of
challenges, Battle of the Bands will have changing challenges. You need online
access for BotB. World Tour and Tour Challenges have an in-depth section in
Chapter V. Band World Tour.

iii. Training

Here, you can go through the training excercises, practice songs, or do the
Drum Trainer or Drum Freestyle modes. Not much to explain.

iv. Options

Just a bunch of data and calibration options. Go here if you have an LCD TV to
calibrate your set.

v. Extras

Here you can access the Online Leaderboards, see the credits, or use a game
modifier.

  Game modifiers:
  No Fail Mode (Initially unlocked)
  Breakneck Speed (Increases scrolling speed of tracks - initially unlocked)   
  Select Venue Screen (Blue, Orange (x2), Blue, Yellow, Blue, Orange (x2),
  Blue, Yellow)
  Performance Mode (Blue (x2), Red (x2), Yellow (x2), Blue (x2)
  Unlock All Songs (Red, Yellow, Blue, Red (x2), Blue (x2), Red, Yellow, Blue)
  RB2 Venues Only (Red (x4), Yellow (x4))
  Stage Mode (Blue, Yellow, Red, Blue, Yellow, Red, Blue, Yellow, Red)
  Awesomeness Detection ([Yellow, Blue, Orange]x3)
   *No Fail Mode, Select Venue Screen, Unlock All and Stage Mode turn off
    achievements and online.

vi. Music Store

You can buy DLC songs here, plain and simple. Some of my favourites are:
 -Constant Motion
 -Working Man (Vault Edition)
 -Metallica Pack
 -Boston Pack
 -Moving Pictures Album
 -Hier Kommt Alex
 -Hysteria
 -Thrasher
There's a good selection, so get what you like.

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IV. THE SONGS:
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Well, in this game, there are 84 songs: 75 main setlist songs, and 9 bonus
songs. There are 7 tiers of 12 songs, varying from Warm-Up, Apprentice, Solid,
Moderate, Challenging, Nightmare and Impossible. You can also sort songs by
genre, year of recording, alphabetically by song or by band. I'll be sorting by
band difficulty myself, counting down from 84 to 1. If the song is difficult
enough, I'll throw up tips (except for drums, as said, I can't do those) and
bad commentary. All tips are assuming you play expert, by the way.

Oh, I know a lot of songs went uncommented. There's nothing special that I
could say about it.

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a. On Disc:
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84	Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"

Difficulty
Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals: oo
Bass:

Comments: It's not as easy as the tierings say. It's still badass.

83	Lit - "My Own Worst Enemy"

Difficulty
Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:

Comments: Oh yeah, easiest song on the game, tier-wise. Brings back memories of
the days when I listened to the radio a lot, I loved this song.

82	Social Distortion - "I Was Wrong"

Difficulty
Band:
Guitar: o
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:   oo

81	Beastie Boys - "So What'cha Want"

Difficulty
Band:
Guitar:
Drums:  o
Vocals: oo
Bass:

Comments: I call this song, "Free Achievements". You can get both Flawless
Groove and Flawless Singing even if you're an easy player with this song, even
at the same time. Flawless Fretwork isn't too hard on this either.

80	Beck - "E-Pro"

Difficulty
Band:
Guitar: o
Drums:  oo
Vocals: oo
Bass:

Comments: Na na, na na na na na na... good stuff. Harder on vocals than
advertised. Drum solo too.

79	Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf"

Difficulty
Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:   o

Comments: Fun song for any instrument, despite the low difficulty. Especially
vocals.

78	L7 - "Pretend We're Dead"

Difficulty
Band:
Guitar:
Drums:  o
Vocals:
Bass:   o

Comments: They practically are dead, the way they are singing...

77	Bikini Kill - "Rebel Girl"

Difficulty
Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals: o
Bass:   o

Comments:  I've managed to avoid this song, somehow.

76	Panic at the Disco - "Nine in the Afternoon"

Difficulty
Band:
Guitar: o
Drums:
Vocals: oo
Bass:   o

Comments: Harmonix will not be held liable for any bottles thrown at your head
in the process of playing this song.

75	Modest Mouse - "Float On"

Difficulty
Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals: o
Bass:

Comments: Good song. Pleasant surprise.

74	Nirvana - "Drain You"

Difficulty
Band:  
Guitar: o
Drums:  oo
Vocals: o
Bass:   o

Comments: The trills pre-solo will catch you off guard. Well, not anymore, but
they did surprise me.

73	Interpol - "PDA"

Difficulty
Band:   
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   o

Comments: Well, that tiering doesn't look right, Harmonix. Anyways, good song,
easy to get 200k+ on.

72	Alice in Chains - "Man in the Box"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: o
Drums:  o
Vocals:
Bass:

Comments: The solo is pretty tough, for a Tier 2 guitar song. Vocals harder
than advertised as well.

71	Squeeze - "Cool for Cats"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar:
Drums:  o
Vocals:
Bass:   ooo

Comments: Don't expect much on guitar.

70	Cheap Trick - "Hello There"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: o
Drums:  o
Vocals:
Bass:   ooo

Comments: Shortest song on the game. A lot of fast strumming, but it will get
you through the WT Create-a-Setlists easier.

69	Smashing Pumpkins - "Today"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar:
Drums:  oo
Vocals: o
Bass:   oo

Comments: Good song for the Flawless Fretwork achievement.

68	Paramore - "That's What You Get"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar:
Drums:  o
Vocals: oooo
Bass:

Comments: This song is HARD on vocals, at least for a guy. Another easy
Flawless Fretwork song though.

67	Norman Greenbaum - "Spirit in the Sky"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: oo
Drums:  o
Vocals:
Bass:

Comments: Fun song, and odd fact. This song was on the list of banned songs
with questionable lyrics after 9/11. Why? It's about Jesus and how he'll go
to Heaven after death. Sorry, small gripe.

66	The Go-Gos - "We Got the Beat"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar:
Drums:  ooo
Vocals:
Bass:   ooo

Comments: Drum solo. That's about all that I find interesting about this song.

65	The Donnas - "New Kid in School"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: o
Drums:
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:   o

Comments: Hard on vocals. Odd chords as well.

64	Dinosaur Jr. - "Feel the Pain"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: oo
Drums:  oo
Vocals: o
Bass:   oooo

63	Elvis Costello - "Pump It Up"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: oo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: o
Bass:   o

62	Linkin Park - "One Step Closer"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar:
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: oooo
Bass:

Comments: This song brings back memories. It's easy, but will cramp up the
fingers with the constant chord changes.

61	The Libyans - "Welcome to the Neighborhood"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: oo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   o

Comments: A lot of chords, not a lot of fun. Although it's good to practice alt
strumming.

60	Billy Idol - "White Wedding Pt. 1"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: o
Drums:  o
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:   ooo

Comments: This song will take practice on vocals. If you can't sing that low,
remember to sing one octave higher while still hitting the correct note.

59	Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: oo
Drums:
Vocals: *****
Bass:   ooo

Comments: It's an easy song to play on any instrument that isn't vocals. It's
not too frustrating on vocals, but there are sequences where you can fail.
If you don't know French, just hum the French verse.

58	Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: o
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: 
Bass:   oooo

Comments: The bass chart is very similar to the guitar chart, same chords, and
its frustrating. Otherwise, simple song.

57	Speck - "Conventional Lover"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: oo
Drums:  oo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   oo

Comments: An odd song that probably is best not being played often.

56	Lush - "De-luxe"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:

Comments: A lot of strumming in patterns, but none of the patterns are too
unique to do any harm.

55	Bad Company - "Shooting Star"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:
Vocals: o
Bass:   oo

Comments: It's slow enough during the verses for the odd strum patterns to
actually make the song that much more fun. And the solos, while not blistering,
are fun too.

54	Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give it Away"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: oo
Drums:  o
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:   oooo

Comments: Easy guitar solos, making for a good song for the Flawless Solo
achievement. Otherwise, guitar isn't that hard either. Bass is really fun
though. Vocals are easier than they appear, but the last line makes it harder
to get perfect on than other talky songs.

53	Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   oo

Comments: A lot of easy strumming, making this a good song to practice alt
strumming. Solo is a tricky one though. Vocally easy enough.

52	The Guess Who - "American Woman"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: o
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   o

Comments: Vocals are the hardest from this song, actually. Still a great song,
especially on vocals.

51	Bon Jovi - "Livin' on a Prayer"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  
Vocals: oooo
Bass:   oooo 

50	Blondie - "One Way or Another"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  oo
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   ooo

Comments: I actually like singing this song.

49	The Main Drag - "A Jagged Gorgeous Winter"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: oo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   oo

Comments: A lot of small breaks for the guitarist. Not a bad song though.

48	Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: oo
Drums:  o
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   ooo

47	The Muffs - "Kids in America"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: oo
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals:
Bass:   ooo

Comments: I would have prefered the Kim Wilde version.

46	AFI - "Girls Not Grey"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   oooo

Comments: Odd strum pattern that will take a while for you to get used to,
otherwise, there's not much else holding you back.

45	Silverspun Pickups - "Lazy Eye"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  oo
Vocals:
Bass:   o

Comments: Long song, but a decent solo. Have only done it twice, but wasn't
completely bored in the process.

44	The Offspring - "Come Out & Play (Keep 'em Separated)"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:

Comments: Vocals are a lot easier than advertised. You'd think there'd be a
pitch.

43	Jane's Addiction - "Mountain Song"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: o
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: oooo
Bass:   oooo

42	Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Where'd You Go"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  oo
Vocals: o
Bass:   oooo

41	The Replacements - "Alex Chilton"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   oooo

40	Steve Miller Band - "Rock'n Me"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  o
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   ooo

Comments: Fun chord-to-single note hammer-on sequence that is really fun.

39	Bob Dylan - "Tangled Up in Blue"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:
Vocals: *****
Bass:   oo

Comments: Annoying to play, it's a marathon of continous notes. Vocalists, do
not try to sing it exactly the same, it could hurt you more than help.

38	Pearl Jam - "Alive"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   ooo

37	Ratt - "Round & Round"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  oo
Vocals: oooo
Bass:

36	Alanis Morissette - "You Oughta Know"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: oo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: Don't let the fact that this song is by Alanis Morissette scare you,
it's actually a really fun song. Especially on bass.

35	The Grateful Dead - "Alabama Getaway"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:   o

34	Rage Against the Machine - "Testify"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: oooo
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: Alternate strum time. It's a fun song despite all the strumming that
needs to be done. All talkies on vocals makes for even more fun too.

33	The Sterns - "Supreme Girl"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   ooo

32	The Who - "Pinball Wizard"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   ooo

Comments: This song has a fast, somewhat complicated sequence during the verses
that takes a lot of time to get used to. Vocally, a bit challenging as well,
and drums, as with a lot of The Who songs, are fun, but still challenging.

31	Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: o
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:   ooooo

30	Devo - "Uncontrollable Urge"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: *****
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: Fun song on vocals, but isn't as hard as it is placed. Guitar is fun
too.

29	Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: oooo
Bass:   ooo

Comments: A good song to practice alternate strumming. As well, it's a decently
difficult song on vocals, but fun too.

28	Bang Camaro - "Night Lies"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   oooo

Comments: Meh. A song that bores me.

27	Journey - "Any Way You Want It"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:   oooo

Comments: Really fun song. You shouldn't miss a note until the first solo. The
solos are hard to get perfect on, but really hard to fail too. Vocals are
amazing on this song too.

26	Sonic Youth - "Teenage Riot"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  *****
Vocals: o
Bass:   ooo

Comments: This song is 4 minutes longer than it should be. A lot of chords, but
an easy high score no matter what instrument.

25	Guns N' Roses - "Shackler's Revenge"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  oo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   oooo

Comments: This song can be a pain if you let it be. On a positive note, hammer-
ons and pull-offs are everywhere. But the solo is hard.

24	ACDC - "Let There Be Rock"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  oo
Vocals: oooo
Bass:   oo

Comments: LET THERE BE STRUMMING! THERE WAS STRUMMING! Alternate strumming is
a must on this song, especially the third solo. But guitarists get nice breaks,
while the bassist and drummer get to play the same repetitive thing.

23	Rush - "The Trees"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  *****
Vocals: *****
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: Drum solo! Although not one you'd expect from Peart with solos like 
Tom Sawyer. Easy on guitar, fun on vocals as well. What other song lets you
sing about trees arguing?

22	Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: oooo
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: Fun song, takes a while to get down on Vocals. It isn't very hard
though.

21	Disturbed - "Down with the Sickness"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: *****
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: Easy on guitar, just a lot of painful chord changes. Vocals are also
easier than advertised, but the "Will you give it to me?" lines cause a lot of
messy phrases. Nothing that will fail you though.

20	System of a Down - "Chop Suey"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: *****
Bass:   *****

Comments: All I can say is that this song is a pain in the ass. Really fast
chord-single note transitions that will kill your timing and combos, as well as
a lot of sections which require alternate strumming. Vocals aren't as bad as
the tiering says, as long as you can keep the same tone.

Tips: I'm assuming you're going to have trouble with the following section:
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Well, there's a trick I like to use to keep timing. On the up-strum, strum the
chord, while on the down-strum, strum the second note. It takes a bit of
practice, but it helps loads.

19	Foo Fighters - "Everlong"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  *****
Vocals: oo
Bass:   ooo

Comments: You're going to need to learn to love this song, because you'll be
playing it a lot. Lots of chord changes, and it's similar to, but not as hard
as Run To The Hills on drums from Rock Band 1.

18	Tenacious D - "Master Exploder"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: *****
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: *****
Bass:   o

Comments: Unfortunately, you do need a microphone. Guitar isn't too hard, but
the chord changes in the main riff are just brutal if you aren't prepared.
Vocals are hard, as expected, but if you know what you're doing, you won't
fail.

Tips:
Guitar: Okay, chances are, you won't fail this song first time if you haven't
been having trouble to this point. But if you can't get those chord changes
down, then practice them, and remember, they aren't as fast as they seem.
Breakneck speed, believe it or not, helps.

Vocals: This song requires you to hold notes a lot, which for some, is
troublesome if they want to stay at the same note. Unless you're showing off
though, the same effect can be had by humming. The only hard part is hitting
those first two notes. It's seperated into two, so take a breath on the short
transition, and practice this line as much as possible.

17	Rise Against - "Give it All"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  *****
Vocals: oooo
Bass:   oooo

Comments: Frustrating strum pattern makes this hard to 4 or 5 star. It isn't
hard though.

16	Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  o
Vocals: *****
Bass:   *****

Comments: One of the most fun songs on the game. Vocally, you need to be more
powerful than you're used to, especially with the chorus. You'll get this off
the bat with the intro. Guitar is loads of fun though, lots of solos, nothing
is ever the same.

15	That Handsome Devil - "Rob the Prez-O-Dent"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: oooo
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: Lots of changes in tempo, this song is a combo breaker. It's
amusing though, I like the concept of walking into the White House with a
12-gauge and robbing the President. (Note to Secret Service: Not that I would
ever try that)

14	Soundgarden - "Spoonman"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: *****
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: Well, if you do vocals, be warned beforehand that the first line can,
and if you're not prepared, will fail you. Hardest song on vocals for me. As
for the other instruments, not so hard. Drum solo after the guitar solo.

13	Motorhead - "Ace of Spades '08"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  *****
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   *****

Comments: Get used to the odd patterns on both Guitar and Bass, otherwise,
you won't have much trouble. I suppose it's hard on Drums too.

12	Avenged Sevenfold - "Almost Easy"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: ooooo
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: This song is almost easy. Vocals take a bit to get used to. Guitar
isn't too complicated, but it mixes it up with some sped up sections, and a
challenging solo. Fun song.

11	Allman Brothers - "Ramblin' Man"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: *****
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: *****
Bass:   *****

Comments: The strum rhythm for guitar is a bit odd to get used to, but that's
the only thing that is hard about it. Everything isn't as hard as the tierings
say.

10	Anarchy Club - "Get Clean"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: *****
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: The song may say "Get Clean" but that solo sounds messy.

9	Megadeth - "Peace Sells"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: *****
Drums:  *****
Vocals: oo
Bass:   *****

Comments: Holy crap. This song is hard through and through. So many mini-solos
that have the ability to make you fail (even one right off the start of the
song). Hell, bass isn't any easier, that intro is a pain. Do some segments
remind anyone of Cliffs of Dover?

Tips:
Guitar/Bass: The main tip that is adaptable to both Guitar and Bass is to
practice the one sequence where the notes are all over the place (or the
one that reminds me of Cliffs of Dover). On Bass, you get it on the intro,
and on Guitar, it doesn't kick in until after the line, "Can you put a
price on peace?" For guitar as well, keep overdrive for the solos, and move
those fingers fast.

8	Mastodon - "Colony of Birchmen"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: *****
Drums:  *****
Vocals: *****
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: A lot of alt strumming here, and a good solo. Challenging, but
nothing that will cause you to fail. Vocals are also easier than the tierings
say.

7	Testament - "Souls of Black"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: *****
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:   *****

Comments: A cool song, but one I forget about often. Some challenging solos,
and it can catch you with your pants down. Nevertheless, a good song.

6	Steely Dan - "Bodhisattva"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: *****
Drums:  ooooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   *****

Comments: Think of a shortened "Green Grass and High Tides". Two fun, but hard
solo sections, as well as the most odd part in the game: the chord hammer-on
sequence in "Fast Picking". Also, hardest percussion solo in the game.

Tips: Well, you shouldn't have trouble with Bass, but with guitar, there are 
many places where you can fail. The one a lot of people have trouble with,
causing angry failures would have to be the triplet sequence at the end of
Solo 2. Keep overdrive as a back-up, but you want to shift your 1 finger to
the yellow fret, so you'll be hitting the triplets 1-2-3, instead of 2-3-4.
It will make things much easier. The trills after aren't as hard, but in case,
hit those 1-2 at all times, and hold your 1 finger on the fret.

5	Breaking Wheel - "Shoulder to the Plow"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: *****
Drums:  *****
Vocals: o
Bass:   *****

Comments: ALTERNATE STRUM. That is what will help you get through this song.
The solo isn't easy either, but the rest of the song won't hurt too much.

4	Metallica - "Battery"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: *****
Drums:  *****
Vocals: oooo
Bass:   *****

Comments: This song is really annoying to play. All the fast strumming and
chord changes make for a great finger killer. Drums are just frightening too,
all that bass pedal is a calf killer.

3	Abnormality - "Visions"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: *****
Drums:  *****
Vocals: o
Bass:   *****

Comments: This song is evil. Even though it isn't the hardest ranked in any
instrumental category, it is, by most, the hardest guitar and drum songs.
Vocals are fun though.

Tips:
Guitar/Bass: Well, I'll be honest, the best I've done on this song is 80%. It 
passed me though, so it works. DO NOT STOP STRUMMING AT ALL COSTS. Unless you 
know you can hit all those hammer-ons, keep strumming. This is even more 
important when you get to the faster sequences where there's a fast strum 
sequence, then four notes going up then down the fretboard. For the last minute
as well, have overdrive to save your ass as well.

2	Dream Theater - "Panic Attack"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: *****
Drums:  *****
Vocals: ooooo
Bass:   *****

Comments: My favourite song on the setlist. Also, one of the hardest. There are
a lot of places to fail (everywhere on the drums) and even on vocals, it's
still a challenge. BTW, what's with the cowbell during the solo?

Tips:
Guitar/Bass: I'm assuming you can get the main riff down because you've gotten
to this point. The tricky part begins once you get to the pre-solo/keyboard
solo backing riff. The riff gets reversed, so you can't just hold down green,
and will have to practice to get the timing down there. Try to save overdrive
until you get to the solo (by the time you get to the second riff, that is,
there are many opportunites for overdrive), and you should have no problem
getting to the finish. Bass is about the same thing, but you wouldn't have to
worry about the Petrucci solo (although you do get a kickass Myung intro).

1	Judas Priest - "Painkiller"

Difficulty
Band:   *****
Guitar: *****
Drums:  *****
Vocals: *****
Bass:   *****

Comments: The final song on Rock Band 2. It's effectively easy to get
intimidated by the song, but really, it could be worse. On guitar, first solo
is what you should be worried about, the rest isn't any harder than any other
song. Vocalists get a workout too, you need a high voice and you need to be
able to hold long notes. The last note is 20 seconds long!

Tips:
Guitar: Okay, alternate strumming is key for the pre-solo. As long as you can
hit the ascending 1(4x)-2(4x)-3(4x) notes and stay in green, you will be fine
going into the rest of the solo, as the triplets that follow will be simple.
The first solo is the only place you should keep overdrive for. You can use
it at the start of the solo and still get more, by the way, there are a lot
of breaks in the solo.

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b. 20 Bonus DLC:
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The only reason I'm including this DLC is because it technically came with the
game. A few notes about them first of all; you need Xbox Live to download the
tracks (XBL Silver will work), and you either take all of the tracks or none
of then. They come in a 540.73 MB file. Also, they can be used on RB1 like any
other DLC. I will sort it in no particular order.

1	Between the Buried and Me - "Prequel to the Sequel"

Difficulty
Band:   ooooo
Guitar: *****
Drums:  *****
Vocals: 
Bass:   *****

Comments: My favourite of all the free DLC, but many of you won't agree. Not
as hard as it's listed, but you'll still be challenged. Especially on drums.
Vocals are easy and fun though (even if you don't like death vocals).

2	X-Japan - "I.V."

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: o
Bass:   o

Comments: Drums are harder than advertised. Also, guitar is ever changing and
very interesting. A very fun song, and my second favourite of the pack.

3	Endeverafter - "I Wanna Be Your Man"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   oooo

Comments: This is the hardest guitar song in the pack, despite the tiering. The
solo in the song is insane, and is like a shorter Mosh 1 on steroids. Good song
though.

4	Authority Zero - "No Regrets"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  *****
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: Despite being a punk song, that bassline sounds like something out of
King Crimson. Fun song though, combo breaker on guitar.

5	Shaimus - "Like a Fool"

Difficulty
Band:   ooo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: oooo
Bass:   oooo

Comments: A song that I find boring. You might like it. Oh well.

6	The Cab - "Bounce"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: 
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: o
Bass:   

7	Opiate for the Masses - "Burn You Down"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: oo
Drums:  o
Vocals: 
Bass:   

Comments: An odd song, by a (possibly) Marxist band. Anywho, a lot of pauses on
every instrument, but a fun guitar solo which will catch you off guard.

8	Thenewno2 - "Crazy Tuesday"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: o
Drums:  oo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   

9	Dealership - "Database Corrupted"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: 
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: o
Bass:   

10	Underoath - "Desperate Times, Depserate Measures"

Difficulty
Band:   oooo
Guitar: oooo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   o

Comments: In my opinion, not a fun song at all. Guitar is a bit challenging,
but nothing special.

11	The Chevelles - "Get It On"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   oo

Comments: Not a bad song, upbeat and fun. A good solo too. One of the more
surprising songs of this pack.

12	Cocktail Slippers - "Give it to Me"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: oo
Drums:  oo
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   oo

13	Lesley Roy - "I'm Gone, I'm Going"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: 
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   o

Comments: For this pack, this song is a guilty pleasure. Nothing interesting
though.

14	The Len Price 3 - "If I Ain't Got You"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: o
Drums:  oo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   o

15	Ghost Hounds - "Ashes to Fire"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: o
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   o

Comments: A fun song. I like it despite its simplicity.

16	Semi Precious Weapons - "Magnetic Baby"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: oo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: 
Bass:   o

Comments: *puts on earplugs* Ugh...

17	The 88 - "Sons and Daughters"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: oo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: ooo
Bass:   o

Comments: 

18	Kutless - "The Feeling"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  oooo
Vocals: o
Bass:   ooooo

Comments: Not a bad song actually. Catchy, upbeat, and everchanging.

19	Tickle Me Pink - "The Time is Wrong"

Difficulty
Band:   oo
Guitar: ooo
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   o

Comments: I don't know what emo is anymore... Anyways, odd vocals, but not bad
guitar and a decent song.

20	Hollywood Undead - "Young"

Difficulty
Band:   o
Guitar: o
Drums:  ooo
Vocals: oo
Bass:   o

Comments: Horrible vocals, but fun guitar. You can't win them all.

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V. BAND WORLD TOUR:
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a. Tour Challenges:
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A new feature in the game's tour mode. Basically, it allows you to do
challenges to unlock new songs, and this is the easiest place to unlock all
of the soundtrack. Here's a list of all the challenges available.

*Earnings that are asterisked mean that you only earn the challenge if you
haven't earned it elsewhere. 

i. BAND CHALLENGES:

Band Warmups
1. Eye of the Tiger
2. Hungry Like The Wolf
3. Float On

Earned:
The Band Apprentice
*Warmup Marathon Part 1

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The Band Apprentice
1. Hello There
2. Today
3. We Got the Beat
4. Pump It Up

Earned:
Solid Band Hits
*Apprentice Marathon Part 1
*'90s Hits

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Solid Band Hits
1. One Step Closer
2. White Wedding
3. Psycho Killer
4. Lump

Earned:
Band Boosters
Breakout Harmonix Bands Challenge
*Solid Marathon Part 1
*Alternative

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Band Boosters
1. Shooting Star
2. The Middle
3. Go Your Own Way
4. Livin' on a Prayer

Earned:
Challenging Band Hits
*Moderate Marathon Part 1

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Challenging Band Hits
1. Kids in America
2. Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)
3. Alive
4. Pinball Wizard

Earned:
Band Nightmares
*Challenging Marathon Part 1
*'70s Hits

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Band Nightmares
1. Any Way You Want It
2. Let There Be Rock
3. The Trees (Vault Edition)
4. Carry On Wayward Son
5. Everlong

Earned:
More Band Nightmares
The Final Band Challenge
*Nightmare Marathon Part 1
*'80s Hits

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More Band Nightmares
1. Testify
2. Aqualung
3. Down With The Sickness
4. Master Exploder
5. Ramblin' Man

Earned:
N/A

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The Final Band Challenge

1. Spoonman
2. Ace of Spades '08
3. Peace Sells
4. Battery
5. Painkiller

Earned:
Clear Instruments
Assless Chaps
*Impossible Marathon Part 1

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Guitar and Vocals (Rank: Chart Topper)
1. Lump
2. E-Pro
3. Cool For Cats
4. Pump it Up
5. Bad Reputation
6. Let There Be Rock

Earned:
N/A
   *Note: Guitarist and Vocalist mandatory

ii. VOCAL CHALLENGES:

Vocals Warm-Up
1. Hello There
2. Lump
3. Hungry Like The Wolf

Earned:
The Vocal Apprentice
*Warmup Marathon Part 1

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The Vocal Apprentice
1.Kids In America
2. Man in the Box
3. We Got The Beat
4. Drain You

Earned:
Solid Karaoke Hits
Femme Fatale Challenge
*Apprentice Marathon Part 1
*'90s Hits

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Solid Karaoke Hits
1. Shooting Star
2. Float On
3. E-Pro
4. Everlong

Earned:
Shure Vocal Challenge
*Solid Marathon Part 1
*Alternative

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Shure Vocal Challenge
1. Eye of the Tiger
2. One Way or Another
3. The Middle
4. Alive

Earned:
Challenging Choruses
Guitar and Vocals
*Moderate Marathon Part 1

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Challenging Choruses
1. Pinball Wizard
2. Bad Reputation
3. Round and Round
4. Livin' on a Prayer

Earned:
Vocal Nightmares
*Challenging Marathon Part 1
*'70s Hits

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Vocal Nightmares
1. Aqualung
2. Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)
3. White Wedding (Part 1)
4. You Oughta Know
5. Any Way You Want It

Earned:
The Impossible Vocals Challenge
Talky Challenge
*Nightmare Marathon Part 1
*'80s Hits

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The Impossible Vocals Challenge
1. Uncontrollable Urge
2. Psycho Killer
3. Spoonman
4. Chop Suey
5. Tangled Up in Blue

Earned:
The Ultimate Metal Outfit
*Impossible Marathon Part 1
  *Note: The Metal Outfit on females is quite... revealing. Heh.

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Femme Fatale Challenge (Rank: Opening)
1. Pretend We're Dead
2. We Got the Beat
3. Rebel Girl
4. De-Luxe
5. One Way or Another

Earned:
Femme Fatale Chalenge Part 2
   *Note: You guys made me do Rebel Girl just for FAQ completion :(

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Femme Fatale Challenge Part 2 (Rank: Legendary)
1. You Oughta Know
2. That's What You Get
3. New Kid in School
4. Bad Reputation
5. Our Truth

Earned:
N/A

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Talky Challenge
1. Give It Away
2. So What'cha Want
3. Testify

Earned:
N/A

iii. GUITAR CHALLENGES

Fender Warmups
1. Float On
2. Today
3. New Kid in School

Earned:
The Guitar Apprentice
The Bass Apprentice
*Warmup Marathon Part 1

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The Guitar Apprentice
1. Hello There
2. American Woman
3. Man in the Box
4. Spirit in the Sky

Earned:
Solid Guitar Hits
*Apprentice Marathon Part 1
*'90s Hits

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Solid Guitar Hits
1. Go Your Own Way
2. Shooting Star
3. Alive
4. The Middle

Earned:
Guitar Solos
*Solid Marathon Part 1
*Alternative

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Guitar Solos
1. Aqualung
2. Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)
3. Any Way You Want It
4. Round and Round

Earned:
Challenging Riffs
*Moderate Marathon Part 1

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Challenging Riffs
1. Let There Be Rock 
2. Alabama Getaway
3. Carry On Wayward Son
4. Rock'n Me

Earned:
More Challenging Riffs
Fretboard Nightmares
*Challenging Marathon Part 1
*'70s Hits

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More Challenging Riffs
1. Give It All
2. Everlong
3. Pinball Wizard
4. Lazy Eye

Earned:
N/A

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Fretboard Nightmares
1. Ace of Spades
2. Spoonman
3. Master Exploder
4. Colony of Birchmen
5. Peace Sells

Earned:
The Impossible Guitar Challenge
*Nightmare Marathon Part 1
*'80s Hits

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The Impossible Guitar Challenge
1. Souls of Black
2. Ramblin' Man
3. Bodhisattva
4. Battery
5. Painkiller

Earned:
The Impossible Marathon Part 1
Ultimate Rock Outfit
*Impossible Marathon Part 1

iv. DRUM CHALLENGES

**Special thanks to SAX2 and Angels2002 for both giving me the list of
these challenges**

Drum Warmups
1. Rebel Girl
2. Float On
3. Livin' on a Prayer

Earned:
Drum Apprentice
*Warmup Marathon Part 1

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Drum Apprentice
1. Tangled Up in Blue
2. Give it Away
3. Go Your Own Way
4. Drain You

Earned:
Solid Beats
*Apprentice Marathon Part 1
*'90s Hits

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Solid Beats
1. We Got the Beat
2. Today
3. Lazy Eye
4. Come Out & Play (Keep 'em Separated)

Earned:
Drum Deciders
*Solid Marathon Part 1
*Alternative

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Drum Deciders
1. De-Luxe
2. The Middle
3. Uncontrollable Urge
4. Alive

Earned:
Ludwig (c) Drumming Challenge
*Moderate Marathon Part 1

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Ludwig (c) Drumming Challenge
1. Mountain Song
2. Chop Suey
3. Lump
4. Pinball Wizard

Earned:
Fill Nightmares
*Challenging Marathon Part 1
*'70s Hits

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Fill Nightmares
1. Spoonman
2. Bad Reputation
3. Teen Age Riot
4. Colony of Birchmen
5. Ace of Spades '08

Earned:
The Impossible Drum Challenge
*Nightmare Marathon Part 1
*'80s Hits

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The Impossible Drum Challenge
1. The Trees
2. Everlong
3. Battery
4. Painkiller
5. Panic Attack

Earned:
Ultimate Goth Outfit
*Impossible Marathon Part 1

v. BASS CHALLENGES

The Bass Apprentice
1. Round and Round
2. Hungry Like the Wolf
3. Pump it Up
4. We Got the Beat

Earned:
Ernie Ball Bass Challenge
*Apprentice Marathon Part 1
*'90s Hits

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Ernie Ball Bass Challenge
1. Shooting Star
2. PDA
3. Go Your Own Way
4. Cool For Cats

Earned:
Bass Grooves
*Solid Marathon Part 1
*Alternative

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Bass Grooves
1. One Way or Another
2. Psycho Killer
3. Pinball Wizard
4. Alex Chilton

Earned:
Challenging Basslines
*Moderate Marathon Part 1

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Challenging Basslines
1. Where'd You Go?
2. Any Way You Want It
3. Lump
4. Livin' on a Prayer

Earned:
Bass Nightmares
*Challenging Marathon Part 1
*'70s Hits

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Bass Nightmares
1. Give it All
2. Testify
3. Aqualung
4. You Oughta Know
5. The Trees (Vault Edition)

Earned:
The Impossible Bass Challenge
*Nightmare Marathon Part 1
*'80s Hits

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The Impossible Bass Challenge
1. Bodhisattva
2. Ace of Spades
3. Peace Sells
4. Battery
5. Panic Attack

Earned:
Punk Ultimate Outfit
*Impossible Marathon Part 1
   *Note: If you're doing this group of challenges on Expert instead of Guitar
     because you can't do Expert Guitar, watch out for Panic Attack.

vi. DECADE CHALLENGES

If you have no DLC songs, this path is the easiest to earn all the songs. I'm
not going to list the "Infinite '__s Challenge", because all those are are all
the songs you have from that decade, and in the same tier.

'90s Hits (Rank: Opening Act)
1. My Own Worst Enemy
2. I Was Wrong
3. Feel The Pain
4. De-Luxe

Earned:
'60s Hits
Infinite '90s Challenge

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'60s Hits (Rank: Chart Topper)
1. Spirit In The Sky
2. Pinball Wizard

Earned:
'00s Hits
Infinite '60s Challenge

---

'00s Hits (Rank: Headliner)
1. Nine in the Afternoon
2. New Kid In School
3. Girl's Not Grey
4. Chop Suey

Earned:
'70s Hits
Infinite '00s Challenge

---

'70s Hits (Rank: Legendary)
1. Psycho Killer
2. Uncontrollable Urge
3. Let There Be Rock
4. Ramblin' Man

Earned:
'80s Hits
Infinite '70s Challenge

---

'80s Hits (Rank: Impossible)
1. Alex Chilton
2. White Wedding (Part 1)
3. Mountain Song
4. Round and Round

Earned:
Infinite '80s Challenge

vi. GENRE CHALLENGES

Okay, these have a weird progression, and I might be wrong with the way I have
it ranked. If so, contact me. As with the Decade Challenges, I'm not listing
the "Infinite ____ Challenges" because, as with the Decade versions, it's just
every song from that genre, and they're in the same tier.

Alternative (Rank: Opening Act)
1. Today
2. PDA
3. Testify
4. Teen Age Riot

Earned:
Pop-Rock
Infinite Alternative Challenge

---

Pop-Rock (Rank: Chart Topper)
1. My Own Worst Enemy
2. Hungry Like the Wolf
3. One Way or Another
4. Kids in America

Earned:
Prog
Infinite Pop-Rock Challenge

---

Prog (Rank: Headliner)
1. Aqualung
2. The Trees
3. Panic Attack

Earned:
Classic Rock
Infinite Prog Challenge
   *Note: Prog gets no respect :( Much lower ranked than it should be.

---

Classic Rock (Rank: Legendary)
1. American Woman
2. Rock'n Me
3. Go Your Own Way
4. Any Way You Want It
5. Pinball Wizard

Earned:
Rock
Infinite Classic Rock Challenge

---

Rock (Rank: Opening Act)
1. Eye of the Tiger
2. The Middle
3. Livin' on a Prayer
4. Shackler's Revenge
5. Everlong

Earned:
Metal
Infinite Rock Challenge

---

Metal (Rank: Impossible)
1. Almost Easy
2. colony of Birchmen
3. Ace of Spades
4. Peace Sells
5. Souls of Black

Earned:
Nu-Metal
Infinite Metal Challenge

---

Nu-Metal (Rank: Legendary)
1. One Step Closer
2. Chop Suey
3. Our Truth
4. Down with the Sickness

Earned:
Grunge

---

Grunge (Rank: Underground)
1. Drain You
2. Pretend We're Dead
3. Man in the Box
4. Alive
5. Spoonman

Earned:
N/A (oddly enough)

vii. MARATHON CHALLENGES

Basically, all these challenges are, are going through the game like Solo Tour
in Rock Band 1. You go through all 84 songs from easiest Band ranked song to
hardest. It's the most straightforward way to get all the songs.

Warmup Marathon Part 1
1. Eye of the Tiger
2. My Own Worst Enemy
3. I Was Wrong
4. So What'cha Want
5. E-Pro
6. Hungry Like the Wolf

Earned:
Warmup Marathon Part 2

---

Warmup Marathon Part 2
1. Pretend We're Dead
2. Rebel Girl
3. Nine in the Afternoon
4. Float On
5. Drain You
6. PDA

Earned:
*Apprentice Marathon Part 1

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Apprentice Marathon Part 1
1. Man in the Box
2. Cool For Cats
3. Hello There
4. Today
5. That's What You Get
6. Spirit in the Sky

Earned: 
Apprentice Marathon Part 2

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Apprentice Marathon Part 2
1. We Got The Beat
2. New Kid in School
3. Feel the Pain
4. Pump It Up
5. One Step Closer
6. Welcome to the Neighborhood

Earned:
*Solid Marathon Part 1

---

Solid Marathon Part 1
1. White Wedding
2. Psycho Killer
3. Lump
4. Conventional Lover
5. De-Luxe
6. Shooting Star

Earned:
Solid Marathon Part 2

---

Solid Marathon Part 2
1. Give It Away
2. The Middle
3. American Woman
4. Livin' on a Prayer
5. One Way or Another
6. A Jagged Gorgeous Winter

Earned:
*Moderate Marathon Part 1

---

Moderate Marathon Part 1
1. Go Your Own Way
2. Kids in America
3. Girl's Not Grey
4. Lazy Eye
5. Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)
6. Mountain Song

Earned:
Moderate Marathon Part 2

---

Moderate Marathon Part 2
1. Where'd You Go?
2. Alex Chilton
3. Rock'n Me
4. Tangled up in Blue
5. Alive
6. Round and Round

Earned:
*Challenging Marathon Part 1

---

Challenging Marathon Part 1
1. You Oughta Know
2. Alabama Getaway
3. Testify
4. Supreme Girl
5. Pinball Wizard
6. Our Truth

Earned:
Challenging Marathon Part 2

---

Challenging Marathon Part 2
1. Uncontrollable Urge
2. Bad Reputation
3. Night Lies
4. Any Way You Want It
5. Teen Age Riot
6. Shackler's Revenge

Earned:
*Nightmare Marathon Part 1

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Nightmare Marathon Part 1
1. Let There Be Rock
2. The Trees
3. Aqualung
4. Down With the Sickness
5. Chop Suey
6. Everlong

Earned:
Nightmare Marathon Part 2

---

Nightmare Marathon Part 2
1. Master Exploder
2. Give it All
3. Carry On Wayward Son
4. Rob the Prez-O-Dent
5. Spoonman
6. Ace of Spades

Earned:
*Impossible Marathon Part 1

---

Impossible Marathon Part 1
1. Almost Easy
2. Ramblin' Man
3. Get Clean
4. Peace Sells
5. Colony of Birchmen
6. Souls of Black

Earned:
Impossible Marathon Part 2

---

Impossible Marathon Part 2
1. Bodhisattva
2. Shoulder to the Plow
3. Battery
4. Visions
5. Panic Attack
6. Painkiller

Earned:
"A Set of Crazy Instruments"
For Guitar and Bass (you earn for both even though you only do one), you get
the Goat Head guitar and the Bomb Bass. Not sure for others.

viii. HARMONIX CHALLENGES

Breakout Harmonix Bands Challenge (Rank: Opening Act)
1. Welcome to the Neighborhood
2. Conventional Lover
3. A Jagged Gorgeous Winter

Earned:
Touring Harmonix Bands Challenge

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Touring Harmonix Bands Challenge (Rank: Headliner)
1. Supreme Girl
2. Night Lies
3. Rob the Prez-O-Dent

Earned:
Impossible Harmonix Bands Challenge

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Impossible Harmonix Bands Challenge (Rank: Impossible)
1. Get Clean
2. Shoulder to the Plow
3. Visions

Earned:
N/A

ix. WHAT ABOUT DLC CHALLENGES?

Good question. Well, I'll be honest. I only have enough DLC to cover 2 of those
challenges, although I'll have more of them once I get RB1 exported (the copy I
used is 125 miles away, cut me some slack). As well, they can fluctuate
depending on how many DLC you have from that band; the general rule is if you
have three songs by the band, they will have a challenge, unless there's an
album from that band. Here are some examples of challenges:

Moving Pictures Challenge (Rank: Headliner)
1. Tom Sawyer (Original)
2. Red Barchetta
3. Limelight (Original)
4. The Camera Eye
5. Witch Hunt (Part III of Fear)
6. Vital Signs
   *Note: Boo, no YYZ

Metallica Challenge (Rank: Impossible)
1. ...And Justice for All
2. Ride The Lightning
3. Blackened
4. Battery
   *Note: Hardest challenge you can get with only 4 songs, IMO.

I'd rather not go into listing all of them, because the list is constantly
updating. If you haven't done Tour Challenges anyways, they'll unlock depending
on the difficulty that Harmonix deems them to be. If you've already unlocked
most/all of the challenges from that tier, it'll magically appear there.

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b. World Tour:
--------------

I'm sure anyone who's played Rock Band knows what this is about. Basically, you
take your band and you tour the world, finishing setlists and gaining fans and
stars to earn new venues, as well as special setlists. There are more venues
this time around, as well as a staff member to hire which affects earnings.
Now, I'm not going to list every single setlist, because that varies by where
you choose your band to begin. Instead, I'll tell you the really important
ones, as well as staff and challenges.

i. SPECIAL CHALLENGES

-Battle of the Bands
 (Random Song)
 (Random Song)
 Today
   *This will allow you to go to more cities.
-Bus or Bust!
 (Random Song)
 (Random Song)
 Livin' on a Prayer
   *It will allow you to tour farther than the van.
-No Pain, No Plane
 (Random Song)
 (Random Song)
 Pinball Wizard
   *This will let you go overseas.
-Roadie Rockathon
 (Random Song)
 (Random Song)
 (Random Song)
 Let There Be Rock
   *Gets you Roadies. Not sure what they do.
-NAAM Convention
 (Random Song)
 (Random Song)
 (Random Song)
 Everlong
   *Gets you a sound guy, I believe. Don't know what he does
-Global Promotion Showcase
 (Random Song)
 (Random Song)
 (Random Song)
 (Random Song)
 Carry on Wayward Son
   *Gets you a publicist. I believe now all the single-venue locations open
    up.
-Rolling Stone Rock Immortals Challenge
 Livin' on a Prayer
 Pinball Wizard
 Any Way You Want It
 Let There Be Rock
 Everlong
 Carry on Wayward Son
 Battery
 Painkiller
  *Rock Immortal status, clear instruments earned too.
-The Endless Setlist 2
 ALL 84 SONGS!
  *Gets you carpal tunnel syndrome. And a few achievements.

ii. STAFF

-Your Mom (Caregiver/#1 Fan)
  You start with her, and will get you nothing but hugs and ill-placed
  entrances offering orange juice and cookies.
-Jason and Sarah Brau (Street Team)
  They will get you a few more fans, good if you want some early publicity.
-Trevor "Brutal" Dent (Unpaid Intern)
  He will make you extra cash. Not as much as others, but it's early anyways.
-Sully O'Brockton (East Coast Promoter)
  Exactly what it says; he gets you gigs on the East Coast faster.
-Typhannee Stott-Walker (West Coast Promoter)
  This crack whore (sorry, couldn't resist) gets you gigs on the West Coast
  faster.
-Marcus St. Onge (Western Europe Promoter)
  He will get you gigs in Western Europe faster.
-Snjedzana Pospisil (Eastern Europe Promoter)
  She will get you gigs in Eastern Europe faster.
-Jaime Divine (Stylist)
  He will gain you a lot more fans, in exchange for earning less money.
-Bob Picunko, Jr. (Marketing Exec.)
  He will earn you a lot more money, in exchange for earning less fans.
-"Swami Ben" Goldstein (Spiritual Guru)
  He will make you either win big or lose big.
-Cameron (Documentarian)
  With him, you will either win double or lose double fans.
-Mr. Leo Tolentino, CPA (Accountant)
  With him, you will either earn double or lose double cash.
-Jason "King" Kendall (Tattoo Artist)
  With him, you will be able to play larger venues.

iii. SETLIST "BETS"

These are random and come up on any setlist.

-Double or Nothing
  4-star every song to get twice as much cash.
-Quadruple or Nothing
  5-star every song to get 4 times as much cash and fans.
-Confuse the Guitarist
  Switch your last song for a harder guitar song. (+cash/fans)
-Confuse the Drummer/Shure is in the House
  Switch your last song for a harder drum song. (+cash/fans)
-MTV is in the House
  Switch your last song for a harder band song. (+cash/fans)
-High Cost of Low Living
  Switch your last song for a simpler song. (-cash/fans)
-Hot Topic Sponsorship
  Drop your setlist and play That's What You Get by Paramore. You get a nice
  amount of cash, but you lose a lot of fans. Sellout.

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VI. FAQ/CONTACT ME:
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Q: Can I use my RB1 instruments on RB2?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I use my GH2/GH3/GHWT instruments on RB2?
A: Yes. With the GHWT drums, both cymbals will be mapped as the same.

Q: Can I use my RB2 instruments on GH2/GH3/GHWT?
A: AFAIK, you can on GHWT. The notechart will adjust to the 4 pads of the RB2
drum set. As for GH2/3, I'm not sure. I don't think so.

UPDATE: I've had e-mails telling me that the RB2 Strat doesn't work on GHIII.

Q: What's the song playing at the intro?
A: Cheap Trick's "Hello There".

Q: What's the fastest way to make money?
A: Go hire the accountant. Then, go to World Tour, go do the large venues'
"Create-a-Setlist" lists, play easy songs, and try to five/gold star them.
Bets will make this loads easier.

Q: How do you create custom songs?
A: You can't.

Need an answer that isn't here? You could e-mail me at 
k_graham9 [at] hotmail.com. I'll try to get back to you as quick as possible,
but I have school as well to take care of, so don't expect me to answer too
quick. As well, you can ask me on the message board, my username is The Slurpee
Man.

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VII. OUTRO/LEGAL JUNK:
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This FAQ is copyright (c) 2008-09 to Kevin Graham, A.K.A. SlurptasticJive. You
may not use this guide on your site without permission.

Now that I have that mumbo-jumbo out of the way, I'd like to say that it was
fun writing this guide, and I hope to write another in the future.

Special thanks to a few people:
CJayC for creating the site, and SBAllen for maintaining it.
Harmonix for this game and a constant flow of DLC (I still am waiting for
Porcupine Tree!)
My roommate who endured hearing Panic Attack over 9000 times (but it might be
getting to him).
CE, because they're lulz like that.
Dream Theater for making Panic Attack so frustrating.
And you, the readers, for reading this.

Good night to you all!

~SlurptasticJive


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