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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:
    ================
    
    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:
    ---------------
    
    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:
    ----------
    
    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:
    ---------
    
    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):
    ------------------------------------------
    
    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:
    -----------------------
    
    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:
    ==============
    
    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:
    -----------
    
    
    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:
     [][][][][][][][][][]
    
     []  []  []  []  []
    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.
    
    ----------------
    b. 20 Bonus DLC:
    ----------------
    
    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.
    
    ===================
    V. BAND WORLD TOUR:
    ===================
    
    -------------------
    a. Tour Challenges:
    -------------------
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    More Band Nightmares
    1. Testify
    2. Aqualung
    3. Down With The Sickness
    4. Master Exploder
    5. Ramblin' Man
    
    Earned:
    N/A
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    Solid Karaoke Hits
    1. Shooting Star
    2. Float On
    3. E-Pro
    4. Everlong
    
    Earned:
    Shure Vocal Challenge
    *Solid Marathon Part 1
    *Alternative
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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 :(
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    Solid Guitar Hits
    1. Go Your Own Way
    2. Shooting Star
    3. Alive
    4. The Middle
    
    Earned:
    Guitar Solos
    *Solid Marathon Part 1
    *Alternative
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    More Challenging Riffs
    1. Give It All
    2. Everlong
    3. Pinball Wizard
    4. Lazy Eye
    
    Earned:
    N/A
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    Drum Deciders
    1. De-Luxe
    2. The Middle
    3. Uncontrollable Urge
    4. Alive
    
    Earned:
    Ludwig (c) Drumming Challenge
    *Moderate Marathon Part 1
    
    ---
    
    Ludwig (c) Drumming Challenge
    1. Mountain Song
    2. Chop Suey
    3. Lump
    4. Pinball Wizard
    
    Earned:
    Fill Nightmares
    *Challenging Marathon Part 1
    *'70s Hits
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    Bass Grooves
    1. One Way or Another
    2. Psycho Killer
    3. Pinball Wizard
    4. Alex Chilton
    
    Earned:
    Challenging Basslines
    *Moderate Marathon Part 1
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    '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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    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
    
    ---
    
    Touring Harmonix Bands Challenge (Rank: Headliner)
    1. Supreme Girl
    2. Night Lies
    3. Rob the Prez-O-Dent
    
    Earned:
    Impossible Harmonix Bands Challenge
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    --------------
    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.
    
    ===================
    VI. FAQ/CONTACT ME:
    ===================
    
    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.
    
    ======================
    VII. OUTRO/LEGAL JUNK:
    ======================
    
    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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