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    Achievement Guide by OmegaMustard

    Version: Final | Updated: 06/03/09 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    GAME: Rock Band
    By: Kenneth Stubbs (OmegaMustard)
    Email: omegamustard1@yahoo.com
    Information Help From Xbox.com, My friends that I play this with.
                                    Jamestdumbaxx and wtmxwl iii
    
    If you want to use this on your website or such, email me and ask first.
    This Document is copyrighted by me.  
    The Rock Band Achievement FAQ is Copyright (C) Jan. 04, 2008 Kenneth Stubbs
    
    
    *If you are looking for an achievement inparticular, just search the word*
    
    Contents
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    I. The Achievements
    A. Breakthrough Act
    B. Hot Artist
    C. Top Artist
    D. String Shredder
    E. Fret Ripper
    F. Axe Assassin
    G. Lord of the Strings
    H. Rhythm Rocker
    I. Groove Technician
    J. Heavy Hitter
    K. AN-I-MAL!!!
    L. Howler
    M. Screamer
    N. Crooner
    O. Virtuoso
    P. Got Wheels
    Q. Open Road
    R. Jet Setter
    S. One Million Fans
    T. Hall of Fame Inductee
    U. Vinyl Artist
    V. Gold Artist
    W. Platinum Artist
    X. Big In London
    Y. Big In Paris
    Z. Big In Amsterdamn
    AA.Big In Berlin
    AB.Big In Stockholm
    AC.Big In Rome
    AD.Big In Boston
    AE.Big In NYC
    AF.Big In Chicago
    AG.Big In LA
    AH.Big In Seattle
    AI.Big In San Francisco
    AJ.Big In Japan
    AK.Big In Sydney
    AL.Big In Reykjavik
    AM.Big In Rio de Janeiro
    AN.Big In Moscow
    AO.Tug Of War Champ
    AP.Tug Of War Streak
    AQ.Score Duel Champ
    AR.Score Duel Streak
    AS.Killer Performance
    AT.Flawless Groove
    AU.Flawless Drumming
    AV.Flawless Fretwork
    AW.Flawless Singing
    AX.Riding On Coattails
    II.  Closing Statements
    
    
    
    I. The Achievements
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    Rock Band currently has 50 Achievements worth a total of 1000 Gamerscore
    points. I have included the easiest songs for certain achievements as 
    well as added the Downloadable Content songs as well.
    
    A. Breakthrough Act
      - Unlocked a Big Club in Solo Tour on Easy, Medium, Hard or Expert 10G
      - Finish the second tier of songs in solo career, any difficulty
    
    
    B. Hot Artist
      - Unlocked a Theater in Solo Tour on Easy, Medium, Hard or Expert 10G
      - Finish the fourth tier of songs in solo career, any difficulty
    
    
    C. Top Artist
      - Unlocked an Arena in Solo Tour on Medium, Hard or Expert 10G
      - Finish the sixth tier of songs in solo career, any difficulty
    
    
    D. String Shredder
      - Finished Guitar Solo Tour on Easy 20G
    
    
    E. Fret Ripper
      - Finished Guitar Solo Tour on Medium 30G
    
    
    F. Axe Assassin
      - Finished Guitar Solo Tour on Hard 40G
    
    
    G. Lord of the Strings
      - Finished Guitar Solo Tour on Expert 50G
      - Alright, these are stackable achievements, meaning, if you complete
        the game on a harder difficulty, it will unlock the lower 
        difficulties as well.  This game is no where near as hard as 
        Guitar Hero 3, so for veteran players of that, you'll breeze these
        guitar acheivements.
      - I guess the real key is to practice, pratice, pratice.  No real
        tips other than that.
    
      - Tips from soldat329x are
        Hammer-Ons/Pull-Offs- These are noted differently in Rock Band 
        than the Guitar Hero series. In Rock Band, a hammerable note consists 
        of a large note, followed by a noticeably smaller note. The smaller 
        note, needs not to be strummed, only pressed as it crosses the bar.
    
      - Fender Controller- If you are lucky and have a working Fender 
        controller, you will notice that sometimes when playing the 
        scrolling fretboard glows blue and a percentage comes up. 
        That means you have entered a solo. On the Fender controller 
        only, you can use the lower set of fret buttons during this 
        time and can finger tap your way through the section without 
        strumming. Just press the button as the note scrolls over the bar.
    
      - Timing Window - The timing window for Rock Band is a mix between 
        Guitar Hero I and Guitar Hero II in my opinion. It is insanely 
        tight. This means that you have about 3/4 of a second in any 
        direction to hit the note as it crosses the bar. If you understand 
        this concept, solos will come a little easier to you.
        
    
    H. Rhythm Rocker
      - Finish Drum Solo Tour on easy 20G
    
    
    I. Groove Technician
      - Finish Drum Solo Tour on medium 30G
    
    
    J. Heavy Hitter
      - Finish Drum Solo Tour on Hard 40G
    
    
    K. AN-I-MAL!!!
      - Finish Drum Solo Tour on Expert 50G
      - These drum achievements are also stackable.
      - This is the hardest achievement in the game, go through the 
        tutorials, since this is a new idea.  If you are really having
        problems, you can always have a friend do the bass pedal for you
        while you concentrate on the four drum pads.
    
    
    L. Howler
      - Finish Vocal Solo Tour on easy 20G
    
    
    M. Screamer
      - Finish Vocal Solo Tour on medium 30G
    
    
    N. Crooner
      - Finish Vocal Solo Tour on hard 40G
    
    
    O. Virtuoso
      - Finish Vocal Solo Tour on expert 50G
      - The vocal achievements are stackable as well.
      - The best thing I can say is to learn the songs, it will make the
        songs a lot easier to complete.  Now, there is a trick where
        you can hum into the mic.  If you hum the sounds and rhythm of
        the song, it should go through smoothly.  There is a youtube
        video about it.  http://youtube.com/watch?v=whJKXfD1M4k
      - Another tip is to learn the games pitches, you can also learn the
        songs by putting them on cd or your ipod, this will help big time.
    
    P. Got Wheels
      - Unlock the Van in Band World Tour 20G
      - This is random, but you will get it by playing gigs, so yeah.
    
    
    Q. Open Road
      - Unlock the Bus in Band World Tour 20G
      - This is the same with the Van but it will be a bus instead.
    
    
    R. Jet Setter
      - Unlock the Jet in Band World Tour 20G
      - Same as above but will be a Jet this time.
    
    
    S. One Million Fans
      - Reach 1,000,000 fans 10G
      - You will get this eventually if you keep playing.
      - The number of fans you get is set on this 
     Easy - 49,005, Medium - 260,000, Hard - 600,000, Expert - Unlimited
      - It will only adjust with the person on the lowest difficulty,
        so if you have everyone playing on expert and one on easy, it
        goes with easy.
    
    
    T. Hall of Fame Inductee
      - Finish the Hall of Fame Induction in Band World Tour 100G
      - This shows up as an invite right after you get your PR Firm. 
        It is located in Moscow and will be noted with a gold record. 
        It is an 8 song set - (Don't Fear) The Reaper, Highway Star, 
        Tom Sawyer, Flirtin' With Disaster, Enter Sandman, 
        Foreplay/Long Time, Run to the Hills, and Wont Get Fooled Again. 
    
    
    U. Vinyl Artist
      - Finish the Endless Setlist in Band World Tour on Medium 10G
    
    
    V. Gold Artist
      - Finish the Endless Setlist in Band World Tour on Hard 20G
    
    
    W. Platinum Artist
      - Finish the Endless Setlist in Band World Tour on Expert 25G
      - wow, 25 points for 58 songs.  After you complete Hall of Fame
        inductee, this is unlocked, this is all 58 songs on the disc,
        even bonus tracks.  It will take about 5 hours to do, you can
        not quit or you will have to start over.  You can pause if you
        need a break.  You will need at least two people to do it.
        The endless setlist is unlocked after completing Hall of Fame
        Inductee in Moscow.
    
    X. Big In London
      - Finish the last remaining gig in London 10G
      - Each venue in a city must have a check mark by it. This 
        signifies that it has been complete. When all the venues in a 
        city have a checkmark, the achievement will unlock. The venues 
        are what you see after you select a city. The sets are what show 
        up after you select a venue. To be complete the sets do not have 
        to have maximum star ratings, only need to be complete.
        This is the same with all the Venues.
    
    
    Y. Big In Paris
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Paris 10G
    
    
    Z. Big In Amsterdamn
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Amsterdam 10G
    
    
    AA.Big In Berlin
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Berlin 10G
    
    
    AB.Big In Stockholm
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Stockholm 10G
    
    
    AC.Big In Rome
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Rome 10G
    
    
    AD.Big In Boston
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Boston 10G
    
    
    AE.Big In NYC
      - Finish the last remaining gig in New York 10G
    
    AF.Big In Chicago
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Chicago 10G
    
    
    AG.Big In LA
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Los Angeles 10G
    
    
    AH.Big In Seattle
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Seattle 10G
    
    
    AI.Big In San Francisco
      - Finish the last remaining gig in San Francisco 10G
    
    
    AJ.Big In Japan
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Tokyo 10G
    
    
    AK.Big In Sydney
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Sydney 10G
    
    
    AL.Big In Reykjavik
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Reykjavik 10G
    
    
    AM.Big In Rio de Janeiro
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Rio de Janeiro 10G
    
    
    AN.Big In Moscow
      - Finish the last remaining gig in Moscow 10G
    
    
    AO.Tug Of War Champ
      - Win 20 Tug of War ranked matches 30G
      - You must have an Xbox Live Gold Account, select multiplayer,
        Select tug of war, then select ranked.  It goes by how well
        you do, there is a meter and tugs back and forth.  Just win
        20 of these matches.
    
    
    AP.Tug Of War Streak
      - Win 5 Tug of War ranked matches in a row 20G
      - Same as above, except win 5 in a row.
    
    
    AQ.Score Duel Champ
      - Win 20 Score Duel Ranked Matches 30G
      - This is played who has the most points at the end.  Must
        have Xbox Live Gold.  Select Multiplayer, Select Score
        Duel, then Ranked.  Play and do your best, on your 20th win
        This will unlock.
    
    
    AR.Score Duel Streak
      - Win 5 Score Duel Ranked Matches in a row 20G
      - Same as above except win 5 in a row.
    
    
    AS.Killer Performance
      - Five Star a song on Easy, Medium, Hard or Expert 10G
      - Do your best on the song, you can see how many stars you have
        on the right upper side of the screen.  Just finish the song 
        with five and the achievement is yours.
    
    
    AT.Flawless Groove
      - Score 100% notes hit as bassist, up-strums only, on Expert 10G
      - These are the easiest songs to 100 percent on Bass on Expert
        -I think I'm paranoid
        -Should I stay or should I go?
        -Here we go again
        Downloadable content Wise
        -Charlene by Steven and The Colberts - It's free and easy
    
    AU.Flawless Drumming
      - Score 100% notes hit as a drummer on Expert 10G
      - Easiest songs to 100 percent on Drums on Expert
        -Wanted Dead or Alive
        -I think I'm paranoid
        Downloadable Content Wise
        -Silver by The Pixies
        -Charlene by Steven And the Colberts - Its easy but not
         as easy as Silver
    
    
    AV.Flawless Fretwork
      - Score 100% notes hit as a guitarist on Expert 10G
      - Easiest songs to 100 percent on Guitar on Expert
        -I think I'm paranoid
        -Should I stay or Should I go
        -Mississippi Queen
        Downloadable Content wise
        -Charlene by Steven and the Colberts - It is free and
         only a minute and thiry seconds long and really easy.
    
    
    
    AW.Flawless Singing
      - Score a 100% rating as a vocalist on Expert 10G
      - Easiest songs to 100 percent on Vocals on Expert
        -Blitzkrieg Bop
        -Sabotage
        -Paranoid - just about the whole song is the same pitch.
        Downloadable Content wise
        -Debaser by the Pixies is the easiest.
        -Clouds Over California by Devildriver is easy as well but
         not as easy as Debaser.
    
    
    AX.Riding On Coattails
      - Play with a "Platinum Artist"
      - You can do this online, simply play with someone that has
        finished the Endless Setlist on Expert.  Can be done online
        in band quickplay or tug of war/score duel.
    
    
    
    
    II.   Closing Statements
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    Big thanks to Wtmxwl III for helping me do the endless setlist
    on Expert.
    
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    My email is omegamustard1@yahoo.com
    My AIM is omegamust4rd
    
    Thanks for using my FAQ.  Hope This Helps
    

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