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    Achievement Guide by OmegaMustard

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    GAME: Rock Band
    By: Kenneth Stubbs (OmegaMustard)
    Email: omegamustard1@yahoo.com
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    The Guitar Hero III Achievement FAQ is Copyright (C) Sept. 22, 2008 
     Kenneth Stubbs
    
    
    *If you are looking for an achievement inparticular, just search the word*
    *For the Five Star achievements go to Scorehero.com for the 5 star cut offs*
    
    Contents
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    *Recommended Downloadable Content*
    I. The Achievements
    A. Enlightened Guitarist
    B. Hendrix Reborn
    C. Who Needs the Power
    D. Whammy Mania
    E. Star Mania
    F. Life of the Party
    G. Search and Destroy
    H. Too Many to Count
    I. Never Gonna Spend It All
    J. That's What Friends Are For
    K. Back Up Hero
    L. Guitar Wizard
    M. 100 Million!?! Gulp!?!
    N. Streaker
    O. Tone Deaf
    P. Easy Rider
    Q. Medium Rare
    R. Always Hard
    S. Solo Career
    T. Button Masher
    U. Buy a Guitar Already
    V. Big 'Ol Pile of Wins
    W. The Long Road Ahead
    X. Meet Your Maker
    Y. Right Hand of God
    Z. Bronze Streaker
    AA.Silver Streaker
    AB.Gold Streaker
    AC.Streak Master
    AD.First Big Score
    AE.Half a Mill'
    AF.Now That's Impressive
    AG.Axe Grinder
    AH.Rock Guru
    AI.Shredder
    AJ.Guitar Hero
    AK.Perfectionist
    AL.Ready to Rock
    AM.Axe Collector
    AN.Track Master
    AO.Got 'em All
    AP.A Couple of Streakers
    AQ.Two Timer
    AR.Dynamic Duo
    AS.Streak Masters
    AT.Millionaire Club
    AU.Higher Than Most
    AV.Easy Duo
    AW.Medium Duo
    AX.Hard Duo
    AY.Living Legends
    AZ.Leaders of the Pack
    BA.Two by Four
    BB.Half Mill' Club
    BC.Burnin' a Hole in Your Pocket
    BD.The Inhuman Achievement
    
    Secret Achievements
    BE.Tail Between Your Legs
    BF.Blowin' It
    BG.Almost Got It
    II.  Closing Statements
    
    
    Downloadable Content List
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    1. Boss Battle Track Pack - this will help with the point achievements
       and it is free.  The Devil Went Down to Georgia is really hard but
       has a lot of notes, if you can get the song down, you can easily
       get all the point style achievements.  The pack is also free.
    
    2. Ernten Was Wir Säen - This is a single song that will net you really
       high points and has a lot of notes, pretty easy for a expert song.
    
    3. Death Magnetic - I'm only putting this on here for the fact that
       All Nightmare Long really makes all the point achievements really
       simple.  So if you have the points and are good at the game, this will
       help you get a 1000 in the game.  The songs are also really fun as well.
    
    
    
    I. The Achievements
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    Guitar Hero III currently has 59 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.  Which are marked 
    with the ** symbols.
    
    A. Enlightened Guitarist
      - Gold Star 20 songs on Expert 30G
      - There are two ways you can do this, legit, or glitch it.  Legit, you
        have to perfect 20 songs on expert.  They must be career songs.  
        Probably the first couple of tier songs are the easiest.  If you are
        looking to glitch it, go to the cheats menu, enter the code for
        performance mode, then enter the code to unlock all (both found on
        the cheats page)  Then go to career, expert and pick Through The
        Fire and Flames, then automatically fail and this achievement should
        pop.
    
    
    B. Hendrix Reborn
      - Complete Career Lefty and Righty 10G
      - For this you must complete the career at least twice, once on righty
        and then go to your options and change the setting to lefty flip,
        after you beat the career on both, this should pop. Must do the
        whole career on both.  Doesn't matter the difficulty.  Try playing
        looking in a mirror if you are right handed when you do lefty flip.
    
    
    C. Who Needs the Power
      - 200k on Cult of Personality without Star Power 15G
      - This can only be done on Hard or Expert.  Easier on Hard but you
        must pratically perfect the song.  A little trick you can do is
        near the end of the song when that pause comes up right before the
        final 5 seconds of notes, activate star power then and as long as
        you star power is up when the song ends, it doesn't count that you
        used it.
    
    
    D. Whammy Mania
      - Use the Whammy Bar on every held note on Number of the Beast 15G
      - This can be done on any difficulty.  What you mainly want to do is
        tape down your whammy bar a just perfect the song, you must hit 
        every whammy note.
    
    
    E. Star Mania
      - Activate Star Power 3 times on Through the Fire and Flames on 
        Expert 15G
      - This is only obtainable in Quickplay.  TTFaF is the hardest
        song on the game and you must first unlock it by completing
        career mode on any difficulty.  Best tip I can give is as
        soon as you fill your star meter up where you can use star
        power, use it.  The song is fairly long, there are a few
        chances to get this in it.
    
    
    F. Life of the Party
      - Host Ranked Online matches and win 15 consecutive songs 10G
      - You must host the matches and win 15 times in a row.  You
        can check your consecutive streak on the leaderboards. This
        achievement is glitched and doesn't unlock when it is 
        suppose to for most people.  It may pop up randomly sometime
        after you have won 15 matches in a row.
    
    
    G. Search and Destroy
      - Join Ranked Online matches and win 15 consecutive songs 10G
      - Same as Life of the Party except you must join ranked matches.
        This achievement has the same glitch as Life of the Party as
        well.
    
    
    H. Too Many to Count
      - Hit 250,000 notes in Career 25G
      - You will get this eventually, just play a lot and you will get
        it.  Must be done under 1 band.
    
    
    I. Never Gonna Spend It All
      - Earn $350,000 in career lifetime earnings 10G
      - You must earn this much money among all your careers.  If you
        are going for 5 stars you get more money and will get this
        quicker, but it still takes awhile.
    
    
    J. That's What Friends Are For
      - Complete Co-op Career 25G
      - Just complete a co-op career with a friend on any difficulty.
        Must be done locally.
    
    
    K. Back Up Hero
      - Complete all songs as the back-up guitar player 10G
      - Must complete the co op career as the Bass or Rhythm Guitarist.
        All songs.  Must be done locally.
    
    
    L. Guitar Wizard
      - Complete all Co-op as the lead guitarist 10G
      - Must complete all songs in the co op career as Lead guitarist.
        Must be done locally, any difficulty.
    
    
    M. 100 Million!?! Gulp!?!
      - Earn 100,000,000 points total in Career 30G
      - Just keep playing songs under the same band in career mode.
        I hope you really like the game and playing because that is
        what this achievement calls for.
    
    
    N. Streaker
      - Earn a 150 note streak in a Ranked Online Battle mode match 10G
      - Go on xbox live and create a Ranked Battle Mode, then try and
        get a 150 note streak, pretty hard if you are playing legit
        because the other player will be hitting you with weapons.
    
    
    O. Tone Deaf
      - Beat any song on the expert difficulty with the games sound 
        options turned down to zero  5G
      - First go to options and turn all the games sound options to
        zero so you hear nothing.  Then play a song on expert difficulty
        and pass it.
    
    
    P. Easy Rider
      - Complete a Career on the Easy Difficulty 5G
      - Complete the Career on easy, you must complete at least 3 songs
        on each tier and the encore/guitar battle to move to the next
        tier.  After beating Lou(the devil) at the end, you will get 
        this.
    
    
    Q. Medium Rare
      - Complete Career Mode on the Medium difficulty 10G
      - Same as Easy except takes a little bit more skill, it adds 
        another fret button on you, so now you have to press four.
    
    
    R. Always Hard
      - Complete Career on the Hard difficulty 15G
      - Not the same and Easy and Medium, you must use all five
        fret buttons this time and complete every song on the setlist
        to move on.  It is pretty leniant until the last two tiers.
        Be prepared for Raining Blood and One, they have nasty shreds
        in them.  So might be a good time to work on hammer ons and
        pull offs.
    
    
    S. Solo Career
      - Complete all Career difficulties  25G
      - You will get this once you have beaten the Easy, Medium, Hard and
        Expert careers.
    
    
    T. Button Masher
      - Win 15 consecutive Ranked songs online using a standard 
        controller 5G
      - Do the same thing as Life of the Party except use a controller.
        If you can't play with a controller all that well, get a friend
        to help you boost this achievement.  Note that it is also glitched
        and may pop up randomly sometime after you have done they right
        thing to unlock it.
    
    
    U. Buy a Guitar Already
      - Play through a career on the Hard or Expert difficulty using a 
        standard controller 15G
      - Well if you are really good with a controller you shouldn't have
        a problem hear.  If you aren't, beat the game like you normally
        would with a guitar, then shut the game off after you've beaten
        Lou at the end, a little when the video starts rolling.  Start
        the game back up with a controller plugged in and then go to
        hard/expert and get ready to pick a song, the achievement should
        pop.  You don't have to play the whole career again if you have
        already beaten it before, just beat Lou at the end.
    
    
    V. Big 'Ol Pile of Wins
      - Win 500 Online Ranked matches 20G
      - Just play a lot of ranked and win 500 matches, will take awhile.
    
    
    W. The Long Road Ahead
      - Complete all difficulties in Career, buy everything from the 
        shop and complete 100 online matches  100G
      - Complete Easy, Medium, Hard and Expert.  Play 100 online matches,
        doesn't matter if they are ranked or not and by everything from
        the store, you can use a code to unlock everything in the store
        or buy everything legit.  That also means you have to 5 star every
        song on all 4 difficulties in solo and co op.
    
    
    X. Meet Your Maker
      - Beat one of the creators of Guitar Hero 3 at their own game 20G
      - This is viral, just beat someone that has the achievement and
        you get it, player or ranked.  Online only.
    
    
    Y. Right Hand of God
      - Complete Career Mode on the Expert difficulty 20G
      - Same as hard but harder.  Just have to pratice until you can do
        it, if a solo is messing you up, save star power and it may help
        you get by.
    
    
    Z. Bronze Streaker
      - Earn a 100 note Streak in Career or Quick Play 5G
      - Really simple, most songs even on easy will net you over 100
        notes, just don't miss any notes and you will get this.
    
    
    AA.Silver Streaker
      - Earn a 250 note streak in Career or Quick Play 10G
      - A little bit more difficult than Bronze but not much, some of
        the longer songs on easy will get you this if you don't miss any
        notes inbetween.
    
    
    AB.Gold Streaker
      - Earn a 500 note streak in Career or Quick Play 15G
      - This can be done on One on easy.  Some of the easier Medium
        songs can net you this.  Story of my Life is a good one.
    
    
    AC.Streak Master
      - Earn a 1000 note streak in Career or Quick Play 20G
      - Only easy song that can get you this is Through The Fire and
        Flames.  If you are looking for something else, One on Medium
        is a possibility.
      
    
    AD.First Big Score
      - Score 250,000 on a song 5G
      - This is actually possible on Through The Fire and Flames on
        easy if you are perfecting the song and using your star
        power right.  You can also get it on One on Medium or Story
        Of My Life.
    
    
    AE.Half a Mill'
      - Score 500,000 on a song 10G
      - This can be gotten on Through The Fire/Flames on Hard.  It
        can be gotten on a handful of expert songs as well.  If you
        have some DLC, It can be gotten on Johnney I Hardley Knew Ya
        on Hard.  That is part of the free Dropkick Murpheys pack.
    
    
    AF.Now That's Impressive
      - Score 750,000 on a song 20G
      - Well use to this achievement could only be done on Through
        The Fire/Flames on expert if you pratically perfected the song.
        If you are a master you can do it on that.  DLC that allows you
        to do it is the songs in the new DragonForce pack which costs
        500 MS.  The Devil Went Down to Georgia which is free in the 
        Boss Battle Pack but is harder to do than Through Fire/Flames.
        If you are a big spender and really like Metallica, You can
        download the Death Magnetic full album for 1440 MS points.
        If you do download that, I've heard the 750,000 points is
        no problem on the song All Nightmare Long.
    
    
    AG.Axe Grinder
      - Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Easy difficulty 10G
      - This achievement shouldn't give anyone really any trouble,
        just almost perfect all the easy songs in career mode so
        you have 5 stars on them.
    
    
    AH.Rock Guru
      - Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Medium difficulty 20G
      - A little bit harder than Easy but not too much, Only
        songs that may give you trouble are some of the last
        tier songs.  Just pratice a bit and you should get them.
    
    
    AI.Shredder
      - Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Hard difficulty 30G
      - This actually takes quite a bit of skill.  It will take a
        lot of pratice to get this one, but just stick with it and
        you can do it.
    
    
    AJ.Guitar Hero
      - Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Expert difficulty 75G
      - This is gonna take you longer than Hard, You have to be
        near god at this game to do this.  If you stick with it and
        are determined you will eventually be able to do it.
    
    
    AK.Perfectionist
      - 100% a song 10G
      - Just pick a song you are really good at, can be done on easy
        if you want, just don't miss a single note and this is yours.
    
    
    AL.Ready to Rock
      - Complete the tutorial 5G
      - There are 4 sections to the tutorial. just complete all four
        and this is yours, be warned, they drag out and are boring.
    
    
    AM.Axe Collector
      - Buy all the Guitars from the shop 5G
      - First you must unlock all the guitars, you do this by getting
        5 stars on all the career difficulties in solo and co op or
        you can put in the unlock all cheat.
    
    
    AN.Track Master
      - Buy all songs from the shop 5G
      - There are 26 tracks at 500 dollars a piece.  You can buy them
        or use the unlock all cheat.
    
    
    AO.Got 'em All
      - Buy all characters from the shop 5G
      - There are 5 total characters, you must first play through the
        career to unlock them all, then you can buy all of them, they
        are very expensive, you can save up or use the unlock all cheat.
    
    
    AP.A Couple of Streakers
      - Earn a 200 note streak in a Co-op match 5G
      - This can be done on a local game or online co op.  This can be
        done on most easy songs.
    
    
    AQ.Two Timer
      - Earn a 500 note streak in a Co-op match 10G
      - This can be done on a local game or online co op.  This can be
        done on most easy songs, probably ones that a little long.
    
    
    AR.Dynamic Duo
      - Earn a 1000 note streak in a Co-op match  15G
      - You can do this on most Medium songs, If you are looking for
        an easy song for this, Through The Fire and Flames has over
        2000 notes on easy.  Local or online co op.
    
    
    AS.Streak Masters
      - Earn a 2000 note streak in a Co-op match  20G
      - Through The Fire and Flames on easy is a good one.  Story of
        My Life if both players are on expert is another good one.
        One on Medium is another good one.  Just whatever you and your
        partner are comfortable with.  Local or online co op.
    
    
    AT.Millionaire Club
      - Score 1,000,000 on any song in a Co-op match  20G
      - Well you and your friend could both do really well on
        Through The Fire and Flames on expert.  Same songs I listed
        under the Now Thats Impressive achievement apply hear but all
        must be done with both players on expert. Local or Online Co Op.
    
    
    AU.Higher Than Most
      - Score 700,000 on any song in a Co-op match  20G
      - This can be done a a few songs.  One with both players on
        Medium or Through The Fire and Flames.  There are probably a 
        good bit of DLC that this can be done with as well.
        Local or Online Co Op.
    
    
    AV.Easy Duo
      - Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs for the Easy difficulty  10G
      - Same thing as solo but must be done in a co op career, local
        only.  Not too hard.
    
    
    AW.Medium Duo
      - Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs for the Medium difficulty  20G
      - Same thing as solo but must be done in a co op career, local
        only.  A little harder than Easy but not too much harder.
    
    
    AX.Hard Duo
      - Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs for the Hard difficulty  30G
      - Same thing as solo but must be done in a co op career, local
        only.  Harder than Medium and may take a bit of pratice.  Just
        work on the songs you can't quite get and you will get them
        eventually.
    
    
    AY.Living Legends
      - 5 Star all Co-op songs on Expert  75G
      - Same thing as solo but must be done in a co op career, local
        only.  Harder than Medium, all I can really say is pratice,
        pratice and pratice some more on the songs that are giving
        you a hard time.
    
    
    AZ.Leaders of the Pack
      - 100% a song in a Co-op match  10G
      - Fairly simple, just you and your friend or partner pick a
        song that you are really good at and don't miss any notes,
        any difficulty, local or online co op.
    
    
    BA.Two by Four
      - Get an 8X multiplier in a Co-op game  5G
      - When in a co op game, when you have at least a 25 note streak
        you should have a 4x, when you have enough star power just 
        you and your friend tilt your guitars at the same time or 
        press select and it will turn 8x.
    
    
    BB.Half Mill' Club
      - Score 500,000 on any song in a Co-op match  10G
      - One on Medium is probably the easiest or Throught The Fire
        and Flames on Medium.  Will probably have to about perfect
        either song.
    
    
    BC.Burnin' a Hole in Your Pocket
      - Buy everything from the store  10G
      - You can actually buy everything from the store legit or you
        can put in the unlock all code.  You must 5 star every song
        on all 4 difficulties in both solo and co op career to be
        able to buy and unlock everything legit.
    
    
    BD.The Inhuman Achievement
      - Complete Through the Fire and Flames on Expert  15G
      - This is a great test of skill.  You can't use any codes like
        no fail mode or anything to do this, must do it legit.  The
        beginning is the hardest part, the hammer ons are really the
        key to passing the beginning.  Just pratice and you will
        get it.
    
    
    Secret Achievements
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    BE.Tail Between Your Legs
      - Refuse a boss battle 0G
      - You have 3 chances to get this in a solo career, the first one
        is against Tom Morello, just refuse and you get this.
    
    
    BF.Blowin' It
      - Fail any song 10 times 5G
      - Quick way to do this is pick a song on expert and don't play
        just let it keep failing and just keep picking retry.
    
    
    BG.Almost Got It
      - Fail a song passed 90% completion 5G
      - Just play a song on medium or easy and then when right at the
        end, Start strumming up and down really fast so you will fail
        out.
    
    
    II.   Closing Statements
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