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[top]Overview

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[top]Introduction



[top]Tips & Strategies



[top]Roadmap



[top]Trophies

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Flawless Fretwork
Scored 100% notes hit as a guitarist on Expert

For DLC, "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)" is a possibility, though it's actually tricky in places, I mention it because of the length. Other possible recommendations include: "So What'cha Want", "Nine In the Afternoon", or if you have access to the Rock Band 1 songs, "I Think I'm Paranoid".

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Flawless Drumming
Scored 100% notes hit as a drummer on Expert

"Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)" is suggested. It's holds simple parts. It takes the easiest load to do this. And the plus side, is that it's free. Other songs then here are some other song recommendations: "Eye of the Tiger", "Psycho Killer", "Livin' On A Prayer", or "Shooting Star".

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Flawless Singing
Scored a 100% rating as a vocalist on Expert

Your best bet is "Visions" from Abnormality. Just make sure you're constantly saying... something during the parts you need to be, or put up the volume and put this next to it, or use prerecordings. What you say doesn't matter, just make sure to keep blabbing and loudly enough it registers, and you should get this. It may look like you're cutting it close at times, but you should get it on the first try if you do this. If you don't have the song, use "So What'cha Want".

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Flawless Groove
Scored 100% notes hit as a bassist, up-strums only, on Expert

With any of the easier songs, this should be simple; the only way it wouldn't be is if you're a down-strummer and find it hard to up-strum. I don't know about that because I up-strum only, but seriously this is simple. I recommend the song, "So What'cha Want”. It has only one note to play in the entire chart. Just remember to upstrum. Flipping the guitar won't really help unless you're ambidextrous and have the ability to read notes backwards. I don't think that's many of you. Or thanks to the guy who posted sometime when, you can go change the option to lefty switch, in where you can use the same hand and still strum up. And the song I did suggest is quite an easy one to do on lefty mode.

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Flawless Guitar Solo
100% on a guitar solo on Expert, using only the solo buttons

You need a guitar that holds solo buttons to have this trophy, so anyone with a Guitar Hero guitar needs to get a Rock Band one. To get this trophy, try doing a song from the original Rock Band, which you should have, choosing "Orange Crush" gives you three very easy solos to play from. If not, play "Today" from the disc.

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The Bachman-Turner Award
Maintained deployed Overdrive for 90 seconds.

Easier than it sounds. Just have 3 people and everyone play on Easy, have everyone build up their Overdrive to full, then let the vocalist go first, then have the drummer and the guitarist watch that players bar, and when it gets low have the drummer deploy if he can. If he can't, guitarist goes, then back to drummer, if he can't go again, do bass, then drummer should do one as close to the end as he can. By that time you should even have more Overdrive possibly, and you should get this no problem. Recommended song: "Shooting Star", "PDA", "De-Luxe", "Aqualung", "I Was Wrong", "Lazy Eye", "Painkiller", "Panic Attack", "Teen Age Riot", or any other long slow song you can think of. Sometimes a glitch can happen when overdrive appears to keep continuing when playing online, but nothing is effective. It appears as lag but still counts as overdrive time. That's how I got it.

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Million Point Club
Earned more than 1,000,000 points in a single song

You will have to have some friends for this one who are mildly talented. There are probably alternate ways of course, but this will be the quickest way to accomplish it. Start up "Green Grass & High Tides" and put everyone on Hard, and vocalist on Medium. If your crew is halfway decent at their jobs, you should get well over a million. It's worth noting your drummer is probably going to get the most points, followed by the guitarist, so make sure those two are very good. This song can probably be done with other difficulties as well and still make the million mark, so give it a try if you can't get everyone to play Hard. Now, that is the way I accomplished it for other ways you're going to have to give it a shot on your own. There are plenty of combinations of difficulties and songs you can use.

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Band Savior
Was a savior 3 times during a single song

Just get some people again (locally or coordinate a group online), play Easy if you have to, and have them purposely fail (when you have half of a bar of Overdrive) and save each of them once. Then finish the song. Though isn't not necessary, a longer song will give you more time to accomplish this.

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Hello Cleveland!
Deployed Vocal Overdrive 4 times in a single song

This could probably be done on any song, just play on Easy and deploy your Overdrive during the gold-colored parts as soon as you get the chance. But how I did this was doing it on Hard on "Battery". It has many set-offs for Overdrive throughout the song.

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Overdrive Overdose
Achieved an 8x Band Multiplier

Again, get some people together, play on Easy if you must, and have everyone build up Overdrive to full then let the vocalist go first and drummer go as soon as he can and the other 2 join in when they get the chance. As long as you have the 8x for even a bit, this should register. Again, a longer/slower song will give you more time to accomplish this.

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Clothes to the Edge
Bought over $100,000 worth of items from the Rock Shop

While going through Tour mode staff that make you more money (Trevor "Brutal" Dent, Bob Picunko Jr, NOT Mr. Leo Tolentino though), and just keep playing until you get the 100k and go a-shoppin'! As far as I know this will work across multiple characters as well, so you could shorten the amount of time needed. But you can amass 100k in a quick(or long) run for the Endless Setlist 2. You get rewarded just more than what you need when you play it on hard or higher.

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Needs more Umlauts!
Made a band logo

In the main screen, after you choose your characters for tour mode, go down to "Band Profile", select the Summary tab, and then select Logo. From there, just add any old picture you want, click Done, Finish, Save Changes, and there you go. You can delete it afterwards.

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The San Dimas 4th Annual Award
Competed in a Battle of the Bands event

In the main screen, after you choose your characters for tour mode, go down to "Battle of the Bands", now just pick any of them and play through them on any difficulty you like. How you do is not important, just finish it.

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You're Hired!
Hired a staff member

You'll get a note while making your way through Tour mode that new staff are available. Just pick one and hire them. Very easy.

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You Killed the Radio Star
Made a music video in World Tour

You'll do this one at some point in the Tour, just keep playing... eventually someone will say they want to make a video of your band, accept their offer and this trophy is yours.

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Got Wheels
Won a Van in World Tour

After playing enough in Tour mode, you'll get the option to play a certain gig to obtain a van, complete that event for this trophy.

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Open Road
Won a Bus in World Tour

After playing enough in Tour mode, you'll get the option to play a certain gig to obtain a bus, complete that event for this trophy.

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Jet Setter
Won a Jet in World Tour

After playing enough in Tour mode, you'll get the option to play a certain gig to obtain a jet, complete that event for this trophy.

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Worldwide Sensation
Gained the ability to play around the world

After playing enough in Tour mode, you'll get the option to play a certain gig to obtain a worldwide promoter, complete that event for this trophy.

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West Coast Performer
Played a set on the West Coast of North America

Just play a gig in San Francisco in Tour mode. Will also be obtained while going for World Tourer.

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God Save the Band
Played a set in the United Kingdom

Just play a gig in London in Tour mode. Will also be obtained while going for World Tourer.

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Heartland Performer
Played a set in Middle America

Just play a gig in Chicago in Tour mode. Will also be obtained while going for World Tourer.

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Western Europe Performer
Played a set in Western Europe

Just play a gig in Madrid in Tour mode. Will also be obtained while going for World Tourer.

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East Coast Performer
Played a set on the East Coast of North America

Just play a gig in Boston in Tour mode. Will also be obtained while going for World Tourer.

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Eastern European Performer
Played a set in Eastern Europe

Just play a gig in Moscow in Tour mode. Will also be obtained while going for World Tourer.

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World Tourer
Played in every venue in the world

Should be self-explanatory. Play at least once at every venue, and there you go.

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Along for the Ride
Beat an instrument-specific challenge while playing another instrument

In the main screen, after you choose your characters for tour mode, go down to "Play Challenge", choose "Local Upstart" and do either the Fender, Drum or Vocal Warmups, with 2 people playing 2 different instruments. This can be completed on any difficulty.

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Challenge Novice
Completed either 25 Challenges on Medium, 10 Challenges on Hard, or 5 Challenges on Expert

The easiest overall instrument to play has to be be Bass... so play any challenge you can on that and you'll get this before you know it. Just play a couple Expert Bass challenges and this one’s done.

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Challenge Master
Completed either 25 Challenges on Hard, or 10 Challenges on Expert

Again, bass is your friend if you can't play anything else on Expert. Hard is an option here, but you're going to have to do challenges on Expert anyway for the Challenge Savant trophy, so might as well get to working on them now.

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The Final Countdown
Unlock an Impossible Challenge

This will be unlocked as you progress towards the various instrument-specific challenge trophies.

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Groove Assassin
Beat the Impossible Bass Challenge

Just keep playing the Bass challenges (the first one appears in the "Underground Favorite" section) until you unlock the impossible one and beat that. Playing on Easy isn’t a problem for this.

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Beat It!
Completed all beats at 60BPM or higher, or half of the beats at 140BPM or higher

See The Beat Goes On.

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The Beat Goes On
Completed all beats at 100BPM or higher, or half of the beats at 180BPM or higher

To do your best, just put on the Metronome to maintain beat count and do all at 100BPM. That is the slowest to go for and it is pretty slow, keep focusing on doing the easy ones first then the hard patterns. You can see that the first beats you try are simplified unlike the ones of the harder ones. They improve from one another, and you should do so too. Doing this can unlock “Beat It!” trophy.

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Fill Me In
Completed all fills at 60BPM or higher, or half of the fills at 140BPM or higher

See Fill Legend Trophy.

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Fill Legend
Completed all fills at 100BPM or higher, or half of the fills at 180BPM or higher

As I said, not as tough as doing the beats, just do them at 100BPM. If you really can't do these, then there's nothing I can tell you to help beat them. Focus and use the metronome. You can unlock both trophies just by playing it safe on 100BPM.

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Solid Gold, Baby!
Gold Starred a song

This should easily be obtained by doing other trophies, particularly the 100% challenges, and specifically the Vocal challenge, as long as you follow my instructions on that you should get this one as well.

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One Million Fans
Reached 1,000,000 fans in World Tour

When you can use Jame Divine, hire him. As you progress, setlists of three songs can usually rack in about a million fans at a time. Focus on setlists in world tour.

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Challenge Savant
Completed 25 Challenges on Expert

Attempt the starter challegnes for the Expert, and work all that are available. If you have Downloadable Content, they will pop up as Challenges if you have complete sets. Select Downloadable Content that are familiar to you as well for Rock Band 2.

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Stage Igniters
Beat the Impossible Band Challenge

Just follow the band challenges all the way up to this one. You should have no trouble getting there and beating this with another person. You and your partner(s) can do this on Easy and still get the trophy.

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Lord of the Strings
Beat the Impossible Guitar Challenge

Just follow the guitar challenges all the way up to this one. You should have no trouble getting there and beating this. Do this on Easy if you want.

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AN-I-MAL!!!
Beat the Impossible Drum Challenge

Just follow the drum challenges all the way up to this one. You should have no trouble getting there and beating this. Do this on Easy if you want.

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Virtuoso
Beat the Impossible Vocal Challenge

Just follow the vocal challenges all the way up to this one. You should have no trouble getting there and beating this. Do this on Easy if you want.

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Buy a Real Instrument Already!
Beat any Impossible Challenge on Expert

If you feel confident in your abilities, play whatever you like. Note that it doesn't say you have to do well, just get through them. If you feel like you can't get through, just save your Overdrive, don't deploy it unless you feel you're in danger of failing. Like I said, you don't have to do well, just get through it. Again, just keep practicing this. Vocals are also a good choise for the Impossible Challenge, as long as you have the voice and know the lyrics quite well. You just have to focus on getting that tone out, not really sound like whoever is singing.

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Rock Immortal Inductee
Joined the Rolling Stone Rock Immortals list

After playing enough in Tour mode, you'll get the option to play a certain gig to become a Rock Immortal, complete that event for this trophy. It consists of eight songs. After finishing this, you get the trophy and the ability to go to the Endless Setlist II.

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Vinyl Artist
Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Medium

Do what it says. Bass is the easiest instrument to do this with, but at this level you should be able to get through it with about anything. Remember, you don't have to do well, just get through it. Try to aim for the Bladder of Steel award with this one.

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Gold Artist
Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Hard

Do what it says. Bass is the easiest instrument to do this with, and recommended unless you feel confident in your ability with something else. Remember, you don't have to do well, just get through it.

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The Bladder of Steel Award
Completed the Endless Setlist 2 without pausing or failing

You should probably get this at the same time you do the Vinyl Artist award. That way if you do need to go to the bathroom. You can possibly hand off to someone else for a minute and take care of business. Some other notes, this will take over six hours, about six and a half to be exact. So, go to the bathroom well beforehand and limit what you drink during this attempt. It's also recommended you have somewhere comfortable to sit or lay down while doing this, and standing up will get very tiring very quickly. Also let anyone else that might need to know what you are doing and that you won't be able to answer the door, the phone or do pretty much anything for that time. Also, if you're drumming, don't let your guard down within the last four songs, trust me, you'll regret it, because someone here does...

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Platinum Artist
Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Expert

This requires omega skills to do, as you have to play all the given songs in Rock Band 2 in expert. What I suggest to play your best instrument and practice the styles that you are uncomfortable with. Make a list of all the songs of Rock Band 2 in which you have difficulty passing. Then practice those under practice mode in Breakneck Speed. Breakneck is considered an adaption, not a cheat. Try to learn ways to maneuver Overdrive Paths to skip hard parts. I have to recomend practicing Panic Attack's beginning selections for drums. Look out for hard parts among every other instrument as this will require practice. And if you are good enough, you can score four trophies in one run on the Endless Setlist.

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Complete Discography
Wow! You've gotten all the trophies in Rock Band 2

Yes, and doing this by playing it safe can lead to this if you practice. And that's my guide, in which I simply updated from a earlier guide I had made for Rock Band 2.



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