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Old 11-25-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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DLC Achievement Guide

Due to the weekly release of new Rock Band DLC, the additional 250 achievements have been split into a separate guide to make updating songs lists easier.

Rock Band 3 DLC achievements


Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
- Offline: 12 (250)
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 250 : 2-3 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? No. No-fail mode can be used to unlock all achievements.
- Does difficulty affect achievements? No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed? Drums, a guitar and a microphone along with 18 specific downloaded songs for 8 of the 12 DLC achievements.

Introduction:

In addition to the 1000 from Rock Band 3's achievements, there are 12 achievements for Rock Band 3 downloadable content that total out to 250. For three of these 12 achievements, players must complete certain songs with a specific instrument and 8 of the 12 achievements are tied to specific songs to fulfill achievement requirements. Other than buying new songs that may not be in all players' Rock Band music library, and having access to a guitar drum set and a microphone, the Rock Band 3 DLC achievements should be fairly easy for most players.

Below is a list of 7 Rock Band songs that can be downloaded for FREE. The first two songs are not available in Australia and other regions. However, players unable to download these songs can create a U.S. Xbox Live account to download them and play the songs on their main Xbox account for Live Free or Die. The last 3 songs can be used to unlock Decent Collection if players don't have more than the 18 songs needed for these DLC achievements. And these are the U.S. Xbox.com links below. So if you are in a different region, you can just change the location in the address bar of your internet browser after clicking each link (like "GB" in the place of "US" if you are in Great Britain, etc.):

Stephen and the Colberts--Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)
Vesuvius--Promised Land
Glados--Still Alive
Miranda Cosgrove--Headphones On

Lights Resolve--Dreaming of Love

Little Fish--Am I Crazy

Rock Band Network Megamix 01


ALSO available is a free 9-song music pack of HMX bands. This pack is counted as Rock Band 2 export songs...NOT DLC. You must have additional songs downloaded to unlock the Shameless Promotion achievement.

Section 1 (Guitar--Face Melter):

Face Melter is the only achievement that requires the use of a guitar controller. You must beat 3 '80s Metal songs on any difficulty (see list below). Download any songs you may not have or play songs that you have already purchased. Enable No-fail mode if necessary. After finishing your first song, you will get the Downloader achievement. When you finish your third Metal song, Face Melter will unlock.

Section 2 (Drums--The Perfect Drug):

The Perfect Drug is the only achievement that requires the use of a drumset. You must play "The Perfect Drug" by Nine Inch Nails on drums having played a 200+ note streak by the end of the song. This can be completed on any difficulty on standard drums OR on Pro drums. No-fail mode can be used if necessary. When "The Perfect Drug" has been completed, you will get the achievement if you reached a 200+ note streak.

Section 3 (Vocals--Mercurial Vocalist):

Mercurial Vocalist is the only achievement that must be done on vocals. You must play a downloaded song by Queen and score 5 stars. If you have exported Lego Rock Band's songs, "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions" WILL NOT work for this achievement. The song used must be a song bought from the Xbox Marketplace or Rock Band's Music Store (see the song list in the achievement description). This can be completed on any difficulty. After finishing the song chosen, if you have scored 5 stars, you will unlock Mercurial Vocalist. You will also unlock I Want It All for beating a Queen downloaded song and Fistful of Awesome for beating 5 downloaded songs.

Section 4 (Clean Up--6 achievements for 125):

These last 6 achievements can be completed on any instrument and on any difficulty. For Live Free or Die, you must play the 4 free downloaded songs listed (see description). For Shameless Self-Promotion, you must play 3 downloaded songs from Harmonix bands (see description). After playing your 12th downloaded song you will unlock Accountant's Dozen. For Just Another Band Out of Boston, simply play a downloaded song from Boston on any instrument. If you choose to play "Forplay/Longtime" from Rock Band 1's export, you MUST have at least one additional song by Boston downloaded to unlock the achievement. For Dave Grohl Band, simply play 5 of the songs listed to unlock the achievement (see description).

After finishing your 5th Dave Grohl song, your total count of DLC played will be 18. You can either play any DLC that wasn't used to unlock the DLC achievements you earned to make your total count 20. Or, if you don't have any additional DLC, you can play "Dreaming of Love," "Am I Crazy" or "Rock Band Network Megamix 01" to unlock Decent Collection.

Conclusion:

The DLC achievements for Rock Band 3 should not be too challenging for most. Having to purchase DLC for certain achievements may turn some players off, but most players (especially those with large Rock Band music libraries) should have no problem getting all 250 over the course of playing Rock Band 3 or in about 2 or 3 hours in one day using this Road Map.

Downloader - Play a downloaded song. 20
*See “Decent Collection”*

Mercurial Vocalist - Earn 5 stars on Vocals on a downloaded Queen song. 30

This can be unlocked on any difficulty. The following songs can be played to unlock this achievement:

Another One Bites The Dust
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Fat Bottomed Girls
Hammer To Fall
I Want It All
I Want It All (RB3 Version)
I Want To Break Free
I Want To Break Free (RB3 Version)
Keep Yourself Alive
Killer Queen
Killer Queen (RB3 Version)
Now I'm Here
One Vision
One Vision (RB3 Version)
Play the Game
Somebody to Love
Sombody to Love (RB3 Version)
Tie Your Mother Down
Under Pressure
Under Pressure (RB3 Version)
We Are the Champions (RB3 Version)
We Will Rock You (RB3 Version)

The Lego Rock Band songs (“We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”) WILL NOT unlock this achievement or the “I Want It All” achievement.

Live Free or Die - Beat all of the free downloadable songs for Rock Band. 25

There are more than 4 free songs that can be downloaded for Rock Band, but this achievement only requires that you beat the following 4 on any difficulty:

*Charlene (I’m Right Behind You)
*Headphones On
*Promised Land
*Still Alive

*If you are a player in Australia or another region and "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)" and "Promised Land" are unavailable to download, you can make a separate U.S. Xbox Live account to download the unavailable songs. The songs will work on your main Xbox Live account for this achievement*

Fistful of Awesome - Beat 5 downloaded songs. 15
*See “Decent Collection”*

Accountant's Dozen - Beat 12 downloaded songs. 15
*See “Decent Collection”*

Decent Collection - Beat 20 downloaded songs. 15

To unlock this achievement, you must play 20 downloadable songs. Rock Band 1, Rock Band 2, Lego Rock Band and Green Day Rock Band songs DO NOT count toward this achievement. However, the free 20-song pack that came with Rock Band 2 DO count as downloaded songs. Once you finish the 20th song, the achievement will unlock.

I Want It All - Play a downloaded Queen song. 15
*See “Mercurial Vocalist”*

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Old 11-25-2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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Shameless Self-Promotion - Download and play three songs from a band that has Harmonix team members in it. 15

Bonus songs from Rock Band 1 with Harmonix team members in it (like “Pleasure (Pleasure)”) will NOT unlock this achievement. Regular Rock Band DLC, the RB2 20-free pack and Rock Band Network songs, however (like “Push Push [Lady Lightning]” DO count toward this achievement. Here is a list of songs:

Bang Camaro—Bang Camaro
Bang Camaro—Blood Red Rock
Bang Camaro—Nightlife Comando
Bang Camaro—Push Push (Lady Lightning)
Bang Camaro—Revolution
Bang Camaro—Rock Rebellion
Bang Camaro—Swallow The Razor
The Cold Goodnight—Give
Count Zero—Shake
DNA's Evolution—The Heist
Father Octopus—Blink
Freezepop—Get Ready 2 Rokk
Freezepop—Less Talk More Rokk
Freezepop—Science Genius Girl
Freezepop—Special Effects
Freezepop—Sprode
Giant Target—In Memories
Giant Target—Signs
Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives—Entangled
The Main Drag—Car Windows
The Main Drag—Cease and Desist
The Main Drag—Don't Let Me Down (Slowly)
The Main Drag—Dove Nets
The Main Drag—Even Seconds
The Main Drag—Goodnight Technologist
The Main Drag—Homosuperior
The Main Drag—How We'd Look On Paper
The Main Drag—Love During Wartime
The Main Drag—Megatron
The Main Drag—Montana
The Main Drag—Swine Houses
The Main Drag—Taking Apart a Gigantic Machine
The Main Drag—Talk Them Down
The Main Drag—Teeth, Face, Outerspace
The Main Drag—Tricky Girl
The Main Drag—What's Your Favorite Dinosaur?
Megasus—Megasus
Shaimus—All of This
Shaimus—Like A Fool
Shaimus—Tie You Down
Speck—Grumpytown
Speck—VP of Booty Reports
Tijuana Sweetheart—No Mercy
Tijuana Sweetheart—Trash Candy

To see which of your songs are available, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Downloaded Song Goals>Shameless Self-Promotion.


Just Another Band Out of Boston - 5 Star any Boston song. 15


This achievement can be completed on any difficulty with any instrument. The following songs from Boston can be played:

Foreplay/Long Time
Hitch A Ride
More Than a Feeling
Peace of Mind
More than a Feeling
Rock and Roll Band
Smokin’
Something About You

YES, “Foreplay/Long Time” from Rock Band 1 CAN be used to unlock this achievement. HOWEVER, you must own at least one downloaded song from Boston to unlock the achievement.

Face Melter - Melt faces by beating any three '80s Metal songs. 25

This achievement description can be confusing to some. This achievement can ONLY be unlocked playing guitar on any difficulty. Here is a list of the songs that can be played to unlock the achievement:

Anthrax—Among The Living
Anthrax—I'm the Man
Anthrax—Indians
Anthrax—Madhouse (Live)
Anthrax—Metal Thrashing Mad (Live)
Anvil—666
Anvil—Metal on Metal
Dio—Holy Diver
Dio—Stand Up And Shout
Iron Maiden—2 Minutes to Midnight
Iron Maiden—Can I Play with Madness
Iron Maiden—The Clairvoyant
Iron Maiden—The Number of the Beast (Cover Version)
Iron Maiden—The Number of the Beast (Original Version)
Iron Maiden—Powerslave
Iron Maiden—Run to the Hills (Original Version)
Iron Maiden—The Trooper
Iron Maiden—Wasted Years
Judas Priest—Bloodstone
Judas Priest—Devil's Child
Judas Priest—Fever
Judas Priest—The Hellion / Electric Eye
Judas Priest—Pain and Pleasure
Judas Priest—Riding on the Wind
Judas Priest—Screaming for Vengeance
Judas Priest—(Take These) Chains
Judas Priest—You've Got Another Thing Coming
Megadeth—Bad Omen
Megadeth—The Conjuring
Megadeth—Devil's Island
Megadeth—Good Mourning / Black Friday
Megadeth—I Ain't Superstitious
Megadeth—My Last Words
Megadeth—Wake Up Dead
Metallica—…And Justice for All
Metallica—Blackened
Metallica—Ride the Lightning
Ministry—Stigmata
Ministry—Thieves
Motorhead—Killed By Death ‘08
Motorhead—We Are The Road Crew ‘08
Motley Crue—Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
Motley Crue—Dr. Feelgood
Motley Crue—Kickstart My Heart
Motley Crue—Rattlesnake Shake
Motley Crue—Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S)
Motley Crue—She Goes Down
Motley Crue—Slice of Your Pie
Motley Crue—Sticky Sweet
Motley Crue—Time for Change
Motley Crue—Without You
Ozzy Osbourne—Crazy Babies
Slayer—Black Magic

This achievement can ONLY be unlocked with downloadable songs. No songs from Rock Band 1, 2 or 3 will work for this achievement. This can be completed on any difficulty.

Dave Grohl Band - Beat 5 songs from any band that has had Dave Grohl as a member. 30

Any songs from Rock Band 1, 2 or Lego Rock Band will NOT work for this achievement. DLC songs from Foo Fighters, Garbage, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D and Them Crooked Vultures will work. The full list below:

Foo Fighters—All My Life
Foo Fighters—Best of You
Foo Fighters—DOA
Foo Fighters—Doll
Foo Fighters—Enough Space
Foo Fighters—February Stars
Foo Fighters—Hey, Johnny Park!
Foo Fighters—I'll Stick Around
Foo Fighters—Lonely As You
Foo Fighters—Monkey Wrench
Foo Fighters—My Poor Brain
Foo Fighters—New Way Home
Foo Fighters—The Pretender
Foo Fighters—See You
Foo Fighters—This is a Call
Foo Fighters—Times Like These
Foo Fighters—Up in Arms
Foo Fighters—Walking After You
Foo Fighters—Wheels
Foo Fighters—Wind Up
Foo Fighters—Word Forward

Garbage—Why Do You Love Me

Nine Inch Nails—Burn
Nine Inch Nails—Capital G
Nine Inch Nails—The Collector
Nine Inch Nails—Last
Nine Inch Nails—March of the Pigs
Nine Inch Nails—The Perfect Drug

Nirvana— About a Girl
Nirvana—Blew
Nirvana—Breed
Nirvana—Come As You Are (Live from MTV Unplugged)
Nirvana—Lithium (Live at Reading)
Nirvana—Lounge Act
Nirvana—On A Plain
Nirvana—Polly
Nirvana—School
Nirvana—Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana—Something in the Way
Nirvana—Stay Away
Nirvana—Territorial Pissings

Queens of the Stone Age—3's and 7's
Queens of the Stone Age—Little Sister
Queens of the Stone Age—Sick, Sick, Sick

Tenacious D—The Metal
Tenacious D—Rock Your Socks
Tenacious D—Tribute

Them Crooked Vultures—New Fang

To check this goal, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Downloaded Songs>Dave Grohl Band (it's in the second row). When you select the goal, a song list will show all of the songs you have that can be used to unlock the achievement.

The Perfect Drug - Get a 200 note streak on "The Perfect Drug". 30

The description for this one is VERY misleading. This achievement can ONLY be unlocked on drums. Difficulty does not matter. For most players, the easiest way to get this achievement would be to play the song on Medium difficulty and turn on Breakneck Speed if necessary. Once the song is finished, if you have hit 200 notes without breaking your multiplier, the achievement will unlock.

*This achievement can be unlocked on standard drums or Pro drums*

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Okay, I hope that's enough.
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The band is call "The Main Drag" not "A Jagged Gorgeous Winter"
and every one of there songs are in the RBN

other then that its a nice guide but i dont think you will need 4 posts cause i don't think there will be anymore DLC achievements
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Okay... I need some help regarding these. I have a fair share of DLC, but none of these goals/achievements actually show up in the "My Goals" section, where they are supposed to be. I checked the achievements for the game through the xbox guide-section, and they're all there.
I am playing the PAL version.

Also, just to test this, I completed all of my 80's metal songs (about 10) on expert guitar. No achievement.
Any fix available for this? Thanks in advance.


Also, you forgot to mention The Acro-Brats, Vagiant and Anarchy Club under harmonix bands.
I don't know if Abnormality have any DLC, but they're a HMX band too. There's Breaking Wheel(/Artillery), too.

Also, they're called Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives, not Honest Bob and The Factory-to-Dealer.

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The band is call "The Main Drag" not "A Jagged Gorgeous Winter"
and every one of there songs are in the RBN

other then that its a nice guide but i dont think you will need 4 posts cause i don't think there will be anymore DLC achievements
That "A Jagged Gorgeous Winter" reference was something that got typed up back in October with the first draft of the guide. I honestly didn't even notice it. Thanks. And the extra space is for additions to the song lists...not so much for additional achievements (I know that I'm going to end up hitting reserve #2 at least).

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Okay... I need some help regarding these. I have a fair share of DLC, but none of these goals/achievemenst actually show up in the "My Goals" section, where they are supposed to be. I checked the achievements for the game through the xbox guide-section, and they're all there.
I am playing the PAL version.

Also, just to test this, I completed all of my 80's metal songs (about 10) on expert guitar. No achievement.
Any fix available for this? Thanks in advance.
I have no clue. I'm not aware of any PAL achievement issue with the game, considering I've seen European players on my XBL list with some of these DLC achievements. Double check your game file/song cache and contact Harmonix's Tech Support on their website about it if you still have issues.

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Also, you forgot to mention The Acro-Brats, Vagiant and Anarchy Club under harmonix bands.
I don't know if Abnormality have any DLC, but they're a HMX band too. There's Breaking Wheel(/Artillery), too.
That's why I wrote "*This list is still a work in progress*". I only have (had?) so much space to list the songs. And none of those bands that you listed have DLC songs yet.

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Also, they're called Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives, not Honest Bob and The Factory-to-Dealer.
And they're called "achievements" not "achievemenst." Uh-huh. Just kidding. Capitalization is a habit (the capital "T" was something else that I didn't even notice). The main game descriptions were literally in need of updates when all of these descriptions were typed. So the DLC descriptions weren't on the top of the "to-do" list (and I doubt that they will be before the Pro guitar descriptions and the 1000 GS Road Map is completed). But I will get around to them soon. If you were going to point something out, that extra "T" that I put on "Father Octtopus" would've been worth mentioning. lol

If you guys notice any other typos, let me know.
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And they're called "achievements" not "achievemenst." Uh-huh. Just kidding. Capitalization is a habit (the capital "T" was something else that I didn't even notice). The main game descriptions were literally in need of updates when all of these descriptions were typed. So the DLC descriptions weren't on the top of the "to-do" list (and I doubt that they will be before the Pro guitar descriptions and the 1000 GS Road Map is completed). But I will get around to them soon. If you were going to point something out, that extra "T" that I put on "Father Octtopus" would've been worth mentioning. lol

If you guys notice any other typos, let me know.
I think he was pointing out that it is "Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives".
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Okay... I need some help regarding these. I have a fair share of DLC, but none of these goals/achievemenst actually show up in the "My Goals" section, where they are supposed to be. I checked the achievements for the game through the xbox guide-section, and they're all there.
I am playing the PAL version.

Also, just to test this, I completed all of my 80's metal songs (about 10) on expert guitar. No achievement.
Any fix available for this? Thanks in advance.


Also, you forgot to mention The Acro-Brats, Vagiant and Anarchy Club under harmonix bands.
I don't know if Abnormality have any DLC, but they're a HMX band too. There's Breaking Wheel(/Artillery), too.

Also, they're called Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives, not Honest Bob and The Factory-to-Dealer.
I think the problem is that you don't have the right songs. They need to be Downloaded from the in game store or market place to work they cant be from exports. Thats why the op didn't list The Acro-Brats, Vagiant, and Anarchy Club. They are all from exports so they don't work for the DLC achievements

and nice catch with Honest Bob. I'm a big fan (Honest Bob was my first Bronze Artist badge on Zune and Second and Eighteen was my first bronze album badge) and I didn't notice it
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For the Boston and Face Melter achievements, some good song suggestions would be nice.

I was planning on getting the entire Boston pack about a year ago, but decided there were better songs to buy, so I kept putting it off. Is the whole album all right in the chart department (I play everything, so instruments don't matter), or do any of the songs stand out more than the others?

And as for Face Melter, I'm not a big fan of metal, so I might need some help here. I'm getting I'm the Man by Anthrax, no doubt about that; the lyrics are just too good to pass up. I was thinking of picking up some Crue tracks (since S.O.L.A. doesn't count towards the achievement) and maybe Run to the Hills, but if there's a better Maiden song, I'd love to hear some feedback. I'm not interested in the Slayer track at all, though.
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For the Boston and Face Melter achievements, some good song suggestions would be nice.

I was planning on getting the entire Boston pack about a year ago, but decided there were better songs to buy, so I kept putting it off. Is the whole album all right in the chart department (I play everything, so instruments don't matter), or do any of the songs stand out more than the others?

And as for Face Melter, I'm not a big fan of metal, so I might need some help here. I'm getting I'm the Man by Anthrax, no doubt about that; the lyrics are just too good to pass up. I was thinking of picking up some Crue tracks (since S.O.L.A. doesn't count towards the achievement) and maybe Run to the Hills, but if there's a better Maiden song, I'd love to hear some feedback. I'm not interested in the Slayer track at all, though.
All of the Boston songs are super fun on everthing. I would recommend Hitch a Ride or Peace of Mind.

as for 80's Metal i'm not a fan so i cant give any helpful suggestions.
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Quick thing, everyone--I meant to post this Tuesday (blame Thanksgiving for the SUPER late mention ) and I didn't want to make a thread about it (there are enough already, right?) but the Nirvana 01 and Nirvana 02 packs are on sale on XBL if anyone does not have any/enough DLC for the Dave Grohl Band achievement (U.S. links below):

Nirvana 01 pack (640 MS points):

*Breed
*Lounge Act
*On a Plain
*Polly
*Something In the Way
*Stay Away
*Territorial Pissings

And this pack is the one that most people either have or might as well get for the price (DEFINITELY worth the price):

Nirvana 02 Pack (240 MS points):

*Come As You Are (Live from MTV Unplugged)
*Lithium (Live from Reading)
*Smells Like Teen Spirit

And this isn't achievement-related, but the Credence Clearwater Revival Pack (CCR 12-pack) is 400 MS points this week (regularly priced 1600 MS points--75% discount ):

CCR 01 Pack:

*Bad Moon Rising
*Born on the Bayou
*Down on the Corner"
*Fortunate Son (Original Version)
*Green River
*I Heard It Through the Grapevine
*Lookin' Out My Back Door
*Proud Mary
*Run Through the Jungle
*Travelin' Band
*Up Around the Bend
*Who'll Stop the Rain

12 songs for the price of 2 and a half. Shame on you if you don't buy it.

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For the Boston and Face Melter achievements, some good song suggestions would be nice.
There are only six Boston songs to choose from. I take it most people are either aware/unaware of these and will pick "More Than a Feeling" or they have "Rock and Roll Band" from the Classic Rock Track Pack export. And...you DO know that (as of this post) there are 51 songs for Face Melter, right? "Fun" and "the best songs are..." are REALLY subjective phrases and I have tried my best to avoid them. What's fun on guitar may not be fun on vocals. And what a casual, decent Expert guitarist (like myself) enjoys playing may not be what a proficient Expert player enjoys (like maybe Megadeth's music).

The song lists are for reference. Other than that, Youtube is VERY helpful for any song that you might not be familiar with. Do a search: "Rock Band _______" (and type the name of the song in the blank). You'll find full-band videos and solo instruments (as long as the record companies haven't filed copyright complaints).

I can't, in good conscience, suggest songs out of a total of 51 that some may like and others may hate. That's why it's a good thing that there are so many to choose from. But you guys have to do the research and find out which songs are worth buying (for these achievements and for all of the weekly DLC).

My schedule is going to be a little hectic this weekend, but I'll see about adding a "search Youtube for any songs you are unfamiliar with" mention somewhere in the Road Map.

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I was planning on getting the entire Boston pack about a year ago, but decided there were better songs to buy, so I kept putting it off. Is the whole album all right in the chart department (I play everything, so instruments don't matter), or do any of the songs stand out more than the others?
What "better songs" did YOU buy? The entire Boston pack is a MUST-HAVE for all instruments. It was even 400 MS points (instead of the regular 800) this Summer when Microsoft had a DLC sale. There isn't really a "this song is better than this one" in the pack because all 6 of them mesh so well AND play just as fun separately. So, since you already have one or more songs (I assume), just buy the rest of the individual tracks or check them out on Youtube if you are SUPER skeptical about the pack.

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And as for Face Melter, I'm not a big fan of metal, so I might need some help here. I'm getting I'm the Man by Anthrax, no doubt about that; the lyrics are just too good to pass up. I was thinking of picking up some Crue tracks (since S.O.L.A. doesn't count towards the achievement) and maybe Run to the Hills, but if there's a better Maiden song, I'd love to hear some feedback. I'm not interested in the Slayer track at all, though.
YouTube each one you are interested in. That is probably the best advice I can give ANYONE about these achievements if a player doesn't have enough songs. If you're looking for quick suggestions, "Holy Diver" is pretty epic, the Screaming for Vengeance album is pretty solid, and the Crue album is worth buying if you like the songs. Most of the other songs are on the more difficult side of things (but it might still be fun for you).

Also, I'm not sure if anyone is aware of this, but if you live in the U.S., Family Dollar stores are currently selling NEW copies of the Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 game AND the Rock Band Metal Track Pack for $5 each. Track Pack 2 contains a DLC code for 20 songs including "The Perfect Drug" and "Why Do You Love Me" for the Dave Grohl Band achievement along with "You Got Another Thing Coming" for Face Melter. The Metal Pack also has 20 songs including "3's and 7's" (for Dave Grohl achievement), "Killed By Death '08" (Face Melter) and "Screaming for Vengeance" (can also be used for Face Melter). For each pack, it's $1 less than the cost of all three of those songs separately from the Marketplace (and you get 17 other songs...the ones you don't like can be 1-lighter'd ).

But anyway mikachu, if you get the Motley Crue album, "Dr. Feelgood" & "Rattlesnake Shake" are useful for the Hopo-cidal maniac achievement if you can play well on Expert guitar. Here's a quick list (the only ones I can recommend if you haven't checked YouTube):

*Holy Diver
*Kickstart My Heart (if you choose not to buy the whole Crue album)
*Killed By Death '08 (if you don't get the Metal Track Pack)

Iron Maiden is fun (if you can handle the difficulty), Megadeth is great for Hopo-cidal maniac, and Metallica is...Metallica (you either love it or hate it ). But, seriously, CHECK YOUTUBE!
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Thanks for the suggestions, you guys. I decided I'll finally be picking up the entire Boston pack and maybe the Crue album (they're a good band, and I've always been a Nikki Sixx fan) as soon as I get the points, and thanks for the Track Pack tips. I had no idea I could find them for so cheap, so I'll definitely check them out!
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Would songs from Track Packs (ie AC/DC or Classic Rock) count towards these achievements?
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Would songs from Track Packs (ie AC/DC or Classic Rock) count towards these achievements?
Yes. As long as the song in question meets the requirements for a Rock Band 3 DLC achievement, it can be used (like "Rock and Roll Band" from Boston on the Classic Rock Pack or "Screaming For Vengeance" by Judas Priest from the Metal Pack, etc.). It's still DLC on your hard drive. But it's just all in one file, since it was a track pack export.
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Dave Ghrol Ach.?????

I've played The Perfect Drug and Why do you love me and looked in the "My goal" Section and there is nothing on my game that says anything about the Dave Ghrol achievement? I'm trying to not buy songs until I have to. Is this not working because I actually had the RB/TP2 disc and uploaded them to my hard drive? I'm not sure why it's not in my goals and am wondering if this is glitched? Any help?
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pardon the spelling i was rushing!
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So I bought and 5 starred Come As You Are (MTV Unplugged) and no dave grohl mention whatsoever, not after the song, still not even viewable in the my goals>rock band>download song> thing either...every achievement is viewable at that page but the Grohl one...what is wrong?
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You need to have enough songs for the achievement for it to be visible. From your posts it looks like you only have three? You need five.
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Thanks!

Thank you for making this clear. I really would like to throw a HUGE thanks to all the contributors to these forums. Whenever I am stumped on something, fellow users always come to my aid and for this I am truly greatful!!! www.xbox360achievements.org is the best website around! Thanks again! -Kage
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On a side note, you can easily get Vocals Showmanship (4 vocal overdrives in a song) and Mercurial Vocalist by singing Crazy Little Thing Called Love on medium. I missed an overdrive phrase or two and still got the 4 overdrives.

Another way to look for songs in a particular era/genre/etc is to use the site's song finder:
http://www.rockband.com/songs/finder
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For the Boston and Face Melter achievements, some good song suggestions would be nice.

I was planning on getting the entire Boston pack about a year ago, but decided there were better songs to buy, so I kept putting it off. Is the whole album all right in the chart department (I play everything, so instruments don't matter), or do any of the songs stand out more than the others?

And as for Face Melter, I'm not a big fan of metal, so I might need some help here. I'm getting I'm the Man by Anthrax, no doubt about that; the lyrics are just too good to pass up. I was thinking of picking up some Crue tracks (since S.O.L.A. doesn't count towards the achievement) and maybe Run to the Hills, but if there's a better Maiden song, I'd love to hear some feedback. I'm not interested in the Slayer track at all, though.
Sorry for the late reply but any MetallicA or Dio DLC should be what your looking for and their really good bands to boot... even if you dont like metal... Rust in Peace album by ]V[egadet]-[ will probably get it too
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Quick question about the DLC. I just DLed the free pack that came out on the 4th and when i go under the decent collection to play the 20 DLC songs those tracks from the free pack wont show up under that category. So i was wondering if i play them will they still count towards the 20??
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Quick question about the DLC. I just DLed the free pack that came out on the 4th and when i go under the decent collection to play the 20 DLC songs those tracks from the free pack wont show up under that category. So i was wondering if i play them will they still count towards the 20??
No. The game counts them as Rock Band 2 songs.
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Thank you for this. I was really frustrated over the face-melters achievement because I didn't realize it was DLC only. I bought the 3 Metallica songs you suggested, played them on easy (because I suck at guitar) and it finally popped! You've helped me a lot with this game in general.
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Shameless Self-Promotion - Download and play three songs from a band that has Harmonix team members in it. 15

Bonus songs from Rock Band 1 with Harmonix team members in it (like “Pleasure (Pleasure)”) will NOT unlock this achievement. Regular Rock Band DLC, the RB2 20-free pack and Rock Band Network songs, however (like “Push Push [Lady Lightning]” DO count toward this achievement.

I downloaded the RB2 20-pack yesterday, yet the goal is not showing up in RB3. What songs from the 20-pack are supposed to count for this?

EDIT: Ok, I found and played "Like A Fool" by Shaimus, but the goal is still not showing up.
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Why is My Hero by Foo Fighters not listed? Does it not work for Dave Grohl Band?
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Do songs from the recently released Ozzy pack count towards Face Melter?
Can't help but feel that they don't (because you know, that would make too much sense).
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I downloaded the RB2 20-pack yesterday, yet the goal is not showing up in RB3. What songs from the 20-pack are supposed to count for this?

EDIT: Ok, I found and played "Like A Fool" by Shaimus, but the goal is still not showing up.
The shameless self promotion achievement is a little misleading too. To get it, you have to have at least 3 of the songs on the list up top in your library, but you can unlock it by playing the other songs.

The same rules apply to the Dave grohl band (I played I think I'm paranoid and unlocked it because I had a lot of foo fighters content)
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