Rock Band 3

Rock Band 3 Achievements

Drum Roll, Please!

Nail a drum roll.    

A drum roll is a series of repeated notes contained within a solid outline. These only appear on Expert drums though so you will need to play at a high level to unlock it naturally. By far the easiest drum roll in the game is at the end of Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before. It is an easy song, and the drum roll is only five slow alternating yellow and blue notes. 25 or 6 to 4 also has an easy drum roll but it is at the end of a much harder song so No Fail might be required for that one.

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Comment #1 by drqshadow
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 04:54:41 PM

I had to do this on regular drums before it would unlock. Drum rolls with Pro Drums didn't work.

Comment #2 by treehead2
Saturday, March 05, 2011 @ 06:17:15 PM

What do you have to do to get a "drum roll"? Is it just a bunch of red notes in a row? Or does it have to be in a "fill section"?

Comment #3 by ntangbl
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 11:20:09 PM

It is the red notes. I peaked over at the PS3 site achievement guide, and it mentions using Low Rider! Again, it cannot be done on Pro Drums. My only question is, does that mean I can't do it using the DrumRocker? I would hate to have dig those crappy standards out. I will try it soon and report back!

Comment #4 by ntangbl
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 12:47:54 AM

Okay, just confirmed! Must be on Expert Drums (not Pro as previously mentioned). Low Rider is perfect to use (especially if someone else is keeping an eye on the multiplier). Ignore the the cowbell (green) at the beginning (or play some and drop out to break the multiplier). Drum as fast as you can with the blue pad (if you get to at least a 3x you will get it). You must finish the song!

Comment #5 by ntangbl
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 12:49:15 AM

oops and yes, the DrumRocker will work, just not on PRO Drums. :)

Comment #6 by Elixis
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 06:16:51 PM

I did Bohemian Rhapsody by queen. Im not good at expert so i just did the drum roll at the beginning then just kinda hit all i could hit after. I found lowrider to short. Bohemian Rhapsody I got on first try its nice and long cant miss it.

Comment #7 by TMSO
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 06:56:58 PM

Do this in Walkin' On The Sun by Smash Mouth. It's right at the beginning and this song is much easier than Low Rider.

Comment #8 by Roonsan
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 09:32:36 AM

What i did was first turn on no fail, select low rider on expert, ignore the green ones at the begining. Wait for the blue ones comming up, then try to nail the drum roll, I only saw my multiplier get up to 2X, but it goes fast so I wasn't really watching it. Then just hit the bass pedal the rest of the song. Thats what I did and it unlocked... GOAL COMPLETE !

Comment #9 by Nick1227
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 09:14:07 AM

@ Roonsan TY for the tip got it first try but didnt really need the no fail mode.

Comment #10 by TearDrop Tone
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:22:11 PM

thanks @ Roonsan!

Comment #11 by GordianKnot42
Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ 01:39:54 AM

If you're having trouble nailing a drum roll, pick one of the songs with a drum roll at the beginning (I did it with the Smash Mouth song), put down the sticks and do the drum roll with your two index fingers. It's a lot easier to drum fast. Then pick up the sticks and finish the rest of the song for the achievement.

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US October 26, 2010
Europe October 29, 2010

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