Hardest songs to Gold Star

Firestarter496Firestarter496 Unsigned
edited March 2013 in Rock Band Blitz
I've been playing Blitz for a week now and am totally addicted!

I have managed to gold star almost every song with the exception of these 7:




Living Color - Cult of Personality (High Score - 367,738)




Quiet Riot - Bang Your Head (Edit - Completed, 15th try)

My Chemical Romance - Sing (Edit- Completed, 13th try)

Tears for Fears - Shout (Edit- Completed, 12th try)

Queen - Death on Two Legs (Edit - Completed, 9th Try)

Shinedown - Dimond Eyes (Edit - Completed, 8th Try)

Soundgarden - Spoonman (Edit - Completed, 6th Try)




Just wondering what songs everyone else is really struggling with and discuss strategy for the hardest ones

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  • Firestarter496Firestarter496 Unsigned
    edited September 2012
    Managed to GS Spoonman using the super bass, blast notes and jackpot
  • T-HybridT-Hybrid Washed Up
    edited September 2012
    Tip For Shout: Jackpot + Super Guitar -> Trigger it during the long Double Sustains. MAJOR points as long as you keep your multiplier climbing.
  • zegsigmazegsigma Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    very nice work there, impressive gold star, i have heard of a few of them been insanely difficult to do so.
  • WimbernutsWimbernuts Unsigned
    edited September 2012
    I, for the life of me, can't seem to Gold Star Diamond Eyes, Sing and Kids in the Street. Have played each song 13-14 times and keep coming up just short. They're the only 3 I haven't gotten gold on yet.

    My go to setup for gold starring songs is road rage, blast notes and super guitar but that doesn't seem to be working for those songs. Does anyone have advice on what power-ups I should use instead?
  • SirDavidTLynchSirDavidTLynch Headliner
    edited September 2012
    The hardest songs for me so far have been Cult of Personality and Sing for opposite reasons: Cult of Personality has a lot of notes and crazy solos, Sing has a lot of slow parts that will screw up your multiplier if you're not paying attention to the right instrument at the right time.
  • zegsigmazegsigma Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    SirDavidTLynch;4882676 said:
    The hardest songs for me so far have been Cult of Personality and Sing for opposite reasons: Cult of Personality has a lot of notes and crazy solos, Sing has a lot of slow parts that will screw up your multiplier if you're not paying attention to the right instrument at the right time.

    i really wish i could join in with this but i have only got 50 GS out of 181 songs played, i do not think i will be going for full GS with my 1,500+ songs but i see that FG5* is possible. my set up is also road rage, blast notes and super guitar, if anyone knows any set-ups that are better do let me know.

    i honestly think the reason i am unable to GS as many is i focus more on multiplier than the purple notes which i have heard is a big no no, for some reason my toughest song i have come across is wont get fooled again which seems odd seeing as it is quite an easy tack in blitz but i cant seem to get them extra points.
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited September 2012
    if youre using blast notes then the purple note will help your multiplier anyway, so always go for the purple.
  • zegsigmazegsigma Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    jibjqrkl;4882696 said:
    if youre using blast notes then the purple note will help your multiplier anyway, so always go for the purple.

    ah ok then, i will do so, i was not sure if it was worth getting the blast notes and missing out on a multiplier bonus but if purple is what i need then that is what i will go for, now to try wont get fooled again once more and see if i can get 5* finally with going for purple and no. 1 priority
  • zegsigmazegsigma Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    can anyone here GS wont get fooled again? i once again failed to 5* it with a score of 549k. i think i will need to learn the track a bit more, i know the song perfect but i just cant do it, confusing seeing as i keep thinking i play bad on other songs and end up getting a GS and with this one, think i am doing well and getting a 4*, a bit crazy imo, but this is the only song i cannot yet 5* so at least i have something to work towards cos i think if i 5*/GS every song on the sightread the game would get boring once i play every songs seeing as there will be nothing to work towards
  • Firestarter496Firestarter496 Unsigned
    edited September 2012
    Yeah I use Jackpot instead of road rage unless Im finding it really hard to keep the multiplier maxed out.

    On bang your head I've been trying to use the jackpot and the long guitar sustains but sometimes forget to keep the multiplier up on the vocals on one of the sections which has a bit of vocals near the beginning and nothing till the next checkpoint
  • Firestarter496Firestarter496 Unsigned
    edited September 2012
    Oh and when I say gold star every song I only meant for the achievement (IE the Blitz tracks)
  • zegsigmazegsigma Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    oh ok then i did not know you meant that, i am getting the 5* every blitz track but when i first started playing i could only 4* them so i have to do them all again which i will be working on after i have done the rock band 1 goal which i am working on now. i dont think i will be going for the gold star trophy mainly for the reason i am sure i can get about 75% of the GS but if i set myself the target i will get really annoyed with it and end up quitting, if i set my challenges lower to getting 5* on every song Blitz RB1, RB2, RB3, DLC, RBN then i think i will be around for a lot longer cos i have so many songs and it is a target i am sure i could do with a bit more practice on perfecting some lane changes i have been stuck on.

    also how important is keeping blitz than getting the purple notes? is it worth losing blitz to get a purple?
  • VampIncVampInc Unsigned
    edited September 2012
    zegsigma, Keep your eyes moving at all times when you see the white/silver notes go after them, same applies to the purple notes. It's not really about not missing notes. Don't worry if you do. If you focus on both of those notes and then when you don't have either silver or purple focus on the track you need to level, if all tracks are maxed and you don't have any silver or purple notes then focus on the super guitar track.
    I hope this helps you some.
    Good luck and don't give you. But your right, if it was that easy then what fun would the game be??
  • Firestarter496Firestarter496 Unsigned
    edited September 2012
    Down to 4 songs now.

    Gold Starred "Diamond Eyes - Shinedown" using Jackpot/Bombs/Super Guitar

    Gold Starred "Death on Two Legs - Queen" using Roadrage/Bombs/Super Guitar

    Really struggling to keep my multipliers up on Shout, and Sing, whilst still using Jackpot effectively.

    Keep failing my jackpot on "Bang Your Head" because I have to keep all the multipliers up and once they're done i'm in a guitar solo. i just cant just ride the long sustains without missing out on the multipliers on the other instruments.

    Cult of Personality I just cant seem to stay in blitz mode and you can forget jackpot because if you enter one of those guitar solos your screwed
  • MunnchyMunnchy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    Did anyone else struggle with Kids in the street? That song took me ages to do! :(

    Shout on the other hand was done on the second try....
  • Firestarter496Firestarter496 Unsigned
    edited September 2012
    Kids on the street took me 3 attempts. Think i used roadrage/bombs/prodrums as there is no guitar solo as far as i remember.

    Shout on the other hand has not been completed after 10 attempts >_< really struggle keeping the multipliers up on it and using the jackpot effectively
  • MunnchyMunnchy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    Firestarter496;4883514 said:
    Kids on the street took me 3 attempts. Think i used roadrage/bombs/prodrums as there is no guitar solo as far as i remember.

    Shout on the other hand has not been completed after 10 attempts >_< really struggle keeping the multipliers up on it and using the jackpot effectively
    You have to prioritize the multipliers at the start, then use jackpot on the guitar sustains when they come in halfway through the song. I know it's easy to say/hard to pull off :( But stick with it, and you'll get there in the end :)
  • ghostofjarjarghostofjarjar Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    Not Blitz but Billy Joel's Captain Jack gold stars are just eluding me.
  • zage1337zage1337 Rising Star
    edited September 2012
    ghostofjarjar;4883618 said:
    Not Blitz but Billy Joel's Captain Jack gold stars are just eluding me.

    hmm I haven't tried that song yet, but I'll see what I can do with it.

    I still think Child in Time is by far the hardest song to Gold Star.

    Tuesday's Gone, Light My Fire, One Vision weren't easy to get but managed those.
  • decyferdownrocksdecyferdownrocks Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    Welcome Home is hard as all hell.
  • zegsigmazegsigma Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    has anyone here yet GS'd wont get fooled again? and what set-up do you use? i cant even 5* that songs and at the moment i always getting 5*/GS songs on sightreads and i have done won't get fooled again quite a few times and i cannot get it done.
  • NightmareLyreNightmareLyre Rising Star
    edited September 2012
    By Your Command by Devin Townsend and The Thief In The Night (Part 1) by Chaotrope gives me a lot of trouble, and I suspect both of them comes from the dual soloing going on. By Your Command have those 3-4 random 2 second all instrument "solos" while Thief got the guitar and keys playing the solo together for 2 checkpoints, making it impossible to get a 100%, possibly even 90%, on either without skipping on multipliers.

    I am gonna try using Bottle Rockets on By Your Command though and see if that would make it possible to hit those solos and snag a GS, but the ending is still insanely hard to play note-wise on the guitar track so still could be tricky.

    As for Blitz tracks, yeah Shout, Cult of Personality and Death on Two Legs are all really tricky
  • SkylineFauxSkylineFaux Unsigned
    edited September 2012
    I'm curious if anyone has actually gold starred Homecoming. I'm #3 on the RBW leaderboards with 1.17m and still rather far from the top of The Duke's meter.

    Also, out of the 260+ songs I've played, this is the only song with 5*s on mine. And yes, I have gold starred Welcome Home and Won't Get Fooled Again.

    As for power-ups, I always use Jackpot/Blast/Super X.
  • KaneRobotKaneRobot Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    Just S-ranked the achievements. Had 4 songs that I just couldn't crack gold stars on (Spoonman, Diamond Eyes, Sing, & Cult of Personality). Took a break from the game for a while, then came back last night and got Spoonman, then the other 3 just now.

    Bombs + Rockets (for Spoonman) or Road Rage (for the rest) eventually got me through all of them. The breakthrough on at least a couple of them was changing my instrument bonus (ie doing vocals bonus on Sing and bass on Spoonman). For a while I was thinking it was impossible to do without Jackpot.

    I'll give By Your Command a shot later.
  • RevhallowRevhallow Unsigned
    edited September 2012
    I've gotta start checking out Jackpot. I always use bandmate, but everyone seems to recommend the Jackpot.
  • jaystonepkjaystonepk Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    Rockets and Road Rage with Blast is the setup that works best for me. I do try Bandmate/Flame every so often though. Jackpot is good with long sustains and as long as you don't screw up your streak. Rockets are nice because they clear the entire highway like Blast does.
  • zegsigmazegsigma Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    when you guy's talk about sustains are you talking about a streak of notes of notes that are held for a long time?
  • SkylineFauxSkylineFaux Unsigned
    edited September 2012
    zegsigma;4884355 said:
    when you guy's talk about sustains are you talking about a streak of notes of notes that are held for a long time?
    Yes. Double sustains on high multipliers rack up insane amounts of points. It's even crazier when you put it on Jackpot. One long double sustain could net you well over 100k.
  • zegsigmazegsigma Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    SkylineFaux;4884398 said:
    Yes. Double sustains on high multipliers rack up insane amounts of points. It's even crazier when you put it on Jackpot. One long double sustain could net you well over 100k.

    ok then thanks very much. i will now look out for sustains :)
  • MunnchyMunnchy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    decyferdownrocks;4883655 said:
    Welcome Home is hard as all hell.
    It gold stars around 519,000 is that helps :)
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